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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Surviving and Thriving in 2014

Today’s top brokers are constantly evaluating what it takes to not only survive, but thrive in today’s real estate market. Recently, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s brokers discussed their 2014 best practices for staying on top, keeping affiliated agents motivated, increasing ...


HUD Seeks Input on Section 8 Guide, Reveals Policy Priorities

Right now across the U.S., private landlords manage approximately 3.1 million low-income households. So those many landlords and property managers should take a few moments to learn about a couple of significant recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development about its Section 8 program. ...


Experts Weigh Why Sales Dipped in February

Home sales took another dive in February, falling 7.1 percent below the 4.95 million-unit level in February 2013 to the lowest level of sales in any month since July 2012, when annualized sales stood at 4.59 million. ...


Florida’s Housing Market Shows Rising Prices in February 2014

Regional Spotlight—Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings, fewer days on the market and a stable level of inventory in February, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 15,826 last month, up 1.5 percent over the February ...


The Best Home Improvement for Less than $5,000

(BPT)—Curious which home improvement costs less than $5,000, delivers the highest return on investment and has the maximum impact on curb appeal? ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Inch Down

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down slightly after last week's uptick, and remaining within range of average fixed rates for the first quarter of 2014. ...


Point2 Powers New Reelfoot Regional Association of REALTORS® Website

Point2 announced recently that its MLS and Association Consumer Portal for the Reelfoot Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) is live. The new website, RRAR.org, provides consumers and real estate professionals with the most current real estate data for areas in northwestern Tennessee and southwestern Kentucky. ...


zipLogix Partners With Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®

zipLogix, creator of zipForm(R), an industry leading contract software, has announced the partnership with the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR). This agreement enables MAR to provide their more than 19,000 members with access to the latest in forms software zipForm(R) Plus, zipVault(R) integrated document storage, and zipForm(R) Mobile Web Edition. ...


Realogy Named among World’s Most Ethical Companies

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, has announced that the company has been recognized as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company®, the third consecutive year in which it has received this honor. ...


Connect and Convert

Terri Murphy, speaker and legendary social media expert, says this about social media: “It’s not just about connecting with people, it’s all about conversion.” We connect, and then we convert. ...


February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued

Home prices continued to show solid growth in most of the country due to limited inventory conditions, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Real Estate Agents Facing New Challenges

The role of a real estate agent is changing as the Internet, new laws and the recovering housing market exert their influence on the industry. Competition is picking up, making it more important than ever for real estate firms to identify challenges ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Report of Real Estate Firms

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


The Latest News on Real Estate Domain Extensions

Have you heard about the new .REALTOR domain? Maybe you were even one of the many agents who signed up for priority registration to secure this branded domain that will show consumers they are working with a certified REALTOR®. ...


Your Place: Plumbing Woes

(MCT)—Q: My brother renovated my second-floor bathroom, which included a new tub, faucets, shower, and a diverter. Now, every time I do a load of wash, when the first-floor washer is filling up, a lot of water comes out of my shower ...


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