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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:01:34 EDT

General Electric cut a deal with county and city officials to move a number of operations—including human resources and finance—to a new $90 million facility in downtown Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River.




Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:44:22 EDT

A funny thing happened to Toll Brothers as the development firm prepared to market its new luxury condominiums on Park Avenue: It discovered the virtues of New York City's historic districts.




Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:52:25 EDT

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.




Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:50:54 EDT

As the economy improves, lenders see loans for smaller properties as less risky. And with less competition, interest rates and potential profit can be higher.




Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:55:19 EDT

Money from China has been a top driver of some housing markets, especially in coastal cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. But that spigot may soon tighten.




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 […]




Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:05 EDT

After a initial makeover of this 4,000-square-foot loft didn't sit right with the homeowner, a gut renovation and redesign was done, resulting in a open, contemporary-style space.




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 06:52:17 EDT

Set in about 12 acres, this seven-bedroom Edwardian house in East Sussex, England, has retained its original features, including ornamental fireplaces.




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 08:09:24 EDT

This airy two-bedroom penthouse on Hyde Park Gardens in Central London overlooks Hyde Park and has access to a private communal garden.




Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:56:31 EDT

A roughly 10,000-square-foot home includes an outdoor sports field for baseball, golf putting, tumbling 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 22:53:38 EDT

Luxury homeowners are challenging architects and builders to create homes that are both attractive and accessible to the disabled.




Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:38:50 EDT

The 40-acre estate in Greenwich, Conn., was last sold in 2010 for $35 million.




Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:00:30 EDT

A Swedish lighting maker pushes aside tradition to create lamps that offer focus and flexibility.




Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:26:23 EDT

A field guide to elaborate ceiling treatments, from barrel vaults to coffered panels.




Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:17:51 EDT

An English island said to be where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 will list for $6.77 million.




Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:56:31 EDT

Only about 15% of real-estate agents report speaking a second language, and those who do say that being multilingual gives them a competitive advantage.




Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:07:26 EDT

The 75,320-square-foot property overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and has two swimming pools and a private beach and dock.




Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:14:39 EDT

The PN Ranch, co-owned by the former CEO of Cargill, is being sold with its cattle and equipment included.




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.




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 19:03:19 EDT

The famed cake-maker honed her baking and business skills over 30 years in the suburbs—but decided she was happier in the city.




Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:43:45 EDT

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable-housing ambitions are being tested by the first major project he has shaped from its early stages, a 2.2-million-square-foot development on the Queens waterfront that is raising fears of Brooklyn-style skyrocketing rents.




Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:52:24 EDT

In the Turkish city of Bursa, one couple's unplanned raze-and-rebuild decision was followed by another surprising call. The family wanted a modernist, light-filled home.




Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:39:51 EDT

At her homes in Manhattan and the Hamptons, Cecilia Dupire constantly reconfigures her modular, geometric designs.




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 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 […]




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.




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 11:30:45 EDT

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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, […]




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 10:11:38 EDT

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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 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 [...]




Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:07:21 +0000

In 1973, globally-recognized real estate franchise RE/MAX, LLC was founded by Dave and Gail Liniger. In that same decade, audiences stood up and cheered when boxing epic Rocky hit theaters. Even though real estate “ain’t all sunshine and rainbows,” the story behind RE/MAX has unfolded in a similarly epic way. Revolutionizing the industry with [...]




Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:07:54 EDT

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:33:38 EDT

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:55:10 +0000

Sea changes are in store for residential real estate ten years from now. Millions of new households will lift rental and starter home markets, half of the new families will be minorities and their ability to access mortgage finance will determine whether they own or rent. Those are some of the headlines from Harvard’s Joint […]




Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:39 +0000

According to Clear Capital’s most recent (HDI) Market Report and recent housing forecasts, it seems national home prices will be moderating over the next six months—only 0.9 percent growth forecasted. When all is said and done, Clear Capital expects to see 2014 year-end housing gains fall in line with historical rates of 3 – 5 […]




Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:50:23 +0000

The latest Census estimate of total private residential construction spending is 7.5 percent higher than one year ago. In particular, the release shows significant improvement in construction spending for the single-family and multifamily categories. From May 2013, on a 3-month moving average basis, single-family construction spending increased by 12.3 [...]




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 […]




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 20:16:59 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.




Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:00:08 EDT

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:40:26 EDT

Want an over-the-top summer place of your very own? These luxury homes are in some of the hottest beach destinations in the U.S. -- and the deals on these places can't be beat.




Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:50:39 EDT

In many hot housing markets, bidding wars have been breaking out on a regular basis -- and some house hunters are getting beaten out time and again. Here are some tips to come out a winner.




Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:20:31 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 20:53:21 +0000

(MCT)—Terrie Suit, Virginia’s first secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, will become chief executive officer of the Virginia Association of Realtors, a 29,000-member trade organization based in Henrico County. The association’s board of directors made the announcement Wednesday afternoon after a unanimous vote. The appointment [...]




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® [...]




Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:32:42 +0000

With nearly a quarter century of experience in the real estate industry under his belt, real estate professional Dave Abdallah has gone from being a staunch skeptic of home warranties to one of the nation’s top selling advocates of the diverse protection plans. In fact, Abdallah, with CENTURY 21 Curran and Christie in Dearborn Heights, […]




Sun, 27 Oct 2013 17:09:29 +0000

Nationally speaking, the real estate recovery has taken a firm hold, to the point of inventory shortages and bidding wars in many locations across the country. However, regional scenarios vary greatly, demonstrating unique market trends that must be tapped in order to fully capitalize on the real estate upswing. During RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange, [...]




Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:37:14 +0000

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for October showing that the federal government shutdown, debt ceiling issues, and the slowing economy — including the severely depressed level of new home construction — are slowing the housing recovery heading into the fourth quarter of the year. “The housing [...]




Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:06:38 +0000

RISMedia is pleased to announce that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young will be this year’s special celebrity guest speaker at the company’s annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner honoring the nation’s top 500 brokerage firms. The event will take place on Friday, November 8th in San Francisco during the annual NAR Convention and […]

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