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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Mortgage Credit Availability Increases Slightly in July

Mortgage credit availability increased in July 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. ...


Technology Overload: Does Your Technology Waste Your Time or Generate More Business?

App OverloadWith the advent of new apps, overlapping software and even 3D video technology in real estate, it’s hard for agents to pinpoint exactly what it is they need to sell more homes and close more business in a given year. ...


Educate Buyers about New Housing Incentives

It seems the tide might shift in favor of homebuyers looking to purchase this year, especially where lending availability is concerned. That’s great news for consumers, and it’s a prime opportunity for us to educate homebuyers about their enhanced options. ...


A $1,000 Increase in Home Prices Keeps More than 200,000 Households Out of the Market

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


Residential Construction Spending Up 7.4 Percent Year-Over-Year

Despite two consecutive monthly declines, the value of construction spending remains higher than levels recorded a year ago. ...


Timing Is Key when Selling a Business

(MCT)—Sometimes the owner of a business has no choice but to sell a thriving enterprise, such as in a divorce, the splitting of a partnership or the death of a major shareholder. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Hosts Immersion Conference in Shanghai

Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, hosted an elite group of luxury real estate professionals at the Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference July 20-22 in Shanghai, China. Participants included top real estate brokers and sales associates from members of Luxury Portfolio International®,the ...


What to Expect when Looking at Las Vegas Real Estate

Regional Spotlight—Home ownership is a dream that’s made even sweeter for some people by the thought of having a brand new home built. When it comes to buying homes in Las Vegas, there’s something available that will fit every budget, lifestyle and taste imaginable. Here are a few things you ...


REALTORS® Environmental Summit Evaluates Potential Risks to Real Estate

REALTOR® leaders are hearing from the nation’s foremost experts on environmental risk management during the National Association of REALTORS® first environmental summit. The slate of distinguished speakers includes Dan Glickman, who served as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton, and Tom ...


Five Housing Trends for Summer

(MCT)—It may still be hard to find the home of your dreams with the limited inventory for sale. But at least when it comes to getting a mortgage, you might have more options as lenders loosen some of their standards. ...


Risk Management for Real Estate Agents: 12 Best Practices

Developing best practices and incorporating the recommendations outlined below into your daily real estate business will significantly reduce your liability and help manage the risk of potential litigation as well as complaints filed with the department of real estate or your local REALTOR® ...


Mortgage Rates Hold Steady; 30-Year Averaging 4.12 Percent

(MCT)—Mortgage rates are moving fast in one direction this summer — sideways. ...


3 Legal Tips If Your Business Is Flooded

If your business is flooded, you need to get on top of your legal to-dos, or you'll be financially underwater. ...


McColly Celebrates Its Annual Agent Awards Recognition Luncheon

McColly Real Estate Agents, staff and ancillary companies of Community Title and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage celebrated the top producers of 2013 on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville, Ind. ...


Leading Short-Term Housing Resource Reinvented with Responsive Design

An increasing number of business travelers, military personnel, vacationers, relocating families and employers are searching for short-term housing. Likewise, more and more property owners are hoping to market their space to these travelers. In response, For Rent Media Solutions™ launched a fully redesigned CorporateHousing.com®, a website dedicated to the short-term ...


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