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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Real Estate’s Best Back-up Plan: Covering Your Bases with American Home Shield

Although different regions may certainly vary in the state of Texas, it’s almost standard for home warranties to be a part of a real estate transaction. And why wouldn’t they? What homebuyer wouldn’t view an included home warranty as the “cherry on top” of an already exciting purchase? With a ...


Preparing the Next Generation of Real Estate Professionals

When it comes to preparing students for a career in real estate, Colorado State University’s Everitt Real Estate Center in Fort Collins, Colo. has always taken an integrated approach, incorporating practical assignments like building a client prospect list into traditional classroom learning. ...


Location is Everything…Even with Interest Rates

With the economic recovery in full swing, there has been a lot of talk lately about interest rates and the possibility that an increase could be coming in the near future. ...


Knowledge, Awareness and Empowerment Are Keys to REALTOR® Safety

It’s an unfortunate reality—as REALTORS®, your agents are faced with potentially risky situations every day. Meeting new clients, showing homes, and even walking to your car at night can be dangerous. It’s essential that you and your agents develop and maintain safe office procedures to make safe decisions and know ...


Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Ticks Downward in August

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) moved down slightly in August. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending[i]. ...


How Technology Is Enabling Global Real Estate

During the recent ups and downs of the United States real estate market, one thing has remained consistent: Foreign buyers continue to purchase significant amounts of property here. They view it as one of the safest and most secure investment markets ...


Need a Boost? Give these Sales and Marketing Webinars a Try

NAR PULSE--Searching for ideas to give your business a jump? The upcoming Sales and Marketing Webinar Summit offered on Oct. 17 will teach you how to attract clients using video on your iPad, harness the power of photo marketing using Pinterest ...


Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand

Rising inventory, slow-and-steady price increases signal healthier outlook in most markets ...


Great Spaces: An Inside Look at a Wowing Connecticut Custom Contemporary

Hidden in the quaint town of Easton, Conn., sits this unique custom-built contemporary, designed by architect John Newman and inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater” home. Just a little over an hour away from New York City, this six-bedroom, nine-and-a-half-bathroom home ...


RE/MAX Asks Consumer to Share “My Perfect Fit”

This week, RE/MAX kicks off its new social media campaign, “My Perfect Fit.” Inspired by the RE/MAX national ad campaign For All the Things That Move You®, consumers are asked to embrace the art of storytelling by sharing what makes their home the “perfect fit,” with a chance to win ...


ICBA Statement: CFPB Should Expand on Mortgage Rule Accommodations

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) released this statement following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of finalized amendments and clarifications to the comprehensive mortgage rules it released in January. ...


Basel, QM and QRM – Disaster Averted, Mostly

This time last year, we warned that the pending rulemakings for the Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Federal Reserve’s proposed Basel III international capital standards had the potential to severely ...


Weekly Video Tip: Creating Multiple Framing Options by Scaling Down

Today, we're going to talk about an advanced editing technique that’s going to show how you can create multiple framing from the same shot. ...


Broker Marketing Gaps: How We Can Help and Where the Boundaries Are

We have been working for several months on a program of education, training and productivity that align with the business models of our broker clients and their use of realtor.com®. Early on, we discovered that what we perceived as a “gift” to the broker and agents were usually well received, ...


The New realtor.com®: What It Means for You and Your Agents

Recently the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) board of directors decided in a special meeting to recommend allowing realtor.com® to more effectively compete against third-party aggregators by lifting some long-standing restrictions. Since the vote, brokers and agents have been wondering just ...


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