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What Has Home Sellers Spooked?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00

"Trade-up buyers seem to be losing their mojo,” notes the chief economist of one real estate brokerage. 

What Smart People Will Never Utter at Work

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00

Here are a few phrases you should stop yourself from saying in a professional setting.

The 10 Hot-Spots for Movers

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00

Find out which cities are attracting the most new residents this summer, as well as which ones are losing out.

Cash Sales Lowest Since 2008

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00

For the first two months of 2016, the share of cash sales averaged 35.6 percent.

Chinese Real Estate Buyers Still Eyeing U.S.

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00

Despite a slowing economy, Chinese buyers are still banking on U.S. real estate. 

Glow-in-the-Dark Cement: A Game Changer?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00

A scientist believes glow-in-the-dark cement could radically change how we light cities in the future. 

3 Ways to Grow Your Audience

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:00

While there's no quick way to build an audience online, there are a few tactics that can help set yourself apart from the pack. 

Mortgage Rates Remain Near 2016 Lows

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:00

"Although there was minimal change in rates this week, the hawkish tone of Wednesday's Fed minutes release had an immediate impact on...

Average Time to Close: 44 Days

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:00

New mortgage rules that took effect this past fall are showing little impact on delaying transactions, a new report shows. 

Vacant ‘Zombies’ Are Fading Fast in Real Estate

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:00

Lenders are taking advantage of a strong seller’s market to dispose of lingering foreclosure inventories.

The Fastest-Growing Cities

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:00

Watch out for these cities. They are seeing explosive growth lately.

Existing-Home Sales Up, Despite Challenges

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:00

Inventory shortages and affordability challenges continue to hit many housing markets, but sales are still climbing. Read the details from NAR...

Real Estate is Trending Younger

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

A new survey of NAR's nearly 1.2 million members shows progress in bringing younger agents into the real estate industry.

The Most Affordable Places with Top Schools

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

The mixture of affordability and top-rated schools is often the perfect match for many home buyers. Find out which ZIP codes can boast about...

Broker Public Portal Gets More Accessible

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

The Broker Public Portal, a collaborative venture between real estate brokerages and MLSs, announced a partnership with Homesnap, a move that...

Commercial Sales Subdued in First Quarter

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

Large commercial real estate deals posted big declines in the first quarter, while smaller transactions – such as for grocery-anchored...

Kitchen Makeover Ideas for Under $1,000

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

Does your listing have a dated kitchen? Kitchen renovations can cost thousands of dollars, but here are a few simple tweaks that can have a big...

The 2016 Builder Report Cards Are In

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

Who’s at the top of the class? BUILDER online released its annual ratings of public builders’ efforts in 2015. See who made the grade...

More New Homes Are Entering the Pipeline

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00

Nationwide housing starts are on the rise, buoyed by a strengthening job market. 

Are Low Mortgage Rates Losing Their Pull?

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are at the lowest averages in years, but loan demand is showing signs of softening. 

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