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Todays Real Estate News Archive


LeadingRE® Selects dotloop as a Preferred Transaction Solution Provider

Recently, dotloop announced that Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, one of the largest networks of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerages, has selected dotloop and its broker solution dotloop BUSINESS+ as a preferred transaction solution provider through its Solutions Group program. Now, 120,000 associates across more than ...


Carrington Charitable Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Classic Raises over $1.4 Million for Wounded Heroes

Recently, Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) announced that it raised over $1.4 million for wounded Heroes and their families at its 4th Annual Golf Classic event on October 6th, 2014. Held at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California, the event featured a golf tournament, banquet and auction, ...


CENTURY 21® New Millennium Continues Growth, Opens New Office at One Loudoun

CENTURY 21 New Millennium, one of the DC Metro Region’s largest and most productive real estate companies, will celebrate the opening of its newest and most state of the art offices, located at One Loudoun in Ashburn, Virginia. The new office will offer area homebuyers and sellers an increased level of ...


‘Seriously’ Underwater Properties at Lowest Level in Two Years

RealtyTrac®, a leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the third quarter of 2014, which shows that 8.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater—where the combined loan amount secured by the property is ...


Mobile App Helps Agents Find what They Need Most

Before meeting with clients, you prepare. You find properties that meet their needs, set up alerts in your MLS to let them know when new properties come on the market, you’ve even sent them RPR reports that include photos, neighborhood information, basically everything your clients need to fall in love ...


Housing Outlook in Face of Rising Rates

The second quarter GDP figures were highly encouraging, assuring that job creation continues. Jobs will become ever more important in what looks to be a sure rising interest-rate environment. Surprisingly, rates have barely moved this year. But sooner or later (by year end), ...


Increasing National and International Exposure through Strategic Affiliations

There is no one essential element for real estate success. Everyone seems to have their own recipe. However, according to Shell Solomon, the Broker/Owner with CENTURY 21 Solomon Properties in Tybee Island, Ga., growth and reach are important tools of a successful ...


Is Your Front Door a Gateway to Energy Loss?

October is Energy Awareness Month, so I went looking for specific ways homeowners could reduce soaring energy bills. The experts at Therma-Tru (thermatru.com) reached out with their perspective, advising homeowners to evaluate their exterior doors, which could provide a major gateway ...


Long & Foster Bolsters Executive Leadership Team

Long & Foster Real Estate, one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the country, has named Larry “Boomer” Foster as a president of its general brokerage business, effective Nov. 1. Foster, whose uncle P. Wesley “Wes” Foster, Jr., founded the 46-year old real estate business, will work ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands Franchise Network in Florida

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate recently announced the addition of a new franchise affiliate serving Destin, Florida, and surrounding communities. The firm, which will do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast, is the newest brokerage to be added to the brand’s franchise network nationally, and ...


Home Warranty Offer for NAR Members

NAR PULSE—American Home Shield is offering $50 off select AHS home warranties for NAR members through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry and remains an industry leader, serving more than 1.4 million customers across the country. ...


Power Teams: The Sokoler-Medley Team—Finding Your Inner Real Estate Bulldog to Be the Best in Show

After working as a TV reporter across the country for more than 20 years, Bob Sokoler and his wife Norine settled in Louisville, Ky., and transitioned to a career in real estate. Since then, the Sokoler-Medley team has ranked number one for volume ...


Claim Your .REALTOR Domain on October 23

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is pleased to announce that on October 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, NAR members can claim their .REALTOR top-level domain. With a .REALTOR domain, members can instantly communicate to consumers their status as a REALTOR® in their website address, which strengthens their connection ...


Getting Started: Common Mistakes That Could Hurt a Credit Score

(MCT)—You may already know some of the basics of maintaining a healthy credit score: pay your bills on time, don’t charge the maximum allowed on your credit card and start building a credit history early. ...


RE/MAX Gateway Offers Free REALTOR® Safety Workshop

In light of the recent attacks on real estate agents in the news and Realtor® Safety month, RE/MAX Gateway has put together a Safety Workshop on Thursday, October, 23, 2014 from 10am to 12pm in Centreville, Virginia.  This training event is open to all Real Estate Agents, regardless of brokerage affiliation. ...


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