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What's on REALTORS®' Minds

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

The REALTORS® Confidence Index released last week sheds some light on what practitioners' concerns are for the coming year.

You Need Responsive Design

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

Having a website with responsive design is no longer optional. Learn why.

New Low for First-Time Home Buyers

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

First-time home buyers accounted for a mere 27 percent of sales in December, the lowest percentage on record. 

Luxury Returns to Housing

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

House hunters are being attracted to luxury home features once again, as the affluent buyer steps back into the market. 

More Home Owners Spruce Up Their Homes

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

Home remodeling activity is at its highest level since 2004, a new index shows. 

Why You Should 'Yahoo' Yourself

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

Yahoo has become the most visited web destination, beating out Google for the past six months. 

Home Sales in 2013 Rise to Strongest Level in 7 Years

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

The final numbers are in: How did the housing market’s recovery fare last year? Also, take a look at a regional snapshot of how sales are...

Lower Mortgage Rates Give Buyers Some Relief

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

For the second consecutive week, averages of fixed-rate mortgages moved lower.

Top Gripe on Closings: Not Enough Time for Reviews

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been gathering feedback from industry professionals and consumers on problems they encounter during...

8 Best Large Metros for Home Ownership

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

Find out which large metros offer some of the best cost of living, home inventory levels, and home ownership prices. 

Is Facebook Losing Fans?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

Princeton University researchers are predicting that Facebook will lose 80 percent of its peak users within the next three years. 

The Connection Between Flailing and Failing

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

No matter what you're saying, your body English could be driving business away.

Frigid Temps Freezing Out Bidding Wars

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 00:00

At least for now, home buyers may face less competition in the Northeast, which has been dealing with multiple snowstorms and plunging...

Florida Battles Highest Foreclosure Rates

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 00:00

While foreclosures have fallen by 26 percent nationwide in the past year, Florida continues to be a hotbed for foreclosure activity.

Warnings About Smartphone Damage in Cold

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 00:00

The frigid temperatures can take a toll on your smartphone — even causing it to temporarily freeze and shut off.

Drones in Real Estate: Soon, But Not Yet

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 00:00

The excitement around drones is increasing, and for good reason: The technology is steadily getting to the point where many commercial...

Study: U.S. Has Most of World's Affordable Markets

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 00:00

Of 95 major metros worldwide that were recently labeled the “most affordable,” 84 of them are in the United States.

Nearly Every U.S. City Can Expect a Good 2014

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 00:00

The vast majority of cities in the United States is expected to see economic growth in 2014. Find out which cities will lead the pack for jobs.

Tight Housing Inventories Still Plague Markets

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 00:00

“As we open the new year, the first-quarter inventory figures are especially crucial as our first barometer [of] seller confidence for the...

Builders Hike Their Prices

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 00:00

After a slowdown in the summer months, builders are starting to feel more confident and are raising their home prices again, a new survey shows....

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