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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Realogy’s Leadrouter System Delivers Record 3 Million Online Leads to Its Affiliates In 2013, an Increase of 13% from Prior Year

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, has announced that its LeadRouterSM lead management system delivered 3 million leads from homebuyers and sellers to its affiliated brokers and sales associates in 2013. That is an increase of ...


Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise

The size of a typical new single-family home rose in third quarter of 2013, continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


Priority Registration for New .REALTOR Domain Closing January 31

NAR Pulse—Members can sign-up now at SignUpForDotREALTOR.com to receive advance email notification for priority registration of their .REALTOR domain(s) one day prior to general release. To be eligible to participate and receive advance notification, members must sign-up before January 31, ...


How Will You Make the Most of the New Year?

It’s 2014, and it’s time to evaluate your goals, which probably include closing more transactions than last year. But how do you do that in a flat sales year? ...


Meeting the Requirements of the Affordable Care Act

Under the Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2014, Americans who can afford to buy health insurance are required to do so or pay a penalty when they file their federal tax return. Everyone must enroll in a health insurance program by the March 31, 2014 deadline. ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2014 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® are not only strong advocates for homeownership, but also for their communities, and many contribute countless hours of their time to enhance the lives of others. For six years now, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped REALTORS® expand and develop their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works Grant ...


A Beginner’s Guide to Reddit

(MCT)—Reddit’s that website you’ve heard of but maybe don’t quite understand. Is it a social network? A message board? Its spare design and free-for-all culture can be intimidating, but don’t underestimate its users’ collective power—for good and, sometimes, not-so-good. The site is ...


Fannie Bets on Builders

Fannie Mae’s latest economic outlook for the year is counting on housing to double its contribution to GDP in 2014, largely due to new homebuilding activity. ...


Cartavi 3.3 Release Notes: Cloud Service Integration & In-person Signing

Accessing your files and capturing signatures electronically has never been easier with Cartavi. We are thrilled to announce Cartavi 3.3, which now features cloud service integration and in-person signing. ...


Housing’s Contribution to GDP Expected to Improve from 2013

An abatement in economic policy uncertainty surrounding fiscal and monetary issues is expected to lay the foundation for improved private sector activity and accelerated economic growth in 2014, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. With growing momentum in economic ...


Commercial Mortgage Lender Appetite Expected to Exceed that of Borrowers in 2014

Commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2014, as lenders’ appetites to place new loans grow even stronger, according to a new Mortgage Bankers Association survey of the top commercial and multifamily mortgage origination firms. Lenders were also polled on their expectations for borrower appetites in the ...


Housing-Related Tax Rules That Expired at the End of 2013

At the end of 2013, a number of housing-related tax provisions expired. Collectively, these housing and other tax rules are part of a set of policies known as “tax extenders,” which have traditionally been extended every year or so. ...


Obama Administration Says Housing Is Making Progress

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the December edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among many key indicators. Home values continue to rise, ...


Hot Property: House where Perry Never Made a Grand Entrance Sells

Katy Perry has tidied up some old business, selling her fortress-like compound in Hollywood Hills West for $5.565 million. ...


Social Media 101: Hashtag Tips and Explanations

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