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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Talent Management, Mobility and the Real Estate Sector

Like many other things in today's fluctuating market, mobility is shifting. Read on as Bob Portale, President, RELO® Direct, corporate relocation subsidiary of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® talks about what that shift means for the real estate industry. ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise 6.5% in July, Double Digits Remain on Median Home Prices

U.S. existing-home sales rose strongly in July, jumping to their highest level in almost four years—with the median price maintaining double-digit year-over-year increases, according to data released yesterday morning by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Economy Picks Up Steam; Housing Recovery, Consumer Spending, and Manufacturing Pave the Way

Economic growth continues to gain momentum in the second half of the year, as expected, despite the slow start at the beginning of 2013. Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group’s full-year forecast for both the economy and housing market remains ...


Weekly Video Tip: How to Blur Faces in Adobe Premiere

Today, you're going to learn an advanced editing technique that will help your business videos: how to blur people's faces! ...


Listingbook Files Suit to Protect Key Patent

Listingbook LLC, an online real estate technology firm, has filed a lawsuit against Market Leader, an online technology and marketing firm, alleging Market Leader has infringed on its customer relationship management patent, which the company says is the core of its collaborative online real estate offering. ...


Hot Property: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Gets Bite on Hollywood Hills Home Listing

(MCT)— Actor Paul Wesley, who stars on “The Vampire Diaries,” and actress Torrey DeVitto listed their home in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $1.595 million and within two weeks ...


Tech Q&A: How Long Will a Backup Drive Keep Working?

(MCT)—QUESTION: How long should a backup drive be expected to last? Mine is four years old. I haven’t had any problems, but I would hate to lose all my good work. ...


Your Business: Pets in the Workplace

Take Your Dog to Work Day, an event established by Pet Sitters International in 1999, took place recently. Originally started to promote the benefits of owning a dog and encourage pet adoption, the event has blossomed. Mashable, a news website and social media blog platform, participated this year and reported ...


Realty ONE Group Again Named as One of INC. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies for Fifth Consecutive Year

Realty ONE Group has been named to the prestigious INC. Magazine list of fastest-growing companies for the fifth consecutive year, the company has announced. This elite group has included many of today’s most successful businesses, such as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle, and Zappos.com. ...


Privately Owned Housing Starts Up 21 Percent from Last Year, Sizeable Gains in Multifamily Housing


Data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Urban Development indicates that privately-owned housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 in July, 6 percent above the upwardly revised June ...


Top Selling Pickup for REALTORS® Receives Top Awards

NAR PULSE—The Ram 1500, one of the highest selling vehicles through the cash allowance program from Chrysler Group LLC and the REALTOR Benefits® Program, has topped Consumer Reports’ list for full-size pickups. Take a test drive at your local dealer. Be sure to view requirements to secure ...


Ask the Expert: What Are the Benefits of Selling Online?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Eric Eckardt, Vice President, Direct to Broker for Hubzu. ...


Chevy Chase Rents Out His Space

Dreaming of taking your own vacation, National Lampoon style? Now you can! Comedian and actor Chevy Chase is renting out two of his homes in Mount Kisco, N.Y. ...


California Home Sales Higher in July; Price Gains Continue Strong but Tapering

Regional Spotlight—California’s housing market bounced back after a slight dip in June to reach the highest level since May 2012, as home prices continued to post strong annual gains and home sales recorded the first annual increase in six months, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported. ...


Your Place: Check Pool-Supply Shop to Refinish Slide

(MCT)—Q: We’re interested in refinishing a fiberglass pool slide that has lost its finish in several spots. Can you tell me whether anything can be done and, if so, what? Since I’m 77 and my husband is 81, neither of us ...


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