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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group, REALTORS® Names President

Robert Burns has been named president of Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group, REALTORS® effective September 1, 2015, the company has announced. Burns will lead operations and assume responsibility for sales, marketing, education and relocation functions of the company. ...


Peter Turtzo Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as Senior Vice President of International Operations

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced real estate veteran Peter Turtzo has joined the network as senior vice president of International Operations. Turtzo is responsible for establishing strategy and process for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ growth into international markets, ...


Corporate Relocation Business Development: Survey Results Summary

Thanks to all who participated in RIS Consulting Group’s survey last month. We hope you’ll find your colleagues’ feedback useful and interesting. A response summary of survey questions follows. ...


Foreclosure Activity Increases 7 Percent in July, Bank Repossessions Reach 30-Month-High

RealtyTrac® recently released its July 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 124,910 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—in July, up 7 percent from the previous month and up 14 percent from a ...


Finding Success through Referrals

Diane DuBos, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty has always gone to extreme lengths for good referrals. And thanks to Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)—an information hub and technology platform that connects over 634 MLSs, with no consumer or public access—by her side, DuBos has taken her referral game to ...


July Brings New Residential Construction Activity

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for July 2015. ...


7 Weird Ways to Clean Up Kitchen Messes

Everyone seems to gather in the kitchen, and that may be one reason why it’s ground zero for major messes. You may already rely on vinegar and water to wipe down countertops and other areas. But, notes home projects guru Bob Vila, there ...


Top 250 Latino Agents to Gather at NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival

With a closing average of 83 units and $16 million in transaction volume in 2015, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Association’s® (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Agents have been invited to receive special recognition at NAHREP’s 2015 National Convention & Latin Music Festival to be held ...


Engel & Völkers Naples Bonita–Estero Acquires Florida Platinum Realty Naples, Fla.

Engel & Völkers recently announced the acquisition of Florida Platinum Realty, located at 26381 South Tamiami Trail No. 108, across from Bonita Bay and Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs, Fla. The office is being remodeled and renamed Engel & Völkers Naples Bonita-Estero. It is the second office in the area ...


FREE .REALTOR Domains Still Available

NAR PULSE—Don’t let your agents miss out on the benefits gained from a .REALTOR domain. Be sure they know that free .REALTOR domains are not sold out. Help debunk other myths by using this content in your firm communication channels. ...


Ask the Expert: What Are Common Inquiries about a Home’s Water Quality?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Charles Furlough, Vice President of Field Operations of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. ...


Great Spaces: Andy Warhol’s Hamptons Home

Andy Warhol was a strange, shy fellow of few words who invented an image for himself so whacky that he couldn’t be ignored. His timing for his white fright wig and pop art paintings of soup cans was well timed as post-Eisenhower era ...


California July Home Sales at Highest Level in Three Years

Regional Spotlight—Sustained job and income growth gave home buyers the confidence in July to jump into the California housing market, pushing home sales to their highest level in nearly three years, according to the California Association of REALTORS®.Home sales have risen year over year for six straight months. ...


DIY Ninja: Nintendo Fan Creates Own Super Mario Themed Nursery

Reddit user troymcklure is a Nintendo fan, but that may be the understatement of the century. He's a huge Nintendo fan! Being a Mario fan myself, his recent DIY project really brings out the geek in me: take a peek at his custom-made Mario Kart-themed ...


NRT LLC Completes Roll-Out of New Coldwell Banker-Branded Consumer Website

NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently announced the completion of the roll-out of ColdwellBankerHomes.com, a new consumer website featuring all available MLS property listings in the regions the company serves with its company-owned Coldwell Banker brokerage operations. ...


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