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Todays Real Estate News Archive


NAHB Chairman Applauds President’s Housing Speech

Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Charlotte, N.C., recently issued the following statement on President Obama’s housing speech in Phoenix: ...


Expectations for Improvement in Housing Sector Continue

Consumer attitudes toward the housing market are increasingly positive despite the recent steep rise in mortgage interest rates, according to results from Fannie Mae’s July 2013 National Housing Survey. ...


Are July Prices Signaling the New Normal?

While extremes continue in some markets, the national trend in Clear Capital’s July data is moderation as markets at both ends of the spectrum stabilize and return to historic patterns. Has the New Normal arrived? ...


Poll Reveals Close to One in Five Consumers Comfortable Carrying Debt

A recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) online poll revealed that close to one in five consumers, 18 percent, believe that carrying credit card debt over from month-to-month is a responsible way to manage his or her ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Introduces Luxury Website for Historic Market Segment

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced the launch of a branded website for the Historic specialty market. ...


John Ryland & Associates, REALTORS® Merges with Prudential Towne Realty

Barbara Wolcott, Chairman and CEO of Prudential Towne Realty, and John Ryland, Owner/Principal Broker of John Ryland & Associates, REALTORS®, announced that that John Ryland & Associates, REALTORS® has merged with Prudential Towne Realty. ...


Obama: ‘Housing Market Is Beginning to Heal…Home Prices Rising at Fastest Pace in 7 Years’

With the real estate industry soaring hotter than an Arizona August, President Barack Obama visited Phoenix Tuesday to address the recovering state of the U.S. housing market. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Endorses RPR®

NAR PULSE—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has launched an internal campaign to its franchise network endorsing the benefits of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), including encouraging immediate adoption of the system. Coldwell Banker also announced that all of its franchised companies supported by RPR-participating MLS’s, now have access to customized ...


Green Home Could Result in a Larger Loan

(MCT)—Those solar panels or radiant-heated stone floors could help snag a larger home loan under legislation now pending in the U.S. Senate. ...


NAHB Members Celebrate National Building Systems Week

Members of the Building Systems Council (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are celebrating National Building Systems Week, which runs Aug. 4 – 10, by offering model home tours, demonstrations and much more. This week-long national event aims to educate consumers on the differences between system-built homes ...


Hot Property: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Bail out of Malibu Beach House

(MCT)—After a couple of years and price cuts, actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have closed up their longtime Malibu beach house, selling it for $9.5 million. ...


Test-Tube Hamburger Patty Makes Its Debut

(MCT)—Sergey Brin’s $330,000 hamburger does not come with fries. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Expands Its Business in North and South Carolina

Corporately owned and operated national brokerage Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC recently announced the combining of its local operations in North and South Carolina with North Carolina-based brokerage owner Jason Cox. Effective immediately, Mr. Cox and his team of agents will operate under the Carrington umbrella, complementing Carrington’s ...


Midwest Real Estate Data LLC® Executes Data License Agreement with Realtors Property Resource®

Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) announced recently that it has executed an agreement with Realtors Property Resource, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, to integrate MRED’s licensed MLS data with RPR’s national property database and website for their REALTOR® members. ...


Tips for Successfully Working with Investors

When you look at your target market, do you include investors in the mix? You should. ...


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