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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Membership Has Its Advantages

The holidays are upon us. Whether this season means a house-buying lull or an uptick in warm-weather business in your market, it is always a good time to re-evaluate your goals and strategies for the coming year. I’ve written in the past about how the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation ...


Fannie Says: Cautious Consumers Stalling Housing Momentum

Positive momentum in the housing market continues to lose steam as Americans remain cautious about their personal finances and the state of the economy, according to Fannie Mae’s November National Housing Survey results. ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased Slightly in November

Mortgage credit availability decreased slightly in November according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


Your Place: Recoat, Waterproof Fieldstone Foundation to Keep Out Moisture


(MCT)—Q: I came across your article about coating interior stone foundation walls, but my question concerns coating the exterior. My 1890s house has a fieldstone foundation with remnants of a white material clinging here and there. Would recoating it be a good ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Grows Again with 12 Affiliate Signees

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, has announced the signing of 12 more affiliates for the network. ...


Prudential Network Realty Announces New Leadership

Prudential Network Realty announces leadership changes at its Fleming Island and Mandarin branch offices. ...


Have You Googled Yourself Lately?

If you are a real estate agent and haven’t checked out your online profile lately, you definitely should because chances are somebody else is. And that somebody could very well be a prospective client. ...


Still Time to Earn a Reward from Your Credit Union

NAR PULSE--There’s still time to earn a reward equal to your national dues from your credit union. Through December 31, when three colleagues or family members open a new account with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, you can receive $120—the amount of your 2013 ...


Fundamentals of Mastering the Listing Presentation

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate during the NAR Annual conference this year. My topic was “Mastering the Listing Presentation,” and my audience was the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. ...


Advertising Expenses – On the Tax Reform Radar

Comprehensive tax reform is guided by a simple formula that masks a complex process that produces winners and losers. The formula is broaden the base, lower the rates. This means increasing what most taxpayers report as taxable income, but taxing that larger number at a lower marginal tax rate. ...


Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Return with a More Conservative Look

(MCT)—With one daughter in college and another in high school, Guy Hempel and Cherina Rossi face years of tuition payments. ...


Homes.com Reveals America’s Top 10 Winter Wonderlands

Unique traditions and festivals bring America’s holiday season to life ...


Time-saving Research Tool from Realtors Property Resource® Helps New Agents Step up Their Game

Real estate professionals know that time is valuable. From connecting with clients to following up on leads and staying on top of current market trends, it can often feel as if there aren't enough hours in the day. That's why a fully stocked resource tool belt is so important. ...


zipLogix Expands Availability of zipForm Real Estate Forms Software

zipLogix, creator of zipForm®, recently announced partnerships with Aberdeen Board of REALTORS®, Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®, Greater Waterbury Board of REALTORS®, and the REALTOR® Association of the Sioux Empire. These partnerships make zipForm Plus available for members to purchase at a discounted rate and complete real estate transactions with ...


Housing Markets Continue Slow Climb Back to Normal

Markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. ...


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