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House Flippers Turn to Crowdfunding

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00

Investors purchasing homes to spruce them up for a quick resale are looking beyond banks and tapping funding for their new projects through...

Where to Find the Most New Construction

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00

Buyers on the hunt for “new” may have the best luck in these metros.

Re-Evaluate Your Linking Strategy

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00

The links on your website and blog can help boost your Google ranking. Here's how you can create content that will help draw in those searches...

The Questions Your Buyers Want Answered

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® asked real estate professionals to weigh in with the eight most common buyer questions. Answering these questions can help...

How Affordable Housing Helps Companies

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

Midwest cities could use its housing affordability to lure more companies and new workers. It’s worked for other cities. 

30-Year Mortgages Hold at 3.65% This Week

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates stayed low again this week, offering home buyers and refinancers another chance at lowering their home financing costs. 

How to Spot a Home Improvement Scam

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

Warn clients wanting to remodel to be on the lookout of these four potential contractor scams. 

N.C. Agent Fatally Stabbed in Parking Lot

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

A real estate agent was brutally attacked and murdered in an Asheville, N.C. parking lot last week, and police are investigating whether the...

4 Ways to Reuse Your Online Content

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

Coming up with original content for your website and social media platforms can be time-consuming. One way to streamline this process: reuse one...

When Retouching Listing Photos Goes Too Far

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

An Australian agent made headlines after recently posting photos of a home in Sydney that was notably missing the giant water tower that hovers...

Closing Times Lengthen Again

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

The average time to close a loan in January climbed to 50 total days, up four days since new mortgage disclosure rules took effect in October....

Builders Start 2016 on a Cautious Note

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

Homebuilding got off to a sluggish start in the new year, with builders increasingly concerned about the high cost and lack of availability of...

Young Buyers Face Investor Competition

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

One underreported reason why first-time buyers are on the housing sidelines? Competition from investors.

Couple’s Home For Sale Without Them Knowing

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

A Tampa, Fla., couple, who had no plans to sell, says they were shocked when they found their home listed for sale online.

NY Goes Undercover to Expose Discrimination

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

The state of New York is launching a program that includes “testers” who will pose as prospective home buyers and renters to weed out...

Low Rates Spark Big Rush to Refinance

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

Refinance applications jumped 16 percent last week as 30-year fixed-rate mortgages reached their lowest rates since April 2015.

Remodels Can Cause Relationship Issues

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

'Til remodel do we part? A new survey finds that home projects can strain relationships and cause couples to keep secrets from one...

Even Barbie Has a Smart Home

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

Now that kids can use voice commands to tell Barbie's Dreamhouse to turn on the lights, will their parents demand the same in real life...

The Best Place to Be a Real Estate Agent

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

Turns out that “location, location, location” is also a mantra for real estate pros looking to thrive in their business.

Move, NAR, Zillow Showdown Heats Up

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

Real estate giants trade barbs as a hearing into evidence destruction approaches.

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