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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Old-school Tactics Top Online Options as Best Lead Sources for Real Estate

Leads cause problems, opportunities, according to Imprev survey of top executives ...


DocuSign Launches Bundled Real Estate Transaction Management Solution

DocuSign, the official and exclusive eSignature provider to the National Association of REALTORS® one million members under the REALTOR Benefits® Program, announced a new solution bundle combining DocuSign for REALTORS® eSignature service with Cartavi Transaction Rooms to more effectively collaborate and manage all aspects of real estate deals. This bundled ...


REALTORS® Report Americans Prefer to Live in Mixed-Use, Walkable Communities

Choosing a community is one of the most important factors for consumers as they consider buying home, and research by the National Association of Realtors® has consistently revealed that Americans prefer walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and shorter commutes. ...


REALTORS® Relief Foundation Online Silent Auction: Bidding Opens Nov. 8th

NAR PULSE—The REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) is proud to kick off its first annual online auction fundraiser on November 8th at 3 p.m. PST. Register to bid on a wide array of items including spectacular travel getaways, entertainment and sports ...


Heightened Market Conditions Fuel More Multiple Offers and Higher Selling Price

More properties were sold above their asking price this year, as tight supply conditions continued to heat up market competition in the first half of 2013, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2013 Annual Housing Market Survey.” ...


RE/MAX Presents ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award at RISMedia Gala

An industry leader will be honored for their unparalleled contributions to the real estate industry during RISMedia’s 18th Annual Power Broker Dinner on November 8 in San Francisco. During the prestigious event, RE/MAX LLC will present RISMedia’s “On the Shoulders of Giants” Award to an individual whose efforts, works, deeds ...


Home Buyers and Sellers Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Tight Credit

Although the housing market has shown a healthy recovery over the past two years, unnecessarily restrictive mortgage lending standards are preventing some financially qualified buyers from reaching their dreams, especially singles and first-time buyers, according to an annual study released today. ...


The Mortgage Professor: What to Look for in a Mortgage Loan Officer

(MCT)—When a mortgage borrower selects a lender with whom to deal, the identity of the company is much less important to the borrower than the identity of the individual loan officer. ...


Survey: Top Real Estate Execs Cautiously Optimistic on Housing and the Economy

Top real estate executives see continued improvement in the U.S. economy and housing, but they’re not universally bullish on either front, according to 2013 Imprev Thought Leader Survey. ...


Pandra Richie Named Chairman of the Board for Worldwide ERC

Pandra Richie, SCRP, SGMS-T, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association has announced. Richie is the president of Corporate Real Estate Services with Long & Foster® Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, and previously ...


Bay Area Home Sales Slower, Median Prices Lower As Buyers Take A Break

Would-be San Francisco Bay Area homebuyers spooked by fast-rising home prices, a brief uptick in mortgage interest rates and potential fallout from the federal government shutdown took a break from their home search in the third quarter of 2013, spurring a slowdown in home sales that, for the first time ...


Realogy Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter 2013

Realogy recently reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, including the following highlights: ...


REALTORS® to Regulators: Aligning QRM with QM Assures Safe, Sound Mortgage Lending

Revised rules proposed by federal regulators will help ensure rigorous and effective underwriting while also providing creditworthy homebuyers with access to safe mortgage financing, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Realogy Executive Tanya Reu Named 2013 Woman of Influence in Housing by HousingWire

Realogy Holdings Corp, recently announced that Tanya Reu was named among HousingWire magazine’s “2013 Women of Influence in Housing.” Reu is a senior vice president of human resources and diversity at Realogy, current member and past chair of the corporate board of governors for the National Association of Hispanic Real ...


Real Estate Agents Re-Think Strategies to Remain Competitive

Real estate agents have a challenging career that requires them to be knowledgeable in various areas of the market, have a sense of what buyers and sellers are looking for and be available to clients during off-hours and on weekends. In an ...


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