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Top 10 Cities with Most Connected Homes

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

Find out where consumers have embraced connected home technology by the fastest rates. 

Ohio Brokerage, Association Offer Safety App

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00

“The culture has dramatically changed in our industry,” says the HER President about the decision to offer a safety phone app to all 1...

Family Caught as HOA, Builder Debate Repairs

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

A suburban Dallas family is watching its backyard slide into a pond as the subdivision developer and HOA point fingers at each other.

New Life for Closed Hospitals: Condos

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

Developers in New York City believe they can make now-closed hospital buildings hospitable for full-time residents.

Home Staging Evolves

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

In the age of HGTV, real estate professionals say home staging is growing in importance and becoming more sophisticated.

New Homes Are Getting Bigger and Pricier

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

Unit size on new residential construction is on the rise as more home buyers desire extra space. But it's also coming with a much steeper...

Where Mortgages Disappear the Fastest

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

Debt-wary clients may want to keep their eyes on these cities, which offer some of the best potential for free-and-clear home ownership....

Florida on Alert After Man Harasses Agents

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

Police in Riverview, Fla. are searching for a man accused of acting suspiciously toward female real estate professionals at model homes....

Market Unrest Pushes Down Mortgage Rates

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

Tell your home buyers that the rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages hasn't been this low in months.

Make Prospects Choose You Over the Internet

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

With more house hunters doing the bulk of their research on the Internet, what can you do to get them offline and in front of you faster?

Best Places to Be a Renter

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

In the most affordable place to rent, monthly rental costs will only eat up about 16 percent of your paycheck; but in the worst place, it'll...

Freddie Mac Debuts Site for Practitioners

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

The Real Estate Professionals Resource Center offers information on the latest affordable mortgage products as well as training and networking...

6 Ways to Protect Your Home From Snow

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

The impending snowstorm aiming for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is a good opportunity to remind clients about last-minute preparations for heavy...

Signs Your Clients Are Lying to You

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

In a typical 10-minute conversation, 60 percent of people tell multiple fibs, according to a new study. Here's how to spot a liar.

5 Tips for Tenants of Green Buildings

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Looking to rent in a green building? These best practices will make it a mutually beneficial and easy transition.

One-Third of Deals Face Closing Delays

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Here are the big three culprits for a closing delay. 

Housing Starts End Year Up Nearly 11%

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

The new-home market ended 2015 on a positive note and set the stage for a brighter sector in 2016.

What’s Topping Home Buyers’ Shopping Lists

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Some of the top desires of buyers looking for a new-home are separate laundry rooms, energy-start appliances and windows, exterior lighting, and a...

Where the Millionaires Reside: 10 Top Cities

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

The nation added 6.5 million millionaire households in the middle of last year compared to 2014 – the fastest pace in years. Find out which...

Showing a Good Attitude Trumps a Good IQ?

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Do you need to change your attitude? Here’s an interesting study that shows why attitude is the biggest predictor of success. 

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