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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Real Estate Partner Firms Sponsor Industry CEO Exchange

Taking place at New York City’s prestigious Yale Club next week, RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate CEO Exchange will gather real estate’s most influential and dynamic brokerage leaders to examine our collective future in this new era of real estate. ...


Real Estate Firms Optimistic about Keeping up with Competition, Challenges

Despite the difficulties real estate has faced in the past several years, most real estate firms remain optimistic about the future of housing, with 69 percent of all firms expecting profitability to increase over the next year, according to the 2013 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Real Estate Firms. ...


Great Spaces: Dick Clark’s ‘Flintstone House’

This home takes the idea of “blending in with your surroundings” to a whole new level. Preciously perched on top of a mountain, the Malibu estate was put up for sale in February of this year. Don’t fall for the clever ...


Forum Brings Together Lawmakers and Industry Experts on Top Housing Issues

On Sept. 17, 2013, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sponsoring Building a Better Future: America’s Housing at a Crossroads, a series of in-depth discussions at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. ...


Spending Smart: Strategies for Paying Less

(MCT)—Retailers spend a lot of time, money and effort to entice you to buy merchandise in their stores. And salespeople are skilled at persuading undecided shoppers to open their wallets, even when they hadn’t intended to. ...


New Cartavi Release Improves Mobile Document Management

Cartavi, a DocuSign company, recently announced the latest release of its industry-leading document management solution for real estate agents and brokers. Continuing its “mobile-first” strategy, enhancements to Cartavi provide significant upgrades across its iOS, Android, and web experience to ensure real estate professionals have everything they need to ...


Realty ONE Group Celebrates Success on the Second Anniversary of Its Acquisition of John Hall & Associates

Realty ONE Group recently celebrated its two year anniversary of acquiring John Hall & Associates -- and based on the unprecedented growth, it's clear it should be called the "Terrific Twos." ...


Luxury Homeowners Believe Homeownership Is a More Sound Investment Than the Stock Market: Survey

In largest luxury owner survey ever, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate study reveals multiple homes and high-tech amenities are the new norm for affluent homeowners ...


New REALTOR® Safety Article – Safety Forms

NAR PULSE—The utilization of NAR's Safety Forms is important to all real estate agents. These forms can help add a layer of safety and security when out of the office showing houses. They also allow staff and colleagues to know where you are and when you should be back. Find ...


Webinar Alert: Want a Fun, Effective Way to Keep in Touch? Don’t Miss RISMedia’s “Pop-a-Note” Webinar This Thursday at Noon EDT

If you have 30 minutes to learn how to ramp up your client communications this Thursday, grab some lunch and listen in on RISMedia’s free webinar on “Pop-a-Note,” RISMedia’s easy e-marketing system that helps you build relationships and stay in touch ...


Mortgage Rates Rise, Freddie Mac Says, but Jumbo Loans Are Cheap

(MCT)—With interest rates rising, it’s getting harder to find a great deal on a home loan these days — unless you’re rich enough to be looking for a jumbo mortgage. ...


Record High 291 Housing Markets Listed as Improving In September

A total of 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September, released today. This reflects a gain of 44 markets from August ...


Cutting Back: How to Keep College Costs in Check

(MCT)—Remember the Freshman 15: the proverbial extra weight that college students pack on their first year away from home? ...


Coldwell Banker Franchise Growth in First Half of 2013 Highlighted by New Affiliates

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced that six brokerage companies joined the Coldwell Banker® system in the United States and Canada, and the Company executed a new master franchise agreement for Switzerland during the first half of 2013. The new firms combined for more than $1.3 billion in 2012 sales ...


Weichert REALTORS® Named Official Real Estate Company of the New York Jets

Weichert, REALTORS® and the New York Jets are pleased to announce that Weichert has been named “official real estate company of the New York Jets.” As such, Weichert will maintain a significant presence during all Jets home games via prominently placed signage and on the in-stadium television network. ...


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