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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Stronger Economy Drives New Home Buyers

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00

More young professionals are gradually returning to the real estate sector as recent labor and wage gains grow their confidence. 

Urban Institute to FHA: Stop Overcharging

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00

Is the FHA overcharging new borrowers to make up for undercharging older ones? An Urban Institute analysis suggests the agency needs to lower its...

Home Buyers Took a Break During the Holidays

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00

Beyond the seasonal slowdown, mortgage applications for home purchases remain 8 percent below last year's level, indicating that home buyers...

A Second Chance at First Impressions

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

A researcher reports in the Harvard Business Review that a bad first impression can be corrected with some thought and attention.

Ways to Connect With Clients Using Video

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

When you need to get in front of a client even though you can't be there in person, try these simple tactics using video.

Hike in Interest Rates Likely by Mid-Year

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

This is why your buyer clients may want to act sooner rather than later if they're looking for the best deal on a mortgage.

Upbeat Forecasts for Office Sector

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

The market for office space has been the slowest sector to recover since the recession, but it's finally showing signs of picking up ground....

Why Inventory Problems Aren't Going Away

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

Despite recent increases, new-home inventories remain near all-time lows and are unlikely to return to their highs any time soon.

10 Metros Poised for Highest Price Gains

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

Expect more from the Midwest real estate market as it heats up and outpaces the rest of the nation. Find out which metro markets are expected to...

6 Market Types You'll See This Year

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

Which type of housing market will yours be this year: a "stalwart," "tech magnet," or "comeback kid?" Learn more...

Deal Killer: When Sellers Try to Take Too Much

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

Ever hear the one about the sellers who wanted to take the whole kitchen with them when they moved? Here’s why you need to make sure you...

The Biggest Obstacles Facing Housing in 2015

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

Economists are largely betting on a hotter housing market this year but they acknowledge there could be some bumps in the road that threaten the...

Topics to Attract Attention From Consumers

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

Is this the year that you revamp your blog, or get quoted by local media in your area? Here are some headlines to get you started.

Home Owners May Make Better Drivers

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

A new study finds home owners file fewer auto-insurance claims than renters.

Marriage, Mortgage No Longer Hand-in-Hand

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

Many young people are comfortable committing to a house before a wedding.

Industry Mourns Fair Housing Champion

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

Former Massachusetts Sen. Edward Brooke, co-author of the Fair Housing Act and the first black man in history to win popular election to the U.S....

Mortgage Rates End 2014 Near Yearly Lows

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage rates defied forecasts in 2014 as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage closed the year still hovering under 4 percent lows. 

Perfect New Year’s Resolution: Save for a House

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

For many Americans, the jump into the new year marks an important step forward toward achieving a New Year’s resolution, and saving for a...

Sales Contracts Continue to Edge Up

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

Home sales contracts have been stable in recent months – even inching up slightly – but have yet to have a full breakout to match the...

Zillow, Trulia Merger Faces More Delays

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

Continued requests for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission has once again delayed Zillow’s planned $2.9 billion...

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