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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Making Extra Income with Rentals

Every real estate pro knows the importance of getting new listings and finding new clients; it’s the lifeblood of the industry. However, for some savvy agents looking to make a little more income, getting involved in rental properties has been the secret to ...


Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Regulator Defends 3 Percent Down Payment Mortgages

(TNS)—The regulator for bailed-out housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac told lawmakers Tuesday that new programs to back mortgages with down payments as low as 3 percent had enough safeguards to make them as safe as loans with higher down payments. ...


10 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points in 2015

(TNS)—It’s important to get your credit score as high as possible if you want to qualify for the best loans and credit. Many lenders don’t even look at your credit report; they stop at your credit score. FICO credit scores ...


Jobless Claims Hit 15-Year Low

(TNS)—In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. ...


DocuSign Elevates the Standard for Digital Transaction Management in Real Estate

DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) announced the launch of its highly anticipated release of the company’s enhanced real estate industry solutions. The latest release further empowers brokers, transaction managers, and agents to manage their transactions on the go while increasing transaction security, compliance and efficiency – all to create a world-class client ...


Weichert.com Offers Quickest Way for Homebuyers to Get Accurate Information about Homes for Sale

Whether patronizing a restaurant or store, or making a phone call to request information or assistance, one constant holds true: People today want quick, personal and high-quality service. When it comes to real estate, homebuyers can find this top-of-the-line customer service on Weichert.com, the web site for Weichert, ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: NAR Offers Resources to Help Enhance Data Security Practices

NAR Broker Tip of the Month—In a speech to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, January 12, President Obama unveiled new proposals to address how consumers’ personal data is handled. ...


Are You on Real Estate’s A-List? Numbers Coming in for 27th Annual Power Broker Survey

The numbers are coming in to RISMedia from several hundred of the nation’s top-ranking real estate firms, submitting their 2014 totals of closed transactions and sales volume to RISMedia’s Power Broker Survey. The Power Broker Survey is the industry’s most widely read ...


Home Staging Can Boost Selling Price

Most homeowners know it is important to keep a home clean, bright and free from clutter while it is on the market for sale. But sometimes,REALTORS® say, taking the extra step to stage a home can make a difference in how a buyer ...


Millennials Seek Smaller Houses, but Won’t Sacrifice Details

As Millennials begin to enter the home buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will be essential, and home technology will become increasingly prevalent, says panelists during an International Builders’ Show press conference on home trends and ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Promotes Sean Blankenship to Chief Marketing Officer

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced the promotion of Sean Blankenship to chief marketing officer from his prior role as senior vice president of marketing for the firm. In this expanded role, Blankenship is responsible for the development and expansion of the Coldwell Banker® global brand architecture, including the luxury home ...


Keeping Your Phone on Lock Down: App Awareness

You just had a flat tire along a dark country road. Luckily, you downloaded a flashlight app into your cellphone and now can put it to use. ...


ERA Real Estate Promotes New Chief Marketing Officer

ERA Real Estate recently announced the promotion of Chris Trick to chief marketing officer.  Trick’s previous title was senior vice president of marketing and product development. ...


2014 Cornell Real Estate Case Competition: A Hands-on Educational Process

Now in its sixth year, the Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition has become a crucible for students interested in a real estate career. In the most recent edition, the competition brought a total of sixteen teams of six students each from four continents to New York City ...


Have Questions about Health Insurance Open Enrollment?

NAR PULSE—Open Enrollment for qualified major medical health plans under the Affordable Care Act ends February 15! Do you need major medical health insurance coverage? Are you looking to change plans? REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace, a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner, has resources available ...


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