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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:53:56 EDT

Longpine, a nearly 6,000-acre quail plantation near Thomasville, Ga., has sold after about five years on the market.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:59:58 EDT

The late singer's 6,000-square-foot house on a six-acre property in Aspen has six bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms, four fireplaces and an outdoor swimming pool.




Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:18:29 EDT

Some longtime residents of Striver's Row in Harlem, historically an enclave for African-American elite, are worried that something neighborly is being lost as buyers bid up home prices.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:42:38 EDT

The one-lane 149th Street Bridge in the Murray Hill section of Flushing, Queens, has been closed for more than four years, which the area's mostly Korean businesses say has resulted in costly revenue losses.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:13:02 EDT

The normal summertime surge in demand for high-end apartments in Hong Kong's top neighborhoods was weak again this year as companies changed the way they pay for housing for their expatriate employees and the finance sector continued to struggle.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:34:22 EDT

A piece-by-piece analysis of the living room of an entrepreneur and art collector in Atlanta.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:18 EDT

The real-estate crash taught high-end developers of private communities a lesson: To attract upscale buyers, invest heavily in the clubhouse. Now, they're loaded with amenities—for members only.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:35:57 EDT

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison has sold one of his Lake Tahoe properties




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:28:23 EDT

Wallpaper manufacturers are increasingly adding things like recycled glass, metallic highlights and beaded embellishments to their designs.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:54:42 +0000

While video marketing is not necessarily new to the real estate industry, the demand for it has certainly increased by leaps and bounds in the last few years. Since 90 percent of consumers watch online video (Invodo), this visual medium creates even more opportunities for your listings to be discovered by local buyers, sellers and […]




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:40:03 EDT

This Colorado ranch comes with a modern take on an 1880s town, a toy barn and a log home.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:20:32 EDT

The roughly 10,000-square-foot, 13-bedroom, eight-bathroom property is made up of three separate apartments.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:48:04 EDT

The sought-after architect reveals what he's seeking, riding, collecting and coveting.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:59:24 EDT

It's as '70s as 'Close Encounters,' but the lowly light has sprouted again—in new incarnations of the upscale kind.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:02:49 EDT

This 13-acre estate in Dublin, Ohio, includes a beauty salon as well as hidden passageways.




Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:09:03 EDT

Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan's onetime home in Southampton is for sale




Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:09:26 EDT

Windstream's plan to spin off some of its telecommunications assets into a real estate investment trust comes as more U.S. companies seek to lower their taxes.




Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:21:53 +0000

Open houses are hit or miss for most agents. Some even forgo them altogether. Why? Hosting the traditional open house may be a lost art, but never a lost cause. With some imagination (and a little bit of luck), open houses can actually be quite successful. But how do you entice people to stroll through […]




Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:51:32 EDT

The online-annotation company Genius is moving to Gowanus, where cheap rents and industrial architecture are luring some of the startups that had colonized many of Brooklyn's other hip neighborhoods.




Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:11:39 EDT

A slowdown in equity deals in the REIT sector has crimped the fees of some Wall Street firms.




Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:20:21 EDT

Total compensation for chief executives at the largest U.S. home-building corporations jumped 37% last year as sales and construction picked up, but stockholders didn't fare as well.




Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:01:00 +0000

The economic forecast is looking sprightly according to Americans, as consumer confidence in July hit its highest level since October 2007. On Tuesday, the Conference Board announced that the U.S. consumer confidence index jumped to 90.9 in July, up from a revised 86.4 in June, landing at the highest level in seven years. So why […]




Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:22:38 EDT

Prices are up at 9.3% annual rate in May, according to S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, marking the sixth straight month the rate of increase has slowed.




Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:03:39 EDT

The two leading real estate websites combine.




Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:31:35 +0000

Official word came from Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) this morning that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire listings portal rival Trulia, Inc. (NYSE:TRLA) for $3.5 billion in stock. What had been rumored for weeks was picked up by the mainstream media Friday that the companies were in discussions about the acquisition. The […]




Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:01:15 +0000

The share of new single-family home sales purchased with cash rose during the second quarter of 2014, reaching 8.4 percent of sales. The onset of the housing crisis in 2007 led to a decline in the share of new home sales due to conventional mortgage financing and increases in the shares due to mortgages backed by the […]




Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:00:15 +0000

It’s summertime and whether or not people have vacation time to spare, they still behave accordingly, says advertising entrepreneur Patrick Walsh. “Small business owners, non-profit organizers and anyone else trying to market a brand should take advantage of what makes this season special,” says Walsh, CEO of AirSign Aerial Advertising, (www.airsign.com), [...]




Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:09:09 +0000

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. Professionalism is crucial to succeeding in business. With that in mind, NAR created this brief […]




Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:07:21 +0000

In today’s world, it would be hard to find someone without their mobile device within arm’s reach. Mobile technology has helped people get the responses they’re looking for almost instantaneously. The same goes for the real estate world. When a potential buyer is on the move, they want answers and they want them now. REALTORS® […]




Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:46:49 EDT

After decades in decline, the porch is making a comeback as an outdoor room for dining, lounging and connecting with neighbors. Just don't call it a deck.




Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:52:09 EDT

Want to own your own town? You can buy Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million. The price tag includes a general store, post office, bar, a house and more.




Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:43:32 +0000

What has been rumored for weeks has now been picked up by most of the mainstream financial media Thursday. It is now being widely reported that Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) is in discussions to acquire rival Trulia Inc (NYSE: TRLA). As of 3 p.m. EST Thursday, the combined market cap of the two firms is […]




Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:43:32 +0000

What has been rumored for weeks has now been picked up by most of the mainstream financial media Thursday. It is now being widely reported that Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) is in discussions to acquire rival Trulia Inc (NYSE: TRLA). As of 3 p.m. EST Thursday, the combined market cap of the two firms is […]




Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:16:16 EDT

A look at how the commodities markets for hogs, crude oil, coffee and gold have performed when compared to returns on an investment in a New York City condo.




Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:27:54 +0000

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages dropped eight percentage points from this time last week, landing at 3.97 percent. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 3.96 and 4.08 percent for the majority of the week, before settling at the current rate on Tuesday. “Rates dropped below 4 percent on Thursday amid the […]




Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:33:41 +0000

If you are a real estate agent (and also, alive) hopefully you’re using some sort of technology that can help you stay organized and in touch while on the go. Smartphones are always safe bets – they’re easy to use and combine email, phone and web all in one small, simple device. However, if you’ve […]




Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:11:01 EDT

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:23:13 +0000

During the month of June, existing-home sales reached an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, according to data recently released by the National Association of REALTORS®. In addition to the heightened existing-home sales, rising inventory continued to move the housing supply forward, signaling a strengthened and more [...]




Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:23:13 +0000

During the month of June, existing-home sales reached an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, according to data recently released by the National Association of REALTORS®. In addition to the heightened existing-home sales, rising inventory continued to move the housing supply forward, signaling a strengthened and more [...]




Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:32 +0000

Ah summer, the season of grilling, dipping in crisp blue pools, and selling homes. If you want the latter to seem as enjoyable as the first two, then you may want to take another look at your staging process. Staged homes sell 78 percent faster than non-staged homes, so it’s important to do your due diligence if […]




Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:07:59 +0000

For many real estate professionals, the mere thought of bringing a new team member—or two—on board is all it takes to talk themselves out of even entertaining the idea. However, creating a successful agent team will not only benefit your company (hello increased productivity, profitability and job satisfaction—goodbye having to tackle everything [...]




Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:03:47 +0000

Nationally, 67 percent of consumers plan home renovations within the next six months, according to the latest realtor.com® Home Improvement Survey. More than 1,500 visitors to realtor.com® from May 19-29, 2014, responded to the survey. Over two-thirds of respondents plan to renovate an area of their homes immediately, and 20 percent of those surveyed [...]




Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:03:47 +0000

Nationally, 67 percent of consumers plan home renovations within the next six months, according to the latest realtor.com® Home Improvement Survey. More than 1,500 visitors to realtor.com® from May 19-29, 2014, responded to the survey. Over two-thirds of respondents plan to renovate an area of their homes immediately, and 20 percent of those surveyed [...]




Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:39:02 +0000

Some of the highest-powered real estate agents will tell you that when prospective clients reach out to them, it’s because they feel as if they already “know” them. That’s because those agents are continually getting their name and brand in front of clients, and creating a relationship that translates into sales. So what are these […]




Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:09:25 EDT

Mansions that would be very costly to build today are on the market around the country for well under $1 million each.




Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:18:00 +0000

In addition to ensuring the supply of affordable rental housing, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) supports jobs and provides benefits to the economy, reports the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Using the NAHB economic impact model of home building, revised industry estimates reveal that the LIHTC program supports almost 96,000 [...]




Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:24:16 +0000

After years of record-low housing production, builders across the nation are gearing up and bringing homebuilding back to life. Building on an inventory of lots purchased during the recession, new-home construction is helping to offset low housing inventory, increasing buyer interest in many markets. As a result, more than one million residential housing [...]




Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:15:44 EDT

Whether you love golf, the water, the outdoors or theme parks, here are the best places to find a bargain.




Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:13:40 +0000

Make no mistake that until real estate professionals get a contract on a listing they have one job to do: Market the home. It is their job to get as many eyes on a property and feet in the door as possible. Real estate is a numbers game. The more buyers they get in a […]




Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:07:46 +0000

A wise man once decreed: “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere!” Truer words have never been spoken. New York, New York is one of the most diverse, colorful, and business-centric cities in the world, which is exactly why RISMedia is heading there once again to host its 2014 Real Estate CEO […]




Sat, 12 Jul 2014 04:03:36 +0000

Six months ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began its implementation of the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The short-term results were largely predictable with most lenders availing themselves of the safe harbor protections of the QM and only [...]




Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:23:37 +0000

Imagine you interviewed a new buyer. You’ve asked all the right questions: What is your price range? How many bedrooms do you want? Are you looking for a particular neighborhood? Do you want a pool? You know – that list of questions you start every buyer off with. You’ve gathered your information, performed your searches, […]




Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:30:45 EDT

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:07:05 +0000

In response to frequent requests from its members, NAHB Economics recently released its estimates of new single-family home prices by state and metro area. The most expensive new single family homes are built and sold in three Northeastern states: Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York – with their respective median new single-family home prices [...]




Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:07:45 +0000

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, for the period April 2013 through March 2014, total international [...]




Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:11:38 EDT

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:57:12 EDT

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:55:00 EDT

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:19:11 +0000

Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four regions of the country saw increases in pending sales, with the Northeast and West experiencing the largest gains. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based [...]




Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:07:54 EDT

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:33:38 EDT

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:08:33 +0000

On average, mortgage interest rates declined in May, according to data released recently by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). On conventional mortgages used to purchase newly-built homes, the average contract interest rate dropped by more than 30 basis points, from 4.19 to 3.88 percent. This is the lowest the new home loan rate has […]




Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:45:54 EDT

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:25:57 EDT

From sky-high rents and gridlocked traffic to widespread poverty and unemployment, residents in these cities have a lot to stress about.




Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:36:17 EDT

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:17:16 EDT

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:39:05 EDT

What are the chances your home will get damaged by a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or fire? RealtyTrac crunched the data in more than 3,000 counties nationwide to find out.




Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:16:59 EDT

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:00:08 EDT

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Wed, 07 May 2014 22:06:26 +0000

In an era in which many associations see a diminishing role, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is moving in the opposite direction. As it evolves, NAR continues to live by one overarching credo: advocacy. That means being a positive force for its members—in business and technology as well as in the policy arena. The […]




Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:50:40 +0000

Members of the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) gathered to hear from six industry experts as they discussed Housing Discrimination, the LGBT Community, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Equal Access Rule at the Fair Housing Symposium yesterday. EBCBOR Chief Executive Officer, Laura Rubinfeld said, [...]




Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:33:26 +0000

20-year veteran in technology and real estate sectors to lead company’s industry relations Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related marketplace, announced that Errol Samuelson will join the company in the new position of Chief Industry Development Officer to lead the company’s real estate industry relations strategy. He will [...]




Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:04:40 +0000

(MCT)—A few weeks back, a reader contacted me with a concern that the portable humidifier his daughter was running in a bedroom could contribute to a mold problem, although he had seen no evidence of one yet. In my household, we have run humidifiers in bedrooms because, for example, one son suffered from croup-like symptoms […]




Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:08:04 +0000

Do you know some kids that are full of imaginative insights and love to get in front of a video camera? If so, you have a good chance to win some great prizes from American Home Shield®. AHS knows how complicated it can be to describe how household systems and appliances work. That’s why they’ve […]




Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:01:58 +0000

In Q4 2013, Appreciation Slowed from Summer Peaks; Formerly Boiling Markets like Bay Area Reduced to a Simmer, According to Zillow Fourth Quarter Real Estate Market Reports • U.S. home values ended 2013 up 6.4 percent year-over-year, to a Zillow Home Value Index of $169,100. • National annual appreciation rate expected to slow to 4.8 […]




Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:05:42 +0000

“Videos will create competitive immunity for you and your team.” That was one of the remarks from Raj Qsar, broker and founder of The Boutique Real Estate Group in Orange County, Calif., during our Beta Broker Google+ Hangout on Monday. The hangout also included Jeff Gaffney, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate III […]




Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:02:17 +0000

Regional Spotlight—Central Ohio home sales are on track to be the second highest year ever, despite the decrease in inventory according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing System (MLS). So far, there have been 23,292 homes and condos sold this year between January 1 and October 31. The current record for the first ten months […]




Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:45:48 +0000

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate,  a leading high-end real estate brokerage with 20 offices in New Jersey, has announced it will open its first-ever Pennsylvania office in Washington Crossing. Located within historic Bucks County, at 1075-4 River Road, the office will open in the coming weeks and has been dubbed “The Crossings.” With the […]




Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:00:40 +0000

Buffini & Company, one of the world’s largest real estate training and coaching companies, recently announced that Dermot Buffini has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company. In his new role, Buffini will provide strategic direction for the company’s revenue growth and global operations while leading a seasoned management [...]




Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:10:09 EST

Calculate the return on your home and how it compares to returns on stocks, bonds and overall home prices.




Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:02:50 +0000

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., has unveiled its Turnaround Towns Report for the third quarter of 2013, revealing that the Detroit, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Reno, Nev. markets are currently leading the nation in recovery. The proprietary algorithm used for the report evaluates acceleration in key housing indicators observed on realtor.com® [...]

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