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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Costs to Incorporate Green Features

The cost to make a home green (energy efficiency, water and indoor quality, etc.) is higher than the cost of construction of other homes, and this differential may persist as more builders enter the green market. However, builder experience with green technique ...


Broker Training Series, ‘One Byte at a Time,’ Puts Focus on RISMedia Content

Editor’s Note: This is part four of a four-part series highlighting video training sessions and creative-use ideas, created by San Diego-based Century 21 Award for their agents in using RISMedia’s Content Solutions and specifically RISMedia’s RREIN platform. ...


Boosting Website Attraction and Sustainability

For real estate broker Rosemary West, maintaining an easy-to-navigate, uncluttered website is a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to attracting prospective buyers who are turning to the Internet to search for homes at a record pace. Thanks to the company’s partnership with Homes.com, West is armed with ...


5 Things You Shouldn’t Keep in Your Car

For many people, a car is like a traveling storage bin. But there are some things you shouldn't keep in your car -- unless you want potential thieves to purloin your personal information. ...


Pillar To Post Home Inspectors Named List of 50 Top Franchises for Veterans

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, North America’s largest home inspection franchise, was recently named on World Franchising Network’s list of the 50 top franchises for veterans. The list was featured in USA Today on June 20. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors was chosen for its number of veterans serving as ...


Engel & Völkers North America Opens its Newest Brokerage in Beverly Hills, California

Engel & Völkers North America recently announced the opening of its newest shop in Beverly Hills, expanding its presence in Southern California and in North America. The new brokerage will be led by Raphael Barragán, partner and CEO, and Robert Cipolloni, regional director. The addition of Engel & Völkers Beverly ...


The Dying Dining Room

The dining room isn’t what it used to be. ...


Brave Buyers: The “American Horror Story” House Is on the Market

The Alfred F. Rosenheim estate, otherwise known as the “Murder House” featured on “American Horror Story,” is now up for grabs! Originally built as a private home in 1908, the home boasts an enormous wooden interior that has quite the history attached ...


Mortgage Applications Inch Lower

Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 27, 2014. ...


The Legal Ins and Outs of Buying a House with Someone

Many people consider buying a house together for many different reasons. Whether it is your first-time home or an investment property, buying a house together does have its perks. If done with care, this arrangement can be very beneficial in getting you a house that you may not have otherwise ...


Tips for Surviving When Kids Come Home after College

(MCT)—Do you have advice for parents of “boomerang” kids who have moved home after college graduation? ...


RE/MAX Gateway offers The NEW Agent Training Program

RE/MAX Gateway recently announced the offering of The NEW Agent, a fully inclusive instructional course created specifically for RE/MAX Gateway beginning on July 7, 2014. Supporting real estate agents throughout Northern Virginia, course participation is open to all agents, regardless of brokerage affiliation. Developed by industry expert Scott MacDonald and ...


EBCBOR and MBOR Merge to Form Third Largest REALTOR® Association in N.J.

The Meadowlands Board of REALTORS® (MBOR) formerly based in Rutherford will join forces with the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) paving the way for the creation of the third-largest REALTOR® association in N.J. The combined association, under the name Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® Inc., will have ...


Revealed: Most Popular Cities for Renters on the Go

Providing insight into the patterns of today's renters, realtor.com® recently named the 10 most searched cities on the realtor.com® rentals mobile application for iOS and Android since the launch of the application. ...


Agent Makeover Series: The One Thing that Will Change Your Real Estate Business

The HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes provided five winning real estate agents with one-on-one digital marketing training sessions, now you can gain the same business makeover advice the winners received. Kelly White, Director of Talent Attraction for Better Homes and Gardens ...


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