Real Estate News

Real Estate News

Real Estate News

In this section you will find links to articles and stories pertaining to the real estate industry.

  • — Errol Samuelson to Join Zillow as Chief Industry Development Officer

    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 report directly to Zillow® CEO [...]

  • — American Home Shield “Kidstructions” Video Contest Underway

    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 [...]

  • — Your Place: Relative Humidity Indoors Determines Likelihood of Mold

    (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 [...]

  • — Housing Recovery Entering Middle Innings in 2014, as Local Market Performances Are Expected to Vary Widely

    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 [...]

  • — Great Building Blocks to Amazing Real Estate Videos

    “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 [...]

  • — Ohio Housing on Track for Second Highest Year

    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 [...]

  • — Gloria Nilson Crosses the Delaware River into PA, to Offer First Office in Bucks County

    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 [...]

  • — Dermot Buffini Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Buffini & Company

    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 team and 150 full-time staff [...]

  • — Realtor.com®’s Quarterly Turnaround Towns Report: New Additions Indicate a Changing Marketplace

    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® over the quarter – [...]

  • — Terrie Suit Named to Head State Realtors®’ Association

    (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 is effective Sept. 23, a day after she resigns [...]

  • — Home Warranties Provide an Added Edge

    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, [...]

  • — How Regional Real Estate Leaders are Capturing Business in the Recovery

    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, [...]

  • — Despite Economic Woes, Housing Continues to Recover: Report

    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 recovery keeps chugging [...]

  • — NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young to Headline RISMedia’s Power Broker Dinner

    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 [...]

  • — The Key Ingredient to Real Estate Success

    The keys to success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability. – Simon Mainwaring I recently attended a Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate conference where that quote and the meaning behind accountability took on a whole new meaning for me. A word many of us tend to shy away from due to a perceived negative [...]

  • — Industry Leaders Align for Power Strategy Session at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

    Revenue-generating trends, profitability success strategies to be discussed by top real estate execs Nov. 8th in San Francisco At RISMedia’s 18th Annual Power Broker Forum, real estate’s top executives and brokers will gather to exchange ideas and strategies for maximizing success in today’s recovering housing market. The Forum will take place from 1:30-3 p.m. on [...]

  • — NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Business Planning 2014 – Getting It Right

    The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. For most of us, it’s been a gratifying summer. Phones ringing…buyers bidding…inventory in growing supply. But now [...]

  • — Need a Boost? Give these Sales and Marketing Webinars a Try

    NAR PULSE–Searching for ideas to give your business a jump? The upcoming Sales and Marketing Webinar Summit offered on Oct. 17 will teach you how to attract clients using video on your iPad, harness the power of photo marketing using Pinterest and Instagram, and become an automated and paperless real estate professional and much more! [...]

  • — Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand

    Rising inventory, slow-and-steady price increases signal healthier outlook in most markets Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., has released the realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report for August 2013. As the year’s peak home-buying season comes to a close, key market indicators point to a shift in the dynamics of the [...]

  • — ICBA Statement: CFPB Should Expand on Mortgage Rule Accommodations

    The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) released this statement following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of finalized amendments and clarifications to the comprehensive mortgage rules it released in January. “The CFPB has taken important measures to minimize the negative impact of new mortgage regulations on borrowers and the community banks that serve [...]

 

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