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Todays Real Estate News Archive


July Gains for Residential Construction Spending

Total private residential construction spending for July continued to increase, rising to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $387 billion, according to NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data. On a month-over-month basis, private single-family spending was $218 billion, up by 2.1 percent ...


Consumer Confidence Makes a Comeback in August

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in July, rebounded in August. The Index now stands at 101.5 (1985=100), up from 91.0 in July. The Present Situation Index increased from 104.0 last month to 115.1 in August, while the Expectations Index improved to 92.5 from 82.3 in July. ...


Best and Worst Drivers Ranked by State

Bankrate.com ranked all 50 states according to several factors such as fatal crashes, car thefts, average commute times, gasoline spending, repair costs and insurance premiums. ...


6 Financial To-Do’s before Going on a Trip

(TNS)--While people disagree on many topics, there’s one thing most people can agree on: Vacations are great. ...


RELO Direct® Recognized for Support of Non-profit, Charitable Organization

RELO Direct® has been recognized for its support of Kaleidoscope, an organization that helps Chicago youth in overcoming the challenges associated with abuse and neglect. ...


Brian Buffini to Host 2015 Success Tour

Buffini & Company recently announced the 2015 Success TourTM: Philadelphia, which will take place on Sept. 16-17 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There are two ways to watch – either in-person or via live broadcast. ...


RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange

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Market Shifts to Buyers’ Advantage

Recent stock market volatility and seasonal trends may give buyers better financial options and more time to make purchase decisions entering the fall, says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com. August data remains positive with regard to overall housing health as both demand and ...


HUD and FHA Urge Buyers to Have Homes Inspected before Purchase

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has asked the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) to give information to prospective home buyers that explains: ...


40 Percent of Top 100 Metros in Stable Housing Range

Freddie Mac recently released its updated Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®) showing the U.S. housing market continuing to slowly stabilize with two additional states, Arkansas and Tennessee, and four additional metro areas entering their outer range of stable housing activity: Omaha, Nebraska; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Chattanooga, Tennessee and Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Historic Estate Now Available in Bellport, N.Y.

The 1838 Greek Revival estate “Nearthebay” is now up for grabs in Bellport, N.Y. The estate was the home of Birdsall Otis Edy, author, playwright, and later, the organizer and national president of the Girl Scouts of America. ...


Financially Unprepared Consumers Are Vulnerable when Disaster Strikes

There are a variety of natural disasters that could happen anytime during the year, but early September officially marks the peak of hurricane season. Those who are fortunate enough to survive the initial impact often find themselves dealing with ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Charlotte

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first shop in Charlotte, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the region. The opening comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Carolinas Metro Realty, a full-service real estate and ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Expands into Montgomery County

CENTURY 21 New Millennium recently announced the opening of a new office in Rockville, MD at One Research Court. “Expanding into Montgomery County has been in our strategic plan for the past several years and the timing is perfect right now, having secured both a dynamite location as well as ...


Get off the Seesaw and Get Going on Year-Round Success

According to Cleve Gaddis, most real estate agents are doing it all wrong. To count yourself among the top producers of the industry, you must upend the traditional view of the annual calendar and approach your business with the same level of gusto each month of the year. ...


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