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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Real Estate Industry Urges EPA to Postpone Commercial Building Lead Hazard Rulemaking

The Environmental Protection Agency must justify its efforts to apply new lead paint regulations to public and commercial properties, REALTOR® Harold Huggins testified at a public hearing on behalf of the National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliates, the Institute for Real Estate Management and the CCIM Institute. ...


Corporate Relocation: A Return to Business as Usual? Or Has the Model Morphed for Good?

While the residential marketplace is finally showing real traction in its recovery, the relocation segment of the market has been the focus of much debate. The volume of employer-sponsored moves dropped precipitously during the housing collapse and recessionary years. Will we ...


Free Double Upgrade on Hertz Summer Rentals

NAR PULSE—Are your agents traveling this summer? For a limited time, members can enjoy a free Double Upgrade and up to 25 percent off their next Hertz rental through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Plus, new Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members who sign up this summer can earn 500 activation ...


Who is Representing Your Buyers?

When I started selling real estate many years ago, I would often write offers and then have my buyers wait in the car while I went inside the home and met with the sellers and their agent. If there was a ...


Pin It, Tweet It, Put It on Your Wall – Social Media Tips for Real Estate

As of October 2012, Facebook reached 1 billion monthly active users. LinkedIn® has 175 million professionals worldwide, including all Fortune 500 companies. Twitter users generate an average of 400 million tweets each day. And, according to the 2013 National Association of ...


Original Mansion Known for “Keeping Up With the Joneses” Listed for $1.2 Million

Why try “Keeping Up with the Joneses” when you can be the Joneses? Today, one of the most well-known and historic mansions of the South is for sale for $1.249 million. The Dudley Mansion is known for its legendary and lavish ...


Tree-Climbing Gains Popularity as a Full-body, Outdoor Workout

(MCT)— Tree-climbing is emerging as a recreational sport, similar to rock climbing. ...


BHG Mason-McDuffie Awards Grants to 52 Teachers

Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie’s Education Foundation honored 52 outstanding teachers from the Northern California communities served by its offices. The company hosted three grant ceremonies. The San Francisco event was held on June 7th at Roosevelt Middle School in San Francisco and honored 15 teachers. Families, peers, ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Colorado

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced that Legacy Properties West in Durango, Colo., is the newest member of its luxury real estate network and will operate as Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. ...


Just How Valuable Is Your Listing Data? Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

With the success of major real estate search portals in attracting consumers, comes a certain amount of dissatisfaction around their business models and use of the data they receive from industry sources—MLSs, brokers and agents. The real estate industry is awakening ...


NAR Video Spotlight, Part 2: A Pathway to Professional Conduct

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a 3-part video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. ...


4 ‘Aha’ Truths for a Changing Corporate Landscape

Technology is moving much faster than many of our institutions – while it continues to change the way people interact with businesses, many corporate leaders are still operating as if it didn’t exist, says thought leader Mitchell Levy. ...


Steer Clients Away from Urban Real Estate Myths

Spanning the years of my experiences with sellers and buyers I have heard common misconceptions that are repeated in every sector of the country. These statements of “fact” are understandable but do not hold true. I do understand why they are ...


New-Home Sales Rise 2.1 Percent in May

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose for a third consecutive month in May, posting a 2.1 percent gain to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 476,000 units, according to data recently released by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the fastest sales pace recorded since July of ...


How to Run Your Business Better: Take a Vacation

Small-business owners work themselves to the bone in the belief that this lack of rest will result in higher sales, more customers and better profits, says David Washington, managing partner of Washington & Co., a Raleigh, N.C., consulting and training firm. ...


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