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Builders’ Big Problem: Shortage of Good Lots

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

Are all the good lots already taken? Homebuilders are complaining that the shortage of developed lots is a growing problem. 

Why Condo Loans Can Be So Hard to Get

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

Find out some of the long-standing challenges of financing condominium projects and what NAR is doing to make this process...

4 Amenities Trending With Buyers

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

You may want to talk these features up when marketing the homes you’re selling. 

Concrete Cracks: Reason for Concern?

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

As you tour a property with a buyer, should cracks in the concrete be cause for alarm?

Church Construction Being Resurrected?

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

For more than a decade, the construction of churches in the country has been dismal. But that may finally be showing signs of changing. 

Persuade Owners to List in the Winter

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

Some home owners may be hesitant to list their home in the winter. But studies show the winter months tend to net sellers more than their asking...

Low Tier of Market Offering Bigger Pay Offs?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

For both first-time home buyers and investors, a major opportunity is abounding in the lower price tiers in real estate.

Parents Struggling to Kick Adult Kids Out

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

The job market for young adults has been improving gradually since 2010, yet the number of young professionals living with their parents continues...

How ‘Green’ Is Your City?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

View this city list to see where your city is ranked. You might find a new niche!

Owners Sue Over Home's 'Haunted' Depiction

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

The owners of a home that is depicted as “haunted” in the 2013 film “The Conjuring” is suing the filmmakers for negligence...

Is Your Listing Haunted? Market It That Way

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 00:00

If a home’s sinister reputation is turning off traditional buyers, try appealing to a different crowd by advertising it for what it is.

Home Buyers Don’t Need to Fear

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00

Home shoppers no longer need to tremble all the way to the lenders’ office or have nightmares over being denied a home loan. A new report...

7 Property Descriptions That Will Spook Buyers

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00

These words or photos will likely give most prospective buyers the creeps. 

Why Halloween Is Your Best Prospecting Day

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00

On Halloween, prospects come to you. Take advantage of all the new leads that will be coming to your door. Here’s how.

‘My Creepiest Home Tours’

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00

Would some of these home showings give you the creeps too? Read some of the scariest stories from your peers, and then share your own!

How to Handle the Ghosts in Real Estate

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Yes, there are real-life ghostbusters who can come to perform a...

10 Cities with the Most Frightful Locations

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00

Could your city be haunted? There’s only one way to find out – take a peek at this list, if you dare. 

What’s Behind the Drop in Sales Contracts?

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00

Pending home sales lost more ground in September, reaching the second lowest level of the year. Seasonal changes aren’t the only factor...

More Flipped Homes Hit the Market

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00

After curtailing last year, flipping activity is back on the rise as investors look for ways to cash in again. 

Interest Rates Likely to Stay Low Longer

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve once again decided not to raise the federal funds rate this month, saying the economy is still falling short of benchmarks.