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Mortgage Rates Drop to 3-Year Lows

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers are locking in the lowest rates in years.  

Owners Overly Optimistic About Home’s Price

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

However, home owners’ estimations are getting closer to appraisers’ opinions of value, a new index shows. 

Man Found Guilty of Robbing, Kidnapping Agents

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

A judge has found a St. Petersburg, Fla., man guilty of robbing two real estate agents at gunpoint after he caused panic among Florida real...

FAA on Track to Release Drone Rules by June

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:00

“We want you to get out there and fly,” a member of the team developing the rules told a group of real estate professionals who...

Yun: Watch Out for Inflation

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

At his annual residential markets update, NAR's chief economist forecast modest market gains with a warning about gas prices and...

Boost Your Business With Diverse Markets

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Asian, Hispanic, and LGBT clients represent growing opportunities for savvy practitioners.

Sen. Warren Asks REALTORS®’ Help on Student Debt

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

The Massachusetts lawmaker applauded REALTORS® for considering support for reforms at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade...

Why You Don’t Need to Worry About Snapchat…Yet

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Three social media superstars in the real estate space explain what the messaging app is for, and what it’s not.

How to Address Transgender Bathroom Issues

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Property managers and landlords can get ahead of the growing controversy around male and female restroom designations by considering more neutral...

Rental Costs Eat Up 70% of Your Income Here

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

It’s a tough to be a renter in these places, as skyrocketing rental costs continue to take up a big portion of renters’ paychecks....

New Tools to Get You in Front of Global Buyers

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

NAR unveils initiatives to make it easier for overseas clients to learn about the REALTOR® brand.

Leadership Advice: Start Tough and Negotiate

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Renowned journalist Bob Woodward tells REALTORS® that leaders must show their strength in order to command power in negotiations.

The Forecast on Commercial Regs

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Here are three hot commercial real estate topics to watch out for on the legislative and regulatory fronts, and one big warning about the lame...

Website Accessibility: Not Just About the Law

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

It’s also a matter of expanding the reach of your services to people who otherwise can’t access them online.

Instagram Unveils New Logo

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Update your marketing materials if you use Instagram. The image-sharing social network replaced its vintage camera logo with a simpler icon....

Castro Touts FHA Changes at REALTOR® Meetings

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

HUD Secretary Julian Castro had good news for NAR members at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Tuesday....

6 Outdoor Trends Buyers Love

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

Find out what is trending in outdoor living. 

Loan Demand Mostly Stalls, Despite Rates Dip

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates haven’t been this low in three years, but still mortgage applications barely budged. 

Big Boosts for REALTOR® Brand

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

At the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, members got a look at some initiatives to raise the...

Top Reasons Homes Fall Prey to Wildfires

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

With summer on the way, these are the risks home owners should be aware of when it comes to fires and what they can do to make their...