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Todays Real Estate News Archive


HUD Announces Additional Measures to Manage Risk in FHA’s Reverse Mortgage Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is publishing new guidance to manage risk associated with the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program. This is part of the Department’s continuing effort to reform, strengthen and protect FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) ...


iPhone 5S Coming, Time to Check Mobile Contract

Apple is poised to announce the new iPhone 5S and 5C on September 10, and with every new smartphone comes a new opportunity to review your mobile carrier contract. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Names BoomTown as Preferred Provider

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named BoomTown as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, which presents select products and services to its membership of 500+ member firms. LeadingRE is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector ...


Fischer Named President and Chief Executive Officer of North American Title Group

Tom Fischer has been named president and chief executive officer of North American Title Group (NATG), succeeding Linda Reed, who is remaining in an advisory role until the end of the year. Fischer brings nearly 25 years of leadership in legal, title, escrow and homebuilder operations to this position. ...


July Home Prices Soar by over 12 Percent Year-Over-Year

The housing market continues its march forward, as home prices nationwide increased by 12.4 percent year-over-year in July when compared to a year prior, according to the July CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) report. ...


Niche Markets: Short Sales Still Active, but the Clock May Be Ticking

NAR Pulse—The good news for short sale specialists is there will always be a need for their services. If you are just getting started, though, it will take time to learn your craft and build a presence; thus, it might make ...


Elite NYC Location Hosts Invitation-Only Real Estate Networking Events

Approximately 150 of real estate’s Power Brokers and leading visionaries will gather in New York City later this month to participate in a unique industry think tank designed to chart the path ahead to real estate success. ...


The Mortgage Professor: Should You Fix Up a Home before Selling It?

(MCT)—Recently I put my home up for sale, and because it needed a new roof, deck, and septic system, came face to face with this question. This article is based heavily on that experience, in which I made a serious mistake that other sellers can avoid. ...


New Prudential Marketing Center Adds Google+ and Pinterest Integration

Prudential Northwest Properties, one of the largest Prudential Real Estate affiliates in the Pacific Northwest and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network (RREIN), has launched its all-new, mobilized marketing platform enhanced with Google+ and Pinterest integration, the company has announced. ...


Your Place: Well Pump, Not ‘Smart Meter,’ Cause of Higher Bills

(MCT)—At long last, there is an answer to why a reader’s newly installed “smart meter” reported normal usage for one or two days, then surged for the next day or two — following no particular pattern. ...


RE/MAX Names Leo Burnett Group Lead Creative Agency

RE/MAX has selected The Leo Burnett Group to create its 2014 national advertising campaign. The account will be managed by a Chicago-based, multidisciplinary team that will lead all creative, brand positioning and strategy for the global real estate franchisor. ...


Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty Reaches New Heights on the Northshore

Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty (DBSIR) in New Orleans is pleased to announce the addition of St. Tammany Parish real estate company Jennifer Rice and Team, greatly expanding the firm’s presence on the Northshore. Led by veteran realtor Jennifer Rice, the team is comprised of Alice McNeely, Realtor, Associate of ...


Foreclosures Down 25% from a Year Ago: CoreLogic

There were fewer foreclosures in July than a year ago, while properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell as the housing market continued improving, according to recent data released by CoreLogic®. ...


Relentless. Committed. Persistent.

These are the words I use to describe my 5-year-old son, Campbell. Now don’t get me wrong, he is cute and cuddly on the outside, but on the inside he is a lean, mean, selling machine. ...


Apartment and Condominium Market Gains Momentum in Second Quarter

Production of apartments and condominiums gained momentum in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The index increased nine points to 61, which is the ...


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