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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Keep Your Edge at Work with ‘Rookie Smarts’

(MCT)—Great news for people who have no idea what they’re doing at work: Your cluelessness may be giving you a competitive advantage. ...


Applications for New Home Purchases Unchanged in September

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases remained unchanged relative to the previous month. ...


Returning to a Balanced Market

Staying flexible is key to staying on top of your marketplace. In the following interview Dean deTonnancourt, Broker/Owner of HomeSmart Professionals in Warwick, R.I., lets us know how his company is excelling in the industry. ...


Getting It Right: Business Planning for 2015

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


The Anatomy of Today’s Renter

With the increase in home prices across the country and tight lending restrictions, it’s no wonder that the demand for rentals is on the rise.  With renting becoming more appealing to a wider population, it’s imperative that real estate professionals and property managers ...


John McEnearney, Founder of McEnearney Associates, Dies at 87

John McEnearney, the chairman and founder of McEnearney Associates, passed away on October 8 at the age of 87. ...


Property Managers: You’re Mobile – Is Your App?

Houserie mobile app, provided by RentalRoost, Inc. has announced that it offers what property managers need at their fingertips—from incredibly comprehensive reports to basic tenant screening. According to the company, Houserie offers a fast, comprehensive and ...


Cracking the Code to Innovation

Everyone says they want innovation in their organization, but when an ambitious employee offers it to a CEO, for example, the idea is often shot down, says Neal Thornberry, Ph.D., faculty director for innovation initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School in California. ...


5 Strategies to Ensure Family Business Success

Non-family businesses can learn a lot from family businesses, says Henry Hutcheson, a certified Family Business Advisor and founder of Family Business USA consultancy. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Introduces Local Home Value Estimates for Consumers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties introduced a new feature that allows consumers to enter an address to “click and see” local home value estimates on over 1,200 company and agent websites.  The estimates are free and do not require registration.  The company is also introducing a new market trends report ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall Below 4 Percent

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.96 percent, down twelve basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate spiked to 4.30 percent on Wednesday, then hovered around 4.06 percent for most of the week before falling to the current rate. ...


Home Equity Lines of Credit Jump 21 Percent through First Half of 2014

RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), a leading source for comprehensive housing data, has released its first-ever U.S. Home Equity Line of Credit Trends Report, which found that in the 12 months ending June 2014 a total of 797,865 Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) were originated nationwide, up 20.6 percent from ...


Millennials to the Front

Millennials sometimes get a bad rap. The generation born roughly between 1982 and 2005 has been called everything from ‘lazy’ to ‘entitled.’ Some say they never grow up or move out of their parents’ basements and blame them for the lack of a ...


Consumer Confidence Remains a Hardship on Stabilizing Market

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through September 2014. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home data and ...


America’s Lost Equity Comes Home

In the dark months from 2007 to 2009, home values were in free fall and millions of homeowners lost equity in their homes.  America lost 12.7 trillion dollars’ worth of homeowners’ equity during those years, equal to more the three quarters of the national Gross Domestic Product. ...


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