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Todays Real Estate News Archive


REALTOR® Safety Continues with December Webinar

NAR PULSE—Register now and take advantage of the free December 19 REALTOR® Safety Webinar and learn how to detect and redirect unwanted attention from past, present or potential clients. You will also learn about laws pertaining to stalking and harassing communications, and how to implement safety strategies to ...


New Mortgage Disclosure Forms to Roll Out in August 2015

(MCT)—The federal government’s consumer financial watchdog will require lenders to issue shorter, easier-to-understand mortgage disclosure forms to home buyers that more clearly show the costs and terms of the loans. ...


California Pending Sales Higher in October

California pending home sales reversed a two-month decline to post higher in October, but were down from a year earlier, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported recently. ...


Strong Multifamily Sector Pushes Building Permits above 1 Million in October

Issuance of new building permits rose 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.034 million units in October due primarily to a double-digit increase on the multifamily side, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. ...


Top 10 Holiday Travel Legal Tips

Traveling for the holidays? If so, the last thing you'll want to deal with is trouble with the law. ...


Real Estate Goes Digital

DocuSign and Cartavi keep real estate transactions moving, pulling sales together from planes, trains and automobiles ...


Motivate Action in the Industry

What's the winning recipe for real estate success? Every agent has their own. For William A. Watson, Jr., Chairman of the Board for Watson Realty Corp., REALTORS® in Jacksonville, Fla., the answer is focus. “I also believe you should prospect every day,” ...


October Pending Home Sales Down Again, but Expected to Level Out

Although conditions were mixed across the country, pending home sales continued to move lower in October, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Eight Secrets Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know for a Successful 2014

Real estate sales tend to slow down around the holidays, but if your goal is to increase your brokerage’s profitability in 2014, the end of the year is vital to your team’s success. Set the scene for a prosperous 2014, by encouraging ...


Don’t Let Fall Slow You Down

While you’re reading this post catching up with the real estate world, it’s possible that a lot of your competition is off the clock. They’re not making calls, not sending out marketing pieces, not scheduling an open house or tracking down “For ...


Empowering Your Workforce: Bringing Your Company Together through Thought Leadership

Thought leadership is often viewed by marketers as a platform that is focused externally. But while thought leadership is an effective means of influencing customers, it's also a very successful way of empowering employees. ...


Miami Real Estate Double-Digit Price Appreciation Continues

Regional Spotlight—October marked the 23rd consecutive month where Miami’s home prices appreciated compared to year-ago figures, according to a new report from the 30,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. The median sales price for a Miami home in October was $220,000, a significant ...


Real estate Q&A: Can My Condo Board Enforce Speed Limit?

(MCT)—QUESTION: My homeowner’s association recently announced that our private security guards are going to start giving traffic tickets within the community. The board will sit in judgment over the $50-$100 fines. Is this legal and enforceable? ...


NewPoint Media Group Partners with Follr, Inc.

NewPoint Media Group has announced a marketing partnership with Follr, Inc. a New York-based software company. The deal provides Digital Identity Websites to clients of The Real Estate Book. Following successful test roll-outs in Florida and North Carolina, the offer will soon be extended nationally. ...


Industry Veteran Eric M. Koenig Named President of Hubzu

Eric M. Koenig has been named President of Hubzu®, an innovative online real estate marketplace that empowers home buyers, sellers and their agents to achieve greater value, the company has announed. Koenig has driven growth initiatives for technology brands across several sectors. Prior to joining Hubzu, Koenig was most recently ...


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