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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Exceeding Expectations with HSA Home Warranty

For many Americans, buying a home is one of the biggest decisions—and purchases—of their lives. Even after the dotted lines are signed, there may still be added costs should a problem arise in the home shortly after closing. How can sellers reassure apprehensive buyers? They can provide them with a ...


Hollywood Pair List Long-Time Residence

Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig have recently listed their Santa Monica, Calif. residence for $6.9 million dollars. Olin, an actor, director and producer (“Alias,” “Brothers & Sisters),” and Wettig, a three-time Emmy-winning actress (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Thirtysomething”) have lived in the ...


More Than 750 Builders Discuss Housing Issues in Hill Visits

More than 750 builders from across the nation converged on Capitol Hill last week for the annual National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Legislative Conference to urge their lawmakers to support policies that will keep the housing recovery moving forward and increase housing opportunities for all Americans. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Shares New Data on the Next Generation of Homebuyers

There are more than 80 million Millennials in the United States who will make up the next generation of first-time homeowners. These homebuyers know what they want and, surprisingly, they are ready to get their hands dirty to transform a house to meet their unique needs. In March 2013, Better ...


5 Shrubs for a Showy Summer

(MCT)—Making spring colorful with flowering shrubs is so easy. Just look around. Summer is different. We’ve kept it largely green with the pink and red of Knock Out roses and the soothing blues of hydrangeas to liven up the scene. But ...


How to Master Social Media: The Do’s and Don’ts for Real Estate

Social media isn’t going anywhere. Oh wait, yes it is... it’s going everywhere! Social media is one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to share your brand with a large audience. ...


Pinterest: Engage Your Audience with Pins, Repins and More

As mentioned in our previous article, Pinterest’s pleasing visual format and community connectivity makes it one of the internet’s fastest growing and most viewed sites. Its rising popularity makes Pinterest a perfect tool for any real estate professional wishing to engage more with their audience. ...


4 Tips to Grow Your Net Worth

A report released earlier this year from the Chicago-based Spectrem Group estimated there were 8.99 million households in the United States with a net worth of at least $1 million at the end of 2012. ...


Building for Today

In a conversation with a real estate professional at a recent national convention, I was told an interesting story. This agent was working a builder’s model home one afternoon when a couple in their late 50’s stopped by and spent some time touring the home. ...


5 Ways to Make a Real Estate Comeback

The last several years have been filled with challenges associated with too much inventory, distressed properties and even more distressed sellers, agents working hard only to have deals fail, and so on. During this time, I discovered that there are two types of agents: those who adjusted their business accordingly ...


RISMedia’s Great Spaces: Good Will (House) Hunting?

Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon recently listed his Miami Beach, Fla., mansion for $20 million. Sitting on more than an acre of land on Biscayne Bay, this seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom home includes a wine cellar, home theater, rooftop terrace, private dock and boatlift. ...


4 Common Problems & How to Correct Them

U.S. businesses spend billions of dollars generating sales leads only to lose more than 70 percent of them simply because they don’t make contact quickly enough, according to one study. ...


Millennials Fueling New-Home Building Uptick

As the housing recovery presses onward, a new generation of buyers is leading the way: millennials. Not only is this younger generation full of fresh enthusiasm for homeownership, but they have a fresh idea of what their homes should look like, ...


Weekly Video Tip: How to Create Video with Shallow Depth of Field and ‘Bokeh’

Today I'm going to give you some more tips about how you can make your footage look awesome. Specifically, how to create shots with great shallow depth of field and "Bokeh." ...


Helping Buyers Get Their Dream Home in a Low-inventory Market

What do new-home buyers, Midwesterners and suburbanites have in common? They like garages. Seventy-eight percent of respondents in the National Association of REALTORS® 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences bought homes with a garage. In fact, garages were more popular among new-home buyers, Midwesterners and suburbanites than any other ...


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