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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Still Time to Earn a Reward from Your Credit Union

NAR PULSE--There’s still time to earn a reward equal to your national dues from your credit union. Through December 31, when three colleagues or family members open a new account with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, you can receive $120—the amount of your 2013 ...


Fundamentals of Mastering the Listing Presentation

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate during the NAR Annual conference this year. My topic was “Mastering the Listing Presentation,” and my audience was the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. ...


Advertising Expenses – On the Tax Reform Radar

Comprehensive tax reform is guided by a simple formula that masks a complex process that produces winners and losers. The formula is broaden the base, lower the rates. This means increasing what most taxpayers report as taxable income, but taxing that larger number at a lower marginal tax rate. ...


Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Return with a More Conservative Look

(MCT)—With one daughter in college and another in high school, Guy Hempel and Cherina Rossi face years of tuition payments. ...


Homes.com Reveals America’s Top 10 Winter Wonderlands

Unique traditions and festivals bring America’s holiday season to life ...


Time-saving Research Tool from Realtors Property Resource® Helps New Agents Step up Their Game

Real estate professionals know that time is valuable. From connecting with clients to following up on leads and staying on top of current market trends, it can often feel as if there aren't enough hours in the day. That's why a fully stocked resource tool belt is so important. ...


zipLogix Expands Availability of zipForm Real Estate Forms Software

zipLogix, creator of zipForm®, recently announced partnerships with Aberdeen Board of REALTORS®, Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®, Greater Waterbury Board of REALTORS®, and the REALTOR® Association of the Sioux Empire. These partnerships make zipForm Plus available for members to purchase at a discounted rate and complete real estate transactions with ...


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. ...


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