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SentriLock Adds Safety Feature to Mobile App

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:00

The existing mobile app tied to the lockbox leader will get a safety upgrade at the end of October, which will allow agents to check in and stay...

The 50-Plus Population Will Surge by 2050

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:00

The growing cohort is expected to dominate the nation’s wealth by 2050. Designing homes to meet their needs may become even more critical....

One City Moves to Require Home Energy Scores

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00

The mayor of Portland, Ore., wants to mandate that all homes listed for sale there have a home energy score. But real estate professionals are...

Markets That Badly Need a Jolt of New Housing

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00

These 10 markets are in dire need of more single-family housing starts, according to a new analysis from NAR.

Home Flipping is Hot Again

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00

Home flipping is hitting milestones that haven't been seen since before the financial crisis. Find out where flipping is surging the most.

Owners Smarten Up Their Homes in Remodels

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00

Smart home technology is taking up a bigger focus in home renovation projects lately, shows a new study. Find out what home owners are adding in...

4 Tips to Better Blogging

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00

If your business has a real estate blog, heed these tips to make your posts connect more with readers. 

Brokers and Conservationists Find Common Ground

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00

Illinois environmental opens a dialogue with the real estate community about benefits of collaboration.

Staging Tips for Sprucing Up the Basement

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00

Basements often have the reputation as being dark and dank. But don’t let this space fall short of being a stylish showpiece. 

At $175M, Listing Could Break U.S. Record

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00

The Great Island estate’s hefty price tag could shatter the record of priciest home ever sold in the U.S. 

Patent Troll to Stop Seeking Fees from Real Estate Industry

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

In a major victory for real estate, a so-called patent troll has agreed to a settlement with NAR that will prevent it from suing, or threatening...

Retirement Homes Get the Luxe Treatment

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

Active adult communities are increasing in demand, and builders find a growing number of retirees want a home with the greatest and latest updates...

Study: A ‘Green’ Building Makes You Smarter

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

A new study shows there may be even more reason to go green, besides the potential energy costs savings. It could improve your health and your...

Mortgage Rates Are Moving on Up

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

For the first time since June, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 3.48 percent, ending an 11-week trend.

47.2M Homes Nationwide Now Have Equity

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

With home prices still on the rise, it's likely that even more home owners will see an increase in equity over the next year.

Patent Troll to Stop Seeking Fees from Real Estate Companies

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

In a major victory for real estate, a so-called patent troll has agreed to a settlement with NAR that will prevent it from suing, or threatening...

5 Essential Skills to Master the Market

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

CRS Week is almost here and we have some exclusive sneak peeks and a run-down of how to access free webinars on topics from getting more referrals...

5 Ways to Make Your Car Client-Ready

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

In a business where first impressions are everything, your client-facing car needs to be dependable and well-maintained. Here are a few tips from...

Housing Markets Move More Into Buy Zone

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. housing market is moving deeper into “buy territory,” which indicates that the majority of housing markets remain a sound...

Americans Are Getting Richer

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

Incomes nationwide rose 5.2 percent last year, the first significant gain for the average family in more than seven years.  

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