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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Flexibility Key to Staying Ahead

When it comes to reaching success, flexibility is just as important as strength and commitment. For tips on solving challenges and staying flexible, read the following interview with Woody Warren, Principal Broker/Co-owner of Bluewater Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® in Emerald Isle, N.C. ...


February Brings Slowdown in Home Price Increases

Data released for February 2016 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, albeit at a slower clip, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


A New Kind of Facebook Marketing: Welcome to the 10×10 Challenge

Have you been struggling to get the results you want for your business on Facebook? Are you wondering why real estate Facebook marketing just doesn’t seem to work? Here's a real estate Facebook marketing challenge for you that’s going to change everything! ...


Housing Industry Faces Flood Challenges, Says Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac recently released its monthly Insight for April with a focus on the flood challenges the industry faces, the current system in the United States for dealing with flood risk, and some questions that will have to be addressed if climate change raises sea levels significantly. ...


How Solar Water Heaters Can Save Your Household Money

A solar home: for most people, this idea conjures images of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels steadily yielding electricity to power their computer, their TV or maybe even an electric car. Though were you aware that there is another type of solar that can ...


Local REALTOR® Bets Big on Weichert® Brand; Buys Weichert, Realtors® – Suburban Properties

Dan Roemer has been a licensed real estate agent for the past 11 years. He entered the highly competitive profession after seeing an ad posted on an Internet job board that mentioned “unlimited income potential.” Roemer responded to the ad and shortly after began working at WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Suburban ...


Maintaining an Edge in a Low-Inventory, Highly Competitive Market

A single click on her mobile device is all it takes for Barbara Marsh, a REALTOR® with CENTURY 21 United Brokers in San Diego, Calif., to stay ahead of the competition. ...


Following Criticism, NAHREP Offers Commentary on Secretary Castro and FHA DASP Program

HUD Secretary Julian Castro has recently been the subject of harsh criticism from a handful of non-profit groups in connection to HUD's administration of the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP). Implemented in 2012, a full two years before Secretary Castro's appointment, the program was designed to maximize recovery to the ...


Americans Saving More Than Last Year

Key findings from the recently-released 2016 Financial Literacy Survey indicate that Americans are sharpening their focus on personal savings, with slight increases among those who say they are saving more than last year (26 percent in 2016 vs. 24 percent in 2015). The portion of those contributing income toward non-retirement ...


5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Today

(TNS)—A great credit score is the key to getting the financing you need. Whether it’s a car loan or a mortgage — the higher your score, the more likely it is that you will qualify for favorable terms on your next loan. ...


Policy Matters: 2016 NAR Legislative and Regulatory Agenda

During the 114th Congress, NAR’s legislative and regulatory agenda has been focused on efforts to stimulate, stabilize and strengthen real estate markets across the nation while protecting the business interests of members. In 2016, NAR will be focused on the following public policy ...


Housing Market to Retain Forward Motion, Freddie Says

While recent data darkened the growth outlook for the first quarter, April data has experts predicting housing will maintain its momentum in 2016 and be an economic engine of growth. This insight comes from data recently released by Freddie Mac. The report shows that recent declines in mortgage rates have ...


House Prices Rise in February

U.S. house prices rose in February, up 0.4 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI).  The previously reported 0.5 percent increase in January was revised downward to reflect a 0.4 percent increase. ...


High Housing Costs Driving Population Shifts?

(TNS)—Fewer people are moving into some of the country’s most expensive areas, including San Diego, Silicon Valley, and some Washington, D.C., suburbs. At the same time, places where the cost of living is lower, such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and parts of Florida, ...


There Goes the Neighborhood: Do You Trust the Folks Next Door?

Every now and then, we call on our neighbors for favors. That’s what they’re there for, right? ...


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