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3 Ways to Buy Remotely With Confidence

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

One in five buyers have made an offer on a property without ever visiting it, according to a recent survey. Here are some tips for how they can...

Swear Off These Bad Habits on Social Media

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

Don't do this if you're using social media to expand your connections with customers.

92% of Homes Now Have Equity

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00

Most American home owners are benefiting from rising real estate prices.

Alert: E-mail Scams Hitting Real Estate Transactions

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® has received reports that sophisticated e-mail scams are targeting the real estate industry. Here are...

‘We’re in an Affordability Crisis’

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com®’s chief economist warns that the nation is in a rental affordability crisis and that local leaders need to “wake up...

Do Neighborhood Watch Signs Hurt Sales?

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

Neighborhood watch signs may deter home buyers, some real estate professionals argue. Chime in on the debate.

Remind Your Clients: Budget for Home Repairs

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

Fifty-seven percent of recent home buyers say they encountered unexpected home projects within first 12 months of moving into their new home. Here...

A $2M Mortgage With Zero Down Payment?

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

The San Francisco Federal Credit Union is offering a new product that is making national headlines. Could lenders in other high-priced areas soon...

6 Less-Known Ways to Trim Energy Costs

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

Pass these savings ideas along to your home owners. 

Will Pricey Gift-Giving Win You More Clients?

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

Closing gifts are common in the real estate industry, and some agents are getting more lavish and creative with the gifts they’re giving.

Ally Financial Offers Mortgages Again

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

After two years out of the mortgage business completely, Ally Financial Inc. has decided to re-enter the business and offer new home loans to...

4 PR Trends Shaping Up for 2016

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

Planning to get the word out about your business in the new year? Learn about a few public relations practices that are set to be big in 2016.

Job Growth to Finally Boost Homebuilding?

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

The construction industry is poised for one of the largest leaps in employment growth over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor...

Does Your Outdated Computer Need a Reboot?

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

Computer technology is constantly evolving, which can prove a headache for business leaders who are trying to make sure their systems don’t...

Tenants Turn 3-Room Pad Into 10 for Rental

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

Watch out for sneaky tenants. A landlord in New York recently discovered that a third-floor, three-bedroom apartment he rented out was...

Lure More Buyers With Your Prose?

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

The key to hooking a luxury buyer may begin with the prose you use as bait.

How Long it Takes to Save for a Down Payment

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Find out how long the average person would have to save in order to put 10 percent down on a home, based by age group.

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher This Week

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage rates inched higher this week following on the heels of a better-than-expected November employment report, Freddie Mac reports in its...

How to Create Video Marketing Magic

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

If you're a newer agent or late to the video marketing game, Seth Price from Placester shares some tips on how to get started.

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Fannie, Freddie Halt Foreclosures for the Holidays

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a holiday foreclosure moratorium that will run from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3, 2016....

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