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Creepy Phone Calls Put Mass. Agents on Edge

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

Police are warning real estate professionals in Massachusetts' South Coast region to be wary of suspicious phone calls after more than a dozen...

The Next Big Home Feature Buyers Want?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

More home owners are seeing the value in smart home technology — not just for the perceived benefits but also for the potential resale value...

Setting the Stage for Buyers' Return

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

Stable mortgage rates and new rules that make it easier to get a loan are beginning to attract home buyers back to the market after a long absence...

Building Boom Towns Defy Market Trends

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

While the new-home market has been slow nationally, activity has continued to bubble in many of the country's top metro markets.

Loan Demand Stalls, But VA Loans Outperform

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

While mortgage applications for refinancings and home purchases showed little change last week, one government-backed loan continues to bring...

Million-Dollar Sales Are Soaring

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

Sales of million-dollar-plus homes are now approaching levels last seen in the 2007 housing boom peak.

Builder's Price Hikes Not Scaring Off Buyers

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

The nation's largest luxury homebuilder sold more homes at higher prices in the latest quarter, another sign of growing traction in...

Financing Barriers Stifle Condo Resurgence

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

Demand for condo units is rising in urban areas nationwide, but mortgage financing continues to squeeze out entry-level buyers.

Top 10 Cities for Veterans

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

Today marks Veterans Day, and to thank the vets in your community, you may not have to look far. A new study takes a look at where those who...

Survey: More Americans Ready to Sell

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

"The narrowing gap between home buying and home selling sentiment may foreshadow increased housing inventory levels and a better balance of...

NAR Code of Excellence to Raise Standards

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

The Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS® has greenlit the creation of a Code of Excellence, which would require members...

Sharpen Your Negotiation Skills

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:00

If you want to become a better negotiator, you need to learn how to connect first.

Commercial Real Estate Sector Rising

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:00

Commercial real estate pros can expect continued improvement during the next few years, but they need to keep a close eye on the Federal Reserve...

Avoid the Con in Construction

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:00

Avoid legal trouble when it comes to general contractors.

Making the Case for Energy-Efficient Homes

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 00:00

Consumers don’t always know the advantages of energy-efficient homes. Here’s how to sell them.

A Whopping $195M for SoCal Mega-Mansion

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

A 25-acre Beverly Hills estate known as the Palazzo di Amore has become one of the priciest residential listings in the nation. Find out the crazy...

The Dangers of Fracking Negotiation

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

Should you get involved in negotiating mineral rights leases for homeowner clients?

Renters Face Affordability Crisis

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

Strong demand is pushing rents up, and the increases are biting into more renters’ wallets.

Slight Uptick in Markets Returning to ‘Normal’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

With nearly 17 percent of 350 metros at or above their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, an industry group says the recovery is...

20% Down Payment Takes 12 Years of Saving

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

At the current personal savings rate, first-time buyers may have to save for 12.5 years before they have enough to make a 20 percent down payment...