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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Consumer Prices Inch Up for First Time in Four Months

(TNS)--Consumer prices inched up in March for the first time in four months, largely driven by higher gas costs, the Labor Department said Thursday. ...


The Case for the NAHREP 10

The “NAHREP 10,” a set of disciplines created as part of the Hispanic Wealth Project, made their debut in January and have been making the rounds at multiple NAHREP events across the nation. Here’s what they’re all about. ...


Housing Spend on the Rise: A Breakdown of Cost-Burdened Households

According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, 11.8 million U.S. renter households spend half or more than half of their income on rent, and that number is projected to increase 11 percent by 2025. If national rents continue to rise and wages ...


Wheel Estate: Bike Paths Lift Home Values

Bicycle-friendly amenities are contributing to a surge in property values in communities across the globe, marshaled by developments in urban centers and suburban outposts that accommodate “active” transportation. ...


Mortgage Rates Reach New Low

Mortgage rates declined slightly from the previous week to reach a new low for the year, according to results from Freddie Mac's recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). ...


5 Immediate Steps to Start Planning for Retirement in Your 40s

(TNS)--Did you know that 80 percent of 40-years-olds are behind on their retirement savings? This is according to GOBankingRates.com’s recent retirement savings survey. ...


ERA Real Estate Recognizes Newest Hall of Fame Inductees

ERA Real Estate recently inducted four individuals and two ERA® companies into the brand’s Hall of Fame. Established in 2013, the ERA Hall of Fame honors member companies and individuals who have consistently earned high levels of recognition and have made contributions with lasting impacts on the culture and history ...


Homesmart International Reaches Growth Milestone

HomeSmart International recently announced the franchising company has exceeded the 10,000 agent mark in its United States-based franchises. The milestone comes off of several consecutive years of positive growth trends since the company first began franchising in 2009. Additionally, 77 percent of the franchises under the HomeSmart brand posted net ...


Housing Limits Impact Social Mobility for Children of Low-Income Families

U.S. metros that historically have offered the best chance of success for children from low-income families have become among the least affordable cities in the country, according to a new Zillow analysis of mortgage and rental affordability. This relatively new phenomenon limits opportunities ...


Foreclosure Activity Plummets below Pre-Recession Levels

First quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent), according to RealtyTrac®'s Q1 and March 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. ...


Instagram is Ch-Ch-Changing! Here’s What You Need to Know

Big changes are coming for Instagram users and the news alone has sent ripples throughout the world of social media. ...


The Gender Pay Gap: 3 Reasons Women Earn Less than Men

(TNS)--Tuesday was Equal Pay Day, which was invented by an activist group two decades ago to draw attention to the wage divide between men and women. ...


ERA Real Estate Recognizes Newest Philanthropic Award Winners

ERA Real Estate recently recognized two of its companies for their outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts over the past year. ERA Sellers & Buyers Real Estate was awarded the 2015 Ed Bilinkas Memorial Award and ERA King Real Estate was awarded the 2015 ERA Circle of Light for Community ...


Software Incubator Accelerates RESO Data Dictionary Compliance

The real estate industry's Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is launching a new automated data standard compliance testing platform and certification accelerator tool in partnership with the real estate big data tech company Software Incubator Inc. USA. ...


Stay Safe at Work with April 20 Safety Webinar

NAR PULSE—The busy season is here. Ensure you have a safety plan in place to help you succeed. Learn about specific tools for implementing safety protocols across your real estate business during a free NAR REALTOR® Safety Program webinar. Join us on ...


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