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Calif. Offers First U.S. LGBT Senior Community

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00

The community was created especially for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in response to reports of growing discrimination...

Your Website's Two Most Valuable Pages

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

Do you know how to optimize your website for conversions? Follow these principles so your website motivates visitors to convert into genuine leads...

Choose Where to Live by Personality Type

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

Find out which American city is the perfect match for your personality.

Uh-Oh, New Home Construction Is Flatlining

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

"Despite May's relatively flat report, our builders are telling us that the market is improving and consumers are more ready and willing...

What Would Make Baby Boomers Move?

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

The majority of baby boomers say they want to stay put in their current home as they age. But a closer look at the survey data does shows some...

Police Hunt for Texas Man Posing as Agent

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

Here’s why consumers should always make sure they’re using a REALTOR®.

The World’s Priciest Office Markets

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

You’ll pay a premium in these markets for office space.

The Best Choices for Pet-Friendly Flooring

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

Pets can ruin a home’s flooring with all types of messes. Here are some tips on the top flooring choices for pets. 

Mortgage Rates Plunge to 3-Year Lows

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

This week the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage posted another low for 2016, as borrowing costs continue to fall. 

If All Else Fails, Wear a Panda Suit

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

This real estate pro believes she found the answer to ignite interest in an otherwise dead listing. Would you be willing to go to this extreme?...

Survey: Stable, Affordable Homes More Unattainable

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

Fewer Americans believe the housing crisis that began eight years ago is over, with the vast majority saying housing affordability is a problem...

And the Ugliest Color in the World Is …

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

Here’s the one color your home owners may want to avoid.

Online Fraud Has Property Managers Worried

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

Landlords are concerned that the uptick in online rental applications is opening the doors to greater risks from identity theft and fraud. ...

Realogy Creates Tech Arm to Spur Innovation

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

The real estate giant hopes its new company, ZapLabs, will be a “supercharged engine for technology and innovation” in its real estate...

Average Time to Close: 45 Days

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

The average time to close on a purchase loan inched up slightly last month.

Buyers Gaining Upper Hand in Luxury Market

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

The inventory of high-end homes is rising, which means buyers may be able to score more bargains.


Avoid Buyer Remorse From Commuting Woes

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

When helping your clients weigh the pros and cons of a home, make sure to include information about commuting time.

Latest Trend in Senior Housing: Roommates

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

As housing prices climb, seniors looking to save are on the lookout for a roomie.

Mortgage Applications Drop Despite Low Rates

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates sank to the lowest point since the start of 2015 but that still wasn’t enough incentive to get home buyers moving last week....

Steady Rent Payments Invisible to Lenders

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:00

However, several bills are in the works that would expand an existing pilot which factors in non-traditional criteria like...