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Todays Real Estate News Archive


New Study Says Renters Are Satisfied, but Continuing to Reach for Homeownership

Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group has released a new research study that investigates the impact of consumer attitudes toward renting and homeownership on the future of housing in America. Data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey provides insights into whether current renters, particularly younger Americans, aspire to become ...


The Great Debate

Since the dawn of the iPhone and its acclaimed App Store, the debate amongst marketers, IT professionals, providers and decision makers rages on: Does your brand need a mobile website or an app? The jury is still out, and seemingly, the best strategy at present is not one size fits ...


Hot Property: Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Estate Gets a New Owner

(MCT)—Zsa Zsa Gabor's longtime Bel-Air estate has sold for $11 million in a court-approved deal that will enable the ailing actress to remain in the home for three years. ...


Apple Unveils iOS 7, iTunes Radio

(MCT)--There was so much high-tech eye candy on stage at Apple Inc.’s developers conference Monday that the Moscone West audience seemed to be riding a collective sugar high. ...


New President Named for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Long Island, N.Y

NRT LLC announced recently that Laura Rittenberg has been promoted to the role of president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Long Island, N.Y. In her new position, the company reports that Rittenberg will oversee the daily operations, sales and business development of the company's 14 real estate offices and ...


Real Living Lifestyles Gives Back

Real Living Lifestyles was a sponsor of Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Spring Fling Gala earlier this week. It was the 25th Anniversary of the Spring Fling Gala, and the festivities took place in the beautiful Fairbanks Ranch Plaza, home to Real Living Lifestyles Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Office. ...


Winning in the Luxury Market: Do You Have What It Takes?

[caption id="attachment_79737" align="alignleft" width="265"] Snowmass, Colo.; $75,000,000 - Joshua & Co./Luxury Portfolio Intl. WEb ID: LIZV[/caption] ...


The Mercury Isn’t the Only Thing on the Rise

You can hear it across the country. The sigh of relief as the U.S. housing market continues to make substantial gains. We started seeing improvements in late 2012 and by March of 2013 home prices were on a steady incline with gains of 10.9 percent from a year earlier, showing ...


How Much Do You Want to Make? Reverse Calculator Determines Your Lead Generation Needs

Virtually every real estate professional has some idea of how much commission income they would like to earn annually. Unfortunately, few REALTORS® know exactly how many leads they need to generate in order to actually attain their desired income levels. ...


For Rent Media Solutions™ Launches Easyology Campaign to Support New Philosophy

For Rent Media Solutions™, a division of Dominion Enterprises, recently introduced Easyology, a philosophy of providing innovative marketing solutions for the multifamily industry that are easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to measure. ...


RELO Direct® President Portale Participates in GMS-T Pilot

RELO Direct®, Inc. President/CEO Bob Portale, SCRP, SGMS-T, has completed the first-ever offering of Worldwide ERC®’s GMS-T: Strategic Talent Mobility course. Portale was only one of eight mobility leaders invited to take the course as part of a pilot program during Worldwide ERC®’s National Relocation Conference in May. ...


Your Place: Can Your AC Unit Be Silenced?

(MCT)— Question: I would like to know if there is any method, other than moving an outdoor AC compressor, to minimize its noise when it is running at the same time people want to be on the back deck enjoying the ...


May Housing Scorecard Released

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury have released the May edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a—comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data continue to show important progress across many key indicators—as the annual home price increase is the ...


The Mortgage Professor: Some Well-Off Borrowers at a Disadvantage

(MCT)—In a recent column, I pointed out that mortgage lenders today can make a loan with only 3 percent down to a borrower with a steady job but a credit score of only 570, and have it insured by the Federal Housing Administration. But lenders can’t or won’t accommodate a ...


Home Prices Rise by More Than 12 Percent; Where Are the Hot Markets?

Following its predicted forecast, the housing recovery continues to push forward as we move from spring to summer. CoreLogic recently released its April CoreLogic HPI report showing an increase in home prices nationwide of 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in ...


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