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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Solid February Gains Point to Seller Optimism

As prices continue to rise, more sellers are putting their homes on the market than this time last year, according to Realtor.com®'s recently released National Housing Trend Report for February 2014. This movement is a sign of confidence in the gains sustained ...


Builder Confidence on the Rise in March

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 on the recently released National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). ...


Great Spaces: Snag 14 Acres in Arizona

Looking for a desert hideaway? This 14-acre home, safe and snug inside the guard-gated Lost Canyon in Scottsdale, Ariz., may be the perfect space for you. The home includes four bedrooms, six bathrooms and more than 9,500 square feet of space. ...


A Singular Solution for Success

Are you using multiple lead generation sources? Then you're doing it wrong, according to Michael P. LaRocque, broker/owner of LaRocque & Co., REALTORS® Cocoa, Fla. Read on as LaRocque explains his winning lead generation method, and discusses the success of his company's recent expansion. ...


Real Estate Q&A: Is My Home a Short Sale or a Regular Sale?

(MCT)—QUESTION: Due to a hardship, we stopped making our mortgage payments. Because values have increased recently, we think the house is worth more than we owe. How do we know ...


Realogy Names Stephen Fraser as Chief Information Officer

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, appointed Stephen Fraser as chief information officer and senior vice president. Fraser was most recently the global head of information technology service and information management for IKEA Group in Sweden. ...


DocuSign Taps MRED CEO for Real Estate Advisory Council

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that its President and CEO Russ Bergeron has been named to the DocuSign Real Estate Advisory Council. The inaugural meeting, with attendees from across the real estate spectrum, was held on March 4th during DocuSign's MOMENTUM 2014 user ...


The New Buzzword in Real Estate May Be a Game Changer

What is Digital Transaction Management? The newest innovation in real estate is the answer to your insight problems. Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solves many of the problems facing brokers today—how do you “go paperless” and, “Is it really possible?” Yesl—DTM may be a buzzword, but it is also the solution ...


The Future of the Housing Finance System

The future of the housing finance system is a key issue for the housing industry as well as the economic makeup of the middle class, given the importance that housing wealth and access to rental housing plays in our economy. These factors ...


Senate Takes Speedy Action on Bipartisan Flood Insurance Affordability Bill

Late last week, the senate passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which won the votes by a windfall of 72 to 22. ...


The Future of Real Estate Is Here

When Realty Executives International’s regional developers and senior management gather together, it isn’t without purpose and direction. Recently, the company’s leadership group spent several days together planning for 2014. Coming off one of the company’s best years in recent history, the entire organization is alive with energy and ready to ...


Lenders: QM Rule Will Bump up Rates for Low FICOs

The qualified mortgage (QM) rule that took effect in January will raise mortgage rates by at least 150 percentage points according to a survey of lenders released recently. ...


February Delivered Rising Home Prices in Chicago

Regional Spotlight—Residential sales in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market during February followed a pattern similar to that established in January, with prices rising but the pace of sales slowing when compared to the same month last year. ...


Unmarried Couples Buying a House May Also Be Buying Trouble

(MCT)—More and more couples, both mixed- and same-sex, are electing to live together without getting married, and often this includes purchasing a home together. This is a major decision fraught with potential consequences if and when they decide to split. ...


RE/MAX Unveils New Ad Campaign: “Dream with Your Eyes Open”

RE/MAX, LLC recently launched its first advertising campaign since the company went public last fall. Created by the real estate company’s new lead advertising agency The Leo Burnett Group, the “Dream With Your Eyes Open” campaign highlights the critical bond between home buyers and RE/MAX agents as Americans become more ...


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