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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Hiding Christmas Presents Is a Gift

(MCT)—I have perfected the art of hiding Christmas gifts. I can hide them so well that not even I can find them. ...


Drone-Mounted Video Camera Provides Bird’s Eye View of Listings

RE/MAX broker Scott Gerami of Naperville, Ill., is a self-described “gadget guy.” So about a year ago, when he saw a YouTube video taken by a tiny video camera mounted on a drone, he was fascinated. ...


RE Technology Welcomes New Manager of Business Development

The real estate technology leaders at RE Technology recently announced the appointment of Jason Raya as Manager of Business Development. Raya will be maintaining the company's key relationships with advertisers and technology partners and onboarding new companies to the portal. ...


Mortgage Returns Experiences Growth and Expands Service Offerings in 2013

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, announced the company has enhanced its service offerings in 2013. Enhancements include the launch of its TRUE CRM Educational Initiative, which trains lenders to increase the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and strengthen relationships with ...


Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in December

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes improved four points to a 58 reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for December, released recently. This gain reflected improvement in all three index components ...


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Home Values in Metro Chicago Real Estate Market

Regional Spotlight—Home values in the seven-county metro Chicago real estate market extended their upswing in November, according to an analysis by RE/MAX. The median sales price of all attached and detached homes closed in November was $170,000, a 10 percent increase over the median price a year earlier. That compares ...


Hot Property: It’s Tipoff Time for the Sale of Jerry Buss’ Home

(MCT)—It’s showtime, so to speak. No, not on the basketball court at Staples Center, but in Playa del Rey, where Jerry Buss’ mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million. ...


Published FHA Loan Limits Show Large Declines for 2014

Loan limits for mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) were scheduled to fall in 2014 due to the expiration of increased limits set during the housing crisis. However, the magnitude of change for the published limits has caught many by surprise. ...


Living Smart: Handyman vs. Contractor

(MCT)—Whom should you hire: handyman or general contractor? ...


Upping the Ante: Today’s Sellers Opt for Full Disclosure

Pillar To Post provides an in-depth look at the role pre-sale inspections play in today’s competitive market ...


Connect to the Latest Electronics and Mobile Solutions from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program

Today’s technology allows real estate agents to stay more closely connected to their office, to work more seamlessly with clients while on-the-go, and to move through the sales process more quickly and efficiently. Must-haves for any real estate professional include dependable mobile devices, computers and accessories, and more, all of ...


Values Appreciate: Healthy Markets Focus on West, Midwest

In October, the five healthiest markets were San Jose (Market Health Index of 9), San Francisco (8.9), Los Angeles (8.6), San Diego (8.4) and Denver (8.1), among the country’s top 30 largest metro markets covered by Zillow, while in September, Homes.com reported ...


FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund Gains $15 Billion

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released its annual report to Congress on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund. The independent actuarial report shows that FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) has gained $15 billion dollars in value ...


Ask the Expert: What Steps Can I Take to Achieve Success?

Today's 'Ask the Expert' column features Glade Jones, CEO of Obeo, Inc. ...


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