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Some Rents Determined by Priceline Model

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:00

Landlords are using dynamic pricing to decide what to charge tenants for rent, borrowing from a similar system used in the travel industry.

Weather Blamed for Freeze on Housing Starts

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:00

For the second consecutive month, new-home construction posted sharp monthly decreases as builders blame the cold weather for 2014's sluggish...

This Housing Market Is Sizzling

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:00

Florida's "Capital of Latin America" just posted its third consecutive record sales year. 

Freddie Mac Offers Up Cash Incentives to Agents

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:00

Freddie Mac is adding more incentives for real estate professionals and buyers of foreclosed homes to kick off the spring-selling season.

3 Ways for Real Estate Pros to Work More Efficiently

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:00

Market realities today mean that agents are working more hours. Here are three strategies to help make sure your time is being spent in the most...

Builder Sentiment Takes Biggest Dive Ever

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:00

What’s got home builders so shaken? Is it temporary? 

Investors Target 'Hipster' ZIPs for Flipping

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:00

Some investors are banking on a flood of “hipsters” entering the housing market, and they see these 10 ZIP codes as holding the...

Mortgage Applications Fall, Again

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:00

Applications for home purchases dropped 6.3 percent to its lowest level since September 2011, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports. 

Investors Getting Back Into the Game

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 00:00

New surveys show that investors are not fading away as the number of distressed properties dry up. Instead, they are shifting their focus from...

Microsoft Adds DocuSign's eSignature to Office 365

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 00:00

The partnership between Microsoft and DocuSign is intended to help streamline digital communications for real estate professionals, DocuSign says...

America’s 10 Fastest-Growing Cities

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 00:00

With flourishing economies, could these quickly growing cities soon become the nation’s hottest housing markets, too? 

Microsoft Wraps DocuSign's eSignature into Office 365

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 00:00

The partnership between Microsoft and DocuSign is intended to help streamline digital communications for real estate professionals, DocuSign says...

Entries Open for 2014 Good Neighbor Awards

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine is seeking nominations for the 15th annual Good Neighbor Awards, which recognizes REALTORS® who’ve made an...

New York Fights Back Against 'Zombie' Properties

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 00:00

Properties that sit deteriorating in foreclosure limbo are infecting New York neighborhoods. The state’s attorney general plans to introduce...

Families Step in as Lenders to Help Kids Buy a Home

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 00:00

Many 20- and 30-somethings are being held back from buying a home due to employment troubles, large student loan debt, and tight underwriting...

Not Just the Weather That's Frozen Sales?

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 00:00

Some experts say the recent precipitous drop in new- and existing-home sales was caused by something more unstable than this winter weather.

How QM Rule Has Impacted Lending So Far

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 00:00

NAR Research recently surveyed a sample of lenders to find out the impact on lending since the qualified mortgage rule took effect in January. It...

Buyers From China Target These 10 U.S. Cities

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

“Chinese are widely interested in the U.S. markets. The data shows they are investing in many places and in greater amounts than most people...

Tax Tips for You and Your Clients

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

Today is the deadline for financial institutions to send their customers the documents they’ll need to file taxes if...

Mortgage Giant Offers Closing Cost Help to REO Buyers

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

Fannie Mae is offering temporary closing cost assistance of up to 3.5 percent of the final sales price in 27 states to owner occupants of REO...

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