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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Members and Firms Stay Active in Today’s Market

NAR members are increasingly busy in real estate, with the typical member having 12 transaction sides in 2012, up from 10 transaction sides in 2011. Only three percent of residential specialists had no residential transactions in 2012, compared to six percent in 2011. Among residential specialists, 97 percent had at ...


4 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Real Estate Blog

Are you a current blogger looking to improve your results or a newbie ready to start building a successful real estate blog? No matter what stage you are in, these tips will help boost blog awareness, visibility and its overall success. ...


Howard Hanna Joins Forces with Morgan-Collins

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, a leading seller of homes in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has announced a merger with Morgan-Collins, Inc., increasing Howard Hanna’s presence in Central Pennsylvania. The company has offices in Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle and Hershey. This move puts Howard Hanna in position to do business for ...


Shutdown Impacted Mortgages, Says Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 0.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 11, 2013. ...


On Gardening: The Cool Season Landscape Offers Great Edible Opportunities

(MCT)—The cool season landscape offers wonderful opportunities to keep the edible landscape going, and for the culinary artist in as well as the Monet designer outdoors. In the last few years the edible landscape has skyrocketed in popularity, and with good ...


EBCBOR Salutes Hispanic Homeowners

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® Global Business Council recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with “A Salute to Hispanic REALTORS and Homeowners in Bergen County” at La Havana 59 in Moonachie. ...


Keller Williams Unveils New Logo, Launches Rebranding Campaign

Keller Williams Realty, Inc. announced recently that it is launching an international rebranding campaign featuring a redesigned logo and brand identity. The launch falls on the company's 30th birthday. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Signs Four New International Franchise Agreements

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced that over the last six months, it has signed four new international master franchise agreements to license the CENTURY 21® brand to operate in Austria, Croatia, Kosovo, and ...


CEO of Leading IndustryTechnology Company to Speak at the 2013 REALTORS Conference & Expo

The National Association of REALTORS® has chosen Lorne C. Wallace, CEO and Founder of Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, as a featured speaker at the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, California, the organization announced. ...


The Ripple Effect of Home Buying

Using the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), NAHB Economics research shows that a home purchase triggers additional spending on appliances, furnishings, and remodeling. Such spending typically exceeds that of non-moving home owners and persists ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Agents Keep Up With Video?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Emilie Bierschenk, the Production Coordinator with WellcomeMat. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® Host International Symposium in Venice

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® will host the International Symposium in Venice, Italy October 20-22. Taking place at the Molino Stucky Hilton, the event has attracted accomplished real estate professionals from member firms in 18 countries. ...


Living Smart: Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits

(MCT)—If you’re considering a home-improvement project that will cut energy costs, it’s not too late to take advantage of special federal tax credits. But be aware that time is running out. ...


Hear It Straight from Top Agents Who Close Online Leads – Oct 30, 2013

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. To address this challenge, realtor.com® has arranged ...


Visual Storytelling: An Eye-catching Approach to Real Estate Marketing

Famous film director and storyteller Frank Darabont once said “Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.” Pretty poignant considering cavemen had primitive tools, little language skills and often made noises and ...


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