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New Tool Features Homes with Easy Commutes

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 00:00

A new tool is helping home buyers shop for homes near jobs that can offer them a car-free commute in 30 minutes or less.

Agent Sues Over Anonymous Online Post

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 00:00

An Alabama real estate agent is fighting back in federal court after several anonymous online posts surfaced about her that she says has greatly...

And With Easy Access to a 3,000-Mile Bike Trail...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 00:00

How'd you like to boast that feature with your listing? An organization is working to connect states with a massive bike trail.

3D-Printed Home Can Withstand Earthquakes

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00

A new technique developed by a Chinese company can build a home in just six weeks — and the company says that home will survive a magnitude...

Mortgage Demand Up 14% on Falling Rates

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00

The "Brexit" effect is sending mortgage rates plummeting in the U.S., and home owners and buyers are rushing to take advantage.

Turning NBA Stars Into Real Estate Moguls

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00

The National Basketball Association is offering education opportunities for its star players to learn how to invest in real estate after their...

City Living Not Just a Modern Shift

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00

The uptick of urban wealth and decline in rural populations isn't new to today's generation. Historically, before the...

10 Cities With the Highest Rents

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00

Renters' housing costs are skyrocketing in these major metros.

States Where Homes Sell in Less Than a Month

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00

The market is picking up steam, with homes flying off the market in a shorter amount of time. Check out a map to see how sales are doing in your...

Hackers Access At Least 10M Android Devices

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00

New HummingBad malware allows hackers to break into a phone and generate up to $300,000 per month in fraudulent advertising revenue, which is...

3 Ethics Changes You Need to Know About

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

Both the world of arbitration and the Twitter-verse are having an impact on the way the REALTORS® Code of Ethics is being carried out. Make...

This Type of Millennial Is Mostly Likely to Live at Home

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

Young adults aged 18 to 34 are more likely to live with a parent than in any other arrangement for the first time since 1880. But researchers have...

Borrowers Need Your Knowledge

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

A new survey shows significant gaps in credit score knowledge, particularly among younger generations. 

5 Real Estate Laws in the Spotlight

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

These recently passed local and state measures reflect evolving environmental concerns and other priorities.

Quirky Staging Touches Make Your Listings Pop

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

These props represent a novel way to keep your listings top-of-mind with buyers.

Do Ultra-Clean Homes Appraise Higher?

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00

Some homeowners are beginning to see value in spick-and-span listings. But are appraisers on board? 

Keller Williams to Give $1.8M to W.V. Flood Victims

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

A week after historic flooding left 26 people dead across West Virginia, Keller Williams Realty offices around the country are pitching in to help...

NAR Pressures Senate Over Flood Insurance

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

Up to 1 million property owners are facing escalating flood insurance costs, NAR official testifies to Congress, and something needs to be done to...

Ohio Makes Move to Fast-Track Foreclosures

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

"Ohio has now put itself ahead of the national curve in fighting community blight," says a spokesman for a Cleveland-based community...

The Downside to Buying in a Gated Community

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

The premium buyers will pay for a home in a gated community may be nearly offset by the cost of maintaining amenities, a new study shows.

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