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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Gino Blefari Assumes CEO Role at HSF Affiliates, Succeeds Retiring Earl Lee

HSF Affiliates LLC announced Monday that Gino Blefari has assumed the role of chief executive officer at HSF Affiliates, which operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate. ...


Right or Wrong: How Are You Sharing Your Listing on Facebook?

It is no secret that photos are the most engaging content type on Facebook. Posts with photos make up 75 percent of all content posted to Facebook and account for a staggering 93 percent of the most engaging posts. https://blog.bufferapp.com/7-facebook-stats-you-should-know-for-a-more-engaging-page ...


Easing the Financing Crunch: New Year, New Ways to Get People into the Market

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jim Imhoff, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Housing Share of GDP at 15.2 Percent for Third Quarter

Economic growth in the third quarter was certainly good news for housing and the overall economy. The final estimate of GDP growth from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) was a 5 percent seasonally adjusted annual growth rate, up from 3.5 ...


New Study Shows Top Moving Destination for 2014

Wondering where people were moving in 2014? The Northeast experienced a moving deficit, losing residents for the third consecutive year, while Oregon held on to its title as "Top Moving Destination" and continued to pull away from the pack. ...


Long & Foster Appoints Terrence P. Dwyer as Chief Information Officer

The Long & Foster Companies has hired Terrence “Terry” P. Dwyer as its new senior vice president and chief information officer, effective Jan. 2015. Dwyer brings 27 years of information technology experience to the position, with 14 of those years spent in the real estate industry. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Welcomes Kentucky Brokerage

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has announced the addition of Lexington, Kentucky-based brokerage Cypress Residential Group to its franchise network. The firm will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Cypress and will continue to serve Lexington, Georgetown, Paris, Nicholasville, Versailles, Richmond, Winchester, Frankfort, Mount Sterling and ...


Great Spaces: Moby Makes Major Profit on Hollywood Hills Manse

Singer-songwriter Moby recently made a killing with the $12.4 million sale of his Los Angeles estate purchased four years ago for just shy of $4 million. ...


Do’s and Don’ts for Marketing Agreements

Real estate brokers must comply with the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, or RESPA, which prohibits brokers from receiving anything of value in return for the referral of settlement service business. RESPA, however, permits brokers to receive reasonable payments in return for goods ...


2015 Outlook: Constant Connectivity

Perhaps it’s just me, but I would be willing to bet that many of us within the real estate industry are having a hard time getting over the fact that it’s really 2015. The past seven years have been a very long road ...


Great Spaces: ‘Full House’ Creator Jeff Franklin Lists Hollywood Hills Mansion

Everywhere you look, everywhere you go…a mansion is being sold in California. “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin has listed his mansion he had built on spec in Hollywood Hills West. Despite rumors that the estate is offered at a hefty ...


13 Habits to Boost Positivity in 2015

Many of us jumpstart the new year with a positive outlook and a laundry list of to-dos and resolutions. But even when the universe is helping out by providing things like a growing economy and job security, creating a positive life for yourself is easier said than done. ...


Does It Matter which Day of the Month Your Mortgage Closes?

(TNS)—Does is matter which day of the month your mortgage closes? ...


Pending Home Sales above Year-Over-Year Levels for Third Straight Month

Pending home sales slightly rose again in November, rising over year-over-year levels for the third straight month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' The Pending Home Sales Index. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced a slight gain in activity in November. ...


Thinking of Becoming a Homeowner in 2015? Expert Explains Why the New Year Is Your Best Chance

The New Year is upon us, and before you know it tax season will be in full swing. If you’ve already begun compiling your paperwork, you’re probably wishing you had more tax deductions for 2014. The good news is, if you don’t currently own a home, now is the perfect ...


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