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Seeing Is Believing With Smart Home Tech

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:00

Consumers' likelihood in adopting smart home devices climbs by 93 percent among those who actually have seen the technology in person, a new...

Higher Home Values Chip Away at Affordability

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:00

Just 63 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of April and end of June were affordable to families earning the median...

Mortgage Rates Begin to Nudge Higher

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:00

"Headed into the fall, we'll likely see continued interest rate tension," according to Freddie Mac's chief economist. 

Top 10 Customer-Rated Lenders

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:00

Find out which lenders topped LendingTree's list of top 10 customer-rated lenders in the second quarter. 

The Biggest, Smallest Lots in the Country

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:00

If you want to live small, head to the Northeast. If you want to live large, go Southwest. Realtor.com® releases lists of where to find the...

Aging Housing Stock Ripe for Remodeling

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:00

About two-thirds of owner-occupied homes in the U.S. were constructed prior to 1980.

Realtor.com®: The 10 Hottest ZIP Codes

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® recently pinpointed the ZIP codes where housing markets are booming the most and properties are selling the fastest. 

More Prepared House Hunters Emerging?

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00

The majority of likely buyers want to enter their home search totally prepared, according to a new survey.

Appraisers, Owners Out of Sync on Values

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00

Home owners may be increasingly overvaluing their homes.

Yun Joins Forbes as Regular Contributor

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00

Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, is now a regular contributor to Forbes.com, sharing his insights...

Whole Foods vs. Trader Joe's on Home Values

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00

A new study pits the two rival grocery store chains against each other to find out which chain has the highest home appreciation around it....

New Front in Old Battle to Protect Listing Photos

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00

NAR is taking the real estate industry's battle against the unauthorized use of real estate listing data to a new front: the U.S. Copyright...

Fewer Options for Home Equity Loans

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

Wells Fargo and Bank of America have announced that they are discontinuing their closed-ended home equity loan products.

Mortgage Applications Flat, Rates Stall

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

Total mortgage applications for home refinancings and purchases rose just 0.1 percent from a week ago, but overall, they remain nearly 18 percent...

How Leaders Create a Culture of Safety

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

If REALTOR® safety is going to be an industrywide focus, then it has to be made a priority at the top, says NAR leadership.

Arrest in Sex Assault on Florida Agent

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

Police say a man cornered a 69-year-old real estate professional in the bathroom of a home she was showing in Manatee, Fla.

Home Prices Rise in Nearly Every U.S. Metro

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

The nationwide inventory crunch, along with steady rent increases, a rise in mortgage rates, and stronger local job markets, is fueling higher...

Smart-Home Tech 'No Longer Just an Add-In'

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

More home owners are adopting smart products, and more buyers say they want them. So have smart homes become the new normal in real estate?

10 Ways to Make Moving Easier

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

Let's face it, the moving process can be really stressful. To make moving easier for your clients, share these tips from moving experts.

Mia Hamm: Here's How to Lead a Team

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

The most effective leaders will learn how to be supporters and not rulers, says soccer phenom.