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3 Tips to Keep Stainless Steel Shining

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:00

Stainless steel appliances can be prone to smudges. Here are three quick cleaning tips.

Target vs. Walmart: The Best for Home Prices?

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Attention, Walmart and Target shoppers: One of these neighborhood superstores offer better returns to those who live nearby. 

1 Million Borrowers Regained Equity Last Year

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Spread the good news: More than 90 percent of all properties with a mortgage had equity by the end of 2015.

Many Retirees Defy Real Estate Stereotypes

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Don’t cast retirees off as a cohort interested in downsizing and staying in the suburbs. A growing number are doing just the opposite....

End of Internet Tax Will Boost Real Estate

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

For years some people have been paying an access tax to shop for homes and do other things online. But a law NAR helped bring to the finish line...

Mortgage Rates Spring Forward, Only Slightly

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Your clock isn’t the only thing springing ahead. Mortgage rates edged slightly higher this week, but remain below the averages from a year...

The Top Outdoor Design Element for 2016

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Highlight those fire pits and outdoor fireplaces in your listings. A new survey shows they’re coveted amenities among home shoppers. ...

These Buyer Compromises May Be Worth It

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Your home shoppers may have a long wish-list, but there are a few compromises that are actually worth making.

Millennials Are Heading to the ‘Burbs, After All

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Forget what you’ve heard about millennials preferring city-living over the suburbs. A new survey is disproving that myth.

New-Home Niche May Pay Off in 2016

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

You may want to start reaching out to homebuilders this year: New-home sales will likely record one of their best years in a decade.

Watch Out: Top 10 Building Code Violations

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Here’s an alarming stat: About 45 percent of residential field inspections reveal a code violation.

These Aren’t Your Typical College Dorms

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Investors across the country are giving off-campus dorms major upgrades.

5 Hidden Costs for New Buyers

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

It's a good idea to remind first-time buyers of these costs that could take them by surprise.

Features Home Buyers Want the Least

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

In a new survey, the National Association of Home Builders identifies the top 12 items house hunters say they don't want in a new home.

5 Inspection Problems Sellers Can Avoid

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

There are typical repairs that sellers can be proactive about addressing in order to keep a deal from falling apart.

Meet the 2016 30 Under 30 Finalists

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

The countdown to naming the 30 Under 30 class of 2016 has begun. Out of nearly 400 who applied, find out which 50 applicants...

REALTOR® University Earns Accreditation

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

"We are excited that this is only the beginning for the university, and there are plans underway to expand the programs available and further...

Home Owners Overestimate Their Equity

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

Nationally, appraisers on average estimate home values at 2 percent lower than what home owners expected in February, according to Quicken Loans...

Loan Demand Inches Up as Rates Stay Low

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

Overall mortgage volume is about 20 percent higher than a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association says. 

Real Estate’s BFF: A Dog?

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

A real estate professional in Australia says that when she includes her small dog in listing photos, the page views skyrocket. The photos are also...