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Vacation Sales Cool Off, Investment Sales Surge

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

Tighter housing supplies are prompting a slide in vacation home sales, but investors are still finding and snatching up deals on investment...

More Single Female Buyers on the Hunt

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

“Women today don’t sit around and wait for Prince Charming.” They buy a home when they want to, says one real estate...

How Scammers Hack Into Your Transactions

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

Scammers hacking into the email of a real estate agent or lender to pilfer closing funds has become such a big concern that the Federal Trade...

Yard Improvements Top Owners’ Reno List

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

When it comes to remodeling, most owners are focusing on improving their home's exterior over the next 12 months.

NW Dominates Home Price Increases

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

Some pockets across the country are seeing home prices accelerate by nearly twice the national average. 

Stage a Baby Boomer Home the Millennial Way

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

Millennials and baby boomers differ quite a bit on housing tastes. So how can you take a baby boomer home and make it fit for a millennial? Here...

Help Buyers Add Up Extra Costs of Ownership

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

Are your home buyers prepared for all of the costs of home ownership? Give them this helpful list to encourage them to plan...

Mortgage Applications Up 2.7% on Refi Push

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

Home owners were in a rush to unlock savings last week as mortgage rates took a dive. 

Ocwen, NAACP Offer Owners ‘Help & Hope’

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

“The housing crisis is not over for many borrowers, especially those in African-American communities and communities of color,” says a...

Ikea Dips Toe Into Virtual Reality

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

The home furnishings retailer is giving buyers the opportunity to redesign their kitchens with VR tools rather than floorplan apps or plain pen...

4 Problems Sellers May Try to Hide

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

Let’s hope home sellers are always honest with you in their disclosure documents. But just in case, you may want to be skeptical in these...

HUD Tells Landlords to Give Ex-Cons a Chance

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

“Blanket bans” against would-be renters with an arrest or criminal record are illegal, according to new HUD guidance. 

As McMansions Move In, Residents Grow Upset

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

A debate over McMansions is brewing across the country. Long-time residents are complaining about massive homes being built on lots designed for...

The Current Imbalance of Equity

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

“Even after four years of improvement, the recovery has not reached all corners,” says a Black Knight Financial Services’...

Know This When Working with Global Buyers

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

When working with international buyers, first make sure you understand the difference between high and low context cultures.

‘Nutrition Labels’ Coming Soon for Broadband?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

The FCC wants you to have an easier time shopping for broadband services with new labels coming soon. 

Jobs Report Offers Hope for Inventory Crisis

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00

The latest jobs report shows an increase in construction jobs, which may soon translate to greater inventories in the new-home market....

First-Time Buyers Love These Home Features

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00

These six features may particularly appeal to your younger clients, from the home’s open floor plan to the strength of its cell phone...

An Emoji Guide to Buying and Selling

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00

Better Homes and Garden Real Estate shares the top five tips for buyers and sellers for the spring home-buying season, all expressed in emojis....

Report: Severe Shortage in Affordable Housing

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00

“Millions of people in America are living in unaffordable rental homes. …What is frustrating is the lack of timely action to address...

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