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Honey, I Shrunk the Lawn

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

As lot sizes slowly get smaller, houses are getting larger, with one inevitable result: Lawns are shrinking.

These Real Estate Markets Are Getting Very Hot

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

While no one is uttering the words “bubble” yet, these housing markets are showing some signs of overheating, according to new realtor...

First-Time Buyers Not Picking “Starter Homes”

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

Today’s first-time home buyers are bypassing the “starter home” and instead buying larger homes that meet their needs now and in...

Coldwell Banker Names New CEO

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

There are some big changes in store for Coldwell Banker as ERA’s current CEO Charlie Young becomes the new CEO, effective Sept. 1.

Why Inflation Fears Are Growing

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

Higher inflation is likely in the second half of this year and into 2017. What does that mean for housing? 

The Nation’s Malls Are Getting Major Redo

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

Department stores are getting pushed out, while malls look for anchors that are restaurants or specialty stores to boost visitor traffic. 

The Strangest Real Estate Add-Ons

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

Some home owners try to unload some odd things with their home sale, from snow machines to even the family dog. 

Americans Will Pay More to Live Near Transit

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

More Americans are placing their closeness to transit as a priority in their home search. 

Must-Have Design for Multigenerational Living

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

The number of multi-generational households is rapidly growing. This is prompting builders and designers to re-assess how they build and...

Could That Tiny Home Be Illegal?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

Tiny homes are growing in popularity, but some owners are struggling to find a place to put them.

Home Ownership Pays Off the Most Here

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

These are the top 10 states for home ownership, according to a new study.

How to Avoid Identity Theft When Moving

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

Here are some tips you can share with clients to make their next move safer.

When Presenting, You Could Be Funnier

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00

Improve your likability by infusing more humor into your talks. 

Real Estate Firms Merge to Form New Giant

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00

The RealtyUSA and Hanna Real Estate Services merger will create the third largest residential real estate company in the country. 

Mortgage Rates Stay Near Record Low

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are likely to remain low throughout the summer, Freddie Mac reports. 

What Moms Want in a House

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00

Real estate professionals say they are increasingly hearing about these must-have features for clients with young kids.

Win for REALTORS®: Senate OK’s Condo Legislation

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00

NAR calls the legislation a significant step toward eliminating barriers to safe, affordable mortgage credit for condos. 

Home Sales Would Be Higher If …

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 00:00

While there's more consumers looking to purchase a home this summer compared to last year, there are fewer homes for sale. That creates a...

A Trick Clients Can Use to Save on Insurance

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 00:00

A new study reveals how much home owners can save by raising the deductible on their home insurance policy, but cautions owners to carefully...

States With the Highest, Lowest Energy Bills

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 00:00

Where you live has a lot to do with how much you can expect to pay on energy bills. With July often the highest month for energy bills, find out...

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