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More Home Owners Turn Equity Into Cash

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

With home values on the rise, cash-out refinances surged 68 percent year-over-year in the second quarter.

Chinese Buyers Sink More Cash into U.S.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

So far this year, 46 percent of Chinese buyers paid cash for U.S. property, up 229 percent from a decade ago.

Loans Soar Ahead of New Mortgage Rules

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

Borrowers rushed to secure financing last week, sending mortgage applications climbing 25.5 percent week-over-week before the "Know...

3 Home Inspection Deal-Breakers

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:00

These are some of the most common issues that cause buyers to back out of a sale contract.

The Next Three Months: Best Time to Buy

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

The best time to buy a home has arrived. Here’s why your potential buyers shouldn’t linger. 

5 Ways to Build Your E-mail List

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

E-mail is known as having one of the highest ROIs in online marketing. Learn how you can give your e-mail list a reboot to reach more prospects....

Black Friday Mentality Hits Home Buying

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

With housing supplies tight, home buyers are going to desperate measures to snag a house in Texas, even if it means camping out overnight in front...

Game Changer Coming to Your Devices?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

Soon, you’ll be able to cut the cord for charging your smartphone, tablets, and other devices. 

Through 2017, Market Should Stay Strong

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00

You can expect at least three more years of favorable real estate conditions, but projections are getting slightly less bullish than in previous...

Consumers See You as Top Resource

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00

A new study finds that, though Americans don’t have all the information they need about home ownership, they are more likely to turn to real...

Resources to Navigate the New Mortgage Rules

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00

New mortgage rules roll out on Oct. 3 and they’re expected to have sweeping changes on real estate closings. Here is a list of resources to...

For 10 Weeks, Mortgage Rates Stay Below 4%

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00

Thirty-year fixed-rate mortgages continue to hold below 4 percent, often an attractive lure for home buyers and refinancers. 

Facebook Revamps the Look of Your Profile

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00

You’ll soon be able to grab more attention with your Facebook profile with the addition of video for your profile picture and new...

Make an Impact in the Industry

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00

Become an influencer and gain more clout in real estate. Here are some ways you can do it. 

Move Acquisition Takes Entire Transaction Online

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00

The latest acquisition by Move Inc., the operator of realtor.com®, aims to allow real estate professionals to simplify the transaction process...

Tips for International Closing Gift Success

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:00

If you're planning to work with international clients, it's important to be aware that your perfect closing gift idea might not be...

5 Top Motivators for Buying Now

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00

What are the main drivers in today’s home-buying decisions? A new realtor.com® survey identifies the top reasons buyers say they’...

Millennials Are Most Upbeat About Finances

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00

Compared to any other age group, millennials are the most optimistic about their finances. They're also the most likely to buy a home in the...

Twitter Rumored to Exceed 140-Characters

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00

You may soon be able to make your tweets longer. Twitter is reportedly building a new product that would allow users to tweet longer than current...

Overgrown Lawns Not a Constitutional Right

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00

Out-of-control weeds in your lawn are not protected free speech under the First Amendment.