Existing Home Sales Increased in December


According to figures from the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales increased in December, reaching an annual pace of more than 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months. Median home prices for last year reached their highest level since 2007 but the total number of sales dropped 3.1% compared to the […]

Boomerang buyers: 7.3 million ex-homeowners ready to bounce back


The first wave of home owners who had lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are re-emerging, having made it past that seven-year window often needed to repair their credit ratings

ListHub warns realtors ahead of Zillow split


Move Inc., operator of realtor.com, which owns the syndication business, detailed the terms that ListHub proposed to Zillow before the third-party portal announced in January that it would halt negotiations with ListHub.

OnTheMarket.com: Is it Worth the Gamble?


This week saw the launch of a brand new, and some might say quite controversial property portal in the UK, called OnTheMarket.com. This new property portal has been founded by a conglomerate of UK real estate agents in an attempt to break the duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla. The agents involved include Savills, Knight Frank, […]

Benutech offers realtors a powerful new way to acquire leads


If you haven’t heard of a real estate tech startup called Benutech, it’s about time you did. This company is doing something truly different, and it’s a brilliant way for a savvy agent or company to generate leads of potential sellers

A Run For Your Money? Realty Trac Reveals Best Ski Towns in 2015

Ski Towns

RealtyTrac analyst and VP Daren Blomquist reports that this time around his research team found 18 towns that matched up on seven criteria for a best ski town for real estate investing.

Housing Starts Reach Highest Level Since 2008


According to a recent article in Realtor Mag, figures from the Commerce Department show housing starts for single family homes reached their highest levels for more than six and a half years at the end of last year.  This shows the housing market is continuing to recover, particularly as experts regard construction as being an […]

Number of Underwater Properties Significantly Down

Housing Crisis

According to a recent report released by RealtyTrac, the end of last year saw 7,052,570 US residential properties with seriously underwater mortgages. This accounts for about 13% of all properties that are currently mortgaged. A mortgage that is in serious negative equity or underwater is where the total loan amount secured by the property is […]

The Best Tech Tools to make Buying and Selling Homes a Breeze


The modern real estate market is changing and evolving. Technology is now a powerful tool that buyers, sellers and realtors can use to their advantage.

Open House Jewelry Thief Sally Spaisman Jailed


A Maryland woman was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation for stealing more than $82,000 worth of jewelry from 12 luxury homes during open houses.