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States Where Homes Sell in Less Than a Month

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00

The market is picking up steam, with homes flying off the market in a shorter amount of time. Check out a map to see how sales are doing in your...

Hackers Access At Least 10M Android Devices

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00

New HummingBad malware allows hackers to break into a phone and generate up to $300,000 per month in fraudulent advertising revenue, which is...

3 Ethics Changes You Need to Know About

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

Both the world of arbitration and the Twitter-verse are having an impact on the way the REALTORS® Code of Ethics is being carried out. Make...

This Type of Millennial Is Mostly Likely to Live at Home

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

Young adults aged 18 to 34 are more likely to live with a parent than in any other arrangement for the first time since 1880. But researchers have...

Borrowers Need Your Knowledge

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

A new survey shows significant gaps in credit score knowledge, particularly among younger generations. 

5 Real Estate Laws in the Spotlight

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

These recently passed local and state measures reflect evolving environmental concerns and other priorities.

Quirky Staging Touches Make Your Listings Pop

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

These props represent a novel way to keep your listings top-of-mind with buyers.

Do Ultra-Clean Homes Appraise Higher?

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

Some homeowners are beginning to see value in spick-and-span listings. But are appraisers on board? 

Keller Williams to Give $1.8M to W.V. Flood Victims

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

A week after historic flooding left 26 people dead across West Virginia, Keller Williams Realty offices around the country are pitching in to help...

NAR Pressures Senate Over Flood Insurance

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

Up to 1 million property owners are facing escalating flood insurance costs, NAR official testifies to Congress, and something needs to be done to...

Ohio Makes Move to Fast-Track Foreclosures

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

"Ohio has now put itself ahead of the national curve in fighting community blight," says a spokesman for a Cleveland-based community...

The Downside to Buying in a Gated Community

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

The premium buyers will pay for a home in a gated community may be nearly offset by the cost of maintaining amenities, a new study shows.

Smaller Apartments Don't Mean Lower Rent

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

New apartments are smaller than they were a decade ago — yet rents have jumped in the last five years. Will renters ever get a break?

Mortgage Rates Hover Near All-Time Low

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers are finding a financing advantage, as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has nearly fallen to its November 2012 record low.

What Really Ticks Off Buyers and Sellers

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 00:00

Make sure you know how to guide clients through these common frustrations that can pop up during a real estate transaction.

Sales Contracts Soften on Inventory Woes

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 00:00

“REALTORS® are acknowledging with increasing frequency lately that buyers continue to be frustrated by the tense competition and lack of...

5 Tips to Help Buyers Save for a Down Payment

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 00:00

A down payment is often the largest single payment consumers make in their lifetime. Saving isn’t easy. Here are some tips. 

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For Buyers Who Want to Upsize on the Cheap

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 00:00

Your buyers want a big home but their budget isn’t enough to afford one. Try these strategies to find a larger home for less money.

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Like-Kind Exchanges Gain Popularity

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 00:00

Forty percent of commercial and residential REALTORS® recently surveyed say that transactions would not have occurred without 1031 tax...

Home Ownership by Age 25? It’s Possible

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:00

Despite being saddled with student debt and dealing with the repercussions of the 2008 financial crash, it's still possible to become a home...

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