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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in September

Pending home sales rose slightly in September and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Top 5 Things to Know when Buying or Selling a Home by the End of 2014

Home prices are rising, along with seller's confidence. When you couple this with low interest rates, a boon for potential buyers, the market is looking up. ...


Perception vs. Reality: Quicken Loans Announces Two New Monthly Indexes

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the 50-state home mortgage lender, recently introduced two new proprietary indexes: the Quicken Loans Home Value Index (HVI) which takes the most accurate look at home value trends and the Quicken Loans Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) which measures the difference between appraisers' home value opinions and ...


ERA Real Estate’s New Look Is a Sign of the Times

Earlier this year, ERA Real Estate revealed a new look for the brand, one that reflects dynamic enhancements introduced over the last five years to not only fuel growth for the brand and its brokers, but to position ERA Real Estate for the future. ...


Your Place: Tips to Reduce the Risk of House Fires

(MCT)—October is Fire Prevention Month, so as a public service designed to reduce the number of calls for electrical fires, “Your Place” offers the following tips from Leviton, manufacturer of electrical devices and lighting controls (dimmers, switches): ...


Howard Hanna Mortgage Services Ranks as Largest Mortgage Lender

Howard Hanna Mortgage Services had the greatest number of recorded purchase money mortgages during the first half of this year in the Pittsburgh MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) and in the Cleveland MSA, Howard Hanna has announced.  Howard Hanna Mortgage recorded 885 purchase money mortgages from January 1 to June 30, ...


Uncertainty Threatens Recent Improvements in Employee Retirement Preparedness

Financial Finesse recently released its annual research report on the state of U.S. employee retirement preparedness for 2014. ...


Buying Abroad Made Easy: Simplifying Foreign Currency Exchange

Buying a property abroad is one of the biggest transactions a homebuyer will make and often is the realization of a personal dream. Ensuring that the transaction runs as smoothly as possible has never been more important, especially when transferring large sums of money in another currency is taken into ...


Speaker Spotlight: Dan Kruse to Be Featured Panelist at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience.” ...


Infographic: Real Estate World Series

With the series in full swing, what better way to decide the outcome of the MLB World Series than Real Estate Stats? RealtyTrac looked at the housing market in each team’s metropolitan area and compared the numbers.  The San Francisco Giants may have ...


Don’t Overlook an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

(MCT)—Let me start out by saying that I have a bias in favor of fixed mortgages, especially in this time of historically low rates. The logic is this: Why wouldn’t you lock in now and enjoy the certainty of a nice low rate ...


Customer Service: What Works for any Business

No matter what your job title is, in real estate, customers are the reason your company makes money. Whether you’re a real estate agent, an administrator or in sales, customers and clients breathe ...


Now Is the Time to Plan for 2015

When is the best time to build your business plan for the upcoming year? Many agents set aside time in December or January to do this critical task. But the problem with waiting until January is that if you begin your planning then, ...


The Importance of Giving Back

A real estate business should not only be about moving forward; it's also important to give back. In the following interview, James R. Imhoff, chairman and CEO of First Weber Group, talks about standing out by giving back, as well as several other real estate best practices. ...


How to Improve Your Company’s Mood

Is your company in a bad mood? The signs aren’t always overt. People aren’t biting each other’s heads off or glaring sullenly across the conference table. (That’s home, not work!) Instead, it feels like everyone is just…coasting. Rather than digging for solutions, ...


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