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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Gino Blefari Assumes CEO Role at HSF Affiliates, Succeeds Retiring Earl Lee

HSF Affiliates LLC announced Monday that Gino Blefari has assumed the role of chief executive officer at HSF Affiliates, which operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate. ...


4 Ways to Stay Tech Savvy in 2015

If anything has been clear in the ever-changing real estate landscape, it’s that technology is here to stay. 2014 gave real estate agents plenty of examples of how tech is the future of real estate. The Zillow-Trulia merger ...


Hot Property: ‘Minecraft’ Creator Buys $70 Million Mansion

(TNS)—The L.A. area’s unusually hot ultra-luxury real estate market ended 2014 with yet another mega-sale. Swedish video game billionaire Markus Persson bought a Beverly Hills mansion built by handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky for $70 million. ...


Your Place: Consider Ways to Battle ‘Energy Vampires’

(TNS)—I wrote about “energy vampires” a couple of years back, but as the new year approaches, it’s probably a good time to ponder again ways to cut utility bills. ...


Living Smart: New Year to Resolve Home Issues

(TNS)—The holidays are done—you survived, congratulations. Now it’s time to focus on you. Some may call it a “resolution,” but that term can be intimidating. Instead, let’s call it a to-do list of tweaks that can help improve our lives—whether it’s today, tomorrow, or 22 Tuesdays from now. ...


ForRent.com® Rolls Out Innovative Homepage

For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS), leading multi-family resource providing marketing solutions for property management companies across the country, has released its newest and most visually appealing profile page on ForRent.com® (FRC). Launched on December 1, 2014, FRMS customers and FRC visitors alike benefit from this innovative compilation of rich media, ...


American Home Shield Earns 2015 Top Rated Award

Home warranty company American Home Shield has recently earned the 2015 Top Rated Award from HomeWarrantyReviews.com, a leading home warranty consumer review. The award is based on customer feedback and a variety of customer satisfaction metrics, such as service request approvals, customer retention rates, and how companies made ...


Gino Blefari Assumes CEO Role at HSF Affiliates, Succeeds Retiring Earl Lee

HSF Affiliates LLC announced Monday that Gino Blefari has assumed the role of chief executive officer at HSF Affiliates, which operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate. ...


Right or Wrong: How Are You Sharing Your Listing on Facebook?

It is no secret that photos are the most engaging content type on Facebook. Posts with photos make up 75 percent of all content posted to Facebook and account for a staggering 93 percent of the most engaging posts. https://blog.bufferapp.com/7-facebook-stats-you-should-know-for-a-more-engaging-page ...


Easing the Financing Crunch: New Year, New Ways to Get People into the Market

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jim Imhoff, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Housing Share of GDP at 15.2 Percent for Third Quarter

Economic growth in the third quarter was certainly good news for housing and the overall economy. The final estimate of GDP growth from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) was a 5 percent seasonally adjusted annual growth rate, up from 3.5 ...


New Study Shows Top Moving Destination for 2014

Wondering where people were moving in 2014? The Northeast experienced a moving deficit, losing residents for the third consecutive year, while Oregon held on to its title as "Top Moving Destination" and continued to pull away from the pack. ...


Long & Foster Appoints Terrence P. Dwyer as Chief Information Officer

The Long & Foster Companies has hired Terrence “Terry” P. Dwyer as its new senior vice president and chief information officer, effective Jan. 2015. Dwyer brings 27 years of information technology experience to the position, with 14 of those years spent in the real estate industry. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Welcomes Kentucky Brokerage

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has announced the addition of Lexington, Kentucky-based brokerage Cypress Residential Group to its franchise network. The firm will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Cypress and will continue to serve Lexington, Georgetown, Paris, Nicholasville, Versailles, Richmond, Winchester, Frankfort, Mount Sterling and ...


Great Spaces: Moby Makes Major Profit on Hollywood Hills Manse

Singer-songwriter Moby recently made a killing with the $12.4 million sale of his Los Angeles estate purchased four years ago for just shy of $4 million. ...


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