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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Safety Tips Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know

While 90 percent of home buyers search online during their home buying process*, nothing replaces the experience of an open house or a showing. Selling the home is the ultimate goal, but your own safety should be your primary focus when meeting with these potential buyers. Below are six ...


Real Living Lifestyles Assistant Broker Appointed to San Diego County Board

Ron Brownell is a veteran real estate agent who has been with Real Living Lifestyles brokerage for the past 10 years. Brownell is the Assistant Head Broker and Director of Compliance at the brokerage, and his knowledge and experience is a huge asset to the agents there. ...


Where in the World Isn’t Rick Davidson? CENTURY 21 Leader Travels the Road to Success

Think you’re a road warrior? Chances are, your travel schedule pales in comparison to Rick Davidson’s. The CENTURY 21 CEO is resolute in his belief that interacting with the firm’s worldwide network is essential to the collective success of all. From Tokyo, Japan ...


How Foreign Exchange Specialists Can Make It Easier for Your Clients to Buy

If you have overseas customers, they'll need to make a U.S. dollar/foreign currency exchange.  By partnering with a foreign exchange specialist you could save these customers thousands and increase their budgets, giving them more to spend on the home ...


U.S. Foreclosure Activity Edges Up with First Increase in Three Years

According to RealtyTrac®'s recently released U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for September and the third quarter of 2014, foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 317,171 U.S. properties in the third quarter, down 16 percent from a year ago but up 0.42 percent from ...


The Mortgage Professor: Introducing the Kosher HECM Reverse Mortgage

(MCT)—The kosher stamp on a food means that it has been certified as fit for human consumption. We need a comparable certification process for financial instruments sold to consumers, with the need most pronounced for the more complex instruments. ...


Seven Must-Dos for First-Time Homebuyers

(MCT)—Buying your first home can be nerve-wracking. As a first-time homebuyer, you will navigate a process that might include uncertainty, excitement, confusion and frustration. ...


Solutionstar Announces the Appointment of Two Industry Veterans to New Leadership Positions

Solutionstar, a subsidiary of leading residential mortgage services company Nationstar Mortgage LLC, recently announced it has hired Mark R. Johnson as EVP, Valuations and Matt Slonaker as Senior Vice President of Business Development. ...


Why Boomerang Kids Bounce Back

Not only are the numbers of young people over 18 who live with their parents reaching unprecedented numbers, higher than previously assumed, they are not necessarily moving out when their financial situations improve, a according to a new study by Federal Reserve economists that may have important ramifications for housing ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Aligns with realtor.com® to Market Listings Nationally

Move, Inc. has announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, a HomeServices of America affiliate and a leading real estate company in Connecticut and Rhode Island, is expanding the online marketing of its properties to reach a national audience of home buyers and sellers on realtor.com®. ...


Homes.com® Partners with New Home Feed, Boosting Inventory

Homes.com®, a leading online real estate resource and top provider of real estate marketing solutions, has announced its newest partnership in listing data. New Home Feed, a leading marketing tool for home builders to distribute and manage new home listings, will add its high-quality new home listings to Homes.com. This ...


HSA Home Warranty: Keeping Agents and Their Clients Happy

The real estate industry is predictably unpredictable. From shifting markets to rising rates and everything in between, it can be hard to traverse the forever undulating terrain. One thing that should remain consistent, however, is your commitment to your clients and agents. ...


Zeroing in on Market Conditions

As the real estate industry continues along the road to recovery, enticing buyers and sellers back into the game, real estate professionals are pulling out all the stops when it comes to keeping their finger on the pulse of the market. For Jen ...


Speaker Spotlight: Matt Widdows 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.” ...


Your Place: Multiple-glazed Windows Help Fight Condensation

(MCT)—I know I’ll be getting this question at least once as cooler weather sets in, so here’s an explanation of window condensation, courtesy of Tom Herron of the National Fenestration Rating Council. ...


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