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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Older Home Buyers More Likely to Pick and Choose, Experts Say

(MCT)—When you’ve already bought one or two homes in the past, you might know exactly what you want in your next one. On top of that, you’ll probably want a home that’s move-in ready. The location might also be nonnegotiable. ...


EBCBOR Announces Research Tool with Unmatched Data to Assist Local Clients

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) announced the launch of a statewide reporting project headed by the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR) at its 90th Annual Meeting recently at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Strengthens Franchise Presence in Florida

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has announced the addition of Market America Realty & Investments to its franchise network. Following more than 12 years as an independent company, the brokerage will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Market America Group. The brokerage’s four offices and ...


Industry Leaders Align for Power Strategy Session at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Revenue-generating trends, profitability success strategies to be discussed by top real estate execs Nov. 8th in San Francisco ...


4 Ways to Make the Most of your NAR Membership

NAR PULSE—Are you making the most of your NAR membership? The Member Center, the site and mobile apps showcase member value and benefits in an online format to deliver the most useful content and features in a simple and intuitive way. ...


Consumers in Cautionary Holding Pattern as Fiscal Policy Debate Unfolds

Americans tempered their optimism toward the housing market in September, perhaps indicating growing caution surrounding the fiscal policy debate, according to the Fannie Mae September 2013 National Housing Survey results. Although consumers continue to remain generally positive on average, their attitudes ...


Late Summer Sales Keep September Prices Hot

Home price gains in September rose over record August levels, evidence of residual summer buying activity, according to the first market report of the month to be released. ...


RE/MAX Announces Closing of Its Initial Public Offering

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. has completed its initial public offering of 11,500,000 shares of Class A common stock at $22.00 per share, including the full exercise of the option to purchase 1,500,000 additional shares granted to the underwriters. The Company’s Class A common stock began trading on the New York Stock ...


Living Smart: Furnace Maintenance

(MCT)—Here’s a hot tip for fall: Take action now so that a furnace problem doesn’t leave you in the cold. ...


Prudential Network Realty Recognized by Brookfield Relocation Services for Top Performance

Prudential Network Realty recently received the Spirit of Partnership Award, a top award given to brokers from Brookfield Global Relocation Services. The award was presented during Brookfield Global Relocation Services’ annual conference, The Forum, in Phoenix. ...


The Houston Association of REALTORS® Moves to ListHub

ListHub, a leading distributor of property listings and provider of performance metrics in real estate, operated by Move, Inc., announced a new agreement with the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) to provide services to their 26,000 members. With the addition of HAR in Houston, ListHub now supports 454 MLS and ...


Commercial Real Estate Recovering, Report Reveals

Development and construction of new commercial real estate – office, industrial and retail buildings – continued its climb in 2012, supporting approximately 2.3 million American jobs and contributing $303.4 billion to the nation's economy, marking the second year that the sector posted gains since 2007, according to a new report ...


Ask the Expert: How Do I Know If My Contracted Home Has Appliance Problems?

Today's Ask the Expert column features Robert Allender, owner of Pillar to Post Home Inspections in Woodbury, Minn. ...


Rebound Continues: Housing Markets Back to Normal in 52 Metros

Housing markets in 52 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have now returned to or exceeded their pre-recessionary levels of activity, according to the newly minted National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. ...


Interest Rate Hikes Shrinking ‘Refinancible’ Population; Home Price Increases Potentially Opening New Home Equity Loan Market

The August Mortgage Monitor report released by Lender Processing Services (LPS) found that prepayment activity (historically a good indicator of mortgage refinance activity) declined sharply in August as mortgage rates continued to rise. In conjunction with those rate increases, a large portion of borrowers has been effectively shifted out of ...


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