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Todays Real Estate News Archive


How Will the Increase in Chinese Drywall Affect Real Estate Agents?

Chinese drywall has become a problem for thousands of homeowners across the country, and many builders and insurers are currently facing errors and omissions insurance claims as a result. As more homes are listed on the market through foreclosures and short sales, some are wondering whether real estate agents may ...


How to Stay Sane during Financial Peaks & Valleys

You don’t have to be a trader on the world’s markets to experience the financial roller coaster, says mathematician Lambros Klouvidakis. ...


5 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Pinterest Page Work for You

If you’ve considered jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon, wait no more. Although Facebook is still the leading social media network with 67 percent of American Internet users, Pinterest is currently in third – and climbing. Users spend on average, an hour ...


Does Your Leadership Measure Up? Business Expert Identifies Benefits, Pitfalls of 3 Leadership Styles

The top five leaders most admired by the world’s business executives are Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Jack Welch – in that order, according to the 2013 Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC. ...


Don’t Turn Your Back on Your Business; Burn Your Boat!

I believe that the great NFL Hall of Fame coach, Vince Lombardi, had it right when he said, "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." Do you agree with Coach Lombardi, or are you the ...


Facebook…or Face Time? Why Business Relationships Take More On-Screen Connections

It’s official: Email, texting, and social media are no longer just helpful supplemental business tools. They’ve taken over the whole game. Yes, technology has made many aspects of modern living more convenient and “connected,” but the pendulum has swung too far. Now, people are reluctant to do something as simple ...


The Summertime Tune-up: Seven Reasons to Perform a Half-Year Review

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…or so the song goes. But as the days grow longer and warmer, small business owners might want to be careful about taking it too easy during June, July, and August. The reality, says successful entrepreneur and author Bill McBean, is that the season is ...


Keeping Up with a Fast-Paced Market

Why is the market moving forward so swiftly? While it varies from region to region, according to Dan Elsea of Real Estate One, two separate generations are working together to push the market forward. “Baby boomers are moving up and out, and Gen X and Gen Y are moving in—Gen ...


Starting Conversations, Building Relationships

What's the next hot trend in real estate? According to Wendy Harris of Team Harris Real Estate, the answer is property management. “ As real estate started to rebound, you had a lot of investors come into the market and buy. But investors like to buy, not manage,” says Harris. ...


Want to Motivate Sellers? 850,000 Properties Bounce Back to Positive Equity

Residential property analytic provider CoreLogic® recently released new analysis showing the market is making big moves, with 850,000 additional residential properties turning to positive equity during the first quarter of 2013. ...


Weekly Video Tip: How to Export Videos for YouTube and Vimeo

If you guys have been following along up until now, you should be awesome at shooting and editing videos. However, in order for the entire world to enjoy your visual genius and not just your grandma who comes over to your house every Friday for Canasta, you've gotta get those ...


Americans’ Optimism about Buying and Selling a Home Hits Record Levels

Americans’ confidence in their ability to buy and sell a home climbed sharply in May, likely due to reports of strong home price gains, according to results from Fannie Mae’s May 2013 National Housing Survey. The share of respondents who say now is a good time to sell a home ...


Growth in Consumer Credit Accelerates

According to the Federal Reserve Board, growth in the amount of consumer credit outstanding, this includes outstanding credit extended to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures, excluding loans secured by real estate, accelerated in April. ...


Freddie Mac Announces 10th Multifamily Securities Offering of the Year, K-028

Freddie Mac recently announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1.6 billion in K Certificates ("K-028 Certificates"), which are expected to price on or about June 14, and settle on or about June 27, 2013. This ...


We Empower Bullies with Our Admiration

Bullying has been in the news a lot lately. Awareness of the problem has spawned a number of programs designed to combat it. While I applaud this effort, I don't see bullying going away any time soon. The truth of the ...


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