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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Homes.com Launches Local Connect Advertising Program

Homes.com® recently released Local Connect, a new advertising program allowing real estate agents and brokers to target local home buyers, the company announced this week.  Local Connect will provide real estate professionals access to highly engaged consumers as they search for their next home. ...


Zillow Unveils New National TV Spot ‘Lake House’

Zillow®, a leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, has announced it will be releasing its fifth TV spot as part of the company's award-winning "Find Your Way Home" national advertising campaign. The spot will debut on national broadcast during the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 on ...


FTC Clears Zillow Acquisition of Trulia – Deal Closes Tuesday

[Update: Zillow acquisition of Trulia closes Tuesday, Feb. 17. Zillow Group formed to house consumer and business divisions] ...


6 Lessons for Leadership from Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani

We all have different opinions on what makes a truly great leader. According to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a great leader should be many things, from optimistic to well prepared. ...


3 Surefire Ways to Connect with More Local Consumers

As a real estate professional, a big part of your job is keeping up with the local community. This is especially important when working with prospective clients who are new to your area. Connecting with these potential buyers and ...


Staging for Winter Home Sales

Whether you’re buried under several feet of snow (sorry, Boston!) or basking in the sunshine (we’re jealous, Tampa!), selling in the winter offers at least two positives—less competition and new customers. During the winter, most people have taken their listings off ...


5 Marketing Truths for 2015

Is your marketing program on auto-pilot?  Have you settled for “good enough?”  Consumer, media, and marketing trends all change over time and it’s easy to fall behind and lose traction.  When you look at your current program, are you taking these 5 marketing truths into consideration? ...


A Survival Guide for Business Travel

Let’s be honest, being strapped into a tiny seat in a cramped airplane—along with dozens of strangers—35,000 feet above sea level, is nobody’s idea of fun. The Internet is filled with stories of air rage, reclining seat standoffs, and articles with ...


FNC Index: Home Prices Up 0.1% in December

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows the nation’s average home prices ended in 2014 with a slight increase after a three-month decline. Based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new homes) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the index bounced back slightly from November but continues ...


FAA Proposes Rule to Allow Commercial Drone Use for Real Estate

On February 15, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, stating that they should be legally allowed to fly in the United States for business purposes. ...


Realogy Named among 2015 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ

For the third consecutive year, Realogy Holdings Corp has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. Realogy, a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, has a significant employee presence ...


Low Down Payment Drop: Share of Buyers Lands at 11-Year Low

Those using low down payment plans dropped last year, according to recently released news from RealtyTrac, who analyzed the size of down payments on nearly 20 million purchase loans for single family homes and condos nationwide from 2004 through 2014. ...


Maintaining a Sense of Safety among Real Estate Clients and the Professionals Who Serve Them

American Home Shield (AHS®) Account Executive Lisa Haupt is a born protector. As a third degree black belt and American Taekwondo Association World Champion, Haupt is well trained to keep her partner Todd and their six children safe and secure if a threat ...


Mortgage Applications Dip 13.2 Percent

Mortgage applications decreased 13.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 13, 2015. ...


Person to Person: Workers Treated Well Work out Well

(TNS)—If you’re an employer, you have a lot of power to improve the lives of your workers. Investing in the emotional and physical well-being of employees can affect families and communities for years to come. ...


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