Real State News


Don't Assume You Can't Get A Mortgage Loan
You should assume that your chances of getting a loan are better than you think, but only if you're willing to do two things -- ask questions and share information.

Your Black Friday Cheat Sheet
It's almost here. Black Friday. We've spent a considerable amount of time scouring Black Friday sites and sales, and our legwork is your gain.

Do you dial, swipe or text? Matt Murphy
Tech maven Matt Murphy says drone use by real estate brokerages will really take off when regulators provide more clarity on rules governing their use ...

The reformers: Douglas R. Miller
Douglas R. Miller is the executive director of CAARE (Consumer Advocates in American Real Estate), the only nonprofit public charity dedicated to consumerism with real estate brokers. Did you have causes when you were younger? What were they? Not really. ...

With Berkshire Hathaway brand rollout, Warren Buffett poised for global real estate expansion
It may have taken a while him to get into franchising, but Warren Buffett is no newcomer to residential real estate. Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HomeServices of America owns more than two dozen brokerages around the country, including heavyweights that are ...

FHA is back in the black, but don’t hold your breath for premium rollbacks
The Federal Housing Administration’s mutual mortgage insurance fund is unlikely to need another taxpayer bailout, but that doesn’t mean homebuyers looking to finance purchases with an FHA-backed home loan will get a break on their premiums anytime soon. To make ...

Google launches new ‘mobile-friendly’ website label
There are hundreds of factors that Google considers when they send their bots off to crawl your website. Google bots analyze and interpret web pages inside and out based on a combination of factors, also known as an algorithm, to see how relevant and helpful content will be for particular searches. ...

Samsung Ventures backs DocuSign
DocuSign, an e-signature and transaction management software provider, has detailed strategic investments the company says will help it grow its mobile reach and expand into Spanish-speaking countries, Singapore and across Asia. The commitments come from Samsung Ventures, BBVA Ventures and the investment arm of ...

6 unique holiday gift ideas for clients
With the holidays fast approaching, it is crunch time when deciding what to send to your clients. Sure, you can send a traditional card, but does that really stand out among the 50 other cards they will receive from family, friends or other businesses? ...

NAR’s got plenty of free ‘.realtor’ domains left to give away
The National Association of Realtors is ready to give away 500,000 free “.realtor” domains to members, and realtor.com will host agents’ profile pages for them at no charge. But nearly a month after NAR opened up the .realtor domain rush, ...

CRM and lead consolidation tool ‘play nice’ together
Real estate agents get leads from ever more places online. Keeping track of those leads is not always easy. Real estate tech firm Tribus has come up with one way to tackle this problem: The firm has integrated its customer ...

Do you dial, swipe or text? Madison Hildebrand
Madison Hildebrand of The Malibu Life Partners Trust talks about what it takes to be successful in real estate, and some unexpected ways in which technology can make your life easier ...