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Todays Real Estate News Archive


NAHB Says: Leading Market Index Up

The NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index rose slightly to .86 in December index from .85 in the November index. The index measures progress back to and beyond the normal level of economic and housing growth. In addition to the national index, the release also lists the value of progress toward ...


Great Spaces: Rosie O’Donnell Buys in Florida for $5 Million

Earlier this year, Rosie O’Donnell almost purchased a Palm Beach property owned by Olivia Newton-John and even put an offer on the mansion. But after there was a suicide on the property, O’Donnell backed out of the deal and began her Florida ...


Get a Bigger House or Stay Put? Both, with a Remodel

(MCT)--With a baby on the way earlier this year, Jeff and Meredith Schaff decided they needed more room than their small three-bedroom, one-bath starter home could provide. ...


Forget Everything You Know about Work-Life Balance

(MCT)—Whenever I hear the term work-life balance, I picture a giant, old-fashioned scale. On one side, there’s work: a desk, a computer, a phone and customers. On the other side, there’s life: a house, a television, a family and friends. The two ...


RentalRoost Expands Lifestyle-Based Home Searches to Entire U.S.

RentalRoost, the lifestyle-based house and apartment finder, announced recently the company's website now supports home searches throughout the U.S. Parents may now search for properties by school district, college students can search for housing by distance to 9,000 different campuses and home seekers of all types may filter their options ...


Prudential Woodmont Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced that Prudential Woodmont Realty is now operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty. The company, a Middle Tennessee brokerage leader, is among the first to join the new brand following affiliate launches in California, ...


zipForm Announces New Service Provider Partnerships

Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, recently announced Fidelity National Home Warranty (FNHW) and Disclosure Source are the latest service providers to integrate with zipForm®, making it easier and faster for REALTORS® to order their home warranty plan and NHD Report and ...


Realogy to Receive Corporate Board Gender Diversity Award at Executive Women Event

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, will be recognized on Jan. 28, 2014 for its commitment to board gender diversity by Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), the region’s leading not-for-profit organization promoting women’s executive leadership ...


Century 21 Appoints New Vice President of Learning

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced the appointment of David Birnbaum as vice president of its learning department. A seasoned industry executive, Birnbaum is now responsible for managing the learning and training platform for the CENTURY 21® System, which spans 7,100 offices and nearly 102,000 sales professionals ...


Broker Best Practices: Seizing Opportunities

In order to form the best, long-lasting and most profitable relationships with your clients, you need to truly connect with and understand them. In the following interview, real estate pro and CEO Candace Adams tells us how her company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, works hard to truly understand ...


Analysis Shows Home Building Timelines Vary Widely By Region

The National Association of Home Builders recently release an interesting analysis from the 2012 Survey of Construction (SOC). ...


October Building Permits Boost the Housing Market

According to the Commerce Department, housing permits jumped to a 5-year high in October. With the strongest numbers since the housing crash, many are left wondering what the surge in building permits means. Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of ...


Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Funds Five New Scholarships for Military

The REALTORS® Land Institute announced recently that Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Bill Eshenbaugh will fund five Eshenbaugh Land Company Military Course Scholarships for the Institute’s Military Transition Program (MTP). The scholarships, valued at $445 each, will be awarded to the first MTP participants who request the scholarship. ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent Holiday Home Electrical Hazards?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Jay Gregg, Director of Marketing with Pillar To Post. ...


Putting People First: 5 Resolutions to Succeed in 2014 – Part 1

As 2013 comes to an end, now is a great time to look back on your year and figure out what areas of your real estate business you can improve upon and how to increase your number of clients. When it’s time ...


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