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Tool Pinpoints Rural, Underserved Properties

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 00:00

Rural and underserved properties can be eligible for special lending agreements to home purchasers. Use this look-up tool to find which properties...

5 Overused Home Decor Trends in 2015

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

The Huffington Post recently released a list of home decor trends they think need to stay in 2015. Find out what design trends your buyers may be...

25M Americans Live in High Risk Hazard Areas

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

“Buying a home in an area with low risk of manmade environmental hazards may not just be a good idea for health and safety reasons; it may...

Highest, Lowest of Vacant Homes by ZIP

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

In some areas of the country, vacancies top more than 50 percent of the housing inventory. See where vacant housing inventories are the greatest...

4 Ways to Transform a Dated Kitchen

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

Home owners may be looking for a way to take their kitchen to a new level without completely gutting it. Glean some ideas. 

What the Fed’s Decision Means for Housing

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Fed has voted to raise rates. What does this mean for the real estate market? 

Single-Family Starts Zoom to 7-Year High

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

Single-family production this month reached levels last seen before the Great Recession – “an indicator that we are making gradual...

94% of Young Renters Want to Buy

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

Nearly all renters age 34 or younger want to own a home in the future, according to a brand-new survey from the National Association of...

Inman 101 Recognizes Association Influence

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

Movers and shakers at the national, state, and local REALTOR® association levels make Inman News' list of this year...

How Your Clients Misunderstand Mortgages

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

Americans significantly lack understanding about minimum mortgage qualification criteria. Here are the points they need help with.

Refinance Rush Ahead of Fed's Decision

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

Even though mortgage rates barely budged last week, some home owners rushed to refinance their loans before a possible interest-rate hike.

3 Ways to Buy Remotely With Confidence

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

One in five buyers have made an offer on a property without ever visiting it, according to a recent survey. Here are some tips for how they can...

Swear Off These Bad Habits on Social Media

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

Don't do this if you're using social media to expand your connections with customers.

92% of Homes Now Have Equity

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

Most American home owners are benefiting from rising real estate prices.

Alert: E-mail Scams Hitting Real Estate Transactions

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® has received reports that sophisticated e-mail scams are targeting the real estate industry. Here are...

‘We’re in an Affordability Crisis’

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com®’s chief economist warns that the nation is in a rental affordability crisis and that local leaders need to “wake up...

Do Neighborhood Watch Signs Hurt Sales?

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

Neighborhood watch signs may deter home buyers, some real estate professionals argue. Chime in on the debate.

Remind Your Clients: Budget for Home Repairs

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

Fifty-seven percent of recent home buyers say they encountered unexpected home projects within first 12 months of moving into their new home. Here...

A $2M Mortgage With Zero Down Payment?

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

The San Francisco Federal Credit Union is offering a new product that is making national headlines. Could lenders in other high-priced areas soon...

6 Less-Known Ways to Trim Energy Costs

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

Pass these savings ideas along to your home owners.