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Help Clients Consider Costs of Living Abroad

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

If you have international clients — either coming here or leaving here — new data will help translate general impressions of the...

Will There Be Stiff Competition for Property In Hell?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

The owner of some of the most popular tourist spots in Hell, Mich., has decided to retire — putting five acres on the market for $999,666....

Be Ready to Charm Prospects

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

As winter retreats into memory, it's time to start networking. As you meet new prospects, will you make the best first impression you can that...

Builders Shy Away From Starter Homes

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

There still may be demand for the "starter" home, but they're losing traction with many homebuilders.

Some Buyers Test-Drive Homes Before Buying

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Several new programs are allowing buyers to try out a condo or resort home before agreeing to purchase it.

Is It Wise to Carry a Gun?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Some real estate professionals advocate for having a firearm in the field, but there are many overlooked considerations you need to make before...

Can Health Problems Lead to Foreclosure?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Undergoing a foreclosure can make home owners sick, leading to depression, illness, and even suicide, research shows. But existing health problems...

10 Housing Markets Where Singles Dominate

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Which housing markets are you most likely to have a high number of singles among your prospects? RealtyTrac, in culling data provided by Homefacts...

Little Libraries Run Afoul of Local Laws

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

Though small "Free Libraries" built on front yards across the nation are facing scrutiny by zoning committees and municipalities, they...

So Much for Downsizing

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

A study finds many Baby Boomers and seniors are choosing to buy larger homes in retirement instead of looking for smaller residences.

Portlandia Skewers Small-Home Living

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

The popular sketch comedy show points out the foibles of fitting too much life in a small space, but even inside the tiny house movement there are...

8 Ways to Beef Up Your Safety Knowledge

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

NAR’s first Member Safety Report shows a need for better safety education. Here’s how the REALTOR® Safety Program is expanding to...

Pending Home Sales Surge to 18-Month High

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

A rise in buyer demand pushed pending home sales upward in January to the highest level since August 2013.

Man Shot, Killed During Home Showing

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

A real estate agent was showing a married couple a home for-sale just outside of Fort Lauderdale, when a gunman barged in and shot and killed the...

REALTORS® More Confident for the Spring

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

REALTORS® are reporting more buyer activity in their markets. But a lack of homes for-sale remains a chief concern in meeting that rise in...

Owners Upbeat About Their Home Values

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

A new survey reveals a record number of home owners believe the value of their home is rising. That optimism is translating into record levels of...

Housing Flips May Start to Flop

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

Investors are showing signs of shying away from flipping homes as home prices rise. Home flipping fell to 2011 lows last quarter, according to a...

REALTORS® Urge Action on Patent Trolls

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

REALTORS® made a forceful case yesterday to lawmakers in Congress to curb so-called patent trolls—companies that use the threat of...

A Big Threat to the Spring Housing Market

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

Low inventories of homes for-sale threatens to dampen the spring selling season this year.

Mortgage Rates Continue to Move Up

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

Despite another uptick this week, fixed-rate mortgage continue to hover near May 2013 lows.

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