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How to Beat the Winter Selling Blahs

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 00:00

Selling a home in winter isn’t easy. Mix in rain, snow, or gloomy weather into the picture and it can make showings tough.

Male vs. Female: Which Street Name Is Worth More?

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00

Which gender’s street names tends to fare the best in the housing market? Take a look at this latest survey from realtor.com® and then...

Report: Buyers Are Putting More Money Down

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00

In some markets, home buyers are increasing their buying credentials by offering a larger down payment, a new report from LendingTree shows. Find...

6 ‘Tacky’ Home Décor Trends

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00

Make sure your listing isn’t an offender.

Many Buyers Priced Out of Top School Districts

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00

What does it take to afford a home in some of the top-rated school districts in the nation? View this chart to see a breakdown by state. 

Secret to Get Your Clients to Open Your E-mails

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00

The more you personalize your e-mails to prospects, the more likely they are to read them.

More Housing Projects Go Green

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00

Despite the costs of building green, builders and remodelers are reporting they’re tackling more environmentally friendly house projects.

4 Renovation Blunders That Can Hamper Value

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:00

Renovations are mostly done not only for a home owner’s comfort but to add value to their home, but in some cases, home owners may end up...

5 Surprising Factors That Make Happier Homes

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:00

Recent studies are shedding more light behind some surprising secrets that tend to make happier home owners. 

Townhomes Back in Demand?

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:00

Single-family attached starts have jumped 30 percent compared to a year ago as more home buyers are lured back to townhomes. 

Mortgage Rates Mostly Stay Flat This Week

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed-rate mortgages mostly remained unchanged this week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to stay below 4 percent, Freddie Mac...

10 Cities Where Salaries Go the Furthest

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:00

Find out the cities where residents’ salaries tend to stretch the most, when factoring in living costs. 

What to Know When Selling to Foreign Buyers

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 00:00

The total sales dollar volume from international clients purchasing property in the U.S. is growing. Here's what agents need to know when...

Why Nigel Is the Coolest Name in Real Estate

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 00:00

An amusing study takes a look at the names of sellers that tend to have the fastest home sales. 

Housing Starts Cool Off Before Winter

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 00:00

Will the chill stick around? Builders don’t think so. 

6 Reasons Why a Housing Crash Isn’t Likely

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 00:00

The U.S. is nearing the 10-year anniversary of the 2006-2007 housing bubble. Here’s why Americans shouldn’t worry about a repeat....

‘For Sale’ Sign Thief on the Loose in Phoenix

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 00:00

Several real estate professionals in Phoenix are reporting that their “For Sale” signs in front of their listings are being stolen....

Buyers Will Pay Premium for Garage Spaces

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 00:00

A new study pinpoints the extra amount buyers will pay for each additional car space offered in a home. 

Avoid Unwanted Furry Roommates

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 00:00

Prevent or treat the presence of rodents in your home this winter.

This Chart Reveals Who Gained the Most Equity

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 00:00

NAR’s latest profile of home buyers and sellers can help you gauge which home owners are most likely to cash in and sell.