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Signs Your Clients Are Lying to You

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

In a typical 10-minute conversation, 60 percent of people tell multiple fibs, according to a new study. Here's how to spot a liar.

5 Tips for Tenants of Green Buildings

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Looking to rent in a green building? These best practices will make it a mutually beneficial and easy transition.

One-Third of Deals Face Closing Delays

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Here are the big three culprits for a closing delay. 

Housing Starts End Year Up Nearly 11%

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

The new-home market ended 2015 on a positive note and set the stage for a brighter sector in 2016.

What’s Topping Home Buyers’ Shopping Lists

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Some of the top desires of buyers looking for a new-home are separate laundry rooms, energy-start appliances and windows, exterior lighting, and a...

Where the Millionaires Reside: 10 Top Cities

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

The nation added 6.5 million millionaire households in the middle of last year compared to 2014 – the fastest pace in years. Find out which...

Showing a Good Attitude Trumps a Good IQ?

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Do you need to change your attitude? Here’s an interesting study that shows why attitude is the biggest predictor of success. 

Which Renovations Are and Aren't DIY

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

A new survey reveals the home-improvement projects home owners are most comfortable doing themselves and those they want a pro to handle.

Expect Construction to Take Strides This Year

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

Improving new-home starts should bring relief to the sales market this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Stock Sell-Off Sends Mortgage Applications Up

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

Global stock markets plummeted last week, but that didn't slow down the U.S. mortgage market.

When Home Improvement Is and Isn't DIY

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

A new survey reveals renovation projects home owners are most comfortable doing themselves and those they want a pro to handle.

4 Poor Decor Choices New Home Owners Make

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

They're understandably excited to make the place their own, but advise your clients on how to avoid going overboard with decorating concepts...

The Most Unsafe Passwords to Use

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

It's your job to protect your clients' personal information. The first line of defense is having strong passwords that can hold up against...

Buyers Want a Playroom for the Kids

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

Millennial buyers in particular "want everyone to have a private space of their own to decompress under one roof," real estate agents...

The Nation's 10 Strongest Buyers' Markets

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:00

Buying trumps renting in more and more cities as rental costs continue to escalate. In these areas, you don’t have to stay a home owner very...

5 Buyer Moves That Really Irk Agents

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:00

Here are some of agents’ biggest pet peeves when working with home buyers. 

Man Found Guilty in Ark. Agent’s Murder

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:00

The man accused of kidnapping and killing Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. 

The Nation’s 10 Strongest Buyer’s Markets

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:00

Buying trumps renting in more and more cities as rental costs continue to escalate. In these areas, you don’t have to stay a home owner very...

Could New Disclosure Rules Delay Luxury Sales?

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:00

The veil of secrecy in all-cash, ultra-luxury sales in two markets is being lifted, which some worry could impact closings....

Virtual Staging: For or Against?

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:00

If your listing lacks the photo-perfect quality, should you virtually stage it? 

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