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Like-Kind Exchanges Gain Popularity

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 00:00

Forty percent of commercial and residential REALTORS® recently surveyed say that transactions would not have occurred without 1031 tax...

Home Ownership by Age 25? It’s Possible

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:00

Despite being saddled with student debt and dealing with the repercussions of the 2008 financial crash, it's still possible to become a home...

Get Ready for a Baby Boomer Sell-Off

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:00

Several million current homeowner baby boomers say they plan to move within the next four years. 

NAR Seeks Your Help With First-Time Buyer, Retiree Bill

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® is calling on its members to help move a bill through the Senate that would assist first-time home...

6 Packing Hacks When Moving

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:00

Your home sellers will appreciate these creative moving tricks that can speed up preparation for the big day and protect their belongings.


Judge Says Accuracy Matters In Real Estate

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:00

A California man sued and won in a lawsuit against a big-time developer who allegedly inflated the advertised square footage of his condo....

Mortgage Applications Fall, Now Wait-and-See

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:00

Total mortgage application volume decreased last week but all eyes are on the aftermath of the "Brexit" vote to see the shakeout in the...

Stay in Sync With These Dropbox Tips

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:00

If you're one of the many agents using Dropbox to shuttle files between devices and to clients and your team, these tips will help make sure...

Mortgage Rates in Free Fall Since Brexit Vote

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:00

Well-qualified home buyers can now afford a home that’s 8 percent more expensive than at the beginning of the year, which is more than...

The 10 Priciest Places to Live in the Country

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:00

Residents are paying some of the highest costs for housing in these major U.S. cities.


Quicken Quietly Offers 1% Down Loans

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:00

At a time when 3 percent down payment mortgage options are growing, Quicken Loans is offering a loan product that allows home buyers to bring even...

The Main Reason Agents Leave Real Estate

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:00

To avoid financial woes, keep in mind that how you treat your tax income now can determine what your tax bill looks like next year.

Private Equity Firms Repeat Banks’ Past Errors?

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:00

A New York Times Investigation argues that private equity firms that swooped in during the housing crisis to save the day may have done more harm...

A Tiny Controversy Brews Over Tiny Homes

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:00

Several cities are wanting the title as the “tiny house capital” of America. But who has really earned it?


Beware of These Home Inspection Red Flags

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00

To give your home buyers’ more confidence in their purchase, make sure their home inspector looks at these items.

Yun: ‘Flashing Yellow Lights on Affordability’

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00

Are home prices rising too fast? The median price of an existing home climbed to a new record last month.

When Competitors Upstage You Online

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00

Don’t let your competitors’ earn a better reputation than you on social media. Here are some strategies to earn more clout. 

Could the Rental Market Lose its Mojo?

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00

For the last five years, rental prices have soared to new highs. But could the market soon be cooling? 

Top 10 Greenest Cities in the U.S.

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00

Find out where you can enjoy the perks of city life while also getting your fill of nature too. 

Columbus, Ohio Named ‘Smart City’ Winner

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00

The city just beat out 78 others to receive $50 million in grants to focus on adding transportation and technology innovations for residents.