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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Selling with Integrity

Maintaining integrity in your business is critical for long-term success. In the following article, Byron Kelly of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realty Center Chattanooga, Tenn. lets us know why. ...


Average Rate for 30-Year Mortgage Edges up, Freddie Mac Says

(TNS)—Mortgage rates are looking stable amid an improving housing market, with Freddie Mac’s latest survey showing that lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.02 percent, up from 4 percent a week ...


Millennials Think Happy Housing Thoughts, Study Shows

Realtor.com® recently revealed that millennials have become more positive when it comes to taking the plunge into homeownership and are primed to gain market share in the second half of the year, based on the results of its consumer ...


Generate More Seller Leads in Three Easy Steps

Finding new prospects is the lifeblood of any real estate practice. Along with converting prospects to clients, lead generation is probably the most profitable task you can factor into your schedule. It’s not an understatement to say ...


‘Twitter’ Those Thumbs to Sell More Real Estate

With Twitter overtaking LinkedIn as the number one social network for salespeople, most real estate agents know that a strong presence on Twitter can boost their sales. However, few know how to use Twitter effectively to sell more real estate. ...


Spotlight: A Masterful Time-saving Resource for REALTORS

In today’s real estate landscape, agents and brokers have an abundance of tools at their disposal to help them stay competitive in their marketplace. From smartphone apps and devices, to Internet news services and local MLSs, the influx of information directed toward agents nowadays can be overwhelming to say the ...


CFPB Delays ‘Know Before You Owe’ Rule again for a Saturday Launch

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Wednesday issued a proposed amendment to the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rule, which proposes to move the rule’s effective date to October 3, 2015, two days later than its most recent proposal to extend the effective date to October 1, 2015. ...


Court Works to Fight Housing Discrimination

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court made big moves for fair housing, ruling that the 1968 Fair Housing Act encompasses claims of unintentional discrimination through disparate impact, making the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs liable for how it allocated low-income housing tax credits. ...


5 Ways Content Gives Way to More Sales

Despite the continuous cycle that drives housing, there’s one commodity, arguably more valuable than any other, which remains impervious to the ebbs and flows of the market, relentlessly in demand while in an ever-present glut: information. ...


National Ranking Identifies Best Latino Agents

RE/MAX agents dominated the fourth annual National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Agent report with 62 agents on the list—twice as many as the next highest ranked franchise and nearly 25 percent of the total. RE/MAX agent representation in the Top 250 grew nearly 94 percent over ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty Expands to Oahu’s North Shore

Fresh on the heels of joining the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate franchise network, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty has announced its expansion to Oahu’s North Shore. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty North Shore will operate with a new office headed by Principal ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: June 2015

REALTORS® working in rural settings face a variety of unique safety hazards. NAR and the REALTORS® Land Institute outline some of the potential dangers REALTORS® face working in rural areas and what they can do to stay safe on the job. For instance, when on a farm or in a ...


5 Things You Need to Know about Hiring Veterans

There are currently 21.5 million veterans of the armed forces in the United States, and chances are high that you’ll be seeing some of their resumes on your desk. This likelihood increases if you are one of a growing number of brokerages that ...


Strengthening the Agent-to-Client Connection with Call Management and Lead Gen

As a real estate professional, there’s nothing more frustrating than losing a client because of a missed call or lapse in communication. But thanks to VoicePad property marketing, it’s easy to bolster the connection between you and your next buyer. From cost-effective call management to automated curbside property information, VoicePad ...


New Home Sales Rise to Highest Point Since 2008

The rate of new home sales increased in May to an annual level of 546,000, the highest since February 2008 as the housing market of the mid-2000s started to deflate. The May figure is 2.2 percent above April and puts the first two ...


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