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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Living Smart: Tree Care

(MCT)—The green that trees provide goes beyond the beauty of their foliage. Part of your home’s market value is rooted in the quality and quantity of healthy trees on your property. ...


Onboard Informatics Launches Startup Wars, Pledges $500K toward Future of Real Estate

Onboard Informatics has launched Startup Wars, a program that will invest up to $500,000 in local content and consulting to support the newest wave of real estate startups. ...


HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in July

Sales of new single-family houses in July 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 394,000, according to estimates released jointly this past week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Census Bureau. ...


3 Lessons Learned from Home Flippers

(MCT)—Lex Levinrad is getting phone calls. More than he can handle. His Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Distressed Real Estate Institute is flooded with requests these days from regular people — teachers, plumbers, paint salesmen — who want to invest in South Florida ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 4.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 16, 2013. ...


Top 5 Neighbor Disputes and How to Resolve Them

Love thy neighbor? It may be more like "love thy neighbor dispute." According to a new FindLaw.com survey, 42 percent of Americans say they've been involved in a dispute with their neighbors. ...


Real Estate Q&A: Vacation Home Brings Buyer’s Remorse

(MCT)—QUESTION: I was recently on vacation and loved the small town where we were staying. My wife and I put down a deposit to buy a property on the outskirts of town. We figured we could rent it out when we’re ...


Focusing on First-Time Buyer and Seller Needs Boosts Competition among Real Estate Companies

The housing market is abuzz with activity this summer, as sellers attempt to unload homes onto the market as their values rise and buyers compete for affordable pricing while mortgage rates are still low. Given the level of activity among market ...


The Single-Office Entrepreneur

Realtor.com® designs programs to help brokers manage their listings and to provide branding and lead generation for all their agents and properties on the site. While this is true for large brokers, realtor.com® also has a dedicated team focused on brokerages ...


Top 4 Ways to Capture Mobile Business

Successfully connecting with your target audience is the best way to drive traffic back to your website. While this may seem like a “no-brainer,” you must always be on the lookout for emerging new trends and tactics to enhance your marketing ...


How to Address Disengagement at the Office

An alarming Gallup poll published earlier this year is still sending shockwaves throughout the business community: Most American workers either hate their jobs or don’t care one way or the other about them. ...


Your Three Best Bets for Building Business this Year and Next

Revenues continue to rise for brokers and their agents as the recovery tightens its grip in markets around the country. However, today’s real estate landscape is markedly different from the pre-recession boom years, and building business will require heading down new ...


5 Ways to Expand Business Outside Your Primary Market

(MCT)—Energy executive Frank McGovern talked to the Dallas Morning News recently about five ways to grow your business outside of your home city or state. ...


Rising Interest Rates Won’t Slow Down All Buyers

Many of you are seeing it in the field: Low inventory, houses flying off the market and a groundswell of demand from buyers. As a result, home prices are steadily increasing. Combine all those factors with signs of strength in the economy, and you have a recipe for another market ...


Talent Management, Mobility and the Real Estate Sector

Like many other things in today's fluctuating market, mobility is shifting. Read on as Bob Portale, President, RELO® Direct, corporate relocation subsidiary of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® talks about what that shift means for the real estate industry. ...


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