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Todays Real Estate News Archive


5 Mobile Finance Trends on the Rise in 2013

The world’s Internet denizens are increasingly embracing mobile computing. It’s not hype. A growing body of evidence supports the notion that the mobile Web will free us from the constraints of the desktop. ...


Which Legal Structure Is Best for Your Business?

Figuring out the appropriate legal structure for a small business can be a daunting task, especially considering that each type of structure has trade-offs. ...


Keeping Up with Leads: A Systematic Approach

“As the real estate industry continues to become increasingly mobile, incorporating mobile tools into the follow up process is crucial,” says Michelle Horinek, the broker/owner of PRESTIGE Realty in Whitehouse, Texas. Read on for more of Horinek's valuable insight on on keeping up with leads and maintaining client relationships. ...


What Steps Can Firms Take to Improve/Lower their E&O Cost?

Errors and omissions insurance is one of the key coverage types the real estate industry relies upon to help it manage claims. When weighing different insurance carriers, many real estate companies will undoubtedly compare premium pricing and services rendered of various providers, both of which may help them make informed ...


Are You Prepared for the Next Wave of Real Estate?

In markets across the country, the housing turnaround is in full swing. Low inventories and a rebound in sales are not only raising asking prices, but also bringing a return to new-home construction. While numbers have pulled back a bit from ...


Behind the 2013 Land Report 100: America’s Largest Landowners Double Down

Investing in rural, undeveloped land continues to be a popular strategy among the affluent, according to the 2013 Land Report 100, the latest annual survey and ranking of the largest private landowners in the United States just published by The Land Report and presented by Fay Ranches. Increasingly seen as ...


Ask the Expert: How Can You Prepare Baby Boomers for the Current Market?

Today's Ask the Expert column features Matt Vernon, Home Loans Sales Executive with Bank of America. ...


Broker Best Practices: Down to a System

With nearly 20 years in the industry, Randy Durham--broker/team leader of Keller Williams Realty in Chattanooga, Tenn.--knows his way around the real estate market. In the following interview, he gives tips and tricks for what leads to a successful career in real estate, as well as useful market insight that ...


Travel Dilemmas: A Fairer Approach to Ticket Changes

(MCT)—In a recent On the Spot column (“Change Can Cost You”), reader R. Smith of Cathedral City, Calif., asked about airline change fees and wondered what I thought about why they are so — how can I put this gently? — ...


Exceeding Expectations in a Comeback Market

How are you encouraging your agents to be more productive? Do you have a winning strategy for closing transactions? Read on to learn how two industry professionals from Realty One Group are making moves and exceeding expectations—and learn how you can, too. ...


Keeping a Pulse on Today’s Market

Housing demands are rising, and in many markets, agents are struggling to gather enough listings to meet the needs of those looking to buy. In the current interview Tim Binning, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX All Pro, lets us know how he is keeping up with rising demands and low levels of ...


RE/MAX IPO Surges at Opening Bell

The RE/MAX initial public offering, which was priced at $22 per share Wednesday morning, surged more than 20 percent within an hour of trading. More than 6.5 million shares traded hands as the stock rose sharply, signaling continuing investor optimism in the recovery of the U.S. housing market. RE/MAX agreed ...


Don’t Forget RESPA/TILA Changes Are Coming

In all the excitement over the qualified mortgage, qualified residential mortgage, and Basel III capital rules, as well as the introduction of GSE and FHA reform, it is easy to forget that a major rule still remains to be finalized—the RESPA/TILA ...


Earn Chance to Win an iPad with MVP Action

NAR PULSE—Enroll by October 15th in the FedEx Advantage® Program, offering you special savings through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, and get the Buyers Brochure Bundle-Download and be entered for the chance to win an iPad. FedEx, a ...


Reasonable Mortgage Rules Make Homeownership Dream a Reality

With interest rates creeping up in recent months, some homebuyers have had to adjust their game plans—and their price ranges—in order to make their move. But even with slightly higher interest rates, home affordability remains very attractive. ...


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