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Ambushed Agent Speaks Out on Safety

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

Jim Olsen, a practitioner in Milwaukee, was attacked by two gunmen when he arrived at an apartment for a showing. He shares his tale and pleads...

Mortgage Rates Drop, Near 2016 Lows

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

Since the start of February, mortgage rates have stayed low for an extended period of time, allowing house hunters to take advantage of...

Will Door Open to Private Flood Insurance?

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

House lawmakers have passed a bill to allow home owners to choose a private flood insurance policy, if one exists in their area, without taking a...

'Modern Family' Lifts the REALTOR® Brand

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

In this week's episode of ABC's hit show, character Phil Dunphy, a real estate practitioner, offers some humorous wit about the difference...

Massive Ad Scam Targeted Real Estate Agents

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

A Louisiana man is indicted for allegedly duping practitioners nationwide into buying fake advertising, and federal investigators are asking more...

Hacker Alert: Change Your E-Mail Password Now

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

Reuters reports that a Russian hacker was able to gain access to hundreds of millions of accounts on the most popular e-mail...

More Owners Spruce Up Bathrooms, Kitchens

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

Whole house remodels – both large and small additions – are returning to levels not seen since prior to the Great Recession, a new...

Where Home Values Are Up the Most

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

The areas seeing some of the largest home price increases are also experiencing rapid gentrification, The Washington Post reports.

5 Ways to Improve a Home’s Air Quality

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

Here are some ways to combat “Sick House Syndrome.” 

Your Ultimate Smart Home Primer

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

If you're still not sure how to explain the benefits of smart home technology to your clients, this guide is for you.

Top 20 Markets for House Flipping

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

Find out where house flipping activity is highest. 

Few Facebook Users Are Using Reaction Emojis

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

The like button is still the most popular on Facebook, while the new reactions emojis are slow to catch on, a new study finds. 

Safest Places in America

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

Check out this list to learn which communities can boast of better-than average security. And if your area is listed, learn how to download a...

Check Out These Real Estate-Themed Emojis

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

The California Association of REALTORS® offers a free, fun tool to help you dress up client communications. 

Why Military Buyers Could Be Your Best Clients

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

Active-duty and veteran buyers differ quite a bit from traditional buyers. They’re younger and they tend to spend more. But did you know...

Study: Student Loans Don’t Harm Ownership

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

The Brookings Institute finds that a college degree, and the higher earnings that tend to accompany it, helps encourage home ownership.

Loan Demand Recedes Again

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

While we're seeing a lower number of home owners refinancing, loan demand for home purchases continues to hold steady. 

The Priciest Homes for Sale by Metro

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

Ready for some serious eye-candy? Check out these super-sized homes in seven different areas across the country. 

3 Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:00

Common mistakes include succumbing to “fashion architecture” and owners trying to speed up renovation projects, architects report.

Housing Market Made First Quarter Gains

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:00

NAR’s chief economist offers his views on the state of the housing market from the first quarter of this year in his recent column at...

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