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Todays Real Estate News Archive


WEBINAR: Don’t be a Lead Loser!

Over 90 percent of consumers rely on the Internet as their primary research tool when buying or selling. Forty-five percent of consumers, upon initial contact with an agent, expect a response from that agent within 15 minutes. Forty percent of online leads only get contacted once by an agent. ...


Maintaining an Edge in Today’s Competitive Market

After obtaining his MBA in 1978, Raphael Barta began his career developing high-end ski resort, hotel and mixed-use retail/residential projects. Given an assignment to survey a project on Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, Idaho, Barta figured his time there would be short. “What began as, ‘I’ll give it a couple of ...


Price Increases Cool Down in the Summertime

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 7.5 percent in June 2014 compared to June 2013 and rose 1 percent over May, setting new highs for 12 states. Despite low rates, investor purchases and tight supplies, prices are expected to slow down to a .07 percent monthly increase in July. ...


Getting Started: College Textbook-Shopping Tips

(MCT)—Back-to-school shopping has started, and for college students, that means figuring out how to pay for at least one big expense: textbooks. ...


Microsoft Donates $2,000 to the Sunshine Kids Foundation for BHHS Select Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties, a provider of residential real estate services to the Greater St. Louis region, earned a $2,000 donation for the Sunshine Kids Foundation through a Yammer contest facilitated by Microsoft. ...


AREAA Names Realogy’s Alex Perriello ‘Person of the Year’

Realogy Holdings Corp. announced that Alex Perriello, president and chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group, will be recognized as the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Person of the Year during the AREAA 2014 National Convention, September 5-7 ...


REALTOR® Safety Month is Coming!

NAR Pulse—In honor of September being REALTOR® Safety Month, NAR is hosting a free REALTOR® Safety webinar on Sept. 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. CST. In “Safety Tips to Share with Sellers,” Sergeant Preston Taylor will discuss how homeowners can safeguard ...


A Year in Review: Reflecting On the Past, Preparing for the Future

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, an HSF Affiliates LLC brand, has come a long way in a short time, and the future continues to look bright as the network’s leaders prepare to grow the organization on an even larger scale. With an impressive history ...


Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Decrease in Second Quarter

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.04 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the second quarter of 2014. The delinquency rate decreased for the fifth consecutive quarter and reached the lowest level since the fourth quarter ...


Brokers: Time to Audit Your Mobile Exposure

Zillow loves mobile. At company-wide product demos, everyone from economists to software engineers goes wild about the latest mobile functionality the product team unveils. We put a lot of resources into our apps—not just because we love them, but because consumers love ...


Inheriting Property? These Home Inheritance Solutions Can Help

The passing of a loved one is both devastating and trying. It presents the time to mourn and celebrate the person’s life, to gather with family and friends, and to organize any assets that have been left behind. A significant ...


American Home Shield “Summer of Giveaways” Sweepstakes Includes Kitchen Makeover

Homeowners looking to upgrade their homes and kitchens can enter to win new appliances, gift cards and home items thanks to the “Summer of Giveaways” sweepstakes from American Home Shield, the large, national provider of home warranties. From now through September 30, American Home Shield is giving away a $25,000 ...


BHHS Georgia Properties Releases Luxury Market Share Growth Report for Metro Atlanta

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties recently released a new report on the luxury market growth performance for brokerages in Metro Atlanta. The report covers the first half of 2014 for the period of January 1st through June 30th. ...


Builder Confidence Shows Positive Signs in the Second Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the second quarter is up year over year, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). Compared to the second quarter of 2013, the single-family ...


Shirley MacLaine’s New-Age New Mexico Ranch

Actress, author and older sister of Warren Beatty, Shirley MacLaine has listed her New Mexico ranch for $18 million. Plaza Blanca Ranch, as it’s called, is her “refuge from a very confused and conflicted world,” as she described to the Wall Street ...


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