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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Growing Pains as the Economic Recovery Turns Four

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for August, showing that despite the lackluster jobs recovery four years into the economic recovery, housing will continue to provide an increasingly positive boost to GDP in the second half of 2013. ...


Housing Report: Inventory Improves – Sales, Prices Rise Higher

For the 18th month in a row, both home sales and prices are higher than the same month in the previous year, says the recently released RE/MAX Housing Report. According to the national report, July home sales were 17.0 percent higher than last July and the median price, $189,950 was ...


The Mortgage Professor: Should Government Support HECMs?

(MCT)—The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program is a government-supported reverse mortgage program for elderly homeowners. The program allows seniors to take a mortgage on their home under which they can draw funds in a variety of ways — upfront, monthly ...


Travel and Tourism Workers Struggle to Cover Housing Costs in Many Metros

In the midst of a housing and economic recovery, many workers key to Americans’ summer vacation plans struggle to afford housing in metro areas across the country. In the latest edition of Paycheck to Paycheck, Center for Housing Policy (CHP) researchers draw on the latest data from the first quarter ...


Prudential Network Realty Top Producers Invited to Attend Exclusive Summer Conference

More than 35 real estate professionals at Prudential Network Realty have been invited to attend the Prudential Real Estate Summit Conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. ...


Mortgage Delinquencies Fall Signaling Improving Housing Market

The percentage of homeowners behind on mortgage payments or in the process of foreclosure is at a five-year low for the second quarter, according to a recent survey. Dom Frommeyer, CRMS, the president of NAMB, The Association of Mortgage Professionals, weighs ...


Realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report Shows Dramatic National Year-Over-Year Inventory Declines are Easing

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., today released the realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report for the month of July 2013. July's real estate market data shows the nation experienced a 5.24 percent decline in housing inventory, which is the second month ...


Broker Strategies: Diversifying for Success

“I have always believed that great leaders develop great leaders,” says Ed Krafchow, chairman of the board, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate. In the following interview, Krafchow expounds upon how his company is growing for success. ...


Living Smart: Roof Cleaning

(MCT)—You may have the most attractive landscaping, beautiful windows and charming mailbox, but black streaks running down your roof can ruin your home’s curb appeal. ...


The Single-Office Entrepreneur

Realtor.com® designs programs to help brokers manage their listings and to provide branding and lead generation for all of their agents and properties on the site. These programs are not only available for large brokers; realtor.com also has a dedicated team ...


Integrating Technology into Your Business Development Process

Mobile, social, and other technological advances over the past decade have altered the way consumers search for homes, providing real estate brokerages with the opportunity to leverage this shift in consumer behavior. ...


Labor (Day) Pains? Five Ways to Make Getting Back to Your 
Post-Summertime Workload Less Painful and More Productive


Summer is rapidly coming to a close. Labor Day, which typically heralds the (unofficial) end of summer, is early this year. That means even sooner than usual, we’ll have to make the annual transition from laid-back, low-pressure August to nose-to-the-grindstone, time-to-get-serious September. You may have taken a vacation this summer, ...


Do You Put Clients Last? 10 Ways You May Be 
Failing Your Customers (and the One Way to Put Them First)

Any entrepreneur willing to endure the proverbial “blood, sweat, and tears” it takes to start a business knows how important clients are. They write the checks that pay the bills. So keeping them satisfied is rarely just lip service. In fact, most business owners believe they are putting their clients ...


B2B Gift Giving Statistics for Real Estate Agents

While holidays are still months away, you may already be stressing at the idea of choosing the gifts to hand out to clients and partnering businesses. ...


One Source Fits All: Realtors Property Resource® Provides an All-Encompassing Source for All Your Property Data Needs

With an influx of different sources available to consumers, it’s common for misinformation to run rampant throughout clients’ minds. As a result, real estate professionals are tasked with the challenging feat of analyzing and interpreting these sources and delivering correct information to their clients on a daily—and sometimes hourly—basis. Instead ...


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