Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Business Creation - Prospecting: Skills for Sales Success: Part Three.
Territory Management: Skills for Sales Success: Part Eight.
Expand your education through NAR's REALTOR® University: A Consumer Advocate Approach to Mortgages: Course 2.
At Home with Diversity.
Bundle 3: CIPS Institute (US Version).

Todays Real Estate News Archive


More Than 4 Million First-Time Buyers Want to Enter the Housing Market in 2014, Buoyed by Strong U.S. Housing Confidence

Millions of current renters nationwide aspire to buy a home in the next year, according to the inaugural edition of the Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI)[i], suggesting strong demand among potential first-time homebuyers if market conditions are favorable. But existing headwinds, including ...


Distressed Housing Market Shrinks Dramatically in California

Regional Spotlight--Vastly improved home prices over the past five years have changed the landscape of California’s distressed housing market, which is now just a fraction of what it was during the Great Recession, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) found recently. ...


Great Service Is Real Key to Positive Agent Ratings

When you provide service that impresses your clients, they’re usually very willing to tell others. That’s how you keep your pipeline filled. ...


Addressing the Needs of Diverse Clientele

Today's buyers and sellers are not a “one size fits all” type of deal. In the following interview, Douglas Magid, a Principal with CENTURY 21 Metropolitan in New York, N.Y., talks about meeting the needs of all your clients, from first-time buyers to picky buyers and beyond. ...


From Loan Qualification to Divorce, Marriage Brings up Mortgage Issues

(MCT)—When a married couple purchases a house with the help of a mortgage, they become subject to a wide range of legal rules and custom-based practices at every stage of the process. This column will summarize some of the major issues that ...


Mortgage Returns Launches Spring Purchase Program

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced recently that it has launched its Spring Purchase Program enabling mortgage lenders to increase purchase business and referrals during the upcoming home buying season. ...


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Mourns the Passing of D. Kent Gale, Chairman Emeritus

Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty is mourning the passing of one of its great leaders, D. Kent Gale, at age 96, on March 6, 2014. ...


American Home Shield Acquires HSA Home Warranty, with Both Brands Focusing on Growth and Market Expansion

American Home Shield, one of the largest home warranty companies in the nation, has announced the closing of its acquisition of HSA Home Warranty. Company officials announced in early November that a purchase agreement had been signed and were awaiting final regulatory approval to close the ...


Normal Market Activity Inches Forward

While the pace may be slow, new industry findings show that the real estate market is indeed moving forward. The Advanced March NAHB/First American Leading Markets (LMI) Index remained unchanged in March at .87 from February but the number of markets considered ...


Open Enrollment under ACA Ends March 31 but Don’t Stress, NAR Can Help

NAR PULSE—Still not sure about your health insurance options? Visit the REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace powered by SASid, a REALTOR Benefit® Program partner, to explore NAR’s private exchange and learn about your insurance options. Also NAR President Steve Brown walks members through the ...


Ask the Experts: What Are the Most Valuable Real Estate Lessons Learned over the Past Few Years?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Marty Rueter, President of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchising arm of Weichert, Realtors. ...


Fed Reports Winter Cools Inventories

In its latest report on the economy, Federal Reserve economists report that winter weather has contributed to a slowing of real estate markets and inventories are low in most districts. ...


New Survey Reveals Pulse of 2014 Spring Real Estate Market

A recently released survey indicates a lively spring season ahead for real estate sales. MRIS, a Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS), recently released the results from its 2014 Spring Real Estate Outlook Survey. ...


5 Things to Know about Getting a VA Mortgage

(MCT)—As banks tighten lending standards, demand has increased tremendously in recent years for Veterans Affairs mortgages, known as VA loans. ...


zipLogix Releases Major Update for zipForm Plus

zipLogix recently announced the release of a feature update for zipForm® Plus, the official and exclusive forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. This update delivers the latest advancements to real estate professionals that utilize zipForm(R) Plus every day. The new feature set enhances the entire transaction process. ...


Our Latest News >>