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Among Younger Clients, E-mail May Be Dying

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00

You may need to change your future communication methods. The next generation doesn’t care much for e-mail, a new study shows. 

Wrong House Razed: Google Maps Glitch?

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00

Well, that was a big mix up. Home owners in Texas come home to find their duplex demolished by mistake.

The West Drives New-Home Sales Jump

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched up last month, but most of those gains were centered to one region. 

The West Leads New-Home Sales Jump

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched up last month, but most of those gains were centered to one region. 

Homes Getting Less Affordable for Many

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

Home prices are rising faster than wages in 61 percent of markets, a new report reveals. Find out which metro areas are the least affordable.

Could Bots Be Targeting Your Website?

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

Real estate websites saw a 300 percent jump in bad bot activity last year alone. Here’s what you need to be on guard about with your website...

Agent Uses 'Property Drama' to Market Home

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

“If you can entertain people with storytelling while showing a house, the more eyeballs you’re going to draw to that property, the...

HUD Offers Up $100M for Lead Paint Clean Up

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering grants to help low-income families remove dangerous household hazards from their...

Don’t Use E-mail to Manage Transactions

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00

As hackers continue to use fraudulent online messages to steal money from unsuspecting home buyers, it's vital you take steps to secure your...

Mortgage Giants to Reduce Loan Balances

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00

Some critics say that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new program to help underwater home owners falls short. 

The Best Time to Charge Your Phone

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00

How low should you let your battery go? A new study reveals the optimal time to plug in.

Pros and Cons of 6 Common Roof Types

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00

Learn to identify roof types so you can speak intelligently with your clients about this vital home feature.  

Loan Demand Eases, Refinancers Recede

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates didn't fluctuate much last week, but that didn’t keep applications from tumbling once again. 

Renters Say They’ll Pay More for Green

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00

Learn about the impact of environmentally friendly features, such as LEED certification and recycling programs, on rental premiums.

6 Ways to Explain Low Inventory

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00

Everyone knows there's a shortage of sellers. But what are the underlying reasons, and when will these barriers be resolved?

First-Time Buyers May Face a Difficult Spring

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

Your first-time buyers will likely face some steep competition for homes this spring. Make sure they’re ready. 

‘Shame Campaign’ to Speed Foreclosures?

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

A lawmaker is posting signs in the lawns of foreclosed homes in Buffalo, N.Y., to try to publicly humiliate lenders and get them to move faster on...

Days to Close Speeds Up

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

Those spring transactions may move faster. The average number of days to close on a home purchase finally reversed last month. 

Remodeling by Going Modular

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

Find out why many owners are deciding to expand their homes through customizable modular construction.

5 Home Fixes Not Worth It at Resale

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

If you’re hoping for a boost on the sale price of a home, you may want to avoid these remodeling projects in favor of some others. 

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