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Stay Out of Your Clients' Spam Folder

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

If you're using an e-newsletter to keep in touch with your customer base, how can you make sure your message rises above the rest of the noise...

Help Propel Tomorrow's Move-Up Buyers

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

The federal government is extending its refi programs, and you can help spread the word. The goal is to keep more owners in their homes so they...

Mortgage Giant: Stop Housing's Debbie Downers

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

Freddie Mac says the doom-and-gloom projections over the national home ownership rate dipping further are failing to take into account that...

Retirees Leave Sunny States for Colder Locales

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

A new study shows an uptick in the number of retirees who are leaving the Sun Belt in favor of returning back home to colder climates.

The Trendiest Color for Home Tech

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

If you were going to stage home electronics, you’d want to choose this on-trend color. 

Can Homes Be Protected Against Storm Surges?

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

Hurricane Matthew may push more developers to re-evaluate how buildings and homes can be better built to withstand flooding.

Where the Foreclosure Niche Still Makes Sense

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

Foreclosures are plummeting, but not everywhere. Five states alone accounted for about 35 percent of completed foreclosures nationally. 

What Really Makes Sellers Want to Move

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

Take a look at these seven motivators of potential home sellers. Use them as inspiration to weave into your marketing outreach.

Association Spars Over Mayor’s Misuse of ‘REALTOR®’

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

The mayor of Lompoc, Calif., is refusing to remove the term “REALTOR®” from his campaign materials. The local REALTOR®...

Study: Open Floor Plans May Expand Waistlines

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

One study claims that the popular open floor plan makes it too easy to snack above and beyond what's good for people.

Landlords Score Big on College Football Locales

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

Investor clients may not want to punt on college football — CBRE Group research shows a correlation between good college teams and...

Rising Mortgage Rates Nip at Loan Demand

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

Even the slightest move in mortgage rates appears to be having an impact on loan applications. 

Agency Urges Affordability in Rural Housing

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The National Rural Housing Coalition is warning about the fading affordability of rural housing options, and urging investors and coalitions to...

Court Slams CFPB For Overreach on RESPA Referrals

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The real estate industry won a major referral-law victory in court today when a federal appeals court shot down a controversial Sec. 8 anti-...

Spread the Message: Equity Is Growing

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The number of home owners seeing appreciation is increasing. This chart shows the amount of gains in your state.

Americans Want More Bathrooms at Home

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The percentage of homes with three or more bathrooms is growing. 

Mortgage Relief Extended to Hurricane Victims

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

Lenders are offering forbearance and mortgage modifications for home owners affected by Hurricane Matthew.

What Are Real Estate's Lucky Numbers?

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

For some buyers, the numerology of a home can be a huge draw— or a sign that a home may be bad luck.

Rural Direct Endorsement Loans Face Delay

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

Real estate secured an important victory getting direct endorsement for federally backed rural housing loans enacted into law, but the change will...

Real Estate Exec Accused of Murder-for-Hire

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

A licensee in a suburban real estate company faces charges of attempting to hire a hit man to kill an attorney involved in a lawsuit against his...