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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Getting Rid of the Clutter Helps Increase Inner Peace

(MCT)—Window-opening weather is upon us, and perhaps with it, the temptation to clean out closets and winnow what once seemed so necessary. ...


Century 21 New Millennium’s Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Children’s National Medical Center and the Jenna Stone Memorial

Golfers and others from communities across the DC Metro region came together last week in Leonardtown, M.D. for a great day of golf and to raise money for Children’s National Medical Center and the Jenna Stone Memorial St. Mary’s Ryken Fund, the company annnounced.  The Tournament kicked off with a ...


J. Rockcliff Realtors Recognizes Joe Frazzano Team as the Company’s Top Producer for 2013

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2014--J. Rockcliff Realtors, the premier residential real estate company in the San Francisco East Bay, announced that veteran real estate sales professional Joe Frazzano and the Frazzano Team, of the company’s Blackhawk office, has been named as the top J. Rockcliff Realtors agent for 2013. This is ...


Cash in with Extra Savings on Ram Trucks and Vans

NAR PULSE—It’s Ram Commercial Truck Season, and now through June 30 REALTORS® can save even more on select Ram vehicle purchases, in addition to the $500 cash allowance available from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner Chrysler Group LLC. Ram vehicles are top-sellers ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Hover Near 4 Percent, for Second Week in a Row

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.01 percent, up two basis points from this time last week, the company reports. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate declined early last week, dropping to as low as 3.92 percent on ...


Will Short Sale on Second Home Hurt Me?

(MCT)—Question: A second home of mine went into default a few years ago and eventually sold as a short sale. How long will this impact my credit report? We intend to sell our primary residence and buy another this year. We’re current on that mortgage, and we’ve paid all of ...


New Report Examines Housing Challenges Faced by Youth Aging out of Foster Care

Each year, approximately 25,000 young people “age out” of the foster care system in the U.S., many of them facing significant risks of becoming homeless.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently released ...


BBB Issues Advisory about ‘House Flipping’ Workshops

I have long preached the 'if it's too good to be true...' mantra. According to a recent report from Kelsey Owen at BBB, folks that may be attracted to the idea of getting in the high velocity and potentially lucrative business of ...


Global Luncheon Focusing on Russian Buyers and Sellers Held in Bergen County

Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS’ Global business Council recently held an expert panel focusing on the unique needs of Russian clients buying and selling real estate in Bergen County. ...


Realogy Named to 2014 Fortune 500 List

Realogy Holdings Corp. a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, was named as a member of the 2014 FORTUNE 500 list of America’s leading corporations. The list was released recently by FORTUNE magazine, which annually publishes this prestigious ranking. Realogy ...


Play It Safe When You Leave Home: Vacation Security Smarts

As summer gets into full swing, it makes sense to review some simple but important steps you should take to secure your home during vacation season. Amidst all of the decisions about where to go, where to stay, and what to do ...


Rates on New Home Loans Remain Stable

The average characteristics of conventional mortgages used to buy newly built homes were little changed in April, according to data released recently by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ...


Webinar June 4 for the Mobile Agent

Looking to maximize your mobile reach? Get a tech savvy update on which mobile applications are a must have in the upcoming webinar from realtor.com®, tomorrow, June 4 at 10 a.m. PDT. Learn how to load-up with the apps that work only for real estate that won’t waste your time ...


Your Place: Hire Someone Else to Fix Leaning Garage

(MCT)—Question: I have a 75-year-old, one-car, detached wooden garage that has started to lean. What do I need to do to straighten it up? I am really handy and would like to do it myself if I could, but I have nowhere ...


Apartment and Condominium Market Shows Positive Growth in First Quarter

Production of apartments and condominiums showed positive growth in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The index increased three points to 53, which is the ninth consecutive quarter with a reading of 50 ...


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