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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Diggin’ In: How to Grow a Terrarium

(MCT)—If only the rest of life were as simple as growing succulents in an open terrarium. ...


The Wonder of Widgets: Keep Buyers and Sellers Coming Back to Your Site

When you visit Homes.com, there are a myriad number of ways the site can help you and your real estate company grow, be it the informative articles, helpful blogs or thought-provoking webinars. ...


Leveraging GENLIFE to Achieve What We All Want Most…More

What’s the # 1 thing every agent, broker or owner wants? ...


Home Warranties Offer Agent Benefits

After helping a client buy or sell a home, a real estate professional’s job isn’t over. Past clients are often the best sources of future business, and HSA Home Warranty works to keep that relationship alive. ...


3 Reasons to Send Prospects Video Email

With the market beginning its seasonal upswing and competition increasing as well, it’s more important than ever to make a lasting impression on prospects. Video email is one way to achieve this; send prospects the information they are looking for with a ...


6 Signs Your Retirement Plan is in Trouble

After the 2008 economic meltdown, when the stock market fell 37 percent, veteran financial advisor Curt Whipple says he met with clients from outside financial institutions who’d lost 50 to 60 percent of their portfolio in a single year. ...


Your Office Coach: Turn Tables on Talkative Co-Worker

(MCT)—QUESTION: I’m having difficulty with the person who was recently assigned to be my mentor. “Mark” is supposed to help me learn procedures in the research lab where I work as a graduate assistant. Although we get along well, he tends to ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Recognized with Round Table Award

For the fourth year in a row, the Avondale/San Marco office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has received the prestigious Real Estate Round Table Award for residential Gross Commission Income (GCI) and residential units for the Southeast Region. ...


New Mobile Marketing Tools for Real Estate

A new offering from The Real Estate Book expands personal branding packages to include IDX-fed web, tablet and mobile sites, mobile business cards, vanity text codes, and GPS-enabled yard signs to help real estate agents take local traffic from national listing aggregation sites. ...


What New Mortgage Rules Mean for Brokers

As of Jan. 1, 2014, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules and requirements for buying a home and refinancing a mortgage, also known as the “qualified mortgage” or “ability-to-repay” rules, are in effect. There may be a few challenges ahead ...


Mortgage Purchase Applications Dip

Mortgage applications decreased 1.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 4, 2014. ...


Metropolitan Markets Move Forward

The April NAHB/First American Leading Market Index rose one point to .88 from .87 in March. The index measures how close individual markets and the US market are relative to their last normal market activity. A total of 153 markets or about ...


NAHB Seeks to Honor the Nation’s Best Apartments and Condos

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opened its call for entries for the 2014 NAHB Pillars of the Industry Awards competition. Multifamily owners and developers, property managers, architects, interior designers and multifamily industry professionals are invited to enter the competition. ...


Hot Property: A Big Bang for the Buck

(MCT)—Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and her husband, Ryan Sweeting, have listed their place in Sherman Oaks at $2.795 million. They recently bought the Tarzana home of former Laker Lamar Odom and television personality Khloe Kardashian for $5.499 million. ...


Rex Huppke: Here’s a Thought – Think about Work

(MCT)—I’m on record as being opposed to thinking. I find it distracts from the important things in life, like watching television or staring mindlessly at small flecks of dust drifting through the air. ...