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LA Urges Landlords to be More Pet-Friendly

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:00

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a motion to urge more landlords to accept pets.

Real Estate Ranked Second-Happiest Industry

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

A new survey finds real estate one of the leading industries for happiness and job satisfaction. What traits bring success to brokerages and real...

‘Ugly’ Homes Find a Niche in Real Estate

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Selling a house with a face only a very particular buyer could love? You're not alone — and listings with blunt, realistic descriptions...

Builders Tweak Home Features to Lure Buyers

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Generous closets and a variety of energy-efficient features are among the top items that builders plan to have in new homes this year to attract...

Loan Demand Slows; Blizzard to Blame?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Last week's blizzard on the East Coast is taking the heat for a sudden drop in mortgage activity for the period.

Groundhogs Know Best: Spring Buying Is On

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00

Taking a nod from the infamous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, spring home-buying season is likely to start early this year, according to realtor....

Buy Your Own White House

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers now have a chance to buy their own White House, though it won't carry the infamous 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue address. Two...

These Are the ‘Happiest’ States in the U.S.

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

Do you live in a happy state? See where your state lands on Gallup's index that measures the well-being of residents. 

Housing Affordability Still High, For Now

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

Home prices may have been on the rise the last few years, but homes are still more affordable now than they were in the pre-bubble years, shows a...

Home Ownership Rate Finally Makes Gains

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

The home ownership rate was on the rise for the second consecutive quarter as an improving job market and a slight easing in access to credit...

Businesses Aren’t Using Social Media Right

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00

If you’re chasing likes and promoting your listings on social media, you may want to revisit your marketing efforts, according to a new...

Apply Now for the 2016 Good Neighbor Awards

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine is currently accepting applications for the 17th annual Good Neighbor Awards. This program recognizes NAR members who go...

First-Floor Master Suites: In or Out?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

Master suites on the main floor has been a growing trend in new-home construction the last few years. Does it have staying power? 

How Is Zillow Using IDX Listing Data?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

Court authorized NAR and Move to investigate whether Zillow's data use exceeds scope of Diverse Solutions agreements.

Rental Parties Show Rising Rent Burden

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

A nonprofit group is putting a modern-day spin on rent parties to draw more attention to the lack of affordable housing.

Here Are the 20 Hottest Housing Markets

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

These housing markets seem to be “beating the winter chill” as homes move more quickly this winter than the rest of the nation....

Top States for Job Creation

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

A new Gallup Poll shows where job markets are growing. Will a thriving housing market soon follow? 

Are Rent Parties the Answer to High Rents?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

A nonprofit group is putting a modern-day spin on rent parties to draw more attention to the lack of affordable housing.

The Wealthy Still Want a Trophy Home

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

The global market panic doesn’t seem to be spreading to the ultra-luxury market, with U.S. mansions still being coveted among the wealthy....

How Agents, Loan Officers Can Better Ties

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00

Real estate professionals need loan officers to sell homes and loan officers need home buyers to stay in business. Here’s how to improve...

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