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Todays Real Estate News Archive


5 Business Tips from a Top-Grossing Franchisee

(MCT)—Chris Souk’s road to entrepreneurship took him from the U.S. Army to carpet cleaning. ...


Attracting Talented Real Estate Agents

Attracting talented agents and having them continue their affiliation have become increasingly critical parts of a real estate company’s business strategy. In recent years, we’ve seen a dramatic shift from attracting the most agents to attracting and keeping quality agents. Part of a powerful talent attraction strategy is to regularly ...


Promised a Raise? Is It Legally Enforceable?

Did your boss ever promise you a raise, but then fail to follow through on it? If so, you will want to find out whether that promise was enforceable. ...


Will Housing Take Gold?

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for February showing that despite the Federal Reserve's taper activity, long-term rates have eased over the past month, providing a chance for some borrowers who are holding older mortgages an opportunity ...


New-Homes Market Continues to Play Leading Role in Real Estate Today, and Long into the Future

Scott MacDonald, real estate investor, real estate broker and owner of RE/MAX Gateway has received numerous accolades, including a nomination for REALTOR® of the Year and induction into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement. With more than 25 years of ...


E&O Premiums are Rising, Still Poorly Understood

Many of the top real estate defense lawyers have reported a trend of the professionals that they represent failing to understand their E&O policies or not purchasing coverage at all. News reports have stated that there are too many stories of brokers ...


RREIN Champions: Turning Content into Clients

From providing highly relevant market-related information for real estate bloggers, to generating consumer newsletters that help reinforce agents' and brokers' top-of-mind status among clients, members are digging into the many creative ways to utilize RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network (RREIN) products. ...


Changes in Mortgage Servicing Industry: Top 3 Challenges Hindering Servicers

This year has been full of changes when it comes to mortgages. With new regulations and rules being introduced to the industry, mortgage servicing companies have been scrambling to keep up and move forward. ...


The Home Economist: Enjoying More by Buying Less

(MCT)—In Miami for a 100-city book tour, author and blogger Joshua Millburn explained to an audience at The Book Store how he found the road to happiness: by moving out of his way much of the store-bought stuff for which he paid ...


Real Estate Firms Joins New Brand

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced that Prudential Town and Country Real Estate has joined the brand and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate, effective immediately. ...


Price Gains Continue In Chicago

Regional Spotlight—Home prices in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued demonstrating upward momentum even as January’s challenging weather and a further tightening in the supply of homes for sale helped slow the pace of sales, according to an analysis by RE/MAX. Compared to the results for January 2013, ...


Luxury Portfolio Adds Top-Ranked Firm in Augusta, GA

Luxury Portfolio International® has expanded its luxury broker collection with the addition of Meybohm Realtors, the number one real estate firm in Augusta, GA; North Augusta, SC; and Aiken, SC. Luxury Portfolio specializes in the high-end real estate market and is the luxury division of Leading Real Estate Companies of ...


Home Sales Up 28 Percent

Regional Spotlight—The RE/MAX of New England January Monthly Housing Report shows pending home sales are up on average 28.1 percent over January 2013. Inventory in every state except New Hampshire and Vermont shows a decrease year-over-year. Overall home sales show decreases month-over-month, an expected trend for this time of the ...


FNC Index: Home Prices of Normal Sales Up 0.3% in December, Outperforming Overall Market

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continue to rise. As of December, the RPI indicates the fastest year-over-year growth since the recovery began in early 2012. The index, constructed to gauge price movement among normal home sales ...


Save on NAR Professionalism Brochure through March?

NAR Pulse—The brochure “A Pathway to Professionalism: Respect Starts Here,” sold in packs of 100, is available at a special price of $29.99 (regularly $39.99) through March 31. A companion piece to the NAR-produced video of the same name, this brochure contains ...


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