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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Setting the Stage for Continued Growth

Today’s agents rely on technology to keep their transactions moving forward. But there’s one technology that they rely on the most: email. Nearly all real estate agents use email every day. ...


Living Smart: What to Know before You Have a Plumbing Emergency

(MCT)—Plumbing has always been one of the most frequently searched categories on Angie’s List. Naturally, if the sink is stopped up or the commode’s kaput, you want it fixed, and fast. ...


Don’t Spook Buyers with a House That Looks Haunted

In the fall market, home selling is right up there with pumpkin carving, hay rides and trick-or-treating. The change of season ushers in a number of well-intentioned buyers (and fewer Looky-Lous) seeking the services of a real estate professional. Sellers, Halloween is your holiday! ...


Great Spaces: The Original Mad Man’s Mediterranean-Style Home in Florida

Looking for a Mediterranean feel without leaving the safety of the states? Look no further than this stunning 4,500+-square-foot, Mediterranean-style home in Naples, Fla. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, this home—surrounded by lush gardens—offers a dramatic, two-story library, a garden atrium and ...


Consumer Confidence Surges in October

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had decreased in September, rebounded in October. The Index now stands at 94.5, up from 89.0 in September. The Present Situation Index edged up from 93.0 to 93.7, while the Expectations Index increased sharply to 95.0 from 86.4 in September. ...


Building a Real Estate Powerhouse

For nearly 35 years, Kevin Kirkpatrick and John Dick have led their real estate company with distinction, building it from a storefront enterprise in central Indianapolis in 1981 into an Indiana powerhouse with a well-earned reputation for excellence. On October 7 of this year, in a regional rollout bringing new ...


On the Go, or in the Office, RPR mobile™ Keeps REALTORS® Prepared

It’s a busy day. Your calendar is packed and has you running from one scheduled task to another. And in the midst of all this, you get an unexpected call from a buyer client.  She just drove past a property and has questions for you. In fact, she is sitting ...


Millennials Expect to Buy within Five Years

Contrary to popular belief, millennials still highly value homeownership, and a majority expect to buy a home in the next five years, according to a CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) survey of young adults age 18-34. ...


The Cheapest Day to Buy Airline Tickets? It’s Sunday, not Tuesday

(MCT)—A company that handles airline ticket sales for travel agencies has come out with study of airline ticket purchases, and found some interesting factoids: ...


Residential Sales in September Rise Slightly

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 0.2 percent (±15.7 percent) above the revised August rate of 466,000 and is ...


Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in September

Pending home sales rose slightly in September and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Top 5 Things to Know when Buying or Selling a Home by the End of 2014

Home prices are rising, along with seller's confidence. When you couple this with low interest rates, a boon for potential buyers, the market is looking up. ...


Perception vs. Reality: Quicken Loans Announces Two New Monthly Indexes

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the 50-state home mortgage lender, recently introduced two new proprietary indexes: the Quicken Loans Home Value Index (HVI) which takes the most accurate look at home value trends and the Quicken Loans Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) which measures the difference between appraisers' home value opinions and ...


ERA Real Estate’s New Look Is a Sign of the Times

Earlier this year, ERA Real Estate revealed a new look for the brand, one that reflects dynamic enhancements introduced over the last five years to not only fuel growth for the brand and its brokers, but to position ERA Real Estate for the future. ...


Your Place: Tips to Reduce the Risk of House Fires

(MCT)—October is Fire Prevention Month, so as a public service designed to reduce the number of calls for electrical fires, “Your Place” offers the following tips from Leviton, manufacturer of electrical devices and lighting controls (dimmers, switches): ...


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