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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Home Prices Continue to Accelerate

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released for June 2015 show that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. ...


Study Finds Racial Disparity Exists between What Borrowers Pay for Mortgages

Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most. ...


Foreign Investors Rush to Snap up U.S. Housing

Wealthy, very nervous foreigners yanking their money out of their countries while they still can and pouring it into U.S. residential real estate, paying cash, and driving up home prices—that’s the meme. But it’s more than a meme as political ...


Be Generous: It’s a Simple Way to Stay Healthier

(TNS)—If there’s a magic pill for happiness and longevity, we may have found it. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Donates to Dreams Come True

The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty have donated a record $61,438 over the last two years for Dreams Come True, the First Coast’s only locally based nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses, the company announced. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Earns Learning! 100 Award

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced that it has ranked 14thamong The Learning! 100 for excellence in its real estate training and educational platform, specifically the brand’s brokerage manager training that helps its franchisees identify and attract top talent to their brokerages. ...


Exceeding Expectations Every Step of the Way

To really push ahead in real estate, you can't just meet your client's expectations; you must exceed them. In the following interview, Nancy Quinn of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties lets us on in her secrets to success. ...


Great Spaces: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Home Hits the Market

Movie buffs – this one’s for you! The home portrayed in Jonathan Demme’s crime-horror film "The Silence of the Lambs" is now up for sale! In the film, the property was home to one of the movie's main villains, Buffalo Bill, who lured ...


Increase for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

Single-family homes built-for-rent increased to approximately 8,000 starts for the second quarter of 2015, compared to about 6,000 for the same period of 2014. The share and count of built-for-rent starts are off post-recession highs and will likely approach historical norms as the housing market continues to expand. However, given the relatively small size of this ...


10 Easiest Home Upgrades to Increase House Value

Whether planning to sell the house, have it rented out, or simply for personal satisfaction, a little renovation and upgrade is always necessary to help increase its market value. In order to boost a house’s value in the market, it ...


Realty ONE Group Affiliates Celebrate Success across the Nation

Realty ONE Group Affiliates announced recently they are having a banner year on all fronts. Since launching in 2012, the affiliate program has grown from 1 franchise to 41 locations in just over two years. In the past few years, locations have spread from 3 to 14 states resulting in ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s ‘Gen Z in the House’ Research Study Named Finalist in Platinum PR Awards

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has announced that its “Gen Z in the House” research study has been named a finalist in PR News’ Platinum PR Awards, an annual program honoring top public relations initiatives across more than 40 categories. As a leading lifestyle real estate company, Better Homes ...


FHA 203k Mortgage Loans Provide Options for Agents and Buyers

Most real estate agents have been there: You have a listing that has great bones or offers a lot of space for the money, but some aspects of its condition are likely to frighten most buyers away. With a unique financing option available ...


It’s Not about Us

Recently, I was a conference panelist speaking on the topic of consumer perceptions of the real estate industry. As millions of homes are sold each year and buyers and sellers are generally happy with their experience, one may conclude that all is right ...


Great Spaces: Historic 617-acre Estate and Former Plantation Up for Sale

In Green Plains in Mathews County, Va., an estate rich with historical significance and counting some of America’s most striking political families as owners and former owners is set to hit the auction block. ...


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