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New Front in Old Battle to Protect Listing Photos

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00

NAR is taking the real estate industry's battle against the unauthorized use of real estate listing data to a new front: the U.S. Copyright...

Fewer Options for Home Equity Loans

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

Wells Fargo and Bank of America have announced that they are discontinuing their closed-ended home equity loan products.

Mortgage Applications Flat, Rates Stall

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

Total mortgage applications for home refinancings and purchases rose just 0.1 percent from a week ago, but overall, they remain nearly 18 percent...

How Leaders Create a Culture of Safety

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

If REALTOR® safety is going to be an industrywide focus, then it has to be made a priority at the top, says NAR leadership.

Arrest in Sex Assault on Florida Agent

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

Police say a man cornered a 69-year-old real estate professional in the bathroom of a home she was showing in Manatee, Fla.

Home Prices Rise in Nearly Every U.S. Metro

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

The nationwide inventory crunch, along with steady rent increases, a rise in mortgage rates, and stronger local job markets, is fueling higher...

Smart-Home Tech 'No Longer Just an Add-In'

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

More home owners are adopting smart products, and more buyers say they want them. So have smart homes become the new normal in real estate?

10 Ways to Make Moving Easier

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

Let's face it, the moving process can be really stressful. To make moving easier for your clients, share these tips from moving experts.

Mia Hamm: Here's How to Lead a Team

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

The most effective leaders will learn how to be supporters and not rulers, says soccer phenom.

Yun: 'Prices Are Rising Just Too Fast'

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

Housing's supply problem is to blame, housing analysts say. 

Foreclosure Rate Drops to 2007 Levels

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

The foreclosure rate continues to recede, with foreclosure inventories nationwide falling nearly 30 percent, according to a new report. 

Remodeling Zips Ahead of Pre-Crisis Levels

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

The remodeling of existing homes has bounced back from the housing bust and has now surpassed its pre-crisis level, shows a new index. 

Google Rebrands Itself as 'Alphabet'

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

Google's smart home business, Nest, is among the companies that will now fall under its new "Alphabet" name. 

Property Know-it-All: RPR® Debuts Tablet App

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

Show off a snapshot of a property's history from your tablet when touring homes with clients. Here's how. 

Seller, Buyer Confidence Dips Slightly

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:00

Economists believe the latest stumble in consumer attitudes toward home buying and selling may be temporary.  

3.8M Homes Stand Vacant

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:00

The 3.8 million vacant homes are nearly twice as many as the total listings that are currently for-sale on the nation's MLSs. 

Economist: It's Not Easier to Get a Mortgage

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:00

Limited credit availability is at least partly to blame for the tight supply that's leading to higher prices and higher rents, notes...

5 Cheapest Places to Close on a Mortgage

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:00

Greater competition among lenders is helping mortgage costs to fall, proving it can be smart for buyers to shop around. Here's where mortgage...

New-Home Market Expected to Strengthen

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:00

Builders are predicting a pick up in new-home sales in the coming months, but expect there will be some "bumps along the road."

9 Markets With the Highest Share of Equity

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:00

As home prices rise, more home owners are seeing gains in equity. Find out where.