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Todays Real Estate News Archive


REALTORS® Have a New Choice for Credit: the REALTOR® Credit Card

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, now offers the official REALTOR® Credit Card.  Available in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, the program offers business (corporate) credit card options (ideal for brokerages) as well as personal ...


Vision of the Future: How NextHome Is Reinventing Real Estate Franchising

According to the 2014 NAR Profile of Real Estate Firms, 84 percent of real estate companies are independent, non-franchised firms; 81 percent of those have just one office with two or more agents—and few franchise brands are designed to accommodate their needs. Enter James Dwiggins, a native Californian born into ...


Harvard Study Says Remodeling Outpacing Real Estate Spending

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, your RIS Consumer Confidant recently learned that the U.S. home improvement industry is faring much better than the broader housing market, according to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. ...


Planning for the Future—Taking the Lead on Succession Planning

Whether you are in real estate or another business sector, it’s important to plan for the future of your business – even when it seems far away. In fact, Entrepreneur recommends finding a successor at least three years in advance. If this sounds surprising, don’t worry – we’ve broken down tips to help ...


How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor

(TNS)—Some financial advisers are riddled with conflicts of interest, making extra cash for themselves when they put your money in bad investments. Hidden fees and sales commissions can secretly gobble up thousands of your hard-earned dollars. ...


Great Spaces: Prime Riverfront Florida Estate with a Lazy River Pool

Fishermen would love this one-of-a-kind, best-kept fishing secret. Located in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., minutes from Daytona and just a short hour from Disney World, this riverfront property is a great example of what “luxury” in the Sunshine State means. Because lazy river ...


Century 21 Real Estate Comes Together to Honor 2014 Global 21 Award Winners

CENTURY 21® Real Estate recently announced its 2014 CENTURY 21 Global 21 awards at the company’s Global Conference in Washington, D.C. The CENTURY 21 Global 21 awards are given to the top 21 companies, offices, teams and affiliated agents of the CENTURY 21 System based on their prior year sales ...


Sifting, Seeding and Selling: Finding and Helping the Relocating First-Time Buyer

Anticipating a strong recovery in first-time buyer volume generated by corporate relocations, we offer these suggestions for recognizing these new customers and serving them effectively. ...


Protecting Buyers, Sellers and Real Estate Professionals Every Step of the Way

With 28 years of experience under his belt, real estate professional Michael Collins understands just how important a home warranty is to both buyers and sellers—especially in today’s real estate market. “So many homes are being sold as-is today,” says Collins, “and a home warranty gives the buyer and the ...


Foot Traffic Points to a Strong Spring in 2015

For several years, NAR Research has tracked foot traffic as a means of predicting housing activity in subsequent months. This data provides valuable insights about future trends and points to a robust spring market. ...


Mortgage Credit Inches Higher in February

Mortgage credit availability increased slightly in February according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


Disputing Credit Report Could Get Easier under New Rules

(TNS)—Disputing a mistake on your credit report could get easier and the effects of medical debt less severe under changes being made by the three largest credit-reporting agencies. ...


John L. Scott Real Estate Creates New Mobile Website Experience

Mobile devices continue to be the number one resource for consumers who are searching for real estate information. Regional Northwest real estate company John L. Scott Real Estate has recently enhanced its mobile real estate experience with the release of a new mobile-optimized website (M-dot). ...


Realogy Named as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company Fourth Year in a Row

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced that the company has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company®. ...


3 Ways to Serve Multigenerational Clients

With aging grandparents on the rise and adult children returning home from college, multigenerational living becoming more prevalent. In 2012, a record 57 million Americans lived in multigenerational households, double the number from 1980. And the trend continues to rise. ...


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