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Todays Real Estate News Archive


4 Steps to More Interesting Photos

I feel bad for professional photographers who have to stand by and watch as we amateurs get access to apps that provide a whole assortment of photo editing tools that, until recently, were only found in darkrooms. Suddenly, everyone is a photographer with the ability to take fantastic pictures, in ...


Trulia to Present 2013 ‘Tech Titan’ Award at RISMedia’s Power Broker Event

In recognition of an exceptional drive and commitment to stay ahead of the curve on important technologies impacting the real estate business, RISMedia and Trulia will present a member of the brokerage community with the Real Estate “Tech Titan” award on ...


Can You Force Sick Employees to Go Home?

Sick workers can be a huge liability to the health and productivity of an entire company. But can an employer force sick employees to go home? ...


Do or Do Not, There Is No Try

At a recent Buyer’s Agent Boot Camp hosted in St. Louis by Corcoran Consulting and Coaching, attending agents learned that the three-letter word that begins with the letter “T” is a non-acceptable, non-negotiable word. With such an emphasis on avoiding the “T” word as part of their incredible company culture, ...


Leveraging Social Media for Online Lead Generation

Targeting, converting and nurturing online leads are challenges many real estate professionals face. From the expense to the tools and management, knowing how and where to spend time and money can feel like an immense undertaking. ...


Rates on New Home Loans Still Rising

In September, interest rates on conventional mortgages used to purchase newly built homes increased for the fourth month in a row, according to data released today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ...


REALTORS® Advocate Housing Finance System Overhaul That Protects Taxpayers and Access to Credit

As lawmakers debate how best to reform the secondary mortgage finance market, they must ensure that any new system retains access to safe, secure and affordable sources of mortgage capital for creditworthy consumers in all market conditions or risk a major disruption ...


Realtor.com®’s Quarterly Turnaround Towns Report: New Additions Indicate a Changing Marketplace

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., has unveiled its Turnaround Towns Report for the third quarter of 2013, revealing that the Detroit, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Reno, Nev. markets are currently leading the nation in recovery. ...


Terrie Suit Named to Head State Realtors®’ Association

(MCT)—Terrie Suit, Virginia’s first secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, will become chief executive officer of the Virginia Association of Realtors, a 29,000-member trade organization based in Henrico County. ...


3 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Home Insurance

Worried about paying a lot for home insurance each month? Thankfully, there are several ways to reduce your premiums. You can save money on your home insurance by taking advantage of available discounts. ...


Save on Energy Costs as Weather Cools

(MCT)—The weather is getting cooler, which means it is time to start thinking about saving energy (again!). ...


CFPB Files Suit under RESPA for Alleged Kickbacks to Affiliated Businesses

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it filed suit against a Kentucky law firm, Borders & Borders, PLC, and its principals, alleging that the defendants violated Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by creating a network of Affiliated Business Arrangements (ABAs) to pay ...


Easter Seals Elects Century 21 Real Estate CEO as Board of Directors Chairman

Richard W. “Rick” Davidson was elected as Chairman of the Easter Seals International Board of Directors on Saturday, October 26th, Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced. ...


RE/MAX Officer Honored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® for Charitable Leadership

Mike Reagan, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Business Alliances, has been awarded the 2013 Corporate Person of the Year by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals), the company has announced. This award honors individuals who embody the passion and dedication it takes to support the needs of sick and injured children. ...


Still Building on a History of Success: Weichert Grew from a single office in Chatham, N.J.

Anyone who knows Jim Weichert, founder and president of Weichert, Realtors, has heard him say that people buy people before they buy a product or service. Both his focus on people and a deep-seated family tradition permeate the organization—and have since day one. Launched from a modest yellow office in ...


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