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July’s Housing Starts Beat Expectations

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

Housing starts rose 2.1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.2 million units, the highest level since February.

10 States Offering a Richer Life

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

Is there a place where you can have it all—high income, job security, safe neighborhoods, and a stellar education? A new study identifies...

Access Property Data Right From the Lockbox

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

The REALTORS Property Resource® and SentriLock announced a new partnership that allows REALTORS® to get time sensitive and detailed...

Best Places to Raise the Next Olympian

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

A new study finds that certain cities are more likely to foster the best training grounds to groom the next world-class superstar athlete....

Parent Buyers Need You More Than Ever

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

With school beginning soon, households with school-aged children are being crunched by low inventory and rising prices. Here's what you need...

Neighborhood Features That Drag Down Prices

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

Living next to one of these five facilities could really decrease a home's value.

Housing Crisis Still Lingers for Many

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

“I don’t think we are in a normal housing market,” notes NAR’s chief economist. “The losers are clearly the rising...

How Agents Can Help Clients with Children

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

With school beginning soon, households with school-aged children are being crunched by low inventory and rising prices. Here's what you need...

Builders Raise the Roof: Ceiling Heights Rise

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers are showing they’re willing to pay a premium for extra ceiling height. 

Owners Say They’re Sick of Dated Bathrooms

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

The top trigger for starting a bathroom renovation: No longer being able to stand an old bathroom. 

9 Cities with the Most Underwater Owners

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

In these nine cities, more than one in five home owners has a home that is deemed seriously underwater. 

Affordability Takes a Hit in 2nd Quarter

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

Rising home prices are offsetting lower mortgage rates in dampening housing affordability in the second quarter, a new index shows. 

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady This Week

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

Home shoppers can still take advantage of rates near historic lows. 

Study Reveals Best Real Estate Pricing Strategy

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

Which is better: Setting the list price at $199,000 or $200,000? New research shows that the $1,000 difference can have a big effect on buyer...

Where Properties Sell the Fastest, Slowest

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

View a chart to see how long properties are staying on the market in your state compared to others. 

What's Your Business Card Photo Saying?

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

Many real estate professionals like to include a head shot on their business card. What message are you sending?

Commercial Outlook Is Solid If Unspectacular

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

With the commercial real estate market entering the late stages of its current growth cycle, industry experts fear that another recession looms in...

Home Buyer Confidence on the Rise

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00

Younger households finally may be shifting toward buying rather than renting in greater numbers, a new survey by Fannie Mae finds. 

Median Home Price Tops $1 Million Here

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00

Home prices were on the rise in 83 percent of the metros across the country in the second quarter compared to a year earlier, according to the...

‘Granny Flats’ Meet Some Resistance

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00

These second-home units, often located in the back yard, are becoming difficult to build across the U.S., and in some cities, they're even...

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