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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Is It Easy to Obtain a Mortgage?

For many households, obtaining a mortgage is the most important step when seeking to purchase a home. As housing analysts, a natural question to ask when assessing the prospects for home buying is “how easy is it for households to obtain a mortgage?” ...


Fulfilling Clients’ Expectations: How to Stand out in Today’s Information-driven Market

“In today’s world, the agent who stands out is the one who can respond to inquiries immediately,” says Jeremy Lehman, a REALTOR® and chief technology officer at The Boutique Real Estate Group in Corona del Mar, Calif. And thanks to Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)—and the newly launched RPR mobileTM—it’s now ...


Top Three Ways to Revitalize Your Real Estate Business

How are you positioning yourself for professional success in 2015? In this exclusive video for the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes Presented by PNC Mortgage, Mike Lindstrom, real estate coach and speaker, shares the top ways to revitalize your real estate business. ...


Buy These Holiday Must-Haves at the Dollar Store

According to the National Retail Federation, American shoppers spend about $208 on holiday-related items each year – like cards, décor, gift wrap and the like – and that’s before you buy the first gift! But, say consumer editors at Kiplinger Magazine, your ...


Long & Foster Property Management to Join Forces with Clayton Residential Rentals

Long & Foster Property Management, one of the largest single-family property management and rental service companies in the country, will join forces with Clayton Residential Rentals, a full-service property management firm in North Carolina, on Jan. 1, 2015. The move brings together two family-owned property management companies and expands Long ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Awards Two High School Students $1,000 in Scholarship Funds

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties recently announced the two winners of its annual high school scholarship competition. The real estate firm asked students across the country to describe their experiences growing up in a home they could call their own, their dreams of one day owning a home ...


A Cushion of Coverage: Protecting Your Home Before and After the Sale with HSA Home Warranty

Buying a new home is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases in one’s lifetime. Although there are many happy feelings that go along with such a life-changing decision, there’s always a speck of worry that something may go wrong shortly ...


Are You Looking to Buy a Real Estate Company?

Previously, we discussed what a broker should consider when selling a brokerage. As promised, here is our take from the buyer’s point of view. Buying another brokerage is a great way to recruit agents all at once instead of piecemeal. However, there are many pitfalls as a buyer if you aren't careful. ...


Going Above and Beyond for Today’s Clients: American Home Shield® brings added value to real estate transactions

From day one, Diana Miles, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Towne Realty in Montgomery, Ala., has been a huge proponent of American Home Shield (AHS®). With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Miles serves the Tri-County Area—Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore Counties—working closely with buyers and sellers to ...


Real Estate Firms and MLSs Team Up to Launch New Consumer Website

Recently, real estate brokerage firms representing more than 300,000 Realtors® and 25 leading Multiple Listings Service (MLS) firms with 350,000 agent and broker subscribers announced the formation of a new company that will develop and manage a new consumer website. The name of the new company has yet to be ...


Moving Industry Trends: 2014 in Review and 2015 Forecast

As the housing market continues to recover, MovingCompanyReviews.com anticipates that competition within the moving industry will intensify, due to an increasing number of home sales. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, home sales are expected to be higher in 2015 and this growth in home ...


Engel & Völkers NYC Continues Growth with the Addition of Advisors Christine Miller Martin and Susanne Rhow

Stuart Siegel, president and CEO of Engel & Völkers New York City (E&V NYC), announced today that advisors Christine Miller Martin and Susanne Rhow have joined the company’s growing New York City brokerage office from one of NYC’s most established real estate firms. In addition to continuing as ...


NAR’s 2014 Political Advocacy Helps Strengthen Real Estate Markets, Protect Consumers

The National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) 2014 legislative and regulatory agenda continued to focus on creating a fundamentally sound and robust U.S. real estate market. ...


Customized Websites, the Cornerstone of a Strong Business: Solidifying Your Internet Presence with Homes.com Studio

Given the fact that more than 90 percent of buyers start their home search online, the need for brokers to have a powerful Web presence is more critical than ever before. Sure, being well-versed in the trendy worlds of Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest can offer plenty of networking opportunities and ...


Zillow Shareholders and Trulia Stockholders Approve Planned Acquisition

Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq:Z) and Trulia, Inc. (NYSE:TRLA) announced Thursday that Zillow shareholders and Trulia stockholders voted resoundingly to approve the previously announced definitive agreement, dated as of July 28, 2014, pursuant to which Zillow will acquire Trulia. ...


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