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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Fannie Mae Extends First Look Opportunity for Homebuyers

Fannie Mae announced recently that its First Look™ period will be extended to 20 days, providing additional time for owner-occupants and public entities to submit an offer on a HomePath property without competition from investors. The change is effective for properties listed ...


Staying Ahead of the Real Estate Game

Homes.com covers all the bases when it comes to attracting buyers and getting homes sold ...


Great Spaces: Sprawling Hudson River New York Estate

This Cold Spring, N.Y., estate is listed as a “single-family” residence, but from the outside, it looks like it can house every extended family of every RISMedia employee. But one family is about to get lucky with this six-bedroom, five-bath (and three ...


How to Shop on Christmas Eve

(MCT)—‘Twas the night before Christmas, at the house of the host. In the fridge were the pies and the salads and roast. The presents were wrapped ’neath the tree with great flair — except for Aunt Ida’s, who soon would be there. ...


2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship to Be Showcased on Network Television

For the first time in the competition’s history, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be featured on network television. NBC will showcase golf’s premier power and distance competition on Saturday, Dec. 28 beginning at 4 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. PST. ...


Century 21 Welcomes Tasty New Holiday Agent

In the spirit of the holidays (and the Claymation we all love and remember), Century 21 is welcoming its newest agent to its system, Ginger B. Read. Her expertise lies in helping a unique (and tasty) group of customers find the gingerbread homes of their dreams. ...


New-Home Production Tops 1 Million in November

Led by a solid increase in both single-family and multifamily starts, nationwide housing production rose 22.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million in November, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and ...


Not All Leads Are Equal

At realtor.com®, we take great care to focus on the outcome for the brokers and their agents when we provide lead solutions. Leads come in all shapes and sizes; and it is not until you back out the intent of the consumer who submitted the lead, that the ...


Developers Finding New Uses for Old Parking Garages

(MCT)—The parking garage could well be the ugly duckling of architecture. ...


New England Sales Up 30 Percent

Regional Spotlight—The recently released RE/MAX of New England November Monthly Housing Report shows pending home sales are up on average 30.2 percent over November 2012. Inventory in every state except New Hampshire and Vermont shows a decrease year-over-year. Overall home sales show decreases month-over-month, an expected trend for this time ...


Living Smart: What to Do about That Neighbor’s Pesky Tree

(MCT)—If roots or branches of a neighbor’s tree pose problems for you, it’s likely you have the right to take action, even if the neighbor won’t. ...


Watch: How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

The HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes provided five winning real estate agents with one-on-one digital marketing training sessions. Now you can gain the same business makeover advice the winners received. Marki Lemons-Ryhal, social media expert, tells you how you can maximize your social media and marketing strategies by working ...


Connecting with Clients and Prospects

With over 25 years in the industry, Donna Elder of RE/MAX Creative Realty has had plenty of experience creating lasting relationships with her clients. In the following interview, she shares some of her most notable wisdom. ...


Existing-Home Sales Decline in November, but Strong Price Gains Continue

Existing-home sales fell in November, although median prices continue to show strong year-over-year growth, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Regional Spotlight: Home Prices Rise in Ohio, Illinois

Regional Spotlight—Both Ohio and Illinois are seeing price gains in the marketplace, according to the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. ...


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