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First-Time Buyers Bypass the Starter House

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

The majority of millennial first-time buyers say they aren’t looking for a home that merely meets their needs right now. They want a home...

Meet the REALTOR® at the Heart of the Marriage Equality Decision

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

Jim Obergefell had launched a career in real estate shortly before the landmark Supreme Court decision rerouted his plans.

Vacation Sales Cool Off, Investment Sales Surge

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

Tighter housing supplies are prompting a slide in vacation home sales, but investors are still finding and snatching up deals on investment...

More Single Female Buyers on the Hunt

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

“Women today don’t sit around and wait for Prince Charming.” They buy a home when they want to, says one real estate...

How Scammers Hack Into Your Transactions

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

Scammers hacking into the email of a real estate agent or lender to pilfer closing funds has become such a big concern that the Federal Trade...

Yard Improvements Top Owners’ Reno List

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

When it comes to remodeling, most owners are focusing on improving their home's exterior over the next 12 months.

NW Dominates Home Price Increases

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

Some pockets across the country are seeing home prices accelerate by nearly twice the national average. 

Stage a Baby Boomer Home the Millennial Way

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

Millennials and baby boomers differ quite a bit on housing tastes. So how can you take a baby boomer home and make it fit for a millennial? Here...

Help Buyers Add Up Extra Costs of Ownership

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

Are your home buyers prepared for all of the costs of home ownership? Give them this helpful list to encourage them to plan...

Mortgage Applications Up 2.7% on Refi Push

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

Home owners were in a rush to unlock savings last week as mortgage rates took a dive. 

Ocwen, NAACP Offer Owners ‘Help & Hope’

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00

“The housing crisis is not over for many borrowers, especially those in African-American communities and communities of color,” says a...

Ikea Dips Toe Into Virtual Reality

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

The home furnishings retailer is giving buyers the opportunity to redesign their kitchens with VR tools rather than floorplan apps or plain pen...

4 Problems Sellers May Try to Hide

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

Let’s hope home sellers are always honest with you in their disclosure documents. But just in case, you may want to be skeptical in these...

HUD Tells Landlords to Give Ex-Cons a Chance

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

“Blanket bans” against would-be renters with an arrest or criminal record are illegal, according to new HUD guidance. 

As McMansions Move In, Residents Grow Upset

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

A debate over McMansions is brewing across the country. Long-time residents are complaining about massive homes being built on lots designed for...

The Current Imbalance of Equity

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

“Even after four years of improvement, the recovery has not reached all corners,” says a Black Knight Financial Services’...

Know This When Working with Global Buyers

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

When working with international buyers, first make sure you understand the difference between high and low context cultures.

‘Nutrition Labels’ Coming Soon for Broadband?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00

The FCC wants you to have an easier time shopping for broadband services with new labels coming soon. 

Jobs Report Offers Hope for Inventory Crisis

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00

The latest jobs report shows an increase in construction jobs, which may soon translate to greater inventories in the new-home market....

First-Time Buyers Love These Home Features

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00

These six features may particularly appeal to your younger clients, from the home’s open floor plan to the strength of its cell phone...

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