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What Home Buyers With Disabilities Want

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

A new survey by Century 21 reveals "a critical need" for real estate professionals to understand the particular needs and unique...

History Buffs Can Snag Civil War-Era Homes

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

Out of 1.8 million active listings in the U.S. at the end of May, more than 32,000 were on or near one of about 300 Civil War battle sites....

How to Improve Your Presentation Skills

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

Whether hosting a buyer or seller seminar or making a sales pitch at your next listing presentation, use these tips to strengthen your speaking...

3 Reasons Why It's a Great Time for Sellers

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Find out why this year is shaping up to be a great year to be a home seller. 

Real Estate Ranks Tops Among Investments

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Americans are again seeing residential housing as a "golden ticket," a new survey shows. 

Mortgage Rates Ease From Yearly High

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages this week reversed course and dropped from last week’s highest average for the year.

Fannie: Economy to Strengthen in Second Half

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Economic activity is expected to accelerate in the second half of the year, and the housing market is part of what's behind that growth,...

Jumbo Mortgage Market Inflates

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

The volume of jumbo mortgages reached an estimated $160 billion in the first six months of 2015 – 36 percent higher than a year ago.

5 Ways To Improve Curb Appeal

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

These are easy ways to add value and make a home's exterior attractive to potential buyers.

Home Prices Reach an All-Time High

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

"Buyers have come back in force, leading to the strongest past two months in sales since early 2007," according to NAR's latest...

Millennials Face Competition in Rental Rush

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

As the demand for rentals soars among the baby boomer generation, millennials are finding new competition in the race for limited supplies....

More Buyers Take Advantage of FHA Loans

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

Sales to buyers using Federal Housing Administration loans rose to a two-year high in the second quarter.

Loan Demand to Boom into 2016, MBA Says

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

The Mortgage Bankers Association has significantly revised its forecast over mortgage originations for home purchases.

Home Renovation Makes Pre-Recession Gains

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

A high number of home renovation firms are reporting that 2015 year-to-date revenues and profits are at or above pre-recession levels.

Clients Value Walkable Neighborhoods

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

New reports suggest that walkability is not only important to buyers, it also raises home values.

$725M for Largest Ranch in U.S.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch in Texas spans 798 square miles and more than six counties.

Are You Asking Clients This Question?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

If you want to have a bigger impact on your clients, you have to know why they're making a move. Asking about bedroom count, square footage,...

Trend Shows Why Mobile Marketing Is Key

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

"Mobile Internet usage is growing faster than Internet usage in general," according to a new report on consumer behavior.

Why Isn't the Condo Market Rebounding?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

While construction of single-family homes and multifamily rentals is on the rebound, condo construction has sunk to new lows. 

Loan Demand Barely Budges

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage application volume held mostly steady last week, but a notable change is occurring with the average loan size, the Mortgage Bankers...

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