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Todays Real Estate News Archive


2014 a Year of Recovery for Owners of Low-End Homes

Owners of the country’s lowest valued homes emerged from 2014 in a stronger position than previous years, with home values up 6.8 percent year-over-year. ...


Ask the Expert: Why Should Homeowners Care about Radon Testing?

Today's “Ask the Expert” features Charles Furlough, Vice President of Field Operations for Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. ...


The Secrets of Family Business

After years of hard work, you’ve built the family business into a great success and you take pride in meeting the challenges that each day brings. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Announces New Senior Vice President and General Manager

Mary Lee Blaylock has joined San Diego-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties as Senior Vice President and General Manager. The former President and CEO of HomeServices Relocation, Blaylock and her family have relocated to Poway from Minneapolis. ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2015 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® not only help people realize their dream of homeownership, they also volunteer countless hours to help improve the communities in which they live and work. For seven years, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped Realtors® broaden and shape their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works grant and mentoring program. ...


Zillow, Trulia Shares Soar Friday as Merger Rumored to Get Approval by FTC

Several outlets were reporting Friday that stocks of Zillow (Z) and Trulia (TRLA) had soared by midday on talk of expectations that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is going to green-light the merger between the two online listing giants. ...


Living Smart: Don’t Take Kitchen Appliances for Granted

(TNS)—Most people depend on their kitchen appliances for daily use and occasionally for a cooking marathon before a holiday feast. They’re staples of the kitchen, and expected to work. But as soon as the refrigerator stops cooling or the oven won’t warm, panic ...


Webinar: Make Money from Your Database Using Top Producer®

Make 2015 a success! Learn how to make more money from your past customers, prospects, leads and your entire database using marketing automation with Top Producer® CRM. ...


Home Prices Stand Still in November

The nation's average home prices stood stagnant this fall, largely unchanged from October to November, according to the latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI). This trend occurs after prices declined for the first time in September following two-and-a-half years of modest-to-strong price increases ...


Going the Extra Mile

“Your sphere of influence is your best source of business, past clients included,” says Isabel Gonzalez, Broker/Owner of CENTURY 21 Providence in Charlotte, N.C. “These are relationships you’ve nurtured, and if you’re genuine, helpful and honest, they’ll want to use you again or refer you to someone else.” For more ...


The ‘Old Smart’ Isn’t Good Enough

Maybe you graduated top of your college class. Maybe you have an MBA and complete the Saturday edition of the New York Times crossword in one sitting. Maybe you pride yourself on your ...


Nancy Lastra Honored as Past President and REALTOR® of the Year by EBCBOR

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® recently honored Nancy Lastra as Past President and REALTOR® of the Year of the former Meadowlands Board of REALTORS® (MBOR).  The REALTOR®of the Year Award honor REALTORS® who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and are recognized as leaders in ...


CCAR Bestows Annual Community Service Award on Kelly Morgan of J. Rockcliff REALTORS®’ Walnut Creek Office

J. Rockcliff REALTORS® recently announced that REALTOR® Kelly Morgan of the company’s Walnut Creek office has been honored with the 2014 Community Service Award from Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® (CCAR).  The award was announced at the CCAR annual banquet and gala on January 9, 2015 at Blackhawk Auto Museum ...


Seriously Underwater Properties Down 2.2 Million

2014 ended with 7,052,570 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater, or about 13 percent of all properties with a mortgage, according to the recently released RealtyTrac® U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the fourth quarter of 2014. Seriously underwater properties are defined as ...


Study Shows Consumers Aren’t Shopping around for Mortgages

A recently released study done by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found nearly half of Americans looking to purchase a home do not do their due diligence by shopping around for mortgage lenders. Rather, the survey found potential borrowers seriously consider only ...


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