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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Foreclosures Down 25% from a Year Ago: CoreLogic

There were fewer foreclosures in July than a year ago, while properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell as the housing market continued improving, according to recent data released by CoreLogic®. ...


Relentless. Committed. Persistent.

These are the words I use to describe my 5-year-old son, Campbell. Now don’t get me wrong, he is cute and cuddly on the outside, but on the inside he is a lean, mean, selling machine. ...


Apartment and Condominium Market Gains Momentum in Second Quarter

Production of apartments and condominiums gained momentum in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The index increased nine points to 61, which is the ...


Real Estate’s New Investors: Friend or Foe?

Clearly, investors have played a critical role in the housing market’s climb back from the brink. However, institutional investors are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the single-family housing market, leaving many wondering if this is good or bad for the recovery and the industry’s future. This ...


Boost Your Curb Appeal by Considering the Personality of Your Lawn

Your lawn can be a canvas for expressing yourself. In fact, over half (52 percent) of homeowners surveyed in a recent Lifestyles National Survey of America, put out by TruGreen, said that “a homeowner’s lawn can tell you a lot about their personality.” ...


Living Smart: Deck Maintenance

(MCT)—One of the joys of late summer and early fall is spending deck time with family and friends. That is, of course, unless your outdoor structure has become a debris-laden, splintering eyesore. ...


Realty ONE Group Partners with Merrill Corporation

Realty ONE Group, a full-service real estate brokerage with more than 4,500 associates serving the tri state area of California, Nevada, and Arizona, has partnered with Merrill Corporation to launch a new online marketing center for Realty ONE Group agents. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate GARY GREENE Celebrates 50 Years

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene celebrated its 50th anniversary in style recently with more than 350 agents, managers and friends at the Westin Memorial City Aug. 9th. ...


Celebrities Delve into House Flipping

(MCT)—In Tinseltown, even movie stars can be found playing the home-flipping game — and this year they’ve upped the ante. ...


July Bay State Home Sales Post Best Month in Seven Years

Regional Spotlight—Sales of Massachusetts single-family homes increased significantly in July, rising more than 18 percent over July 2012, and posting the highest sales volume for any month since June 2006, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


Your Facebook Friends May Affect Your Credit Score

From FICO to Facebook, some lending institutions are turning to social media to assess your credit score. If you have a tough time accessing credit or don't have a credit score, you should take into account that a number of lending companies are using your online activity as an indicator ...


Don’t Trust Yelp Reviews? 6 Tips for Consumers

(MCT)—Accusations about Yelp Inc.’s business practices and authenticity of reviews have angered scores of small-business owners. ...


Setting a Higher Standard for Service

When it comes to great service, today’s customers don’t always know how to define it, but they definitely “know it when they see it.” Unfortunately, too many consumers have become accustomed to substandard service and are literally ...


Do’s and Don’ts of Powerful Listing Presentations

As today’s real estate industry continues to become more cut-throat, real estate professionals are re-evaluating their marketing tactics to set themselves apart from the competition. Let’s face it; a buyer or seller’s first impression of you weighs heavily on their decision ...


Change Agent: An Interview with Kelly Mitchell from Agent Caffeine

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has begun a new interview series designed to invoke passion and purpose into your business. In its “Change Agent” series, Rebekah Radice, Manager of Industry Engagement for Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate will be speaking with industry leaders about the driving force behind ...


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