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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Green Home Could Result in a Larger Loan

(MCT)—Those solar panels or radiant-heated stone floors could help snag a larger home loan under legislation now pending in the U.S. Senate. ...


NAHB Members Celebrate National Building Systems Week

Members of the Building Systems Council (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are celebrating National Building Systems Week, which runs Aug. 4 – 10, by offering model home tours, demonstrations and much more. This week-long national event aims to educate consumers on the differences between system-built homes ...


Hot Property: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Bail out of Malibu Beach House

(MCT)—After a couple of years and price cuts, actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have closed up their longtime Malibu beach house, selling it for $9.5 million. ...


Test-Tube Hamburger Patty Makes Its Debut

(MCT)—Sergey Brin’s $330,000 hamburger does not come with fries. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Expands Its Business in North and South Carolina

Corporately owned and operated national brokerage Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC recently announced the combining of its local operations in North and South Carolina with North Carolina-based brokerage owner Jason Cox. Effective immediately, Mr. Cox and his team of agents will operate under the Carrington umbrella, complementing Carrington’s ...


Midwest Real Estate Data LLC® Executes Data License Agreement with Realtors Property Resource®

Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) announced recently that it has executed an agreement with Realtors Property Resource, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, to integrate MRED’s licensed MLS data with RPR’s national property database and website for their REALTOR® members. ...


Tips for Successfully Working with Investors

When you look at your target market, do you include investors in the mix? You should. ...


Are You Conversant with Millennial Culture?

Numbering 105 million, Millennials are larger than the Baby Boomer generation, and 20 percent bigger than the Gen X population. And Millennials are aging into home buying. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), among buyers under 32 years of ...


Las Vegas Breaks Out with 31.2 Percent Yearly Growth in July

Clear Capital. one of the premium providers of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation and collateral risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through July 2013. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the ...


Research Links Mortgage Interest Deduction with Economic Opportunity

The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is linked positively with intergenerational mobility – a measure of economic opportunity – according to new academic research from economists at Harvard and Berkeley. This paper comes on the heels of separate research showing that trading the MID for lower individual income tax rates results ...


Rising Home Prices Send Large-Scale Investors Packing in Bay Area

Traditional homebuyers and sellers returned to the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market in increasing numbers in the second quarter of 2013, fueling sharply higher home prices and nudging big-money institutional investors with cash to the sidelines, according to a recently released analysis of MLS data by the research ...


Your Place: Possible Causes of Surges in Electricity Use

(MCT)—I had a question awhile back from a reader who had a smart meter installed and checks online for usage. ...


The MLS Public Portal Debate: Take Back Your Future – Or Is It Too Late?

John Reilly, director of RealTown, and I have been around Internet listing display and listing data distribution since their inception. Based on what we’ve learned over the last 19 years, and more recently over the last five years, we believe there is room for different “public portal real estate models.” ...


Realty ONE Group and Superlative Announce New Relationship

In a joint statement released recently, Realty ONE Group and Superlative announced a new relationship that the companies say will deliver “exceptional web presences” to Realty ONE Group real estate agents. ...


Content Is King: How to Win the Battle against Portals

It’s hard to deny that the giant real estate portals are doing more than simply holding their own when it comes to branding and attracting Web traffic to their sites. They attract the lion’s share of real estate traffic, and typically ...


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