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Todays Real Estate News Archive


5 Essential Building Blocks for a Thriving Work Culture

What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. ...


ForRent.com® Releases Neighborhoods Filtering Feature and a First-to-Market Schools Feature for More Efficient Searching

ForRent.com®, a leading online apartment search destination, inspires renters to discover their next apartment, loft, townhouse, or condo by allowing property seekers to narrow down their choices by city, price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc., through detailed searches. Revealing an innovative Neighborhoods Search Filter and first-to-market ...


Recovery Will Continue: A Perspective of the U.S. Residential Housing Market

Editor’s Note: The following is a perspective on the housing market recovery provided by HomeServices of America. ...


RESPA Enforcement Back in the Spotlight

In the April column, we warned that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was going to be aggressive on RESPA, as it has more resources and power than HUD ever had. Two cases were worthy of CFPB press releases, but numerous others are waiting in the wings. Of the two ...


Late Summer Is Perfect for Planting around Your Property

Recently, I chatted with Ed Hume (humeseeds.com) for some ideas about the best things to put into the ground this fall, so you can enjoy the beauty and bounty of your property into the winter and well into next season. ...


RISMedia Gearing Up for 19th Annual Power Broker Events

Each year during the NAR Annual Conference and Expo, RISMedia delivers a power-packed educational session with some of the industry’s most successful brokers and executives. This year is no different.  Save the date for a special opportunity to hear some of the industry’s most successful executives discuss their success strategies ...


3 Truths about Responsive Design Sites that Increase Visibility and Conversions

How user-friendly is your website? If consumers can’t easily navigate your site from their mobile device, you’re as good as closed. Seventy-nine percent of consumers are more likely to leave a non-mobile friendly site, never return and will likely ...


Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Agents and Customers

Millennials—people born in the late 1980s to 1990s, and currently in their early to mid-20s—are now coming into their own. Many are paying off student debt, saving to buy a home and beginning families. Over the ...


International Brokerage – More than Just Pins on a Map

In the current real estate landscape, much is made of the term “international.” Among brokerage firms and agents, it’s the hottest marketing buzzword—nowhere more so than in New York. ...


Taking a Moment to Unplug, Focus on Happiness

(MCT)—I went to Mexico and read a book by a Canadian author that made me think about work in America. ...


HotPads Unveils Redesigned Site and App to Make Searching for a Rental Faster and More Intuitive

HotPads™, the leading map-based home and apartment rental search engine and a Zillow® (NASDAQ: Z) company, has announced it has redesigned its popular website and mobile apps to make the experience of searching for a rental faster and easier. With intuitive new features and tools, the HotPads app and search ...


Corcoran Consulting & Coaching Teams up with Equator

Corcoran Consulting and Coaching, whose real estate clients are ranked in the top one of one percent of the nearly one million realtors nationwide, recently announced that it has teamed up with Equator, the national leader in default servicing technologies. ...


Bank of America to Pay $16.65 Billion in Historic DOJ Settlement for Fraud Leading up to the Financial Crisis

Financial giant Bank of America will pay $16.65 billion in a settlement following a federal probe into its mortgage practices in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. ...


Only a Dozen Large Metro Housing Markets Feature Affordable Housing

Of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, only a dozen are currently more affordable than they historically have been for both renters and homeowners, as widespread growth in housing costs continues to outpace wage growth. Nationally, U.S. home values rose 6.5 percent ...


Watch: Why Should You Claim a .REALTOR Domain?

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real ...


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