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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Spending Smart: What Light Bulb Technology Should You Use?

(MCT)—Would a savvy consumer rather pay 40 cents for a light bulb, or $1.75 or $10? ...


Zillow Adds 9 New Partners to Zillow Tech Connect Program

Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, has announced the addition of nine new partners to Zillow® Tech Connect, where leading technology companies can directly integrate and connect with Zillow to help brokers and agents be more productive and successful. New program participants are contact relationship management ...


Gordon Miles Named President of Prudential Americana Group

Gordon Miles is now president and COO of Americana Holdings, which includes Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS in Nevada and Prudential Arizona Properties, the company has announced. Both companies are the largest Prudential Real Estate franchises in their respective states. ...


Recovery Hits Eighth Consecutive Month

Ongoing improvements show economic stabilization, with 87 markets reaching full recovery and housing market price gains nearing 2005 records ...


Next Steps to Achieving Your Goals—Free Webinar from realtor.com®

You have established your goals for the year—now what are the next steps to reach your goals? Are you prospecting more than selling? ...


Remodeling Holds Strong at Historical High

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) held steady at 57 in the fourth quarter of 2013. This is the same level as the third quarter of 2013 and the highest reading since the first ...


December Existing-Home Sales Rise 1 Percent

(MCT)—Existing-home sales in December rose 1 percent from the previous month to an annual rate of 4.87 million, the National Association of REALTORS said Thursday. ...


Ask the Experts: What Style Should I Shoot My Video In?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Marcellee Williams, the Producer & Content Manager for WellcomeMat. ...


Price Transparency Key to Expanding Reverse-Mortgage Market

(MCT)—My last column discussed some modest initiatives my colleagues and I have taken to help enlarge the market for home equity conversion mortgages, or HECMs. These included a monograph on matching HECM options to senior needs, a senior-friendly calculator showing the ...


Planwise Receives Investment from National Association of REALTORS®’ Investment Arm

Planwise, a San Francisco based technology company, recently announced that Second Century Ventures (SCV), the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, has made a strategic investment in the company. Planwise was a member of SCV’s inaugural REachTM technology accelerator class in 2013 which helps early stage technology ...


December Home Prices Nearly 12 Percent Higher than 2012

Despite the traditional winter slow down, both home prices and sales inched higher in December. The RE/MAX National Housing Report, a survey of MLS data in 52 metropolitan areas, found the December median home price of $185,400 was 11.9 percent higher than the median in December 2012. ...


PCMS Consulting Evolves Solution Based Model

Leading real estate solutions provider PCMS Consulting continues to evolve its à la carte model after another successful year in 2013. The company offers best-in-class technology solutions and real estate consulting to brokerages nation-wide. PCMS will add several new solutions in 2014 while continuing to refine its consulting, Internet marketing, ...


HomeFinder.com Announces Broker Advantage Program

HomeFinder.com, a leading real estate search site, today announces Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is the inaugural participant in the new HomeFinder.com Broker Advantage Program, now available to all brokerages. This partnership gives Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty brokers preferred access to HomeFinder.com’s suite of digital marketing ...


Owners Spend $1.9 Million to Remodel in Typical Zip Code

Homeowners in the typical zip code area spent a total of $1.9 million to improve their homes in 2013, according to new zip-level estimates developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This works out to about $1,400 per owner-occupied home ...


Refinance Mortgage Applications Increase Nearly 5 Percent

In happy housing news, mortgage applications increased 4.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 17, 2014. ...


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