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Todays Real Estate News Archive


HUD Marks Fair Housing Month

Each April, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses Fair Housing Month to mark the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the landmark law passed shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, ...


Realogy to Make Strong Showing at Global & Luxury Summit

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced today that more than 20 speakers and panelists affiliated with the Company and its franchise brands will present at the 2014 Asian Real Estate Association ...


Stewart® Completes Acquisition of DataQuick® Title and Collateral Valuation Business Lines

Stewart announced recently that it has entered into a definitive agreement with DataQuick Lending Solutions® to acquire its collateral valuation, settlement services and the title and closing business operations. The transaction represents a significant expansion of Stewart’s mortgage services offerings and centralized title operations, in addition to expanding Stewart Title’s ...


Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2013, Investment Property Declines

Vacation home sales rose strongly in 2013, while investment purchases fell below the elevated levels seen in the previous two years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


The Great Debate

The success of the open house remains part of the “great debate” among real estate professionals, but do they work? From my perspective, with more than 10 years of real estate experience as an agent and now a director of learning for ...


NAHREP Report: Hispanics Continue to Drive Owner Household Growth

Hispanics lead the growth of U.S. owner households and many more are credit-ready to buy now if homes were available, according to the 2013 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report published this week by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate ...


Alternative Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

(MCT)—A standard, fully amortizing mortgage pays off the balance over the term. With a 30-year term, this requires 360 monthly payments, while a 15-year term requires 180 payments. Many lenders, however, offer special loan repayment programs that promise to pay off the ...


More than Half of For-Sale Homes in 7 Major Markets Currently Unaffordable

More than half the homes currently on the market in seven major American metros are currently unaffordable for local residents, according to a Zillow® analysis of Q4 2013 income, mortgage and home value data. Additionally, homebuyers looking for affordable properties may increasingly be forced to search on the perimeter of ...


As Social Networks Cash in on Real Estate, Agents Look for Profits of Their Own

While many brokers continue to question the ROI of social media along with the amount of time their agents devote to posting, tweeting, pinning and the like, it has proven to be a very valuable resource for real estate professionals. It’s helped ...


iPad Video 101: Using Your iPad as an All-in-One Solution

Real estate professionals are missing a golden opportunity by not making use of the video possibilities on their iPads, according to licensed real estate broker Michael Krisa, a freelance Internet marketing consultant. He praised the importance of using iPads to ...


Don’t Count Out the Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers fueled an unprecedented housing expansion that created the American suburbs as we know them. ...


Is More Workplace Transparency Good for Business?

Small business owners with an eye on morale may need to increase their workplace transparency. ...


Seven Tips to Help You Finish Your Work Faster

Finally (finally!), the days are getting longer, and winter’s frigid temperatures are rising. (Okay, so that last part is happening more slowly than most of us would prefer, but it is happening.) Pretty soon, it will be downright pleasant to enjoy evenings ...


Engel & Volkers Announces New Atlanta Addition to Network

Engel & Völkers, a leading international luxury real estate agency, has announced that Fourteen West, REALTORS® in Atlanta, Georgia is the newest addition to its North American network and will provide its global standard of service in the market as Engel & Völkers Intown Atlanta. ...


Terabitz Introduces Responsive Real Estate Search Platform for Tablets

“Many people searching for homes use their tablets. Unfortunately, home search on tablets is neither fast nor is it designed with touch front and center,” states Ash Munshi, founder and Chairman of Terabitz. “HouseTouch has been designed from the ground up to deliver results quickly while providing an interface that ...