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Man Builds $1M Home to Up Nearby Values

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:00

A man in Vallejo, Calif., wants to increase property values in the city so he decided to build a home that stretches above the comps and hopes...

The 12 Richest Cities in the U.S.

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:00

Many of the wealthiest cities in the country are small suburbs tucked near major metro areas. Find out which cities are the richest.

Apple Offers Owners Broken Screen Relief

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:00

Apple reportedly will soon offer credit to owners dealing with cracked iPhone screens or cameras. 

Housing Winners = Super Bowl Champs

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® used stock market data to predict the winner of the big game this weekend, and revealed what that win means for housing.

Mortgage Rates Move Lower Than Expected

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:00

Here’s why low rates are likely to stay around for the rest of the year too. 

Keller Williams Reaches New Milestone

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:00

Keller Williams surpassed 133,000 associates in 2015, which they believe makes them the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count...

These 'Safest Cities' Have Bragging Rights

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:00

“The bedroom community,” just miles from a major city, tended to dominate the list of the 100 safest cities in the U.S. for 2016....

Fewer Buyers Are Bringing All-Cash to Close

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:00

Find out what is really behind the big drop in cash sales in recent months. 

The Right Shape for Your New Logo

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

Thinking of rebranding yourself or your brokerage? Make sure you understand how the lines and angles in your design can affect consumers’...

Spotlight Your Listing’s Outdoor Spaces

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

Spring is on the horizon. Help expand the livable space of your listings with these tips that make a home's outdoor areas functional for...

More Owners Tap Into Equity, Conservatively

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

As home values rise, more owners are tapping into their equity with cash-out mortgage refinances. But they’re not taking out nearly as much...

Your Online Sphere is Larger Than You Think

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

New research shows that you're connected to more people on Facebook than you may have thought. Use this calculator to find out the size of...

2015 Marked Best Year for Office Sales in Years

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

The office market is “overwhelmingly strong” at the moment, new data shows.

LA Urges Landlords to be More Pet-Friendly

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a motion to urge more landlords to accept pets.

Real Estate Ranked Second-Happiest Industry

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

A new survey finds real estate one of the leading industries for happiness and job satisfaction. What traits bring success to brokerages and real...

‘Ugly’ Homes Find a Niche in Real Estate

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Selling a house with a face only a very particular buyer could love? You're not alone — and listings with blunt, realistic descriptions...

Builders Tweak Home Features to Lure Buyers

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Generous closets and a variety of energy-efficient features are among the top items that builders plan to have in new homes this year to attract...

Loan Demand Slows; Blizzard to Blame?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Last week's blizzard on the East Coast is taking the heat for a sudden drop in mortgage activity for the period.

Groundhogs Know Best: Spring Buying Is On

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Taking a nod from the infamous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, spring home-buying season is likely to start early this year, according to realtor....

Buy Your Own White House

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers now have a chance to buy their own White House, though it won't carry the infamous 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue address. Two...