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Mortage Rates Drop, Near 2013 Lows

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed mortgage rates moved lower for the first time in four weeks,  according to Freddie Mac's weekly...

How to Weed Out Problem Tenants

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

Property managers entrusted by landlords to find good tenants need to develop a strong system for screening applicants. Here are 5 tips to spot...

The 10 Best Downtowns in the U.S.

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

What are the top performing downtowns in America? Livibility.com ranks the top 10.

Will No-Fly Zones Dictate the Future of Drone Use?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:00

In the vein of the Do Not Call list, one group attempts to offer protections for property owners who fear their privacy could be compromised by...

Smart Re-Listing Ideas as Spring Approaches

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:00

If clients are putting homes back on the market after the winter deep freeze, here are steps that will help them spring ahead.

Lower Mortgage Rates Still Leave Buyers Cold

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00

A slight downward tick in mortgage rates last week wasn't enough to encourage buyers to apply for loans, according to the Mortgage Bankers...

Are Builders Building the Wrong Type of Home?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

What do home buyers really want – compact, walkable homes in urban centers or the more traditional spacious home in the suburbs? It’s...

The Surprising No. 1 Hot-Spot for Millionaires

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

The city with the highest share of millionaire households isn’t a place often associated with the wealth of flashier destinations along the...

Battles Brew Over Dying Neighborhoods

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Neighborhoods still left unfinished after the housing crisis continue to plague many communities. But the solution isn’t clear-cut on how to...

The Most Affordable Town in Your State

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Every state—even Hawaii—has a town that can boast about home affordability. Find out where in your state residents...

Could Gen Z Reshape Real Estate?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Is it time for the housing industry to look beyond the millennials to see how the generation coming up behind it will impact the housing market?...

5 Placemaking Ideas That Make a Difference

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

These placemaking initiatives from across the country are transforming and improving their communities.

Surprise Tops Owners' List of Needed Features

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

While safety, affordability, and privacy often top home owners’ lists of housing needs and desires, they're also focused on another...

Bidding Wars Brew Under Tight Supplies

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

As housing inventories remain constrained in many markets, some buyers may face increased competition and more bidding wars heading into the...

Help Clients Consider Costs of Living Abroad

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

If you have international clients — either coming here or leaving here — new data will help translate general impressions of the...

Will There Be Stiff Competition for Property In Hell?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

The owner of some of the most popular tourist spots in Hell, Mich., has decided to retire — putting five acres on the market for $999,666....

Be Ready to Charm Prospects

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

As winter retreats into memory, it's time to start networking. As you meet new prospects, will you make the best first impression you can that...

Builders Shy Away From Starter Homes

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

There still may be demand for the "starter" home, but they're losing traction with many homebuilders.

Some Buyers Test-Drive Homes Before Buying

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Several new programs are allowing buyers to try out a condo or resort home before agreeing to purchase it.

Is It Wise to Carry a Gun?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Some real estate professionals advocate for having a firearm in the field, but there are many overlooked considerations you need to make before...