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Your Online Sphere is Larger Than You Think

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

New research shows that you're connected to more people on Facebook than you may have thought. Use this calculator to find out the size of...

2015 Marked Best Year for Office Sales in Years

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

The office market is “overwhelmingly strong” at the moment, new data shows.

LA Urges Landlords to be More Pet-Friendly

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a motion to urge more landlords to accept pets.

Real Estate Ranked Second-Happiest Industry

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

A new survey finds real estate one of the leading industries for happiness and job satisfaction. What traits bring success to brokerages and real...

‘Ugly’ Homes Find a Niche in Real Estate

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Selling a house with a face only a very particular buyer could love? You're not alone — and listings with blunt, realistic descriptions...

Builders Tweak Home Features to Lure Buyers

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Generous closets and a variety of energy-efficient features are among the top items that builders plan to have in new homes this year to attract...

Loan Demand Slows; Blizzard to Blame?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Last week's blizzard on the East Coast is taking the heat for a sudden drop in mortgage activity for the period.

Groundhogs Know Best: Spring Buying Is On

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Taking a nod from the infamous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, spring home-buying season is likely to start early this year, according to realtor....

Buy Your Own White House

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers now have a chance to buy their own White House, though it won't carry the infamous 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue address. Two...

These Are the ‘Happiest’ States in the U.S.

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

Do you live in a happy state? See where your state lands on Gallup's index that measures the well-being of residents. 

Housing Affordability Still High, For Now

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

Home prices may have been on the rise the last few years, but homes are still more affordable now than they were in the pre-bubble years, shows a...

Home Ownership Rate Finally Makes Gains

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

The home ownership rate was on the rise for the second consecutive quarter as an improving job market and a slight easing in access to credit...

Businesses Aren’t Using Social Media Right

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

If you’re chasing likes and promoting your listings on social media, you may want to revisit your marketing efforts, according to a new...

Apply Now for the 2016 Good Neighbor Awards

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine is currently accepting applications for the 17th annual Good Neighbor Awards. This program recognizes NAR members who go...

First-Floor Master Suites: In or Out?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

Master suites on the main floor has been a growing trend in new-home construction the last few years. Does it have staying power? 

How Is Zillow Using IDX Listing Data?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

Court authorized NAR and Move to investigate whether Zillow's data use exceeds scope of Diverse Solutions agreements.

Rental Parties Show Rising Rent Burden

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

A nonprofit group is putting a modern-day spin on rent parties to draw more attention to the lack of affordable housing.

Here Are the 20 Hottest Housing Markets

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

These housing markets seem to be “beating the winter chill” as homes move more quickly this winter than the rest of the nation....

Top States for Job Creation

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

A new Gallup Poll shows where job markets are growing. Will a thriving housing market soon follow? 

Are Rent Parties the Answer to High Rents?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

A nonprofit group is putting a modern-day spin on rent parties to draw more attention to the lack of affordable housing.

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