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Todays Real Estate News Archive


American Home Shield Acquires HSA Home Warranty, with Both Brands Focusing on Growth and Market Expansion

American Home Shield, one of the largest home warranty companies in the nation, has announced the closing of its acquisition of HSA Home Warranty. Company officials announced in early November that a purchase agreement had been signed and were awaiting final regulatory approval to close the ...


Normal Market Activity Inches Forward

While the pace may be slow, new industry findings show that the real estate market is indeed moving forward. The Advanced March NAHB/First American Leading Markets (LMI) Index remained unchanged in March at .87 from February but the number of markets considered ...


Open Enrollment under ACA Ends March 31 but Don’t Stress, NAR Can Help

NAR PULSE—Still not sure about your health insurance options? Visit the REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace powered by SASid, a REALTOR Benefit® Program partner, to explore NAR’s private exchange and learn about your insurance options. Also NAR President Steve Brown walks members through the ...


Ask the Experts: What Are the Most Valuable Real Estate Lessons Learned over the Past Few Years?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Marty Rueter, President of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchising arm of Weichert, Realtors. ...


Fed Reports Winter Cools Inventories

In its latest report on the economy, Federal Reserve economists report that winter weather has contributed to a slowing of real estate markets and inventories are low in most districts. ...


New Survey Reveals Pulse of 2014 Spring Real Estate Market

A recently released survey indicates a lively spring season ahead for real estate sales. MRIS, a Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS), recently released the results from its 2014 Spring Real Estate Outlook Survey. ...


5 Things to Know about Getting a VA Mortgage

(MCT)—As banks tighten lending standards, demand has increased tremendously in recent years for Veterans Affairs mortgages, known as VA loans. ...


zipLogix Releases Major Update for zipForm Plus

zipLogix recently announced the release of a feature update for zipForm® Plus, the official and exclusive forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. This update delivers the latest advancements to real estate professionals that utilize zipForm(R) Plus every day. The new feature set enhances the entire transaction process. ...


DocuSign Delivers Carrier Grade Availability, New UI in DocuSign Spring ’14 Release

DocuSign announced the DocuSign Spring ’14 Release of its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform, which became available March 11, 2014. ...


Rei L. Mesa to Provide Opening Remarks at BHHS National Conference

Rei L. Mesa, president and C.E.O, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has been appointed to provide the opening remarks for the Gibraltar Companies which include the Apex and Pinnacle Groups at the upcoming Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices / Prudential Real Estate combined National Sales and Business Conference on Sunday, March 16th, ...


ERA Real Estate Announces Affiliation of Shorewood REALTORS in Los Angeles County

ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, recently announced that LBH National Corp., owned by Roger Herman, has acquired Shorewood REALTORS®, a market leader in Los Angeles County’s South Bay region. The firm will continue to serve Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Palos Verdes, El Segundo and Redondo Beach. Herman is ...


Housing Recovery Expected to Press

Americans’ outlook on housing and the economy has fluctuated somewhat during the past few months, but the trend for most indicators remains positive overall, according to Fannie Mae’s February 2014 National Housing Survey results. ...


Buyers Seek Out House of Their Youth

(MCT)—The home you grew up in creates the framework for the home you choose as an adult—whether you end up someplace very similar, or seek out its opposite. And for some people, the answer is a place that manages to offer both ...


Webinar for Brokers: Digital Transaction Management Solutions Accelerate your Business

Today’s competitive real estate market means that in order to stay in business and thrive, real estate brokers and broker owners must find solutions that separate them from the crowd, and provide the leading edge tools for their agents to be successful. ...


Adding Value to Client Interactions

A few years ago, when the local real estate picture in Northern Wisconsin wasn’t so rosy, Ron Zahrt, president of First Weber Group in Wausau, Wis., saw the need to invest in—and teach his team about—progressive, new technology. ...


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