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This State Wants to Eliminate Utility Bills

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

California builders are in a rush to meet the state’s “zero net energy” code by 2020. But some are concerned that the new...

Owners, Appraisers Seeing More Eye to Eye

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

Your clients may be getting more realistic about their home's value, a new index shows. 

Mortgage Rates Move Higher This Week

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

Borrowing costs are rising as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage edges up to a 3.47 percent average, Freddie Mac reports. 

Fed Warns About a 'New Housing Crisis'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve says it is worried that the shortage of homes for sale could stall the housing recovery and take a toll on the economy.

Big Reason for Housing Affordability Crunch

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

If your clients are growing more concerned about the increase in home prices, you can point to this problem as a culprit.

Stay Out of Your Clients' Spam Folder

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

If you're using an e-newsletter to keep in touch with your customer base, how can you make sure your message rises above the rest of the noise...

Help Propel Tomorrow's Move-Up Buyers

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

The federal government is extending its refi programs, and you can help spread the word. The goal is to keep more owners in their homes so they...

Mortgage Giant: Stop Housing's Debbie Downers

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

Freddie Mac says the doom-and-gloom projections over the national home ownership rate dipping further are failing to take into account that...

Retirees Leave Sunny States for Colder Locales

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

A new study shows an uptick in the number of retirees who are leaving the Sun Belt in favor of returning back home to colder climates.

The Trendiest Color for Home Tech

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

If you were going to stage home electronics, you’d want to choose this on-trend color. 

Can Homes Be Protected Against Storm Surges?

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

Hurricane Matthew may push more developers to re-evaluate how buildings and homes can be better built to withstand flooding.

Where the Foreclosure Niche Still Makes Sense

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

Foreclosures are plummeting, but not everywhere. Five states alone accounted for about 35 percent of completed foreclosures nationally. 

What Really Makes Sellers Want to Move

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

Take a look at these seven motivators of potential home sellers. Use them as inspiration to weave into your marketing outreach.

Association Spars Over Mayor’s Misuse of ‘REALTOR®’

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

The mayor of Lompoc, Calif., is refusing to remove the term “REALTOR®” from his campaign materials. The local REALTOR®...

Study: Open Floor Plans May Expand Waistlines

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

One study claims that the popular open floor plan makes it too easy to snack above and beyond what's good for people.

Landlords Score Big on College Football Locales

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

Investor clients may not want to punt on college football — CBRE Group research shows a correlation between good college teams and...

Rising Mortgage Rates Nip at Loan Demand

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

Even the slightest move in mortgage rates appears to be having an impact on loan applications. 

Agency Urges Affordability in Rural Housing

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The National Rural Housing Coalition is warning about the fading affordability of rural housing options, and urging investors and coalitions to...

Court Slams CFPB For Overreach on RESPA Referrals

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The real estate industry won a major referral-law victory in court today when a federal appeals court shot down a controversial Sec. 8 anti-...

Spread the Message: Equity Is Growing

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The number of home owners seeing appreciation is increasing. This chart shows the amount of gains in your state.