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Study: Most Buyers Fail to Shop for a Mortgage

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

Most Americans consider themselves bargain hunters and say they thoroughly research prices online before purchasing an item. However, when it...

Study Reveals Concerns Over Scraping on Sites

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

The real estate industry is increasingly alarmed by the prevalence of web scraping of real estate web sites, the unauthorized use of listing data...

First-Time Buyer Share Edging Up

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

Sustained net job creation, a low interest rate environment with 30-year fixed rates at below four percent for most of 2015, and better pricing of...

Infographic on Home Improvement Etiquette

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

Many people are unsure about the common etiquette when working with contractors who are renovating your home. For example, do you tip or don...

Bad Cell Phone Reception A Deal Killer?

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

One downside of living in a high-rise: Bad cell reception. Could your listing's bad wireless connection hurt its chances at finding a buyer?...

Are Looky-Loos Welcome at an Open House?

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00

The question has stirred much debate lately on open house etiquette: Is it OK for non-buyers to crash an open house?

Rural Areas Beckon More Buyers

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00

Last year mortgages for home purchases increased at a faster rate in rural communities than in the rest of the country.

Down Payment Insurance Rolls Out Soon

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00

The goal is “to take the risk element off the table and give [buyers] more confidence,” says the CEO of a company that plans to offer...

Report Urges More Women in Leadership

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00

The Urban Land Institute has issued a new report calling on greater “gender balance” among leadership positions in the real estate...

Start the Bidding: $14M Mansion on Sale for $1

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00

An Alabama mega-mansion will hit the auction block at the end of the month and has been described as a “buy of a lifetime.” 

Savings Have Dried Up for Most Americans

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 00:00

Here’s why saving for a down payment on a home purchase is a growing challenge for many Americans.

More Agents Job-Hopping to Other Brokerages

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:00

In search of more deals, greater brokerage support, and higher commissions, real estate professionals are switching brokerage firms in big numbers...

Weak Job Report Prompts Dropping Rates

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:00

Amid a newly released weaker than expected jobs report, mortgage rates were back on a downward spiral this week, Freddie Mac reports.

When Not to Press ‘Send’ on That E-mail

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:00

There’s a time to e-mail, and a time to call. Learning which is critical for any professional. Here’s when you should second-guess...

Should Housing Fear a Tech Bubble?

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:00

The hottest housing markets this year have a strong tech job sector, but industry concerns are brewing that tech may be showing signs of...

Facebook Tests Expressive Emoji Icons

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:00

“We see this as an opportunity for businesses and publishers to better understand how people are responding to their content on Facebook,...

Builders Make Pets a Top Priority

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:00

More builders are designing homes that put the needs of four-legged friends front and center. Find out what buyers can expect from these pet-...

The Critical Question on Customer Surveys

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00

Learn how to identify your most loyal clients based off of one question on customer satisfaction surveys. 

‘Zombie’ Homes Spook Fewer Neighborhoods

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00

Vacant foreclosures – known as “zombies” – plunged 43 percent in the third quarter compared to a year ago. Still, a few...

REALTORS®’ Price Expectations By State

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00

View where REALTORS® are most upbeat about home price growth over the next 12 months. 

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