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Landlords' Worst Nightmare: Filthy Tenants

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

A landlord fights back with a new site that outs some of the worst tenants. 

Move, Zillow Reach Settlement on Eve of Trial

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Zillow will pay $130 million to settle allegations against the company and two of its executives.

Another Reason for Tight Inventories

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage status may be a strong predictor of home owners’ willingness to sell.

Rent vs. Buy? This Index Says Definitely ‘Buy’

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

A nationwide buy versus rent index is moving deeper into the “buy” territory, indicating that housing markets across the country are...

New Homes: They’re Getting Supersized

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

The size of the typical American household may be shrinking, but new Census data shows the average size of new homes continues to grow.

Federal Gov't Names Final 9 Promise Zones

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

The Obama administration announced the final nine Promise Zone communities. These areas will receive aid from the government to help ignite...

Hef’s Neighbor Buys Playboy Mansion

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Here’s why you should consider marketing your listings to neighbors: The infamous Playboy Mansion was just sold to its next door neighbor....

10 Top Cities for Dog Lovers

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

You may want to consider a dog-friendly real estate niche if you live in one these cities. 

New Tool Pinpoint Best Spots for Solar

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

Is that house a good candidate for solar panels? Google is offering a new online tool where you can just plug in an address to find out. 

Is Summer Truly Housing’s Hottest Season?

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

This summer may outperform the spring season as the busiest time for real estate sales. 

How to Break Into the Luxury Market

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

Waiting for your big break into luxury home sales? A luxury broker dishes on the ins and outs of selling posh real estate.

Why the Weaker Economy Shouldn’t Scare You

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

The disappointing jobs report released last Friday was certainly no reason to celebrate. However, here’s why the housing market may be OK,...

Landlord Shot, Killed Trying to Collect Rent

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

A real estate professional was shot and killed by a tenant when he tried to collect back rent. 

The 10 Best Markets for Millennials

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

NAR offers up a list of the best places for young adults looking to buy a home.

Plan a Backyard Retreat in 5 Steps

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Jazzing up a yard’s space with an inviting outdoor room takes some well-thought-out planning. Here are some tips. 

30-Year Mortgage Rates Push Upward

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates were on the rise this week, but continue to hover near three-year lows. 

20% of REALTORS® In Business Under A Year

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Find out what the increase of younger agents means for the real estate industry.

More House Flippers Are Emerging

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Home flipping has been gaining steam for the last year. Find out which markets are seeing the most activity from flippers. 

Test Your Website’s Mobile Friendliness

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Put your website to the test. Enter your website’s URL into Google’s new tool and you’ll instantly get a report that measures...

Pay Attention to Single Female Home Buyers

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:00

Single women now make up the second largest home buying group.