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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Shutdown Impacted Mortgages, Says Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 0.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 11, 2013. ...


On Gardening: The Cool Season Landscape Offers Great Edible Opportunities

(MCT)—The cool season landscape offers wonderful opportunities to keep the edible landscape going, and for the culinary artist in as well as the Monet designer outdoors. In the last few years the edible landscape has skyrocketed in popularity, and with good ...


EBCBOR Salutes Hispanic Homeowners

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® Global Business Council recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with “A Salute to Hispanic REALTORS and Homeowners in Bergen County” at La Havana 59 in Moonachie. ...


Keller Williams Unveils New Logo, Launches Rebranding Campaign

Keller Williams Realty, Inc. announced recently that it is launching an international rebranding campaign featuring a redesigned logo and brand identity. The launch falls on the company's 30th birthday. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Signs Four New International Franchise Agreements

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced that over the last six months, it has signed four new international master franchise agreements to license the CENTURY 21® brand to operate in Austria, Croatia, Kosovo, and ...


CEO of Leading IndustryTechnology Company to Speak at the 2013 REALTORS Conference & Expo

The National Association of REALTORS® has chosen Lorne C. Wallace, CEO and Founder of Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, as a featured speaker at the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, California, the organization announced. ...


The Ripple Effect of Home Buying

Using the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), NAHB Economics research shows that a home purchase triggers additional spending on appliances, furnishings, and remodeling. Such spending typically exceeds that of non-moving home owners and persists ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Agents Keep Up With Video?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Emilie Bierschenk, the Production Coordinator with WellcomeMat. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® Host International Symposium in Venice

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® will host the International Symposium in Venice, Italy October 20-22. Taking place at the Molino Stucky Hilton, the event has attracted accomplished real estate professionals from member firms in 18 countries. ...


Living Smart: Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits

(MCT)—If you’re considering a home-improvement project that will cut energy costs, it’s not too late to take advantage of special federal tax credits. But be aware that time is running out. ...


Hear It Straight from Top Agents Who Close Online Leads – Oct 30, 2013

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. To address this challenge, realtor.com® has arranged ...


Visual Storytelling: An Eye-catching Approach to Real Estate Marketing

Famous film director and storyteller Frank Darabont once said “Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.” Pretty poignant considering cavemen had primitive tools, little language skills and often made noises and ...


Personal Branding: Conveying Your Message

As a real estate professional, you are energetic, independent, relatable, hardworking, forward thinking, and you have a corner on the market. Right? But what good are these qualities and how you use them if no one knows who you are? Once ...


Ask the Expert: What Do Changes Proposed By Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mean for Real Estate?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Marvin Stone, CFPB Program Manager for Stewart. ...


How to Stage a House on the Cheap

(MCT)--After spending the last five years developing personal projects and rebuilding passive income streams that took a hit during the economic downturn, my husband and I are once again getting the urge for an extended travel experience. We’ve spent these past ...


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