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Many Baby Boomers Plan to Move Again

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 00:00

Nearly 27 million home owners over the age of 55 will likely move one more time. Their decisions may have an “enormous impact on the demand...

92% of Mortgaged Properties Have Equity

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 00:00

More than 1 million home owners have escaped the negative equity trap over the past year, according to a new report.

Down Payment Aid Programs Save Buyers $17k

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 00:00

Down payment assistance programs can help buyers save big over the life of a loan. A new study shows by how much. 

 

Seller To Buyer After Closing: ‘I’m Not Leaving’

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 00:00

“It’s been a nightmare. The seller has essentially pirated my house,” a Nashville home owner says. 

 

Agent Sues Ellen DeGeneres for Mocking Name

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 00:00

A Georgia real estate professional says she has been ridiculed by the public after a segment on comedian Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime show poked...

Buy a 213-Year-Old Mine for $2 Million

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 00:00

Here’s something that doesn’t go up for sale very often: A mine. It's a tourist attraction too.

 

Mortgage Rates Dip After Bad Jobs Report

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 00:00

For the 10th consecutive week, the 30-year mortgage rate is averaging under 3.7 percent.

Mortgage Rates Dip After Jobs Report

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 00:00

For the 10th consecutive week, the 30-year mortgage rate is averaging under 3.7 percent.

Now Trending: The Multifunctional Kitchen

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 00:00

This open-concept kitchen design has a little something for every member of the family, and its popularity is on the rise.

Avoid These Rookie Online Marketing Mistakes

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

Make sure you’re not goofing up your digital marketing by making one of these common blunders.

 

Escalating Building Costs Pose Pricing Problem

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

Builders are finding it increasingly difficult to build a home for under $150,000, despite the rising demand for affordable homes. Here's why...

Sorting Out the Housing During a Divorce

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

In a divorce, deciding what to do with the couple’s home can get complicated. As a real estate professional, you may find yourself in the...

When Dog Neighbors Just Can’t Get Along

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

Your client finds the perfect house but the dog next door is making it less than ideal. What can be done? 

Productivity Killers: Don’t Utter These Words

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

Here’s how to tame the pesky procrastination bug. 

 

Defaulting HELOCs: A Growing Concern

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

A growing number of home owners who tapped into their home equity during the housing bubble are now facing financial troubles. 

Lower Rates Boost Loan Demand

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

After two weeks of drops, mortgage applications made a much-needed climb. 

Excuse Me: Don't Be Rude Online

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

In front of a screen, it's easy to forget that the online world has its own rules to help prevent offending people. Check out these guidelines...

How to Handle 5 Difficult Personality Types

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Ever run across a know-it-all, someone who's impossible to please, or the ruthless person who talks behind your back? Here’s how to...

Potential Borrowers May Be 'Self-Sidelining'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

More consumer education is needed on what it takes to qualify for a mortgage because some would-be borrowers are needlessly sitting out, an...

Maine’s New Ad: We’ll Pay You to Move

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

The state of Maine wants to get more residents, and it’s willing to pay you if you’ll take a vacation there and then decide to make...

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