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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Getting Started: New Down-Payment Considerations for First-Time Buyers

(TNS)—First-time homebuyers now have more options when it comes to getting a mortgage with a low down payment. The only question is how many of those buyers—who tend to be young, often in their early 30s—will actually benefit from the loans. ...


Cyber-Security Expert Offers 10 Tips to Safeguard Your Information

We’ve all lost our identity at least three times, with more than 930 million records breached, lost or stolen to hackers and cyber criminals, says consumer advocacy non-profit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. ...


Ask the Expert: Will Homebuyers Be Ready to Act in 2015?

Today's “Ask the Expert” Column features Kathy Cummings, Homebuying Coach with Bank of America Home Loans. ...


Flea Jumps in Los Feliz

(TNS)—Michael Balzary, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist better known by his stage name Flea, has paid $2.47 million for a two-story home in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood. ...


Red Turns up the Heat on Home Decor

(TNS)—I just love how the color red brightens up my house during the holidays. This is more than a festive look for winter. Designers across the country are embracing red for home decor throughout the year. From wall color to accessories, the color ...


Business Planning—Getting It Done

Being in real estate essentially means you're running your own business. Even with the support of a national brand, it is ultimately you who will determine the success of your business. That’s why it’s important to define your goals for the growth of ...


Going Above and Beyond for Today’s Clients

From day one, Diana Miles, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Towne Realty in Montgomery, Ala., has been a huge proponent of American Home Shield (AHS®). With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Miles serves the Tri-County Area—Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore Counties—working closely with buyers and sellers to ...


Taking Risks to Make a Name

From staying productive to taking risks, Chris Barnett, Principal Broker/CEO of Realty Executives Southern Oregon in Grants Pass, Ore. lets us in on his top secrets for success in the following interview. ...


‘Official’ Results Are In: Real Estate Pros Like to Party

Earlier this month, we asked our readers if you planned on decorating your offices for the holidays and if your company would be hosting a holiday party. According to our results, the overwhelming majority of you enjoyed decking your office halls and joining ...


5 Tips for New Year’s Resolutions in 2015

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who will make a promise to improve yourself this New Year, there’s bad news: You’re 92 percent likely to fail in sticking to your resolutions, says a recent study ...


Diana McGrogan Named to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Advisory Council

Diana McGrogan, Relocation Director for Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., has been appointed to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Advisory Council, the company has announced.  This leadership group is comprised of top business development ...


Hot Property: Minnie Driver Pulls up Stakes in Hollywood Hills

(TNS)—Minnie Driver, who starred in the TV miniseries “The Red Tent,” has pulled up stakes, selling her Hollywood Hills home for $1.5 million. ...


.REALTOR Success Stories

NAR PULSE—What are members doing with their .REALTOR website? Find out! Visit www.about.REALTOR to see how REALTORS® are using the domain in their business. ...


Is It Easy to Obtain a Mortgage?

For many households, obtaining a mortgage is the most important step when seeking to purchase a home. As housing analysts, a natural question to ask when assessing the prospects for home buying is “how easy is it for households to obtain a mortgage?” ...


Fulfilling Clients’ Expectations: How to Stand out in Today’s Information-driven Market

“In today’s world, the agent who stands out is the one who can respond to inquiries immediately,” says Jeremy Lehman, a REALTOR® and chief technology officer at The Boutique Real Estate Group in Corona del Mar, Calif. And thanks to Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)—and the newly launched RPR mobileTM—it’s now ...


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