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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Webinar: Standing Out: How RISMedia’s Pop-a-Note Keeps You Top of Mind – Join Us This Thursday, Oct. 24 at Noon EDT

In today’s recovering real estate market, competition is high and finding ways to differentiate yourself and stay top-of-mind with your clients and prospects can be challenging. If you have 30 minutes to learn how to ramp up your client communications this Thursday, ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Edge Higher

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates edging higher leading up to the federal budget deadline last week. ...


New Home Shoppers Want Great Rooms, Spa Baths and More Connectivity

(MCT)—New home buyers are coming back, but they don’t want the same old McMansion. They want a house they can use. ...


Diggin’ In: Planting Bulbs Now for a Spring Payoff

(MCT)—When you plant bulbs in the fall, you bury something that looks pretty brown and boring. ...


NAHB Estimates Sept. Housing Starts Will Approach 900,000 Units

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes fell two points in October from a downwardly revised reading in the previous month to a level of 55 on the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. ...


Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Cooled Down Slightly in September

Regional Spotlight—September is traditionally the month when both air temperatures and housing market activity retreat from their summer highs, but that wasn’t exactly the case this year. The Chicago area enjoyed balmy weather, and the metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued to flex its muscles. Matched against results for the ...


Stabilizing September Prices and Inventories Build Market Equilibrium

In September, inventories have returned to levels of a year ago and the buying season ended with the greatest price gains seen in years, according to realtor.com®’s September trend report. ...


Members and Firms Stay Active in Today’s Market

NAR members are increasingly busy in real estate, with the typical member having 12 transaction sides in 2012, up from 10 transaction sides in 2011. Only three percent of residential specialists had no residential transactions in 2012, compared to six percent in 2011. Among residential specialists, 97 percent had at ...


4 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Real Estate Blog

Are you a current blogger looking to improve your results or a newbie ready to start building a successful real estate blog? No matter what stage you are in, these tips will help boost blog awareness, visibility and its overall success. ...


Howard Hanna Joins Forces with Morgan-Collins

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, a leading seller of homes in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has announced a merger with Morgan-Collins, Inc., increasing Howard Hanna’s presence in Central Pennsylvania. The company has offices in Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle and Hershey. This move puts Howard Hanna in position to do business for ...


Shutdown Impacted Mortgages, Says Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 0.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 11, 2013. ...


On Gardening: The Cool Season Landscape Offers Great Edible Opportunities

(MCT)—The cool season landscape offers wonderful opportunities to keep the edible landscape going, and for the culinary artist in as well as the Monet designer outdoors. In the last few years the edible landscape has skyrocketed in popularity, and with good ...


EBCBOR Salutes Hispanic Homeowners

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® Global Business Council recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with “A Salute to Hispanic REALTORS and Homeowners in Bergen County” at La Havana 59 in Moonachie. ...


Keller Williams Unveils New Logo, Launches Rebranding Campaign

Keller Williams Realty, Inc. announced recently that it is launching an international rebranding campaign featuring a redesigned logo and brand identity. The launch falls on the company's 30th birthday. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Signs Four New International Franchise Agreements

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced that over the last six months, it has signed four new international master franchise agreements to license the CENTURY 21® brand to operate in Austria, Croatia, Kosovo, and ...


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