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Todays Real Estate News Archive


What Is Culture? And How Much Does It Matter?

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of columns on the importance of Corporate Culture from Speaker and Coach Vince Leisey, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate. ...


Existing Home Sales Rise, Foreclosures Trickle Down

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released the July edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including rebound in the sale of existing homes and the continuing downward trend of foreclosure ...


Why the School District Should Impact Your Home Search

Buying a home in a good school district can result in resale advantages, offer protection from market fluctuation and provide a great education. Real estate experts in markets across the country share what you should know about a school district’s impact on ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Use Video to Market a Property?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Patty McNease, Director of Marketing with Homes.com. ...


Ice Bucket Challenge Is Taking America’s Charitable Giving by Storm

(MCT)—Martha Stewart did it. So did Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Roger Goodell, Carson Daly, the New England Patriots, Ethel Kennedy, Adam Zuckerberg, Knightro the University of Central Floria mascot and probably someone you know. ...


Pets Are Still Homeowner’s Secret Weapons

No one knows exactly how many renters become homeowners because—or partly because–they love their dog or cat. Faced with the option of losing a loved pooch or biting the bullet and buying, certainly many more choose homeownership to keep a pet than admit it. ...


Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, released this week. This third consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highest level since January. ...


Big Mistakes, Bigger Benefits: Brokers Share what Not to Do

While we often hear about the greatest successes of top brokers, we rarely hear about their worst decisions…and the invaluable business lessons they learned as a result. ...


On the Rise: Applications for New Home Purchases

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for July 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 2 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


Wrangling Your Competitive Nature

In the following interview, James Watson, broker/owner of Realty Executives Fort Leonard Wood in St. Roberts, Mo., dishes out the details on staying flexible and stimulating growth through healthy competition. ...


Bon Jovi’s Soho Penthouse Drops in Price

If you've been looking for a high-end real estate deal, you're in luck…sort of. Jon Bon Jovi's Soho penthouse was recently reduced from $42 million to $37.5 million. The 7,452-square-foot spot has been ...


Real Estate Q&A: Who Gets the Money?

(MCT)—Q: We had an investment property that fell into foreclosure a few years ago. It finally went to auction and was bought by a third party for about $20,000 more than what we owed the lender. Who gets that money?  — Liz ...


Mortgage Rates Tick Downward

(MCT)--A week of few economic reports helped nudge down mortgage interest rates last week. ...


BHHS Florida Network Realty Makes Moves for Charity

The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 571 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 15th Annual Backpack Challenge. ...


Ask the Expert: What are the Top Social Media Channels for Real Estate?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Philipp von Holtzendorff-Fehling, vice president and chief marketing officer with American Home Shield. ...


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