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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Home Listed for $1 Has One Big Catch

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00

This 4,820-square-foot house may look like a steal for a $1. However, buyers will want to read the fine print: It doesn’t come with any land...

Lending Giant Settles Maternity Suit

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will pay $5 million to settle allegations that they discriminated against potential borrowers who were pregnant or on...

Female Entrepreneurs Lead U.S. Business Growth

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

Women are leading the growth of the real estate industry, opening more than 200,000 brokerages since 2002. Find out in which states and cities...

3 Industry Trends to Watch This Fall

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

The housing market is expected to heat up this fall, despite buyers showing greater signs of being cautious in their home purchases.

30-Year Mortgage Falls Back to Yearly Lows

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

Should your clients be locking in rates? Borrowing costs are down once again this week, giving home buyers another opportunity to snag some of the...

Builders: Tight Credit Caused 18,700 Lost Sales

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

"We’ve seen banks and regulators swing the pendulum too far and create an environment where lending standards are too restrictive,...

Ski Homes: The Next Big Thing in Luxury

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

Luxury ski homes have seen prices rise by nearly 6 percent over the last year, as they’re increasingly being courted by the wealthy’s...

Don’t Talk to Your Phone and Drive, Study Says

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

The iPhone’s Siri is taking a lot of heat in a new study by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety that suggests the voice assistants...

Think Again: You're Not Good at Multitasking

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

You might want to rethink texting while trying to hold a conversation. A growing number of studies show multitasking makes you less productive and...

Northeast Owners Pay Highest Property Taxes

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

New Jersey once again topped the nation with the priciest median real estate tax bill at $7,331. Find out where your state’s property taxes...

Home Owners are Tapping Into Equity, Again

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

As home owners gain confidence in the housing recovery – and notably, obtain more equity – they are turning to home equity lines of...

Office Sector Soars to Post-Recession High

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

Construction of office space is booming again as more markets see job growth, rising rents, and falling vacancies.

Seller’s iPhone 6 House Swap Tactic Pays Off

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

A Detroit man’s unusual offer to swap his three-bedroom home in exchange for an iPhone 6 went viral this week, and his real estate agent...

Are Your Tweets Generating Business?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

Twitter recently started to provide analytics data to its users. Are you taking advantage?

Americans' Attitudes Improve on Housing

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Consumers are showing greater optimism toward real estate, which, along with a more positive employment outlook, suggests the housing recovery...

Why the West is Key to Every Market

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Western regions are “the canary in the coal mine,” setting the bar for where the rest of the nation’s markets may be heading,...

3 Real Estate Franchises Recognized

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Three real estate giants found themselves listed among the nation’s overall franchise heavyweights in Franchise Times’ Top 200....

Fair Swap: A Home for an iPhone 6?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

A Detroit home owner is so desperate to get his hands on a new iPhone 6 that he says he’s offering to trade his two-story home for one.

Latest Rate Drops Lift Loan Demand

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications were on the move last week, as a temporary dip in borrowing costs helped boost refinance and home purchase activity.

Spot the Team of Your Dreams

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Great teams don't just happen. Make sure the team you join has these six traits to keep performing at the top of your game.

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