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What Has Non-Owners Afraid to Buy

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00

A big share of renters say they’re afraid to purchase a home. But that fear may be unheeded.

Sunny Days Better Your Chances for a Loan?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00

If the weather forecast calls for clouds or rain, tell your home buyers they may want to wait for a sunny day before they apply for a mortgage. A...

What to Know About the Latest Twitter Changes

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00

Twitter pushed out a new “opt-in” timeline redesign this week that it hopes will revive the social network, which has seen a shrinking...

The Other Side of Smart Home Tech: Spying

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00

That smart-home thermostat or light bulb could help the government increase its surveillance capabilities.

HUD Adds Funding to End Homelessness

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00

HUD says it’s extending its former pledge to have the “first-ever federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.”

Report: Young Families Should Live Here

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00

Two Texas cities sit atop a new list of the best cities in the United States for young families to call home, according to research firm...

Save Money on Car Insurance: Own a Home

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:00

A new study finds that auto insurance is higher for renters than home owners — as much as $300 more per year.

What to Do When Your SEO Clout Has Dropped

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:00

When you're keeping track of your placement in search results on Google and other sites and you find yourself slowly sinking in the results,...

Where Owners Pay the Most, Least in Property Taxes

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:00

Property taxes make up a significant chunk of taxes that many Americans pay each year, and in some states, owners will pay a lot more than in...

Builders Eye Outer Lots for Entry-Level Buyers

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:00

Lots tagged for entry-level buyers may come with a lower price tag, but buyers may be facing longer commutes to work. 

Mortgage Rates Fall, Loan Demand Soars 9%

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:00

The gains in applications were almost all attributed to refinancing applications, as jumbo borrowers rushed to take advantage of lower mortgage...

Will Gender-Neutral Decor Help Stagers?

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:00

As popular retailer Target launches a new line of gender-neutral children's home decor, stagers' options to make everyone feel welcome and...

Campaign Urges Consumers: ‘Get Realtor®’

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® launched a new advertising campaign that it hopes will make more consumers think “Get Realtor...

Quicken Loans Super Bowl Ad Generates Buzz

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:00

Quicken Loans’ Super Bowl commercial promoting its Rocket Mortgage app has received a lot of attention, including some Twitter-backlash, as...

This Has Homebuilders the Most Worried

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:00

Here’s why builders say they aren’t building more homes. 

Sluggish Wages Hamper Buyer Optimism

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:00

Stagnant wages and increasing home prices are causing some home buyers to have the winter blahs. 

5 Plants That Fight the Winter Blues

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:00

Plants can help stress, improve a home's air quality, and brighten up living spaces. Houselogic shares which varieties are the best to help...

Remind Clients to Check CO Detectors

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:00

In the winter months, carbon monoxide poisoning can be especially dangerous. Make sure your clients know how to protect themselves.

Boost Curb Appeal with $100 in 4 Easy Steps

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:00

Does your listing need a more inviting first impression from the outside? Stager Cora Sue Anthony shares how you can get a quick makeover without...

Realtor.com® Posts Record Growth

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:00

The real estate website reached a “traffic milestone” of 50 million unique users in January.

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