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6 Household Chores to Tackle Now

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Just like there is spring cleaning, there is also summer cleaning to be done.

Car Crash-Prone Homes? They're More Common Than You Think

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Homes near high traffic areas may carry a big risk.

Two Rival Home Inspector Groups Merge

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

The American Society of Home Inspectors is adding thousands of inspectors into its membership, as its former rival closes shop. 

More Buyers Expect Smart Listings

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Does “move-in ready” mean a listing should include smart-home technology? Some buyers say yes.

New Single-Family Homes Are Getting Smaller

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Builders say the door is finally opening for more entry-level buyers. 

Where to Find the Equity-Rich

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Check out this interactive map showing where home owners are likely to have the lowest loan-to-value ratios. 

Inspection Problems That Can’t Be Ignored

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

When these types of issues are uncovered in a home inspection, be sure to alert your clients to proceed cautiously. 

What Will Replace Golf Course Communities?

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

More than 800 golf courses have closed nationwide in the last 10 years. Home owners who paid a premium to live on a course are finding the ensuing...

Loan Demand Drops Despite Low Rates

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage application activity dropped 4 percent last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, even though mortgage rates remain near historical lows....

REALTORS® Sending Funds for Louisiana Flood Victims

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

REALTORS® Relief Foundation commits up to $350,000 as part of massive REALTOR® campaign to help those affected by August flooding.

July Housing Starts Beat Expectations

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

Housing starts rose 2.1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.2 million units, the highest level since February.

Freddie Mac Lowers Mortgage Rate Predictions

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

The mortgage giant shares its housing market projections for the rest of the year and into 2017.

The Idea of an Empty Nest Is Fading

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

“We’re getting back to the way human beings have always lived in – extended families,” says one author of a book about the...

July’s Housing Starts Beat Expectations

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

Housing starts rose 2.1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.2 million units, the highest level since February.

10 States Offering a Richer Life

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

Is there a place where you can have it all—high income, job security, safe neighborhoods, and a stellar education? A new study identifies...

Access Property Data Right From the Lockbox

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

The REALTORS Property Resource® and SentriLock announced a new partnership that allows REALTORS® to get time sensitive and detailed...

Best Places to Raise the Next Olympian

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

A new study finds that certain cities are more likely to foster the best training grounds to groom the next world-class superstar athlete....

Parent Buyers Need You More Than Ever

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

With school beginning soon, households with school-aged children are being crunched by low inventory and rising prices. Here's what you need...

Neighborhood Features That Drag Down Prices

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

Living next to one of these five facilities could really decrease a home's value.

Housing Crisis Still Lingers for Many

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

“I don’t think we are in a normal housing market,” notes NAR’s chief economist. “The losers are clearly the rising...

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