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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Century 21 Affiliated Agent Inducted into Hall of Fame

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced that affiliated agent Sue DeChambeau with CENTURY 21 Alliance has been inducted into the brand’s coveted CENTURY 21 Dick Loughlin International Hall of Fame. DeChambeau was selected because of ...


Weichert Corporate Housing Names New Vice President of Global Business Development

Frank Palestrini, President of Weichert Corporate Housing, is pleased to announce that Jeff Mahoney, a 19-year veteran of the corporate housing industry, was recently named to the organization’s executive team as vice president of global business development. ...


After Stagnant Winter, Pending Home Sales on the Move in March

After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Good News and Bad News about the Spring Housing Market

As America emerges from winter into a hopeful but untested spring housing market, the real estate industry has been aflutter with a mix of news. ...


Severe Winter Constrains Remodeling Market

Against the backdrop of unusually severe winter weather, the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) declined to 53 in the first quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This reading is down from the historically high level of 57 ...


The Future of Real Estate Is Here: Big Data Leading the Way

At one point or another, we’ve all had to search for a place to live. Whether a new job has you moving across state lines or you simply need a change of scenery, looking for a home to purchase—or even a space to rent—can be a huge undertaking for everyone ...


Boston Logic Hires New Director of Enterprise

Boston Logic, an online marketing and technology firm, recently announced that John Chipman has joined the company to further develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. Close to a 20-year veteran of sales and business development within the real estate industry, Chipman is charged with accelerating sales of ...


Living Smart: Spring Cleaning for Your Home Exterior

(MCT)—Don’t let dirty windows obscure your view of nature in full spring glory. Whether you do the job yourself or hire an experienced pro, few home investments are as immediately satisfying as clean, sparkling windows. ...


Chicago Homes that Disclose Energy Costs Spend Less Time on Real Estate Market

Regional Spotlight—A preliminary analysis shows that Chicago single family real estate listings that disclosed energy costs spent less time on the market and had a higher closing rate. ...


In California, Short Sales drop to Lowest Level in Nearly Six Years

Regional Spotlight—In an encouraging sign for a healthier spring home-buying market, California pending home sales increased more than usual and rose to the highest level in eight months. Meanwhile, the share of short sales has fallen to levels last observed in 2008, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported recently. ...


First Quarter: Sources of New Home Sales Financing

The share of new single-family home sales purchased using Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backed mortgages continued to fall at the start of 2014. ...


14 Things Your Employees Are Dying to Hear from You

What were your last 10 or 15 employee conversations like? Chances are, they included phrases like, “I need you to finish that projection by the end of the day,” or, “I’m putting you on the Brown account,” or, “How much longer do ...


Mortgage Applications Dip Lower

Mortgage applications decreased 3.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 18, 2014. ...


Passion and Focus Are Winning Recipe for Success

“The small choices we make every day compound over the long term to create amazing momentum,” says Ron Escobar, Broker/Owner of CENTURY 21 Select in Los Angeles, Calif. In the following interview, Escobar describes his winning approach to customer service, and how his company has been able to flourish in ...


Focus on Fundamentals

Looking to amp up your business this season? Consider taking it back to the basics, says Steve Baird, President & CEO of Baird & Warner, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® in Chicago, Ill. “Real estate is a people business,” says Baird. “The critical part is ...


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