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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Mortgage Rates Fall Hard, Freddie Mac Says

(TNS)—Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66 percent, down from last week’s 3.7 percent. ...


Who Gets to Be a Millionaire? 6 Factors

People who buy lottery tickets hope to become millionaires. But some people, ticket-buyers or not, are more apt to reach millionaire status than others. A study by Fidelity Investments revealed the six most common wealth-building factors the most successful wanna-be millionaires have on ...


Century 21 New Millennium Showcases Homes during Annual Open House Weekend

CENTURY 21 New Millennium real estate professionals will be featuring homes for sale across the metro region during the weekend of April 18 and 19, 2015.  This coordinated event will showcase pre-selected homes throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.  With 17 offices covering the Greater Washington area, the company is in ...


Realogy Subsidary NRT Enters New Strategic Markets with Acquisition of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®

NRT LLC, subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently acquired Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® in Texas, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Coldwell Banker United has 60 offices and 2,000 affiliated sales associates, and will continue to operate under the Coldwell Banker brand as Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®. ...


Webinar: Close 50+ Deals a Year with Social Media

Buyers are calling. Are you answering? ...


Slow Income Growth Bringing Down Housing Sentiment

Consumer attitudes toward housing appear to have stalled somewhat amid a recent dip in confidence regarding personal finances and income growth, according to results from Fannie Mae's March 2015 National Housing Survey™. ...


House Payments More Affordable than Rent in 76 Percent of Markets

In 76 percent of the U.S. counties, the monthly house payment on a median-priced home is more affordable than the monthly fair market rent on a three-bedroom property, according to a recent RealtyTrac® analysis. ...


Improving Accuracy and Access

A company's success is often bolstered by its partnerships. In the following interview, Phyllis Brookshire, President of Allen Tate REALTORS®, talks about her company's vital partnership with realtor.com®. ...


New Solution to Student Loan Debt to Empower Borrowers, Positively Impact Economy

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) recently announced the acquisition of the Student Loan Alliance® (SLA), which heralds a new chapter in counseling services for consumers struggling to repay their student loans. ...


How to Speak Up When the Group Disagrees

(TNS)—Have you ever sat in a meeting, squirming because you disagreed but were afraid to say so? ...


EBCBOR Names Rookie Salesperson of the Year

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) recently announced New Milford resident, Wendy Sosa, REALTOR® with RE/MAX Fortune Properties in Englewood Cliffs, as the recipient of the 2014 Rookie Salesperson of the Year award. Sosa was recognized as a rising star in the real estate profession during the Circle of Excellence ...


NYC Real Estate Powerhouse Broker Louise Phillips Forbes to Host a Four-Part Series on the ‘Home and Travel’ Channel

Halstead Property and Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker Louise Phillips Forbes recently announced a new one-month broadcast partnership with BYL Network, Inc.  Beginning on Monday, April 6, visitors to www.bylnetwork.com will be able to access Louise Phillips Forbes’ video segments, offering insight about the real estate market, on the Home ...


RE/MAX Now More than 100,000 Agents Strong

Global real estate franchisor, RE/MAX now counts over 100,000 agents in its network, the company has announced. Ending 2014 with 98,010 agents worldwide, RE/MAX attracted more than 2,000 agents in just the first few months of 2015 to reach this significant milestone. ...


ListHub Syndication Agreement with Zillow Group Ends, What’s Next for the Portals?

After a tumultuous series of events, the battle between listing portals may have finally reached an end. Tuesday, ListHub-syndicated listings vanished from all Zillow Group websites, calling to close ongoing legal wrangling between Zillow Group and ListHub owner Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com®. ...


Celebrate Fair Housing Month with NAR’s AHWD and MVP

NAR PULSE—Now is the time to purchase the Online At Home With Diversity® certification! Let clients know your agents are capable of working effectively with—and within—a rapidly changing multicultural market with this certification. Knowing how to transact business in culturally competent ways ...


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