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Cyber Crime: You're an Easy Target

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 00:00

Data breaches at major retailers might be in the spotlight, but don't think it can't happen to your business.

Does Your Listing Have Enough Walls?

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00

Some architects are saying the desire for open-plan living may fade thanks to smart-home technology.

ZipForm Plus Member Benefit Proposed

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00

The partnership, announced Thursday by NAR President Chris Polychron at the kickoff of the 2015 REALTORS® Conference...

Housing Has ‘Best Quarter in Nearly a Decade’

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are showing signs of slowing to a healthier pace, according to the existing-home sales report for the third quarter. 

Latest Realtor.com® Ad Takes Jab at Zillow

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® has fully wrapped a for-sale home in Austin, Texas, with a message that tells passersby they may be missing out on this dream...

Mortgage Rates are Inching Up

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is nearing a 4 percent average, as super low rates may soon be a thing of the past. 

When it Comes to Photos, Know Before You Publish

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00

Practitioners need to be aware of copyright issues when posting listing photos.

HUD Weighs Smoking Ban in Public Housing

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is inching closer to making public housing completely smoke-free. 

Why Buying the Worst House May Be Best

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 00:00

“A lot of buyers forget a home is an investment,” says one real estate author who urges buyers to be cautious about buying the best...

Monthly Foreclosure Jump Highest in 4 Years

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 00:00

The uptick in foreclosures in some states may be a sign of a sluggish economy and long-term delinquencies finally entering the foreclosure...

5 Open House Tips for Prepping the Exterior

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 00:00

Don’t forget about the importance of the outside when preparing a home for an open house. Here are few quick, affordable ways to enhance the...

‘Social Savings Platform’ to Save for a Home?

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 00:00

A Detroit-based start-up is offering potential buyers the chance to build their house savings via a “social savings platform."

The Best Cities for Veterans Ranked

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 00:00

WalletHub recently tracked 18 key metrics to find the best cities for veterans within the nation’s 100 largest metros. Find out if your city...

The Best Times to Post on Social Media

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00

You want to time your outreach on your social networks to the moment they’re most likely to be seen. Analyts offer some insights into the...

How Does Your Market Stack Up on Prices?

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00

 View how your city ranks in Coldwell Banker’s latest Home Listing Report on housing affordability across the country.

Owners, Appraisers Get More in Line on Value

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00

The gap between what home owners perceive their homes to be worth compared to what appraisers say they are valued at appears to be narrowing.

Loan Demand Softens on Sharp Jump in Rates

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are up for the third consecutive week, causing loan applications to drop by 1.3 percent, the Mortgage Bankers Associaiton reports...

One of the Top Fears Holding Renters Back

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00

More than three in five renters said they would be more likely to purchase a home sooner if they had the option to buy down payment protection, a...

Real Estate to Benefit From Crowdfunding Boost

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:00

New rules to encourage crowdfunded businesses could help real estate by helping small companies raise the capital to grow more...

360° Cameras: Listing Photo Game Changer?

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 00:00

A new wave of cameras that can capture an entire room in a single photo promises to transform the art of the listing shot.