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Home Owners Overestimate Their Equity

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

Nationally, appraisers on average estimate home values at 2 percent lower than what home owners expected in February, according to Quicken Loans...

Loan Demand Inches Up as Rates Stay Low

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:00

Overall mortgage volume is about 20 percent higher than a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association says. 

Real Estate’s BFF: A Dog?

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

A real estate professional in Australia says that when she includes her small dog in listing photos, the page views skyrocket. The photos are also...

Home Features Most Desired by Age

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

Home buyers of all ages are demanding more home features that help them save energy and keep the home organized.

The Salary Needed to Buy a Home in 27 Metros

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

Here’s a chart to help your home buyers determine how much salary is needed to cover the base cost of owning a home.

The 10 Best Small and Midsize Downtowns

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

Livability.com ranks the top 10 best downtowns of 2016 that offer not only a thriving place to visit but also lots of housing options too. ...

Black Finishes Are Gaining Popularity

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

Satin Black is becoming the latest trend for kitchen appliances and bath finishes, as company manufacturers ramp up the marketing to position the...

Creative Ways Agents Can Use Video

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 00:00

While most real estate agents are already using video to showcase their listings, there are a few other ways that video can be...

You're 'Trendy' if You Live Here

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 00:00

Find out where the next “hipster meccas” are. 

Latest Unemployment Drop May Boost Housing

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 00:00

The latest boost to employment may translate to the strongest spring homebuying season in a decade. 

Why New-Home Buyers May See Longer Waits

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 00:00

Homebuilders across the country say stalled building permits from their local governments are creating delays in their projects. 

Signs of a Bad Moving Company

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 00:00

In preparation for the spring buying season, give your clients these tips about red flags they may spot as they choose a moving company. 

Investors Upbeat, Yet Cautious About 2016

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 00:00

Investors are taking steps to “de-risk” their portfolios as they take a more cautious tone this year. 

Decks vs. Patios: Which Is More Popular?

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 00:00

While one is the clear champ, geographic patterns clearly emerge on preferences for decks and patios. 

Do Emojis Have a Place in Real Estate Ads?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 00:00

Check out this emoji-laced listing description for the most famous address in the country. Can you decipher what it says?

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course, Inch Higher

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 00:00

For the first time in two months, mortgage rates edged higher this week.

Kitchen Remodeling Projects That Pay Off

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 00:00

Kitchen redos can be pricey. That means home owners on a budget must be choosy when trying to decide what kitchen projects to tackle first.

20 Cities Where Remodeling Is Booming

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 00:00

Home remodeling is soaring in recent months as owners rush to spruce up their homes, particularly in these cities.

Does Home Buyer Education Really Help?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage giants like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have urged greater home buyer education to help avoid home owners who default. But how effective...

The Evolution of the American Home

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 00:00

How has the design of new homes changed over the last fifty years? Robert Dietz, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders...