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Sellers Happy, But Home Buyers Are Frustrated

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

Home sellers have never felt so upbeat about the market, while home buyers have never felt so down, a new market sentiment survey shows. 

Education, Home Ownership More Closely Tied

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

Educational attainment levels are improving nationally, which likely will bode well for the housing market, a new report notes. 

REALTORS® Converge on D.C. This Week

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Thousands of NAR members from across the nation are meeting with legislators, regulators, and industry leaders to advance the critical issues that...

Top Sales Pros Say Tech Tools Are Critical

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Ninety percent of the top sales professionals say they’re using social selling tools to nurture relationships. 

NAR: Home Prices Maintain Strong Growth

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

“Current home owners in many metro areas – especially those who purchased a home immediately after the downturn – have enjoyed a...

Steamy Listing Video Garners Attention

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

A brokerage in Hollywood wants to push the boundaries in real estate videos, and it hopes its sexy new property video does just that. ...

Builders Hampered by Soaring Regulatory Costs

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Homebuilders say complying with new construction regulations has prompted their costs to skyrocket, which is making it more difficult to build on...

HOA Fees Now May Affect Credit Scores

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

“Until now, HOA payments have gone largely unreported to the national credit-reporting agencies,” says a spokesman for a company...

Make a Cramped Space Feel More Open

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Show off the spaciousness of your listings’ rooms, even when square footage is limited. 

HUD Seeks to Educate on Home’s Health

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Most residents spend 70 percent or more of their time inside their home. But how healthy is the air quality of a home? A new app helps educate...

Ambushed Agent Speaks Out on Safety

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

Jim Olsen, a practitioner in Milwaukee, was attacked by two gunmen when he arrived at an apartment for a showing. He shares his tale and pleads...

Mortgage Rates Drop, Near 2016 Lows

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

Since the start of February, mortgage rates have stayed low for an extended period of time, allowing house hunters to take advantage of...

Will Door Open to Private Flood Insurance?

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

House lawmakers have passed a bill to allow home owners to choose a private flood insurance policy, if one exists in their area, without taking a...

'Modern Family' Lifts the REALTOR® Brand

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

In this week's episode of ABC's hit show, character Phil Dunphy, a real estate practitioner, offers some humorous wit about the difference...

Massive Ad Scam Targeted Real Estate Agents

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

A Louisiana man is indicted for allegedly duping practitioners nationwide into buying fake advertising, and federal investigators are asking more...

Hacker Alert: Change Your E-Mail Password Now

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

Reuters reports that a Russian hacker was able to gain access to hundreds of millions of accounts on the most popular e-mail...

More Owners Spruce Up Bathrooms, Kitchens

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

Whole house remodels – both large and small additions – are returning to levels not seen since prior to the Great Recession, a new...

Where Home Values Are Up the Most

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

The areas seeing some of the largest home price increases are also experiencing rapid gentrification, The Washington Post reports.

5 Ways to Improve a Home’s Air Quality

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

Here are some ways to combat “Sick House Syndrome.” 

Your Ultimate Smart Home Primer

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

If you're still not sure how to explain the benefits of smart home technology to your clients, this guide is for you.

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