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End of Internet Tax Will Boost Real Estate

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

For years some people have been paying an access tax to shop for homes and do other things online. But a law NAR helped bring to the finish line...

Mortgage Rates Spring Forward, Only Slightly

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Your clock isn’t the only thing springing ahead. Mortgage rates edged slightly higher this week, but remain below the averages from a year...

The Top Outdoor Design Element for 2016

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Highlight those fire pits and outdoor fireplaces in your listings. A new survey shows they’re coveted amenities among home shoppers. ...

These Buyer Compromises May Be Worth It

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Your home shoppers may have a long wish-list, but there are a few compromises that are actually worth making.

Millennials Are Heading to the ‘Burbs, After All

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Forget what you’ve heard about millennials preferring city-living over the suburbs. A new survey is disproving that myth.

New-Home Niche May Pay Off in 2016

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

You may want to start reaching out to homebuilders this year: New-home sales will likely record one of their best years in a decade.

Watch Out: Top 10 Building Code Violations

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Here’s an alarming stat: About 45 percent of residential field inspections reveal a code violation.

These Aren’t Your Typical College Dorms

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Investors across the country are giving off-campus dorms major upgrades.

5 Hidden Costs for New Buyers

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

It's a good idea to remind first-time buyers of these costs that could take them by surprise.

Features Home Buyers Want the Least

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

In a new survey, the National Association of Home Builders identifies the top 12 items house hunters say they don't want in a new home.

5 Inspection Problems Sellers Can Avoid

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

There are typical repairs that sellers can be proactive about addressing in order to keep a deal from falling apart.

Meet the 2016 30 Under 30 Finalists

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

The countdown to naming the 30 Under 30 class of 2016 has begun. Out of nearly 400 who applied, find out which 50 applicants...

REALTOR® University Earns Accreditation

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

"We are excited that this is only the beginning for the university, and there are plans underway to expand the programs available and further...

Home Owners Overestimate Their Equity

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

Nationally, appraisers on average estimate home values at 2 percent lower than what home owners expected in February, according to Quicken Loans...

Loan Demand Inches Up as Rates Stay Low

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

Overall mortgage volume is about 20 percent higher than a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association says. 

Real Estate’s BFF: A Dog?

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

A real estate professional in Australia says that when she includes her small dog in listing photos, the page views skyrocket. The photos are also...

Home Features Most Desired by Age

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers of all ages are demanding more home features that help them save energy and keep the home organized.

The Salary Needed to Buy a Home in 27 Metros

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

Here’s a chart to help your home buyers determine how much salary is needed to cover the base cost of owning a home.

The 10 Best Small and Midsize Downtowns

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

Livability.com ranks the top 10 best downtowns of 2016 that offer not only a thriving place to visit but also lots of housing options too. ...

Black Finishes Are Gaining Popularity

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

Satin Black is becoming the latest trend for kitchen appliances and bath finishes, as company manufacturers ramp up the marketing to position the...

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