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Todays Real Estate News Archive


4 Ways to Come up with Brilliant Ideas when the Pressure’s On

March is National Ideas Month. Hey, whose bright idea was that? ...


Making a Business Apology: 3 Legal Tips

As any business owner knows, mistakes happen and lessons are learned. But when is it appropriate to make a business apology? ...


Prioritizing Clients’ Needs

Looking to make big business moves in 2014? One hot tip for real estate success? Prioritize your clients' needs on an individual basis. Read the following interview for more words of wisdom, according to Melanie Delman, President of Lila Delman Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of ...


Connect Often, and on an Individual Basis

It's not enough just to connect with your agents these days. In order to build a tight knit team, it's important to connect with them often, and individually. In the following interview, Gary Fontenot, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives South Louisiana Group, Prairieville, La., gives us some inspirational insight into the ...


Errol Samuelson to Join Zillow as Chief Industry Development Officer

20-year veteran in technology and real estate sectors to lead company's industry relations ...


Real Estate with a Humanitarian Twist: New Company Bridges Home Sales with Building Homes for Those in Need

REALTORS® have been giving back to their communities for decades. However, a new company is working with agents to provide a different kind of service: building homes for those in need. ...


Maximizing Broker ROI: How to Find the Right Buyers and Secure the Best Leads

Today’s real estate market is competitive, to say the least. There are more companies to contend with, more regulations to understand and translate, and there are more educated, hungry consumers on the prowl for the perfect home. As a result of ever-changing norms in the industry, new tools must be ...


Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Down at the End of 2013

The size of a typical new single-family home declined slightly for the final quarter of 2013, although the trend for the year was one of increasing size. The trend is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


NAR Surveys Mortgage Companies on QM

On January 10, 2014, the requirements of the Ability to Repay Qualified Mortgage (ATR/QM) rule went into effect. All applications received on or after that date were required to comply with the rule that includes, among other things, full documentation of income, ...


Great Spaces: A One-of-a-Kind, Two-Story Florida Penthouse

Furnished by Fendi Casa, this wowing, two-story penthouse contains more than 15,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, an indoor/outdoor theater, an outdoor dining area, a family room, a wine room, a billiard room, a grand salon with an ...


Household Clutter Can Impact Relationships

(MCT)—Would you like to invite friends over to your house, but you’re ashamed of the clutter? ...


HomeFinder.com Launches Ultimate Home Transformation Sweepstakes

HomeFinder.com, a leading digital real estate site, announces its inaugural Ultimate Home Transformation Sweepstakes is open for entries. U.S. homeowners have the chance to be one of 10 randomly chosen winners to receive $20,000 intended for home renovation projects. Homeowners can enter to win at: ...


Microsoft and DocuSign Announce Strategic Partnership

Microsoft Corp. and DocuSign on Monday announced a long-term strategic partnership to make DocuSign’s industry-leading eSignature apps widely available from within Microsoft Office 365. DocuSign’s eSignature apps for Office 365, available in the Office Store in early March, will provide customers with the ability to submit ...


7 Crucial Facts about FHA Loans

(MCT)—In the wake of the housing bubble’s collapse, FHA loans have taken on renewed importance for today’s mortgage borrowers. ...


NAR Chrysler Offer Extended, Fiat and Cherokee Added

NAR PULSE—NAR, through the REALTOR Benefits® Program, has renewed its agreement with Chrysler Group LLC, extending Chrysler’s distinction as the “Official Automobile Manufacturer of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.” Members and association staff (and immediate family residing in the same household as ...


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