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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Zillow Predicts Home Values to Rise 3 Percent in 2014; Mortgages Will Be Easier to Get

Zillow is making four, bold housing predictions for 2014, and has determined which housing markets will be the hottest this coming year. ...


Five Things REALTORS® Should Do before 2014

For many small real estate offices, the end of the year means holiday parties and perhaps a little time off to spend with the family, however before 2014 sneaks up on us, there are five important things small businesses should evaluate before ...


Evolution of MLS Public Websites

There’s a movement afoot among Multiple Listing Service (MLS) executives and brokers to take measures to protect, control and monetize the data surrounding listings. A key component of this strategy is the consumer-facing MLS website (MLS public portal). ...


The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, Part III

The mobile world has changed dramatically since June 29, 2007—the day the first generation iPhone was released. No one could have predicted the massive change this device would usher in, or how drastically the landscape would change over the next six years. Six years ago, the BlackBerry was the dominant ...


5 Excuses Business Owners Make (and Why They’re Holding You Back)

Small business owners, can you relate to these scenarios? ...


Industry Insight: View from the Top

With an increase in home sales and consumer confidence, 2013 has been a strong year for the real estate industry as a whole. As 2013 comes to an end, we interviewed three leading brokers from around the country to discuss the year that was and the year that’s yet to ...


Leadership Lessons from the Front Line

I’ve spent a good amount of this year traveling, visiting with ERA® brokers across the country. Of course, we talk about their companies, current market conditions, business drivers and emerging trends. But what also invariably comes up in conversation is the topic of leadership. It’s a critical component, not only ...


New Home Sales Surge in October

(MCT)—New home sales shot up in October, evidence that buyers nationwide may be absorbing higher mortgage interest rates. ...


Not All Leads Are Equal – Calculating Lead Sources to Projected Revenue

Realtor.com® Webinar: The Latest Solutions for Lead Generation ...


DocuSign Demonstrates Its Bundled Real Estate Transaction Management Solution

Recently, DocuSign, the industry standard eSignature provider, announced a new bundle combining the company’s eSignature service with recent acquisition Cartavi Transaction Rooms with hopes of making real estate collaboration and document management more efficient and effective. Coinciding with the National Association of ...


With Aging Population, Elevators More Popular in New Homes

(MCT)—Developers are luring downsizing baby boomers with elevators, a luxury feature that offers convenience now and the promise of easier movement as they age. ...


Construction Spending: Slight Decline in October Release

Total private residential construction spending decreased slightly from the revised August and newly released September figures to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $326.9 billion in October 2013 according to Census estimates. The current reading is a 0.6 percent decrease from the prior month and 17.8 percent higher than a ...


Getting a Mortgage May Get Tougher Under New Rules

(MCT)—Some shoppers planning to buy a new home in 2014 will get more scrutiny — and likely less money. ...


Leading Apartment Search Site First to Partner with Online Review Platform Provider

When it comes to searching for their next apartment, over 75 percent of consumers surveyed say they base their rental decisions on ratings and reviews (Next Generation of Renters). In fact, properties with reviews on ForRent.com® receive 20 percent more leads on average than those without. Now, RentAdvisor reviews will ...


Real Living Lifestyles Agent Sandi Hadley Received The 2013 Realtor Award Of Excellence

Sandi Hadley of Real Living Lifestyles, Carlsbad location has received the 2013 REALTOR Award Of Excellence from North San Diego County Association of REALTORS, the company has announced. An Installation Dinner Dance was held at the Hillton Garden Inn, in Carlsbad Beach, Calif. on Saturday. This award is given every ...


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