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Todays Real Estate News Archive


What do San Jose and Washington D.C. have in Common?

There are few surprises in Gallup’s new survey results ranking the markets with the greatest economic confidence levels. Did you guess the home towns of Silicon Valley and the federal government would lead the list? ...


Securing the Deal

When polishing your business strategy, it's important to look outside the box. For some successful real estate companies, home warranties are the answer when it comes to knocking out competition. For more information on utilizing home warranties, read the following interview with Maryann Vitale Alles, CRB GRI, CEO and President ...


Wellness Programs May Help Financial Health

(MCT)—If you have employer-provided health insurance, you don’t have to worry about meeting the March 31 deadline to sign up for coverage through the state-based health care exchanges. But like any consumer today, you may be wondering how to lower your health ...


Engel & Völkers Inducts Top Real Estate Agents into Highly Exclusive Private Office Network at New York City’s “21″ Club

Seven of Engel & Völkers’ top North American real estate advisors were invited to the world famous “21” Club restaurant in New York City on January 21, 2014 to be officially inducted to the brand’s ultra-exclusive Private Office network. Out of the 4,500 Engel & Völkers Advisors worldwide, there are ...


Carrington Mortgage Services Shifts Its Focus to Concentrate on Meeting the Needs of the Underserved Market

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (Carrington) recently announced plans to further sharpen its focus on reaching and serving “underserved” borrowers (typically those in the sub-640 FICO score range) – a sizable market that is largely ignored by today’s lenders. To accelerate and further enhance its ability to give this market the ...


RE/MAX Answers the Question: What Can I Afford?

For every homebuyer who’s asked the question: “What can I afford?,” RE/MAX has the answer in a new global property search tool, an exclusive feature on www.global.remax.com, the most comprehensive global property listing website. Called the Global Property Search widget, the tool allows visitors to see exactly how ...


Homeowner Vacancy Rates Vary Across Top Metros

In a recent study, NAHB examines eight key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). This post takes a closer look at one of those statistics; the homeowner vacancy rate. ...


Surviving and Thriving in 2014

Today’s top brokers are constantly evaluating what it takes to not only survive, but thrive in today’s real estate market. Recently, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s brokers discussed their 2014 best practices for staying on top, keeping affiliated agents motivated, increasing ...


HUD Seeks Input on Section 8 Guide, Reveals Policy Priorities

Right now across the U.S., private landlords manage approximately 3.1 million low-income households. So those many landlords and property managers should take a few moments to learn about a couple of significant recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development about its Section 8 program. ...


Experts Weigh Why Sales Dipped in February

Home sales took another dive in February, falling 7.1 percent below the 4.95 million-unit level in February 2013 to the lowest level of sales in any month since July 2012, when annualized sales stood at 4.59 million. ...


Florida’s Housing Market Shows Rising Prices in February 2014

Regional Spotlight—Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings, fewer days on the market and a stable level of inventory in February, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 15,826 last month, up 1.5 percent over the February ...


The Best Home Improvement for Less than $5,000

(BPT)—Curious which home improvement costs less than $5,000, delivers the highest return on investment and has the maximum impact on curb appeal? ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Inch Down

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down slightly after last week's uptick, and remaining within range of average fixed rates for the first quarter of 2014. ...


Point2 Powers New Reelfoot Regional Association of REALTORS® Website

Point2 announced recently that its MLS and Association Consumer Portal for the Reelfoot Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) is live. The new website, RRAR.org, provides consumers and real estate professionals with the most current real estate data for areas in northwestern Tennessee and southwestern Kentucky. ...


zipLogix Partners With Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®

zipLogix, creator of zipForm(R), an industry leading contract software, has announced the partnership with the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR). This agreement enables MAR to provide their more than 19,000 members with access to the latest in forms software zipForm(R) Plus, zipVault(R) integrated document storage, and zipForm(R) Mobile Web Edition. ...


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