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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Reasons to Use (Or Not Use) Home Equity

(MCT)—Homeowners who have equity might be tempted to extract some of that wealth and use it for other immediate needs or wants. ...


4 Mobile Strategies to Boost Your Local Presence

Ninety-four percent of smartphone owners search for local information on their phone (Vocus). You can bet that it’s a good idea for real estate professionals to establish a strong mobile presence to prevent being passed over. The question is how to get started and what are the best practices for ...


Rookie Real Estate Agents Can Benefit from Errors & Omissions Insurance

With the housing market on the rebound, people may be attracted to a career as a real estate agent. Rookie agents can be prone to mistakes, which is why E&O insurance is important for these professionals. The following are some of the most common errors made by inexperienced agents: ...


Confidence and Optimism Win the Day: Chinowth & Cohen REALTORS®

Sheryl Chinowth and Lee Cohen are partners in the truest sense—both in business and in married life—and it comes as no surprise that their family mentality and positive attitudes have vaulted their independent real estate company, established just 10 years ago, into one of the largest and most productive in ...


Great Spaces: Beauty on the Outskirts of Monaco

If Great Spaces published a Top 10 list, this breathtaking estate on the outskirts of Monaco would surely make the cut. ...


Is Kickstarter or Crowdfunding Money Taxable Income?

Small businesses may be very successful raising funds through Kickstarter, but those who receive those funds shouldn't forget the potential tax implications of crowdfunding. ...


Beth DiLoreto and Darcy Sledge Named Women of FIRE

Beth DiLoreto, Regional Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties and Darcy Sledge, a sales executive in the Westport office were recently named one of Commercial Record’s Women of FIRE. ...


Mortgage Returns Introduces New Prospect Manager Product

Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced an addition to its CRM called Prospect Manager, which provides mortgage originators with an end-to-end solution to manage prospective borrowers throughout the entire loan process. ...


Home Sales Expected to Accelerate

After a slow start this year, home sales are predicted to play catch up for the remainder of 2014, according to the Freddie Mac U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for July. The report showed mixed data results for ...


30-Year-Fixed Mortgage Rates Slide for Second Week in a Row

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages dropped eight percentage points from this time last week, landing at 3.97 percent. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 3.96 and 4.08 percent for the majority of the week, before settling at the current rate on Tuesday. ...


Power Broker Strategies for Increasing Productivity and Profit

When it comes to running a productive real estate firm, no detail is too small. From office renovations to training programs, today’s top brokers understand that there is a wide variety of factors that lead to profitability. ...


Picking Your Ideal Retirement Spot

(MCT)—When you think about retiring—really retiring, no longer working—where do you ultimately want to settle down? ...


zipLogix Technology Fuels Top Performing Brokerages in 2014

RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker Report report shows strong indicators for overall market improvement and bolsters the strength of the industry’s technology leader, zipLogix. The annual report compiles survey results from brokerages in categories ranked by performance. ...


Tony Hanggie Achieves Top Producer Status at Real Living Lifestyles in 2013

Real Living Lifestyles, based Southern California, has announced that agent Tony Hanggie ranked No. 3 in most transactions closed and #6 in gross commission income for individuals at the company in 2013. Hanggie is a real estate agent and also an associate manager and mentor at the La Costa/Encinitas location. ...


June Existing-Home Sales Reach Recent Highs

During the month of June, existing-home sales reached an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, according to data recently released by the National Association of REALTORS®. In addition to the heightened existing-home sales, rising inventory ...


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