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Watch Out for Snow-Shaming Trend

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00

Some who appear to be shirking their snow-clearing duties are being called out publicly, including at least one real estate brokerage.

Contract Signings Up, Buoyed by Northeast

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00

Though pending sales are up, NAR reports that homebuilding is “still grossly inadequate,” and doesn't expect steady...

4 Big Trends to Watch in Real Estate

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:00

Rising interest rates and drought impacts are just two of the trends the Urban Land Institute says you should have on your radar screen this year...

Loan Demand Spikes; Buyers Jump on Rates

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers and refinancers may be viewing the latest drop in mortgage rates as the last opportunity to take advantage of historically low rates....

2015 Marked ‘Very Strong Year’ for New Homes

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:00

"Relatively low interest rates and an improving economy are motivating buyers to make a new-home purchase," according to the NAHB....

Soon, You Won’t Chase Just Facebook Likes

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:00

Facebook will expand beyond its thumbs-up icon to offer more reactions so that your friends and followers can tell you how they really feel.

Apple: Beware of Bug Striking Your iPhone

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:00

Apple is warning its users that a website link is quickly spreading across social media and text messages that can cause iPhones, iPads, and...

4 Ideas You Need to Unlearn

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:00

Real estate professionals have come to accept certain best practices in their business, but some of them were debunked at the Inman Connect...

Do You Need to Save Your Client Snapchats?

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:00

Two recent court rulings clarify whether automatically disappearing texts sent through ephemeral messaging apps should be retained for...

A State-by-State Look at Price Predictions

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

This handy chart summarizes expectations about where home prices will go over the next 12 months for every state in the nation. 

Buyers Turn to Loans for Remodeling Cash

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

A limited inventory of existing homes for sale means that buyers may not be able to fulfill every desire on their wish list. Make sure you're...

One Builder Banks on Going Cheaper

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

DR Horton is building lower-cost homes in an attempt to cater to what some say is a severely underserved market of entry-level buyers....

More Homes Built for Roommates?

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

Media attention paid to NAHB's New American Home was focused not on the grand amenities it's usually noted for, but the...

The Top States for Retirees in 2016

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

Those in the 65-plus bracket may find their money will go further and their quality of life will be better in certain areas of the country.

The Proper Home Seller Etiquette

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® recently highlighted a few must-follow etiquette tips that you’ll want to share with your clients.

Stashing Cash in Secret Hampers Home Buying

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

Many consumers say they keep cash tucked away in secret at their home. But here’s why they’ll want to be sure to get that in the bank...

Builders Debate a Millennial or Boomer Focus

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

Millennials and baby boomers differ on their housing preferences, putting builders at odds as they consider which generation they should most...

Top 10 Cities with Most Connected Homes

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

Find out where consumers have embraced connected home technology by the fastest rates. 

Ohio Brokerage, Association Offer Safety App

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

“The culture has dramatically changed in our industry,” says the HER President about the decision to offer a safety phone app to all 1...

Family Caught as HOA, Builder Debate Repairs

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

A suburban Dallas family is watching its backyard slide into a pond as the subdivision developer and HOA point fingers at each other.