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Days to Close Speeds Up

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

Those spring transactions may move faster. The average number of days to close on a home purchase finally reversed last month. 

Remodeling by Going Modular

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

Find out why many owners are deciding to expand their homes through customizable modular construction.

5 Home Fixes Not Worth It at Resale

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

If you’re hoping for a boost on the sale price of a home, you may want to avoid these remodeling projects in favor of some others. 

How Does Your Electric Bill Stack Up?

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00

View an infographic to see how the electric bills in your state compares to other states. 

Sales Tumble Amid Alarmingly Low Inventories

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:00

Heading into the spring housing market, “the main issue continues to be a supply and affordability problem,” says NAR’s...

A Warning to Your Buyers: Closing Scam

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers could lose their entire down payment in a flash under this latest closing cost scam. You’ll want to warn your clients about this...

Cities to Watch: 2016's Fastest-Growing Places

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:00

More residents are flocking to these cities. Will their housing markets soon get hotter?

Brokers Team for Black Home Ownership Campaign

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:00

A new campaign sets out to increase the number of African American home owners by 2 million within the next five years. 

The Best, Worst Places for Short-Term Rentals

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:00

Airbnb is a growing site for short-term rentals, but some city regulations are standing in the way of it growing even bigger.

Twitter Opts to Keep 140-Character Limit

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:00

After much buzz, the social network decided to keep things the same, preferring its short tweets to lengthier ones.

Vote Now for REALTOR® Mag’s 30 Under 30 Finalists

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 00:00

The countdown is on to name the 30 Under 30 class of 2016, and we need your help! Cast your vote for your favorite young industry leader.

Replace Green With Eco-Friendly: Here's Why

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 00:00

Marketers often use “green” to describe a house that's environmentally friendly. But a new study shows that consumers perceive...

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher Again

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 00:00

This marks the third consecutive week for mortgage rate increases. But your home buyers shouldn’t sweat it too much. Mortgage rates are...

7 Top Markets for Single-Family Rentals

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 00:00

Learn which markets are projected to see the most growth in single-family rent prices this year. 

What 'Peak Millennial' Means for Housing

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 00:00

We have now reached 'peak millennial,' according to one urban planner. Find out what that means for the future of housing and urban cities...

NAR at Cannes: Showcasing Global Opportunities

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:00

REALTORS® converged in France this week to showcase cross-border investment opportunities in U.S. markets. 

How Many Agents Find New Business

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:00

Learn where you should put most of your efforts when drumming up new client leads. 

Your Buyers Are Going Green

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:00

This infographic shows how important green and energy-efficient home features are to your clients.

More New Homes Are Coming Soon

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:00

Could inventory relief be on the horizon? Single-family housing starts soared to a nine-year high. 

Fed Leaves Rates Alone: What This Means for Mortgages

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve opted to bypass on a rate hike this week. Does this mean home buyers will be able to snag low mortgage rates for even longer?...

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