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Home Sales Up as First-Time Buyers Re-Emerge

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:00

Existing-home sales continue their four-month streak in gains, thanks to first-time buyers entering the market. Read more from NAR’s latest...

Housing Is for Everyone — No Exceptions

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

At NAR’s ‘Housing for All’ symposium, attendees take action to feed the hungry and debate how to strengthen communities by...

Builders Ramp Up Production This Summer

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

Economists expect single-family housing starts to continue to strengthen throughout the year, buoyed by job growth, new household formations, and...

A Better Way to Self-Promote

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

Let others know you’re the real deal without ever actually having to say it. 

Millennials Want Suburbs That Feel Like a City

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

Developers are taking note of young professionals' desire for a “hipper, urban-esque” suburbia.

Refinance Boom Loses Steam on Higher Rates

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates ticked up slightly last week, softening home owners’ rush to refinance their mortgages. 

Master Bathrooms: Most Luxurious Spot in the Home?

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

“What we’re seeing now is master bathrooms and master bedrooms being almost the same size,” says one developer. 

Honey, I Shrunk the Lawn

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

As lot sizes slowly get smaller, houses are getting larger, with one inevitable result: Lawns are shrinking.

These Real Estate Markets Are Getting Very Hot

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

While no one is uttering the words “bubble” yet, these housing markets are showing some signs of overheating, according to new realtor...

First-Time Buyers Not Picking “Starter Homes”

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

Today’s first-time home buyers are bypassing the “starter home” and instead buying larger homes that meet their needs now and in...

Coldwell Banker Names New CEO

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

There are some big changes in store for Coldwell Banker as ERA’s current CEO Charlie Young becomes the new CEO, effective Sept. 1.

Why Inflation Fears Are Growing

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

Higher inflation is likely in the second half of this year and into 2017. What does that mean for housing? 

The Nation’s Malls Are Getting Major Redo

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

Department stores are getting pushed out, while malls look for anchors that are restaurants or specialty stores to boost visitor traffic. 

The Strangest Real Estate Add-Ons

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

Some home owners try to unload some odd things with their home sale, from snow machines to even the family dog. 

Americans Will Pay More to Live Near Transit

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

More Americans are placing their closeness to transit as a priority in their home search. 

Must-Have Design for Multigenerational Living

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

The number of multi-generational households is rapidly growing. This is prompting builders and designers to re-assess how they build and...

Could That Tiny Home Be Illegal?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

Tiny homes are growing in popularity, but some owners are struggling to find a place to put them.

Home Ownership Pays Off the Most Here

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

These are the top 10 states for home ownership, according to a new study.

How to Avoid Identity Theft When Moving

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

Here are some tips you can share with clients to make their next move safer.

When Presenting, You Could Be Funnier

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00

Improve your likability by infusing more humor into your talks.