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Todays Real Estate News Archive


The Rise of New Construction: Maximizing the Opportunity

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Look for this column each month, where we address broker concerns, issues, and milestones. ...


Hot Property: Ed Asner Parts with a Character-Filled House in Studio City

(MCT)—If just the mention of the name Ed Asner puts the theme song from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in your head, then the actor’s longtime Studio City house will probably bring to mind his ...


America’s Over-100 Crowd Is Booming

(MCT)—After celebrating his 100th birthday in Sacramento, Calif., with friends and family, Lou Weintraub headed to sea for a 10-day cruise with his wife. ...


Owners Again Borrowing against Homes as Market Recovers

(MCT)—Retired aerospace engineer Owen Klasen was rejected last year when he sought a second mortgage to paint and re-roof his house. ...


Real Estate One Provides Major Contributions to Special Olympics Michigan

In its continued charitable efforts, the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation contributed $105,000 in 2013 to Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI), the company has announced. Real Estate One Charitable Foundation is a Statewide Gold Medal Sponsor of SOMI. ...


The Ownership Generation Is Aging

Seniors are still the age group with the greatest homeownership rate, far exceeding the national rate for all age groups even into their eighties. ...


Understanding Zestimates and Making Them Work for You

Every day I speak to real estate agents and brokers who use Zillow. Every day these agents and brokers tell me they use the Zestimate® home value, and inquiries about it, to create opportunities for further interaction with contacts. ...


Are You Getting the Most from Client-Vendor Relationships?

Last week we made a brief trip to visit a client of ours, a very large real estate organization here in the Mid-Atlantic States. Many of you will recognize this scenario – long-term client with new leadership regime in place, expiring contract ...


Inventory Loosens Heading into Spring Homebuying Season

Regional Spotlight—With the statewide housing inventory slowly improving, California pending home sales picked up steam in January and reversed a two-month decline, but pending sales were still down from a year ago, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported recently. ...


Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for You?

If you want to be visible in today’s marketplace, you absolutely must have a presence on social media. ...


Your Place: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning a Threat during Bad Winters

(MCT)—Cabin fever is taking hold across a huge chunk of the country these days. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands in Washington State

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of Penny’s Team in Kitsap County, Washington to its franchise network, further strengthening its presence in the Pacific Northwest. The newly franchised Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate McKenzie Group will be led by co-owners Rod and Barb McKenzie as ...


Realogy Now Accepting Applications from Entrepreneurs for 2014 Realogy ‘FWD’ Innovation Summit

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced that it is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs and early-stage technology companies to earn one of just 15 coveted invitations to the 2014 Realogy FWD Innovation Summit. ...


Are Tighter Inventories and Rigid Lending Standards Increasing the Value of Real Estate Professionals – Could This Be a ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ for REALTORS®?

Several real estate brands and networks are busy this month holding their annual conventions or network meetings, addressing issues directly affecting the effectiveness and profitability of their sales agents and their respective brokerage firms. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Continue Gradual Climb Higher

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average mortgage rates mixed with the fixed-rate products moving higher for the fourth consecutive week, while adjustable rate mortgages eased. ...


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