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Todays Real Estate News Archive


West Coast More Favorable for Sellers; East, Midwest Best for Buyers

As the spring home shopping season heats up, buyers and sellers nationwide can expect very different experiences when it comes to negotiating power. According to the latest Zillow® analysis of national buyers’ and sellers’ markets, sellers in the West will likely have ...


Housing Starts Hold Steady in February

Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in February, inching down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000 units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau. ...


High-Tech Ways to Keep an Eye on Aging Parents

(MCT)—After her 75-year-old mother suffered a severe health problem last fall that required surgery, Colleen Sturvidant needed a way to better keep an eye on her. ...


Proactive Approach, Tech Solutions Keep Business Buzzing

While running a successful business, it's important to continuously move forward. “I continuously evaluate our marketing and track the results so that I can cut what isn’t working and invest in what produces results,” says Teresa Ryan, broker/owner with Ryan Hill Realty. Read the following interview for Ryan's top advice ...


HUD Provides Over $100 Million to Oklahomans Hit by Tornadoes

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced additional $109 million in disaster recovery aid to the City of Moore, Oklahoma and to the State of Oklahoma to help local communities recover from a devastating spate of storms, including a powerful tornado that struck Moore last May. ...


Zillow Names Curt Beardsley Vice President, Industry Development

Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related marketplace, has announced Curt Beardsley has joined the company as vice president, industry development responsible for building and strengthening Zillow's relationships with multiple listing services (MLSs) and other industry partners. ...


Common Myths about Appraisals in the Home-Buying Process

At The Appraisal Foundation, we often encounter misperceptions about the appraisal process in real estate transactions – from how an appraisal is ordered and carried out, to the type of communication permitted with appraisers. As a result, we have compiled the most ...


Final Call for Companies to Apply for the REach™ Class of 2014

NAR PULSE—Nominate your favorite technology company to be considered as the “Member’s Choice” for NAR’s REach™ Class of 2014. Members who participate could be recognized as the most tech-savvy agents for 2014. The extended deadline for company applications is March 21st, 2014 ...


Move, NAR File Lawsuit against Zillow, Samuelson

Move and the National Association of REALTORS® have filed a lawsuit against Zillow and Errol Samuelson, chief industry development officer for Zillow, in the Superior Court of King County, Washington, for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misappropriation of trade ...


SmartZip Analytics Named to REach’s 2014 Accelerator Class

The National Association of REALTORS® recently announced that SmartZip Analytics, a national leader in real estate analytics and predictive marketing, is the first company selected to join the 2014 class of REach™, http://www.narreach.com/ the strategic growth technology accelerator founded and managed by NAR’s investment arm, Second Century ...


Take This ‘Smart Home Technology Survey’ for a Chance to Win $250

Today’s homebuyer has moved technology integration to the top of their “must-have list” when searching for a home. In fact, a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate survey found that 84 percent of respondents between the ages 18 to 35 consider technology to be an absolute home essential. What’s even ...


How Do Investing Habits Change as Retirement Nears?

(MCT)—After stocks leaped forward in 2013, the hangover in the early going of 2014, not surprisingly, took a toll on retirement savers’ risk tolerance. ...


FHA Loans Go Green with eClosings in Midvale, Utah

Stewart Title announced recently the first electronically closed FHA loan in partnership with Mountain America Credit Union. Mountain America Credit Union and Stewart Title’s Bonneville Superior office joined forces to offer customers an eco-friendly and enhanced closing experience with eClosings. Mountain America’s eClosing platform – branded as Quick CloseSM – ...


The Real Estate Book Re-launches Home Shopping Website

Now, consumers shopping for homes have more features and options along with a faster and more intuitive experience as the top-ranked real estate search site, RealEstateBook.com re-launches with a refreshed user interface and new features. ...


The Plight of Today’s First-Time Buyer

Traditionally, first-time buyers are the pillars of a strong home-purchase market. However, today's industry reveals that current market dynamics may be making it difficult for them to achieve their American dream, potentially leading to a slowdown of the industry's recovery. ...


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