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Remove Unwanted Household Items Safely

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 00:00

Does your listing have a stack of old paints, stains, and pesticides? Or maybe old appliances or wood and brick piles home owners need to get rid...

Why Your Home Buyers Really Need to Hurry

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers are expected to outnumber home sellers this spring, which likely will drive up asking prices, NAR’s chief economist warns....

How One Association Fights Private Listings

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:00

Find out what new tool the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® developed to help prevent more home sellers from marketing their homes in...

4 Online Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:00

Does your digital marketing strategy lack a clear focus? You won’t likely see any measurable pay-off if you succumb to one of these mistakes...

NAR’s Tech Team Nabs 2nd Place in Hackathon

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:00

For the hackathon contest, the Center for REALTOR® Technology used modern sensing technology to better understand how residents live in cities...

Where Americans Buy Second Homes

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:00

Second homes are not just centered in beachfront communities. Find out what 10 counties have the largest share.

3 Tips to Keep Stainless Steel Shining

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:00

Stainless steel appliances can be prone to smudges. Here are three quick cleaning tips.

Target vs. Walmart: The Best for Home Prices?

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Attention, Walmart and Target shoppers: One of these neighborhood superstores offer better returns to those who live nearby. 

1 Million Borrowers Regained Equity Last Year

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Spread the good news: More than 90 percent of all properties with a mortgage had equity by the end of 2015.

Many Retirees Defy Real Estate Stereotypes

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Don’t cast retirees off as a cohort interested in downsizing and staying in the suburbs. A growing number are doing just the opposite....

End of Internet Tax Will Boost Real Estate

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

For years some people have been paying an access tax to shop for homes and do other things online. But a law NAR helped bring to the finish line...

Mortgage Rates Spring Forward, Only Slightly

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Your clock isn’t the only thing springing ahead. Mortgage rates edged slightly higher this week, but remain below the averages from a year...

The Top Outdoor Design Element for 2016

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00

Highlight those fire pits and outdoor fireplaces in your listings. A new survey shows they’re coveted amenities among home shoppers. ...

These Buyer Compromises May Be Worth It

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Your home shoppers may have a long wish-list, but there are a few compromises that are actually worth making.

Millennials Are Heading to the ‘Burbs, After All

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Forget what you’ve heard about millennials preferring city-living over the suburbs. A new survey is disproving that myth.

New-Home Niche May Pay Off in 2016

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

You may want to start reaching out to homebuilders this year: New-home sales will likely record one of their best years in a decade.

Watch Out: Top 10 Building Code Violations

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Here’s an alarming stat: About 45 percent of residential field inspections reveal a code violation.

These Aren’t Your Typical College Dorms

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

Investors across the country are giving off-campus dorms major upgrades.

5 Hidden Costs for New Buyers

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:00

It's a good idea to remind first-time buyers of these costs that could take them by surprise.

Features Home Buyers Want the Least

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

In a new survey, the National Association of Home Builders identifies the top 12 items house hunters say they don't want in a new home.

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