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Hot Property: Cuba Gooding Jr. Lists Home with…Roller Hockey Rink?!

(MCT)--Cuba Gooding Jr. has listed his home in Pacific Palisades for sale at $11.995 million. ...


Empire State Third Quarter Home Sales Jump 17 Percent

Regional Spotlight—Motivated homebuyers dominated the Empire State’s summer housing market, powering 17.4-percent jumps in both statewide closed sales and pending sales during the third quarter, according to the housing market report just released by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. The ...


Bay State September Home Sales Reach Eight Year High

Regional Spotlight—Last month marked the best September for Massachusetts single-family homes sales since 2005, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


Americans Spend Less Now Than in ’73

(MCT)—Even with the added cost of smartphones and other technology, American families spend less of their total income today than 40 years ago, according to new research. ...


Broker Best Practice: Embracing Your Market’s Character

Regardless of what is going on nationally, real estate is a local industry, and understanding your local market is key to success as an agent or broker. In the following interview, Tammy Randles, the President of Realty Executives SELA in Metairie, La., gives us some wise insights into embracing your ...


DocuSign and zipLogix Integrate to Streamline the Home Buying Process

DocuSign® announced a new integration of the leading tools in the real estate industry – DocuSign, Cartavi, and zipLogix – to streamline home buying and selling. The new integration unites the most powerful and widely used tools into one interface to allow real estate professionals to easily and more securely ...


How Long Does It Take to Build a House?

Thinking about building a new home, weighing the pros and cons of building versus buying, or simply curious about the building process? The 2012 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that on average it takes about 7 months from ...


NAR Uses Big Data to Make a Big Difference for REALTORS®

Today’s ever-evolving technology world is transforming the real estate industry, not only with new applications and tools, but also in generating volumes of information about how people approach and conduct real estate transactions. To help REALTORS® understand and interpret these trends, the National Association of REALTORS® has hired Todd Carpenter ...


Webinar: Standing Out: How RISMedia’s Pop-a-Note Keeps You Top of Mind – Join Us This Thursday, Oct. 24 at Noon EDT

In today’s recovering real estate market, competition is high and finding ways to differentiate yourself and stay top-of-mind with your clients and prospects can be challenging. If you have 30 minutes to learn how to ramp up your client communications this Thursday, ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Edge Higher

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates edging higher leading up to the federal budget deadline last week. ...


New Home Shoppers Want Great Rooms, Spa Baths and More Connectivity

(MCT)—New home buyers are coming back, but they don’t want the same old McMansion. They want a house they can use. ...


Diggin’ In: Planting Bulbs Now for a Spring Payoff

(MCT)—When you plant bulbs in the fall, you bury something that looks pretty brown and boring. ...


NAHB Estimates Sept. Housing Starts Will Approach 900,000 Units

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes fell two points in October from a downwardly revised reading in the previous month to a level of 55 on the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. ...


Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Cooled Down Slightly in September

Regional Spotlight—September is traditionally the month when both air temperatures and housing market activity retreat from their summer highs, but that wasn’t exactly the case this year. The Chicago area enjoyed balmy weather, and the metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued to flex its muscles. Matched against results for the ...


Stabilizing September Prices and Inventories Build Market Equilibrium

In September, inventories have returned to levels of a year ago and the buying season ended with the greatest price gains seen in years, according to realtor.com®’s September trend report. ...


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