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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Must-Haves: Porches on 90 Percent of New Homes in 4 Southern States

Regional Spotlight—There is a clear geographic pattern to the exterior amenities included on new homes, according to data from the Survey of Construction (SOC). Among Census divisions, the highest incidence of one of these amenities occurs in the East South Central ...


Great Spaces: Jessica Simpson Sells in 90210

Pop singer, wearer of Daisy Dukes and television personality Jessica Simpson is selling her California home for just under $8 million. ...


Commercial Real Estate Markets Show Steady, Moderate Growth

Vacancy rates generally are tightening in commercial real estate sectors with modest rent growth, according to the National Association of REALTORS® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. ...


The Thrifty Traveler: Simple Safety Steps for Road Trips

(MCT)—Most travelers enjoy a good road trip from time to time. Whether it’s heading to the beach for a family day, taking off with your best girlfriends for a shopping expedition or packing the vehicle for a romantic weekend getaway with ...


Mortgage Returns Ranked Among Inc.’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies

Mortgage Returns, a provider of CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, announced the company has been included in the list of Inc. 500/5,000, a ranking of America’s fastest growing privately held companies. ...


Mortgage Rates up on Taper Timing Speculation

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates following bond yields higher, and reaching new highs for the year, with the expectant release of the Fed's comments around taper timing of its bond purchase program. ...


Time on Market Falls to 8.6 Weeks

Houses are selling faster in America than they have in three and a half years, the height of the homebuyer tax credit, as the recovery continues to roar through the summer months despite predictions the torrid pace of sales will slow. ...


The Single-Office Entrepreneur

Realtor.com® designs programs to help brokers manage their listings and to provide branding and lead generation for all their agents and properties on the site. While this is true for large brokers, realtor.com® also has a dedicated team focused on brokerages with one to three offices. We believe this group ...


10 Tips Every Homebuyer Needs to Know before Buying

Buying a home can be confusing, especially for first-time homebuyers. ...


House Prices Continue to Rise

Nationally, house prices continued to rise in the second quarter of 2013. According to the most recent release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. house prices rose by 2.1 percent on a quarter-over-quarter seasonally adjusted basis. This is the eighth ...


5 Tips for Preventing Moving ID Theft

Moving can be an overwhelming experience even when it goes smoothly. Unfortunately, it can also create opportunities for enterprising criminals. Make sure to protect your identity amidst the shuffle by following these smart steps: ...


Living Smart: Tree Care

(MCT)—The green that trees provide goes beyond the beauty of their foliage. Part of your home’s market value is rooted in the quality and quantity of healthy trees on your property. ...


Onboard Informatics Launches Startup Wars, Pledges $500K toward Future of Real Estate

Onboard Informatics has launched Startup Wars, a program that will invest up to $500,000 in local content and consulting to support the newest wave of real estate startups. ...


HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in July

Sales of new single-family houses in July 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 394,000, according to estimates released jointly this past week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Census Bureau. ...


3 Lessons Learned from Home Flippers

(MCT)—Lex Levinrad is getting phone calls. More than he can handle. His Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Distressed Real Estate Institute is flooded with requests these days from regular people — teachers, plumbers, paint salesmen — who want to invest in South Florida ...


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