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3 SEO Trends to Make You More Findable Online

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00

If more real estate customers are looking online nowadays, how can you ensure they'll find you? Here are three ways to boost your SEO. ...

Give Your Sales Meetings Value

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00

Here are some quick tips for brokers looking to raise the caliber of their sales meetings to better train agents.

3 Big Reasons Why Home Sales Are Falling

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

For the first time in more than two years, existing-home sales are below year ago levels. What’s behind the drop in sales? 

‘Fracking’ Sparks Concern Over Nearby Home Values

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

Recent studies show that oil and gas drilling in residential neighborhoods is having an impact on property values. 

5 Top Searched ZIP Codes in 2013

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

Realtor.com® has released a list of the most-searched ZIP codes of the year. Find out what neighborhoods are attracting the most lurkers...

Freddie: Rising Mortgage Rates Chip Away at Affordability

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

The majority of housing markets remain affordable to the average family, but rising mortgage rates and rising housing prices are causing more...

30-Year Rates Average 4.47% This Week

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage rates were on the rise this week, following upbeat news for housing starts and building permits. 

5 Tips to Help Clients Improve Their Credit

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

No credit or a bad credit score can be an obstacle to home buying, but you can offer advice to help clients improve their...

Fed: By End of 2014, Stimulus Will Be Over

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

The Fed’s bond-buying program has helped keep interest rates low, but it said this week that it’s time for the program to come to a...

3 Companies Fined $1.1B for Decades-Old Lead-Paint Work

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

The California Supreme Court is ordering three paint companies to clean up hazards from lead paint used decades ago in hundreds of thousands of...

Many Borrowers Facing Higher Mortgage Costs Next Year

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

Borrowers will likely see an increase in mortgage costs next spring, particularly those who don’t have a sizable down payment or have less-...

New-Home Construction Hits Fastest Pace in 5 Years

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

Construction of single-family homes and apartments in November rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million, a 23 percent increase...

Going Green Can Pay Off Big for Commercial

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report this month that details the benefits that green infrastructure can contribute to...

Going Green Can Pay Off Big for Commercial

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report this month that details the benefits that green infrastructure can contribute to...

Home Owners Stand to Recapture More Equity in 2014

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

A rebound in consumer confidence and economic growth in the new year should allow more home owners to escape the “negative equity trap,...

MBA: Loan Demand Drops to Lowest Level in Years

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage applications have dropped for six out of the past seven weeks, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted...

Home Builders End the Year More Upbeat

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

Home builders are increasingly optimistic about the single-family home market, particularly over current sales conditions, sales expectations, and...

Another Seller Lists Home in Virtual Currency

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

Could the use of the online currency bitcoins become a growing trend in real estate transactions? 

Billionaire's Real Estate Buying Spree Catches On in Detroit

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

The "Dan Gilbert effect" is spreading across downtown Detroit, The Wall Street Journal reports. 

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