Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Becoming a Successful Sales Professional: Skills for Sales Success: Part One.
A Consumer Advocate Approach to Real Estate & Mortgages: Courses 1 & 2.
ACE: Purchase Reverse Mortgage Course.
At Home with Diversity.
Bundle 2: CIPS Elective Courses (US Version).

Todays Real Estate News Archive


Housing Markets Continue Slow Climb Back to Normal

Markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. ...


Protecting REALTORS®: The Innovation Act of 2013 Is Passed

Last week, the Innovation Act of 2013 was passed. This bill scores a win for the real estate industry as it aims to make procedural changes to the patent system to discourage tactics preferred by trolls – a previous issue for innovative ...


The Ultimate Business Opportunity

For years as an entrepreneur, I have searched for opportunities and engaged in businesses that include everything from selling hot tubs and satellite dishes, to listing and selling real estate, and many things in between. With years of experience, achieving both success and failure, I have become increasingly skeptical about ...


Weak Income Growth and Rising Rents Create Severe Affordability Problems for American Renters

Affordability problems for renters have skyrocketed over the past decade both in number and the share of renters facing them, according to a new report on rental housing from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. The inability of so many to find housing they can afford dramatically ...


As Houses Get Bigger, Some Opt to Downsize Into ‘Wee’ Homes

(MCT)—At first glance, the pint-sized cypress-wood cabin Emily Faulconer is building looks like a hand-hewn, portable home for hobbits. ...


Real Estate Q&A: Unruly Homeowner Interrupts Board Meetings

(MCT)—Question: We have an unruly owner who attends every association meeting. The owner heckles, laughs inappropriately and answers questions that are posed to board members. We are told by the board president that as an owner, she has a right to be ...


zipLogix Renews Partnership with Arizona Association of REALTORS®

zipLogix, creator of zipForm®, the real estate industry’s leading contract software, announced the renewal of its partnership with the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR). This agreement enables AAR to continue providing its more than 39,000 members with access to the latest in forms software zipForm® Plus, zipForm® Standard desktop, and ...


Century 21 Named Top 125 by Training Magazine for Training and Development Programs

Century 21 Real Estate recently announced that it has been named one of Training Magazine’s Top 125 companies for excellence in training and development programs. This marks the tenth time in the last 12 years that CENTURY 21 Real Estate has earned this prestigious recognition. ...


NAR Profile of Home Buyers, Sellers Yields Interesting Stats

The recently released National Association of REALTORS Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2013 yielded a variety of interesting facts. ...


3 Suburban Markets Show There Is More to Real Estate Than the Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Each month, analysts eagerly await the renowned Case-Shiller Home Price Index report to get a read on the health of the housing market. In a nutshell, this report looks at price changes in homes month-over-month. Prices are tracked in 20 major metropolitan ...


NAHB Says: Leading Market Index Up

The NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index rose slightly to .86 in December index from .85 in the November index. The index measures progress back to and beyond the normal level of economic and housing growth. In addition to the national index, the release also lists the value of progress toward ...


Great Spaces: Rosie O’Donnell Buys in Florida for $5 Million

Earlier this year, Rosie O’Donnell almost purchased a Palm Beach property owned by Olivia Newton-John and even put an offer on the mansion. But after there was a suicide on the property, O’Donnell backed out of the deal and began her Florida ...


Get a Bigger House or Stay Put? Both, with a Remodel

(MCT)--With a baby on the way earlier this year, Jeff and Meredith Schaff decided they needed more room than their small three-bedroom, one-bath starter home could provide. ...


Forget Everything You Know about Work-Life Balance

(MCT)—Whenever I hear the term work-life balance, I picture a giant, old-fashioned scale. On one side, there’s work: a desk, a computer, a phone and customers. On the other side, there’s life: a house, a television, a family and friends. The two ...


RentalRoost Expands Lifestyle-Based Home Searches to Entire U.S.

RentalRoost, the lifestyle-based house and apartment finder, announced recently the company's website now supports home searches throughout the U.S. Parents may now search for properties by school district, college students can search for housing by distance to 9,000 different campuses and home seekers of all types may filter their options ...


Our Latest News >>