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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Housing Prices Slow but Do Not Signal a Cooling Market

September housing numbers revealed home prices are still slowly rising, which is great news for housing. However, existing-home sales fell 1.9 percent, and many in the industry are worried that this could be signaling a potential turn for the housing market and ...


Luxury Homeowners Believe Their House Is the Best on the Block

Today’s luxury homeowners and buyers are savvier and more confident than ever. They know what they want and have the resources and capabilities to get it. Gone are the days when overwhelming amounts of square footage equate to a dream home. The ...


Be Strategic with Frequent-Flier Points and Mileage Awards

(MCT)—When it comes to getting award tickets, there are ways to get a better value for your frequent-flier points or miles. ...


Colorado Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced that Colorado Properties is the network’s first resort-brokerage signee. Colorado Properties began operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties this month. ...


New England Shows 17.7 Percent Increase in Home Sales from Last Year

The recently released RE/MAX of New England September Monthly Housing Report shows an uptick of 17.7 percent in home sales year-over-year, and a seasonal decrease of 23.2 percent month-over-month across the region. Pending home sales are up on average 31.2 percent over September 2012. Every state reported on in New ...


Existing-Home Sales Down in September but Prices Rise

After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Turn to NAR Research for Timely, Accurate Data

NAR PULSE—The mission of the NAR Research Division is to collect and disseminate timely, accurate and comprehensive real estate data and to conduct economic analysis in order to inform and engage members, consumers, policy makers and the media in a professional and ...


Hot Property: Cuba Gooding Jr. Lists Home with…Roller Hockey Rink?!

(MCT)--Cuba Gooding Jr. has listed his home in Pacific Palisades for sale at $11.995 million. ...


Empire State Third Quarter Home Sales Jump 17 Percent

Regional Spotlight—Motivated homebuyers dominated the Empire State’s summer housing market, powering 17.4-percent jumps in both statewide closed sales and pending sales during the third quarter, according to the housing market report just released by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. The ...


Bay State September Home Sales Reach Eight Year High

Regional Spotlight—Last month marked the best September for Massachusetts single-family homes sales since 2005, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


Americans Spend Less Now Than in ’73

(MCT)—Even with the added cost of smartphones and other technology, American families spend less of their total income today than 40 years ago, according to new research. ...


Broker Best Practice: Embracing Your Market’s Character

Regardless of what is going on nationally, real estate is a local industry, and understanding your local market is key to success as an agent or broker. In the following interview, Tammy Randles, the President of Realty Executives SELA in Metairie, La., gives us some wise insights into embracing your ...


DocuSign and zipLogix Integrate to Streamline the Home Buying Process

DocuSign® announced a new integration of the leading tools in the real estate industry – DocuSign, Cartavi, and zipLogix – to streamline home buying and selling. The new integration unites the most powerful and widely used tools into one interface to allow real estate professionals to easily and more securely ...


How Long Does It Take to Build a House?

Thinking about building a new home, weighing the pros and cons of building versus buying, or simply curious about the building process? The 2012 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that on average it takes about 7 months from ...


NAR Uses Big Data to Make a Big Difference for REALTORS®

Today’s ever-evolving technology world is transforming the real estate industry, not only with new applications and tools, but also in generating volumes of information about how people approach and conduct real estate transactions. To help REALTORS® understand and interpret these trends, the National Association of REALTORS® has hired Todd Carpenter ...


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