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Todays Real Estate News Archive


CFBP Rules: A Detailed Look at the Replacement of Consumer Disclosure Forms

On November 20, 2013, the final rules on the replacement of the current consumer disclosure forms required under RESPA and the Truth-in-Lending Act were released. The new, integrated Loan Estimate Form and Closing Disclosure Form, called “Know Before You Owe,” will go ...


New Multi Merchant Prepaid Card

NAR PULSE—Created with closing and thank you gifts in mind, this unique card gives recipients not just one, but over 150 popular places to shop, dine and have fun. Cards may be personalized and sent directly to the client or purchaser for ...


Trulia’s Evolution from Business School Idea to the Real Estate Industry’s Technology Partner

From what began as a traditional offline business, real estate began moving online in the late 1990s and has increasingly become not only an online business, but a mobile one. Real estate will always have a fundamental human element, but homebuyers in ...


ERA Identifies Four ‘Under the Radar’ Markets Benefitting from Out-Of-State Buyers

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, and the members of its U.S. broker network have identified four “under the radar” housing markets that are benefitting from home buyers relocating from out of state. The growth in these markets is supported ...


Great Spaces: Emilio Estevez Lists His Malibu Micro-Vineyard

Actor-turned-director Emilio Estevez has quietly listed his Malibu, Calif., estate for a cool $7.8 million. The 3,731-square-foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, which by Hollywood standards may seem modest; however, it sits on a nice piece of land—1.1 acres. ...


Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Credit Score: 5 Tips for Success

The holidays are upon us, and they may affect your credit scores. ...


RELO Direct® Strengthens Global Service Delivery Team with the Addition of Ann Merritt, GMS

RELO Direct®, Inc. has expanded its global service delivery team with the addition of Ann Merritt, GMS, the company has announced. Merritt will serve as the director of Client Services to the growing mobility service organization and will be responsible for international service delivery management, implementation, and quality assurance. ...


HomeFinder.com and Easter Seals Partner to Raise Awareness on Assessing the Needs of Aging Family Members When Home for the Holidays

HomeFinder.com, a leading digital real estate site, recently announced its partnership with Easter Seals to help families assess the needs of aging loved ones when home for the holidays. HomeFinder.com will donate $1 to Easter Seals for every “Like” the HomeFinder.com Facebook page receives during the month of ...


CENTURY 21 Award Hosts Second Annual Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy for Easter Seals

Century 21 Award hosted a festive community event recently and raised funds and awareness for Easter Seals. The Second Annual Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy brought out hundreds of hungry locals and raised thousands for the non-profit charity. The popular food trucks ...


Market Cycles Influence Alternative Business Development Options

Real estate and relocation professionals often expand business services by recognizing market trending and filling underserved needs in their market areas. By capitalizing and building on business models and skill sets already in place, each of the following individuals and their ...


Bay State Home Sales Jump 19 Percent in October

Regional Spotlight—Sales of Massachusetts single-family homes rose again in October, increasing almost 19 percent from a year earlier, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


The Mortgage Professor: With Loan Insurance, Bad Rules Lead to More Rules

(MCT)—In 1999, Congress decreed that the monthly mortgage insurance premiums that borrowers paid could be terminated by the borrower under certain conditions, and if the borrower failed to act, the lender was obliged to terminate a little later. This rule applied to mortgages insured by private mortgage insurers. Shortly thereafter, ...


Your Place: Appliance Problems Merit an Electrical Checkup

(MCT)—Q: In March 2011, I had my kitchen gutted and redone with new floor, cabinets, “green” furnace and water system, counters—the works. I installed a new Samsung French-door refrigerator, an over-the-stove microwave, and, for the first time, a dishwasher. The washer ...


Navigating the New Market

HomeFinder.com’s 2013 Agent Makeover Sweepstakes gave five lucky agents a deluxe treatment and a new set of skills to power up their business ...


Prudential Ambassador Real Estate Officially Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate

Prudential Ambassador Real Estate, a brokerage leader in Nebraska, is set to officially become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The company recently held a press briefing, “Brand Opening” event and yard-sign reveal at the Ambassador Real Estate Corporate Offices in Omaha. ...


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