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Rental Parties Show Rising Rent Burden

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

A nonprofit group is putting a modern-day spin on rent parties to draw more attention to the lack of affordable housing.

Here Are the 20 Hottest Housing Markets

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

These housing markets seem to be “beating the winter chill” as homes move more quickly this winter than the rest of the nation....

Top States for Job Creation

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

A new Gallup Poll shows where job markets are growing. Will a thriving housing market soon follow? 

Are Rent Parties the Answer to High Rents?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

A nonprofit group is putting a modern-day spin on rent parties to draw more attention to the lack of affordable housing.

The Wealthy Still Want a Trophy Home

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

The global market panic doesn’t seem to be spreading to the ultra-luxury market, with U.S. mansions still being coveted among the wealthy....

How Agents, Loan Officers Can Better Ties

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

Real estate professionals need loan officers to sell homes and loan officers need home buyers to stay in business. Here’s how to improve...

A Positive First Impression for Your Office

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00

These six tips will help you maintain a lobby that gives clients the impression that you pay attention to details and care about their real estate...

Mortgage Rates Retreat for 4th Week

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve remained hesitant to raise rates this week, which means mortgage rates below 4 percent could stick around longer than many...

FHA Cut May Spur Multifamily Energy Rehabs

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration announced Thursday it would reduce multifamily insurance rates in an effort to encourage more affordable...

Equity Gains for 2015

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00

The number of underwater properties nationwide is now at about half of the peak reached in 2012. 

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. 

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