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Instagram Unveils New Logo

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00

Update your marketing materials if you use Instagram. The image-sharing social network replaced its vintage camera logo with a simpler icon....

Castro Touts FHA Changes at REALTOR® Meetings

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

HUD Secretary Julian Castro had good news for NAR members at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Tuesday....

6 Outdoor Trends Buyers Love

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

Find out what is trending in outdoor living. 

Loan Demand Mostly Stalls, Despite Rates Dip

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates haven’t been this low in three years, but still mortgage applications barely budged. 

Big Boosts for REALTOR® Brand

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

At the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, members got a look at some initiatives to raise the...

Top Reasons Homes Fall Prey to Wildfires

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

With summer on the way, these are the risks home owners should be aware of when it comes to fires and what they can do to make their...

Frustrations Fly Over FHA Loan Hangups

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

At the Real Property Valuation Forum during the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Tuesday afternoon, real estate...

VP Picks: Trump Needs Military, Clinton Should Pick a Senator

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

At the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington today, two of the country’s leading pollsters speculated on...

5 Lowest, Highest Markets for Buyers

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

In the first quarter, home prices jumped 6.3 percent year over year. Find out where home buyers are facing the steepest prices and where they can...

Sellers Happy, But Home Buyers Are Frustrated

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

Home sellers have never felt so upbeat about the market, while home buyers have never felt so down, a new market sentiment survey shows. 

Education, Home Ownership More Closely Tied

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00

Educational attainment levels are improving nationally, which likely will bode well for the housing market, a new report notes. 

REALTORS® Converge on D.C. This Week

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Thousands of NAR members from across the nation are meeting with legislators, regulators, and industry leaders to advance the critical issues that...

Top Sales Pros Say Tech Tools Are Critical

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Ninety percent of the top sales professionals say they’re using social selling tools to nurture relationships. 

NAR: Home Prices Maintain Strong Growth

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

“Current home owners in many metro areas – especially those who purchased a home immediately after the downturn – have enjoyed a...

Steamy Listing Video Garners Attention

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

A brokerage in Hollywood wants to push the boundaries in real estate videos, and it hopes its sexy new property video does just that. ...

Builders Hampered by Soaring Regulatory Costs

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Homebuilders say complying with new construction regulations has prompted their costs to skyrocket, which is making it more difficult to build on...

HOA Fees Now May Affect Credit Scores

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

“Until now, HOA payments have gone largely unreported to the national credit-reporting agencies,” says a spokesman for a company...

Make a Cramped Space Feel More Open

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Show off the spaciousness of your listings’ rooms, even when square footage is limited. 

HUD Seeks to Educate on Home’s Health

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00

Most residents spend 70 percent or more of their time inside their home. But how healthy is the air quality of a home? A new app helps educate...

Ambushed Agent Speaks Out on Safety

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

Jim Olsen, a practitioner in Milwaukee, was attacked by two gunmen when he arrived at an apartment for a showing. He shares his tale and pleads...