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FAA Finalizes Rule for Commercial Drones

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

The rule, which takes effect in August, opens the door for real estate professionals to legally operate UAVs for marketing listings and inspecting...

Existing-Home Sales at Highest Pace in 9 Years

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

All major U.S. regions except the Midwest saw an uptick in existing-home sales in May, while the median sales price reached an all-time high,...

More Home Buyers Have Renovation in Mind

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

With limited inventory making it harder for buyers to find their dream home, more are settling for a property they can eventually remodel to...

Report: Housing Costs Pinch 21.3M Renters

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

The number of Americans putting 30 percent or more of their incomes toward monthly rent has reached a record high, according to Harvard University...

Lowest Rates in 3 Years Boost Mortgage Apps

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

But a low number of listings seem to be denting potential sales on the purchase side of applications, while refinancings are driving the most...

New Zealand Requires Agent Safety Checks

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

Under new legislation, real estate professionals in the country must brief each visitor at open houses about the safety hazards the properties...

LGBT Senior Community Offers a Haven for Residents

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00

Fountaingrove Lodge, which opened in late 2013, boasts resort-style living as well as offers continuing care services.

Title Issues to Watch Out for at Closing

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00

Any unresolved title problem – even if relatively minor – could jeopardize settlement.

Young vs. Old: The Wealth Gap Widens

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00

Lawrence Yun looks at the factors behind the growing generational inequality gap.

Try the Power of ‘Giftology’ to Boost Sales

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00

Author John Ruhlin shares how a unique, personalized gift can be a powerful relationship builder. 

Landlords Charged with Evicting Renters to List Units on Airbnb

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00

Prosecutors say the landlord evicted tenants without giving them the opportunity to re-rent the units before they were put back on the market,...

Calif. Offers First U.S. LGBT Senior Community

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00

The community was created especially for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in response to reports of growing discrimination...

Your Website's Two Most Valuable Pages

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

Do you know how to optimize your website for conversions? Follow these principles so your website motivates visitors to convert into genuine leads...

Choose Where to Live by Personality Type

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

Find out which American city is the perfect match for your personality.

Uh-Oh, New Home Construction Is Flatlining

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

"Despite May's relatively flat report, our builders are telling us that the market is improving and consumers are more ready and willing...

What Would Make Baby Boomers Move?

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

The majority of baby boomers say they want to stay put in their current home as they age. But a closer look at the survey data does shows some...

Police Hunt for Texas Man Posing as Agent

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

Here’s why consumers should always make sure they’re using a REALTOR®.

The World’s Priciest Office Markets

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

You’ll pay a premium in these markets for office space.

The Best Choices for Pet-Friendly Flooring

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

Pets can ruin a home’s flooring with all types of messes. Here are some tips on the top flooring choices for pets. 

Mortgage Rates Plunge to 3-Year Lows

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

This week the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage posted another low for 2016, as borrowing costs continue to fall.