Today's Top Real Estate News
Provided by Inman News Features
Tuesday, August 31, 2004 7:34:25 PM

'Anti-Wal-Mart' bill passes in Golden State
California real estate laws may soon come your way

Coldwell real estate brokerage grows in California
Gains 3 offices in Santa Cruz area

Realtor killings jolt Rookie
Real estate business full of danger

Pro athletes race for home sales
Part 2: Workin' for a real estate livin'

The Internet revolution
Basic e-business tools are widespread; advanced technology not the norm

Real estate sales-killers
Words that clients hate

Arizona Realtors go wireless
5 associations get mobile listing service

The presidential housing platform
Bush, Kerry weigh in on housing issues

Discount firm to go full-service
New business plan for Foxtons

Consumers turn cautious again
Slow job growth slashes consumer confidence this month

Luxury real estate prices set records in California
Double-digit appreciation expected to cool

FTC seeks first civil penalties for Do Not Call violation
Las Vegas telemarketing co. target of complaint

Mortgage rates steady
30-year holds at 5.44%; 10-year Treasury down at 4.18%

Previous home sale affects real estate taxes
IRC 121 explained

Clogged drains not covered by home warranty
Who is responsible for 'major root intrusion'?

Real estate book offers mixed information
Author seems to be anti-real estate agent

Discount firm to go full-service
New business plan for Foxtons

Real money for virtual realty
'Project Entropia' offers new frontier in cyberspace

Workin' for a real estate livin'
Part 1: Newscasters, fast-food chain owners enter home sale biz

40-year fixed-rate mortgages appear
Pilot program targets first-time home buyers

Job growth to fuel real estate sales
Economists predict another record-setting year

Proposed bank program challenges Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae
Seattle bank seeks broader loan options for home buyers

Broker listings land aerial maps
RealBird expands mapping features for large amounts of listings

HomeBanc appoints chief financial officer
Co. president to take on those duties

New-home construction slows in California
But building permits remain 10% ahead of 2003

Mortgage rates drop
30-year down at 5.44%; 10-year Treasury holds at 4.22%

Family friend commits real estate faux pas
Never ask to piggyback on another's bank account

Real estate tax breaks revisited
How can I avoid taxes when selling part-time home?

Lawsuits are seller's worst nightmare
How can I avoid being sued?