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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Rising Home Prices Drive Home Warranty Sales

As home prices rebound in a recovering housing economy, more sellers are purchasing extended home warranties to give themselves a competitive edge. ...


New Home Communities Now Featured on realtor.com®

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc. has announced the release of a deeper consumer experience, which now includes new home plans and communities on the realtor.com® website and mobile web offerings, using content sourced from Move, Inc.’s joint venture partner ...


The Business of Real Estate: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed

While reports of an improving economy and rebounding housing market continue to make national headlines, the broker's in-the-trenches perspective paints a more nuanced picture. Regional real estate leader Helen Hanna Casey, president of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, will deliver a ...


Ask the Expert: Home Inspections and Infared Thermal Imagers

Today's 'Ask the Expert' column features Trevor Welby-Solomon, Vice President/Technical Services & Support for Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection. ...


Reaching the Pinnacle with Professionalism and Care

Two ambitions drew Barbara Wolcott to the real estate industry more than 35 years ago: to be the master of her own fate and to create a company of distinction. Today, as chairman and CEO of Prudential Towne Realty in southeastern Virginia, Wolcott reaffirms those goals each morning, and her ...


Integrative Medicine: Natural Remedies for Migraine Relief

(MCT)—Suffering from migraine headaches and can’t find a cure? There may be natural remedies that may help. Here are some holistic interventions that have been shown to reduce migraines. ...


Inventory Improves; Sales, Prices Rise Higher

The housing recovery appears to be in full swing across the country, according to the most recent RE/MAX Housing Report. For the 18th month in a row, both home sales and prices are higher than the same month in the previous year. July home sales were 17.0 percent higher than ...


Real Living Lifestyles Agent Craig Levitt Is The New Director of Volunteers for the San Diego Film Festival

Craig Levitt., REALTOR® with Real Living Lifestyles in San Diego, has been chosen the new Director of Volunteers for the San Diego Film Festival, the company has announed. Levitt will be joining the team with Chairman Dale Strack, Kevin Leap, Tonya Mantooth, and Patti Judd. This dynamic group of people ...


RE/MAX Files for $100 Million IPO

RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million through an initial public offering of Class A common stock. The company intends to trade on the New York Stock ...


Housing Starts Rise 5.9 Percent in July

Nationwide housing starts rose 5.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 units in July as multifamily construction rebounded from a dip in the previous month, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, ...


Home Builder Sentiment Hits 8-Year High

Home builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for the fourth consecutive month, reaching an eight-year high, the National Association of Home Builders reported recently ...


What Your Style of Home Says About Your Personality

Home design is an important deciding factor when buying a home. This is because, like fashion and career choices, style of home is a form of self-expression. ...


Growing Pains as the Economic Recovery Turns Four

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for August, showing that despite the lackluster jobs recovery four years into the economic recovery, housing will continue to provide an increasingly positive boost to GDP in the second half of 2013. ...


Housing Report: Inventory Improves – Sales, Prices Rise Higher

For the 18th month in a row, both home sales and prices are higher than the same month in the previous year, says the recently released RE/MAX Housing Report. According to the national report, July home sales were 17.0 percent higher than last July and the median price, $189,950 was ...


The Mortgage Professor: Should Government Support HECMs?

(MCT)—The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program is a government-supported reverse mortgage program for elderly homeowners. The program allows seniors to take a mortgage on their home under which they can draw funds in a variety of ways — upfront, monthly ...


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