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New Homes Are Getting Bigger and Pricier

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

Unit size on new residential construction is on the rise as more home buyers desire extra space. But it's also coming with a much steeper...

Where Mortgages Disappear the Fastest

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

Debt-wary clients may want to keep their eyes on these cities, which offer some of the best potential for free-and-clear home ownership....

Florida on Alert After Man Harasses Agents

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00

Police in Riverview, Fla. are searching for a man accused of acting suspiciously toward female real estate professionals at model homes....

Market Unrest Pushes Down Mortgage Rates

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

Tell your home buyers that the rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages hasn't been this low in months.

Make Prospects Choose You Over the Internet

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

With more house hunters doing the bulk of their research on the Internet, what can you do to get them offline and in front of you faster?

Best Places to Be a Renter

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

In the most affordable place to rent, monthly rental costs will only eat up about 16 percent of your paycheck; but in the worst place, it'll...

Freddie Mac Debuts Site for Practitioners

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

The Real Estate Professionals Resource Center offers information on the latest affordable mortgage products as well as training and networking...

6 Ways to Protect Your Home From Snow

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

The impending snowstorm aiming for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is a good opportunity to remind clients about last-minute preparations for heavy...

Signs Your Clients Are Lying to You

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

In a typical 10-minute conversation, 60 percent of people tell multiple fibs, according to a new study. Here's how to spot a liar.

5 Tips for Tenants of Green Buildings

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Looking to rent in a green building? These best practices will make it a mutually beneficial and easy transition.

One-Third of Deals Face Closing Delays

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Here are the big three culprits for a closing delay. 

Housing Starts End Year Up Nearly 11%

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

The new-home market ended 2015 on a positive note and set the stage for a brighter sector in 2016.

What’s Topping Home Buyers’ Shopping Lists

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Some of the top desires of buyers looking for a new-home are separate laundry rooms, energy-start appliances and windows, exterior lighting, and a...

Where the Millionaires Reside: 10 Top Cities

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

The nation added 6.5 million millionaire households in the middle of last year compared to 2014 – the fastest pace in years. Find out which...

Showing a Good Attitude Trumps a Good IQ?

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:00

Do you need to change your attitude? Here’s an interesting study that shows why attitude is the biggest predictor of success. 

Which Renovations Are and Aren't DIY

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

A new survey reveals the home-improvement projects home owners are most comfortable doing themselves and those they want a pro to handle.

Expect Construction to Take Strides This Year

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

Improving new-home starts should bring relief to the sales market this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Stock Sell-Off Sends Mortgage Applications Up

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

Global stock markets plummeted last week, but that didn't slow down the U.S. mortgage market.

When Home Improvement Is and Isn't DIY

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

A new survey reveals renovation projects home owners are most comfortable doing themselves and those they want a pro to handle.

4 Poor Decor Choices New Home Owners Make

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

They're understandably excited to make the place their own, but advise your clients on how to avoid going overboard with decorating concepts...

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