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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...

NAR Raises the Bar on Associations

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

The Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® voted Saturday for a series of changes to the organizational alignment/core...

Should STRs Be Taxed Like Hotels?

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

Experts in the hospitality industry disagree about how to protect property rights while leveling the playing field between hotels and short-term...

Mortgage Rates Drop to 3-Year Lows

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers are locking in the lowest rates in years.  

Owners Overly Optimistic About Home’s Price

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

However, home owners’ estimations are getting closer to appraisers’ opinions of value, a new index shows. 

Man Found Guilty of Robbing, Kidnapping Agents

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

A judge has found a St. Petersburg, Fla., man guilty of robbing two real estate agents at gunpoint after he caused panic among Florida real...

FAA on Track to Release Drone Rules by June

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:00

“We want you to get out there and fly,” a member of the team developing the rules told a group of real estate professionals who...

Yun: Watch Out for Inflation

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

At his annual residential markets update, NAR's chief economist forecast modest market gains with a warning about gas prices and...