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7 Cities Where Renters Pay the Most

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00

Landlords are finding they can charge a premium to renters in these locations. 

2016 Predicted to Be Housing’s Golden Year

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 00:00

Learn what’s behind the latest bullish prediction for the housing market. 

Jump-Start Your Client Base This Spring

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 00:00

If you’re on the hunt for more clients, here are some ideas to expand your prospecting pool. 

4 Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 00:00

Great curb appeal has been known to pay back at resale. Make sure “mulch volcanoes” or overplanting don't end up costing your home...

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady This Week

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 00:00

“However, if the Fed's cautious tone persists, mortgage rates may register the impact in subsequent weeks,” says Freddie Mac...

Buyers Need to Be Ready for Some Competition

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

Would-be buyers who may have gotten outbid last year or couldn’t find a home are back this spring, and they may be even more determined. But...

6 Home Features That Cater to Millennials’ Sense of Self

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

Here are five new home innovations (and one old one that’s coming back into style) that this age group will flip for.  

Teardowns Are Making Room for New Homes

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

In areas where developed land is at a premium, builders are eyeing teardowns as spots for new-home construction. 

How Young Millennials Are Using Snapchat

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

A new survey shows that while messaging is still the prime reason why millennials use Snapchat, they're increasingly engaging with content...

Fannie Debuts Loan Option for 'Green' Retrofits

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

The mortgage giant announced a new program aimed at helping home owners and buyers more easily finance energy efficient upgrades to a home....

How to Repair Pet Damage to a Home

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

Here are some tips on how to remove those unsightly messes left by a home owner’s beloved household pet.

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets This Spring

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

These housing markets are the hottest in the country right now. 

Tear-Downs Are Making Room for New Homes

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

In areas where developed land is at a premium, builders are eyeing tear-downs as spots for new-home construction. 

Study: College Debt Delays Home Ownership

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

Student loan debt can adversely affect the ability and willingness of people to purchase a home in the years after they leave college, according...

3 Communication Traits You Need to Have

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

Great leaders tend to possess these communication traits. Now, the big question: Do you? 

Why More Americans Are Heading South

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

With a variety of factors increasing the Sun Belt's appeal, demographers are predicting that the area's recent growth will only accelerate...

Foreclosure Firms Look to Rebrand Themselves

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

As foreclosures dry up, “there's a risk of extinction for companies that are either slow to realize the change in the market or simply...

Memory Loss From Aging Raises Housing Concerns

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

A new study raises concerns about home owners’ cognitive decline as they age and how that could pose challenges to borrowers and lenders....

Homes With Solar Panels Sold at Premium

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

With interest for clean energy continuously increasing, find out how much having solar panels may add to the sales cost. 

Fireplaces Spark Interest in Buyers

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

The evolution of fireplaces as they moved from functional to pleasurable is one sure way to zoom in on a home's design.