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Determine Whether You're a Team Player

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

Look at your brand, brokerage, and goals to determine whether a team model is right for you.

Americans Are 40% Poorer Today

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

The net worth of American families has plunged 40 percent since 2007, right before the financial crisis struck, according to the Pew Research...

10 Priciest Markets for Renters

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

In these 10 cities, renters can expect to face some of the steepest rental costs in the country.

Lenders Eased Standards in November

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage availability rose last month, showing signs that the credit box is gradually opening for borrowers — but not all banks are opening...

8 Things People Say Their Homes Don't Have

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

The majority of Americans say they are living in less-than-ideal housing and neighborhoods, according to a new report identifying the top unmet...

Winter Is Best Time to Sell, Study Shows

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

Why sellers shouldn’t hibernate in the winter: A new study finds that colder months often offer the best chances to sell in the quickest...

NYT: Blame Banks, Not Borrowers

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

The New York Times editorial board said the idea that borrowers brought foreclosure on themselves ignores evidence to the contrary. They also...

MLSs Promote Accessibility Features

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

A move to highlight a home’s accessibility features—everything from extra-wide doorways that can accommodate wheelchairs to first-...

Did New-Home Price Increases Go Too Far?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

Some builders are wondering if last year's hikes ended up shutting too many out of the market. 

More Worry About Home's Health

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

About a quarter of home owners express some level of concern about their house negatively impacting the health of their family, a new survey finds...

FHFA Seeks to Bolster Affordability

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is reinstating the program that allocates millions of dollars a year to spur development in affordable housing...

Mortgage Rates Up, But Remain Below 4%

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers and refinancers are locking in big savings. 

FAA Drone Rules Delayed to 2017

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:00

Real estate pros who were hoping to use drones to capture aerial photos of their listings may have to wait a lot longer than previously thought....

RE/MAX Co-Founder Steps in as New CEO

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:00

A familiar face will become the franchise network’s next CEO, as Margaret Kelly retires after nine years at the helm. 

Stinton: News Corp Deal Is a 'Global Play'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

The "triumvirate" of the media empire with NAR and realtor.com® "is a very strong, unique basis for approaching the consumer,...

Hottest Job Markets in Costliest Areas

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

People relocating for a job are facing a growing conundrum: Some of the strongest employment markets are in areas with the highest housing costs...

The Latest Social Media Giant to Watch

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

Instagram has beaten Twitter in number of users, increasing its base by 50 percent in just nine months.

Owners, Appraisers Getting on the Same Page

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

The discrepancy between appraisers' and home owners' opinions of home values is narrowing, leading to fewer lost deals because of...

Cities Poised for a Surge in Sales

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

More baby boomers are planning a move, and they're targeting cities with a lower cost of living, greater job potential, and warmer weather.

New IRS Standard Mileage Rates for 2015

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

The IRS issued its 2015 optional standard mileage rates, and they're rising from last year.

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