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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Prudential Select Properties Announces New Partnership with RealBiz Media Group

Prudential Select Properties, a provider of residential real estate services to the Greater St. Louis area, has announced the signing of a contract with RealBiz Media Group, a real estate digital media and technology company, in order to obtain a MicroVideo App (MVA) for their agents to use. ...


Home Buying Reaches New Heights in Mobile-Driven World

With the plethora of mobile apps available on smartphones today, consumers can do just about anything from their mobile-enabled device. Whether it’s looking up restaurant reviews while on the road to locating a new running route, or even finding your dream home, consumers are turning to their phones for any ...


Pricier Properties Lead the Recovery

More than 11 percent of homes sold over the past 12 months had a sales price over $500,000, sales growth was highest among homes in above-median-priced categories not entry level starter homes according to a new analysis by an economist at the ...


No More Losing Leads: The Five Minute Rule and Acquisition of FiveStreet

For years now, we have talked about the issue of losing leads because of the time it takes to respond quickly. In reality, five minutes of waiting for a response can still be too long considering a competing listing is just one click away. ...


Pending Home Sales Continue Slide in September

Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Reverse Mortgage Program Gets a Makeover

(MCT)—Last month, the Federal Housing Administration announced a series of sweeping changes in its reverse mortgage program, most of which have already taken effect. The changes are a response to increasing losses suffered by the FHA in connection with the extensive misuse ...


Hot Property: Jessica Simpson Sells Home In 90210

(MCT)—Jessica Simpson, who earlier this year bought a Hidden Hills estate from Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, has sold her home in a guarded enclave in the 90210 ZIP Code for $6.4 million. ...


Home Style: Energy Tax Credits for Home Improvements

(MCT)—Q: I was thinking of making a couple of home improvements this fall. Is the government still offering home energy improvement tax credits? If they’re available, where’s the easiest place to find information on what items qualify? I don’t want to get ...


RE/MAX Taps Qualtrics for Real-Time Customer Engagements

RE/MAX has selected Qualtrics, an enterprise survey technology provider, to empower its global real estate business with a customer insight solution that allows rapid response to consumer demands. RE/MAX uses Qualtrics Research Suite to collect, analyze and act on voice of the customer data from stakeholders, including its customers, brokers ...


Luxury Portfolio International Selected as Finalist for Overseas Property Professional Awards

Luxury Portfolio International® has been selected as a finalist for the Overseas Property Professionals (OPP) Awards for Excellence in the categories of Best Supporting Service and Best Online Service. ...


How Regional Real Estate Leaders are Capturing Business in the Recovery

Nationally speaking, the real estate recovery has taken a firm hold, to the point of inventory shortages and bidding wars in many locations across the country. However, regional scenarios vary greatly, demonstrating unique market trends that must be tapped in order to ...


4 Tips to Use Mobile Technology to Market to Sellers

The September housing market inventory was up roughly 20% in comparison to numbers from last year at the time. ...


Good Faith Estimate: Common Costs When Closing a Home Sale

Closing on your home is a huge step in the home-buying process. It’s when you officially get the title for your new house. It’s important to keep in mind that there are several costs when closing a home sale. ...


Is Your Social Media Policy Valid?

Costco recently had their social media policy invalidated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). ...


September Demand Was Strong despite Rate Hikes

Despite fears that higher mortgage rates could cripple a recovering housing market, the vital signs for housing remained remarkably good in September, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. ...


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