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Home Owners Trump Renters in Wealth

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 00:00

Home owners’ net worth is significantly higher than renters.

Sellers Are More Confident They’ll Make Money

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 00:00

Home owners’ fear of selling their homes for less than what they paid is abating, according to a new survey from NAR.

4 E-mail Missteps to Avoid

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 00:00

A digital marketing expert offers tips on how to avoid some of the biggest e-mail mistakes made by online marketers.

Top 3 Reasons Why Americans Want to Own

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00

What really draws people to home ownership? NAR’s new survey identifies the main drivers to owning. 

Key Web Metrics to Show If You’re Connecting

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00

Pay attention to your site's attention metrics. Marketing Land offers insight into three metrics that show engagement. 

‘Surprising’ Surges in Foreclosures Here

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00

These three markets are seeing the biggest year-over-year increases in foreclosure activity. 

New-Home Sizes Start to Level Off

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00

The median size of new single-family homes started in 2014 was 2,450 square feet – the second highest since 2009. But new-home sizes are...

Where Small-Town Living Pays Off

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00

In some parts of the country, you can get a house for under $100,000 and still find a low crime rate and abundant employment opportunities....

Avoid These DIY Building Code Blunders

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00

Share this information with your clients so their DIY home improvement projects don't land them in building code hot water.

Can Medians Offer Housing Crunch Solutions?

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00

Some cities are looking to solve their housing inventory problems using medians as potential new-construction zones.

Why Your E-mails End Up in the Trash

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00

One out of every five sent messages never reaches the recipient, according to a new e-mail deliverability study. 

Real Estate's Hot New Sector: Storage Units

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00

Business is booming in this industry where rents are rising, vacancies are limited, and competition has been muted due to limited new construction...

New Mortgage Rules Soften Loan Demand

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for refinancings and home purchases plunged 27.6 percent this week. 

Owners Say Their Home Is Worth More

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00

Home owners are overvaluing the price of their homes compared to appraiser opinions.

Bargains Await Those Willing to Commute

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00

Some say discounts for home buyers who are open to driving a bit further out are at an all-time high.

5 Common Buyer's Remorse Culprits

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

Help your home buyers avoid post-purchase regret. Here are some common factors that often spark buyer’s remorse. 

5 Common Culprits to Buyer’s Remorse

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

Help your home buyers avoid post-purchase regret. Here are some common factors that often spark buyer’s remorse. 

Study: Most Buyers Fail to Shop for a Mortgage

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

Most Americans consider themselves bargain hunters and say they thoroughly research prices online before purchasing an item. However, when it...

Study Reveals Concerns Over Scraping on Sites

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

The real estate industry is increasingly alarmed by the prevalence of web scraping of real estate web sites, the unauthorized use of listing data...

First-Time Buyer Share Edging Up

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 00:00

Sustained net job creation, a low interest rate environment with 30-year fixed rates at below four percent for most of 2015, and better pricing of...

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