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Existing-Home Sales Up, Despite Challenges

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:00

Inventory shortages and affordability challenges continue to hit many housing markets, but sales are still climbing. Read the details from NAR...

Real Estate is Trending Younger

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

A new survey of NAR's nearly 1.2 million members shows progress in bringing younger agents into the real estate industry.

The Most Affordable Places with Top Schools

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

The mixture of affordability and top-rated schools is often the perfect match for many home buyers. Find out which ZIP codes can boast about...

Broker Public Portal Gets More Accessible

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

The Broker Public Portal, a collaborative venture between real estate brokerages and MLSs, announced a partnership with Homesnap, a move that...

Commercial Sales Subdued in First Quarter

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

Large commercial real estate deals posted big declines in the first quarter, while smaller transactions – such as for grocery-anchored...

Kitchen Makeover Ideas for Under $1,000

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

Does your listing have a dated kitchen? Kitchen renovations can cost thousands of dollars, but here are a few simple tweaks that can have a big...

The 2016 Builder Report Cards Are In

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:00

Who’s at the top of the class? BUILDER online released its annual ratings of public builders’ efforts in 2015. See who made the grade...

More New Homes Are Entering the Pipeline

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00

Nationwide housing starts are on the rise, buoyed by a strengthening job market. 

Are Low Mortgage Rates Losing Their Pull?

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are at the lowest averages in years, but loan demand is showing signs of softening. 

5 Ways to Trim Utility Costs This Summer

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00

Utility bills can surge in the summer months. Here are some ways to cut costs. 

Survey: Women Are a Tougher Sell Than Men

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00

Your woman clients may need a confidence boost when it comes to the homebuying process, a new survey finds. 

5 Top Motivations for Selling

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00

Life transitions and changing needs are often the most cited reasons for purchasing a home. But what’s driving home owners to sell? 

The Best Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 00:00

Give your contacts with furry friends a guide to brightening up their spaces with plants that won't hurt their hairy housemates.

Why You Need a Buyer Questionnaire

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 00:00

Use a home buyer questionnaire to weed out your best leads and help your clients find the perfect home faster. Here are some tips for crafting one...

HARP Surpasses 3.4M Home Owners

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 00:00

Borrowers’ last chance to take part in the Home Affordable Refinance Program is nearing. The HARP program will expire at the end of the year...

NYC Jewelry Thief Targets Open Houses

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 00:00

Police are on the hunt for a thief snatching up high-priced jewelry at luxury residences for sale in New York City. 

Twitter to Stop Counting Links, Photos in 140-Limit

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 00:00

You’ll soon be able to craft longer tweets in Twitter. The social network reportedly will no longer count photos and links as part of its...

FBI Hides Microphones to Nab Auction Riggers

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 00:00

The FBI reportedly hid microphones under rocks and in trees in the Bay Area to try to catch real estate investors who were part of an auction bid-...

REALTOR® University Honors Class of 2016

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

Eleven graduates from RU's third graduating class were given their Master of Real Estate degrees during a commencement ceremony in Washington...

Despite Money Issues, Millennials Want to Buy

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

Despite having a lower net worth than generations before them, millennials still plan to pursue home ownership and use REALTORS® to help them...