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2016 Election: Any Outcome Will Be Good for Real Estate

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Regardless of your personal feelings about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, either one would bring strong support for the real...

New-Home Sales Near 10-Year High

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates, improving income growth, and steady job creation have helped propel purchases of new homes.

Baby Boomers Gaining Optimism in Housing

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Increased confidence may give future inventory a shot in the arm, according to a new survey from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Buyers Prove Sensitive to Mortgage Rates

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Total mortgage applications dropped 2.1 percent last week as interest rates ticked up.

Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in July

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Stubbornly low inventory coupled with continued price increases led to a 3.2 percent decline nationwide. How did your region fare?

Major Redesign Slated for Loan Forms

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Wednesday the standardized form borrowers use to apply for a mortgage would be updated to make it easier on...

Should Builders Pay More Attention to the Sun?

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

Design for solar orientation may make home owners get better use of their spaces as well as make them more comfortable in a home, writes one...

Will That Home Work as You Age?

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

Most older adults say they intend to stay put in their homes as they age. But if that’s the case, they’ll need to more carefully...

Clients Expect Social Media Responses Within 1 Hour

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

If clients contact you on social media, they expect a quick response, or you risk making them angry.

The 8 Friendliest Places in the U.S.

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

If you live in one of these places, you are considered highly likable to others. 

Tiny Homes Are Making a Bigger Mark

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

Small-home living is winning over more fans. Will you be ready to sell one? 

On Bubbles and Real Estate Robots

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

At the 2016 NAR Leadership Summit, Chief Economist Lawrence Yun offered up a few key predictions for the next year or two, as well as one long-...

The 8 Fastest Growing Housing Markets

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

These are the cities to watch when it comes to real estate. 

Some Rent-to-Own Agreements Questioned

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

A New York Times investigation calls into question some risky rent-to-own contracts that lack consumer protections. 

Post-Recession: Where Incomes Are Up the Most

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

Find out the seven metros that have posted the strongest increases in incomes since the end of the Great Recession. 

The Buzzwords That Bump Up a Sales Price

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

A study reveals words in your listing ad that tend to net a higher sales price. 

Win Buyers Over With a Big Party

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

Is your listing getting overlooked? If so, try hosting a big party to garner more attention. 

As Building Slows, Home Improvement Gains

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

The remodeling and repairs side of real estate is seeing explosive growth that is expected to continue for the next three years. 

Translation Tool Connects You to Global Clients

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

REALTORS® and non-English-speaking buyers can now access U.S. real estate information on realtor.org in 11 different languages.

REALTOR® Wins Big at the Olympics

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

Alex Naddour may be a REALTOR® by day, but by night he’s a world-class gymnast who also just won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in...

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