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Announcing the 30 Under 30 Class of 2016

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00

Find out who made it into the final 30, and learn who took home this year’s Web Choice Award.

Rental Reconversions Give Remodeling a Boost

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00

Housing analysts are predicting a jump in remodeling activity in the coming years from single-family rentals re-entering the owner-occupied...

9 Neighborhood Features That Hamper Values

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00

What nearby neighborhood features could drag down a home’s value – and by how much? Realtor.com® decided to investigate. ...

Help City Dwellers Adjust to Life in the ‘Burbs

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00

Some brokerages are launching special seminars to help city residents make the move to the suburbs and prepare them for the adjustment away from...

5 Money-Saving Tips for Spring House Projects

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00

Take a look at this list showing five household projects that can help amp up a home’s curb appeal, and ideas for curbing the costs too....

Sales Contracts Jump to Highest Level in Months

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00

Pending home sales were back up last month, paving the way for a robust spring. 

Supreme Court: Is That Water on Your Property?

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00

Real estate professionals should pay close attention to an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that looks at when an owner can sue if the government...

5 Surprising Ways to Save for a Down Payment

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00

Saving for a down payment can be a hurdle to many would-be home buyers. Here are some ideas to pass along to get them moving this spring. 

For the First Time in Weeks, Rates Move Lower

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.71 percent this week, a boon for home buyers’ purchasing power. 

Talk Up Age-in-Place Home Possibilities

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00

You may want to expand your network to include contractors who can assist clients with how to make a home more accommodating as they age. 

Among Younger Clients, E-mail May Be Dying

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00

You may need to change your future communication methods. The next generation doesn’t care much for e-mail, a new study shows. 

Wrong House Razed: Google Maps Glitch?

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:00

Well, that was a big mix up. Home owners in Texas come home to find their duplex demolished by mistake.

The West Drives New-Home Sales Jump

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched up last month, but most of those gains were centered to one region. 

The West Leads New-Home Sales Jump

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched up last month, but most of those gains were centered to one region. 

Homes Getting Less Affordable for Many

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

Home prices are rising faster than wages in 61 percent of markets, a new report reveals. Find out which metro areas are the least affordable.

Could Bots Be Targeting Your Website?

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

Real estate websites saw a 300 percent jump in bad bot activity last year alone. Here’s what you need to be on guard about with your website...

Agent Uses 'Property Drama' to Market Home

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

“If you can entertain people with storytelling while showing a house, the more eyeballs you’re going to draw to that property, the...

HUD Offers Up $100M for Lead Paint Clean Up

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering grants to help low-income families remove dangerous household hazards from their...

Don’t Use E-mail to Manage Transactions

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00

As hackers continue to use fraudulent online messages to steal money from unsuspecting home buyers, it's vital you take steps to secure your...

Mortgage Giants to Reduce Loan Balances

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00

Some critics say that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new program to help underwater home owners falls short. 

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