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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Builder Confidence Hits 7-Year High, New Home Sales Rising

In continuing signs the housing market is on the upswing, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes hit a significant milestone in June, surging eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo ...


Rising Home Prices: Coming Soon to Your Town?

The housing market is on the road to recovery and you know what that means: There is more good news to be shared and celebrated in the industry. According to reports from Kiplinger, 12 metropolitan areas fared the best in 2012, thanks to below-average unemployment rates, an improving economy and ...


Ask the Experts: Staying one Step Ahead

The following Ask the Experts Q & A features advice from Doug Breaker, the president and CEO of Homefinder.com. ...


2013 Mid-Year Outlook: Economic Growth on the Road to ‘Normal’

The U.S. may be well into a prolonged period of steady economic growth, but it hasn’t yet reached its full potential, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research Group. Fiscal headwinds are expected to keep growth to below 2.0 percent for the first half of the year, with ...


Prudential Connecticut Realty Named One of Prudential Real Estate’s Top Companies

[caption id="attachment_79909" align="alignleft" width="265"] From left to right: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices President Stephen Phillips, Prudential Connecticut Realty's President & CEO Candace Adams, and Prudential Real Estate CEO Earl Lee[/caption] ...


Diggin’ In: Feng Shui for Your Garden

(MCT)—Is your garden calling out to you to do something and you are not sure what to do first? Feng shui practitioner Bonnie Primm of Norfolk, Va., has some simple solutions. ...


ERA Real Estate and RealBiz Media Launch Property Video Microsites

ERA Real Estate, an innovative leader in real estate franchising, and RealBiz Media Group Inc., a leading technology provider of real estate marketing, have collaborated to produce a consumer-focused video player for real estate listings that increases online visibility for each property. ERA Real Estate is the first franchise to ...


Prudential Network Realty Agents Raise Funds at Yoga Event

Prudential Network Realty sales professionals Dennis and Kathy Lang, a husband and wife team from the company’s Beaches office in Atlantic Beach, recently participated in The Art of Yoga at the J. Johnson Gallery in Jacksonville Beach, the company announced. The charity event raised more than $600 to benefit the ...


Property Values Take Flight: Home Prices Soar by over 20 Percent

Some of the housing news being kicked around recently is astounding: Home prices soaring by 20 percent or more over the past 12 months? Multiple offers? Bidding wars? All of the great news has some wondering, is another housing bubble brewing? ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Go beyond the Listing in Social Media – Ask

Do you hear it? It’s the dust settling on five years of social media hype and shiny object syndrome. Your listing in neither Facebook or Twitter or Linkedin is a magic marketing bullet, and (sorry) there will forever be a fantastic new app/social network/thingy to slap your brand on, see: ...


Why Social Media Isn’t Working for Your Business (and How to Fix It)

Social media has increased the expectation among consumers that your real estate business will have a credible online presence. Consumers actively using the Internet for their real estate search are making assumptions with the click of a mouse. ...


Realtor.com May Real Estate Health Report Shows Regional Markets Leading Recovery as Supply Begins to Respond to Demand

Realtor.com, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., released its Real Estate Health Report for the month of May 2013 this week. National housing indicators are being led by strong regional markets experiencing key growth, as seller supply begins to respond to consumer demand mirroring on a ...


Segment Reveals the Benefits of a Home Warranty

HSA Home Warranty recently announced their participation in a nationally televised segment of Designing Spaces™, the popular home improvement show on Lifetime Television, to help educate homeowners on the benefits of having a home warranty. ...


Your Place: Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

(MCT)—Q: The water in my house in Avalon, N.J., has developed a rotten-eggs odor. I first noticed it after Sandy hit, when a friend took me to the Shore to check the house. ...


Cartus Corporation Vice President of Real Estate Services Receives Service Award

Pat DeDonato, vice president of real estate services and supply chain management for Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services, has received the Meritorious Service Award from Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, the company has announced. ...


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