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Strapped for a Present? Try a Whole Town

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

A South Dakota ghost town that vanished from the market a year ago is reappearing in listings —and priced lower than many homes ...

Inventory Concerns Limit Sales Contracts

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

Pending home sales have mostly plateaued this fall as home shoppers struggle to find enough homes for-sale, according to NAR’s latest report...

Neighbor Spats Online May Cost You Deals

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

Neighbors are increasingly turning to the Internet to vent about one another, their homeowner’s associations, or boards. The public rants...

FHFA: Loan Limits Mostly the Same for 2016

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

Only 39 counties will see increases in conforming loan limits next year, while the majority of the country will see limits stay the same. 

Real Values of Ownership: What Renters Miss

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

In the Wall Street Journal, a writer opines what home ownership really means to a generation, way beyond the advantages of equity building....

Shrinking Shopping Malls Get Reimagined

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

As the number of visitors to U.S. shopping malls continues to shrink, developers are finding new purposes for the large retail complexes.

These Classic Design Elements Can Add Value

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

Traditional architectural elements add a lot of personality to the home, but find out how these features can also add functionality and value.

DIY Mortgage Applications

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:00

Quicken Loans recently announced a bold new move in the mortgage business: A self-service mortgage application, what some in the media are saying...

Why Your E-mails Really Go Unanswered

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:00

A new study pinpoints the best time to send an e-mail and lets you know which prospects are likely to respond.

Half-Priced Homes from HUD: What to Know

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:00

Spread the word to your teacher, police officer, firefighter, and emergency medical clients: There’s a program that they can use to buy...

New-Home Sales Post Big Rebound

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:00

Builders are adding inventory in anticipation of future business, says a spokesman for the builders’ tradegroup. 

Do-It-Yourself Mortgage Underwriting?

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:00

Quicken Loans recently announced a bold new move in the mortgage business: A self-service mortgage application, what some in the media are saying...

Housing’s Failure-to-Launch Buyer Problem

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:00

More young adults are living with their parents now than during the recession. What’s driving this new trend? 

Some Home Renovations Can Raise Tax Bills

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:00

Home owners tackling a remodeling project may want to consider how their renovations could impact what they pay on their taxes.

Rental Markets Finally Cooling Off?

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

The best days for the multifamily sector may finally be winding down, according to NAR's latest commercial forecast.

Loan Demand Drops on Higher Rates

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage applications are now skewing more toward larger loans for pricier homes, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports. 

Why You Make the World Thankful

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

It's been nearly two weeks since the terror attacks in Paris, and the world is still shaken. Luckily, there are giving people like those in...

How Holiday Shopping Can Kill a Closing

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

If your buyers go crazy on shopping sprees for the holidays, it could send a red flag to mortgage lenders that they're a risky bet. Give your...

5 Promotional Goldmines During Holidays

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

'Tis the season to ramp up your customer pipeline. Here are some creative ideas for using the holidays to attract more attention from...

Holiday Housing Trends You Wouldn't Expect

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Home-buyer traffic doesn't follow intuitive patterns over the Thanksgiving break, and real estate has a nontraditional Black Friday.

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