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A New Life for Your Old Smartphone

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 00:00

That old smartphone you don't use anymore might be worth more than you think.

Rising Mortgage Rates Show Impact

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 00:00

Pending home sales took a dip in June, a sign that rising mortgage rates are beginning to impact the market, NAR says.

How to Help Buyers Beat Out the Competition

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 00:00

If your buyers land themselves in bidding wars, here are five ways you can help them get their offer accepted.

Survey: Buyers Will Pay More for Good Schools

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 00:00

School districts play a big role in home-buying decisions. Some house hunters are even willing to trade certain home amenities to be close to good...

Green-Home Buyers May Get Bigger Mortgages

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 00:00

A new bill in the Senate is proposing that borrowers who purchase energy-efficient homes be able to qualify for larger mortgages.

Brace Your Buyers for Higher Home Prices

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 00:00

Home prices are rising across the country. The prices for new homes in particular may increase significantly in the near future.

NAR's Code of Ethics Marks Historic Milestone

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 00:00

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of the National Association of REALTORS®' Code of Ethics, the organization remembers its connection...

Existing Home Owners Move in on Market

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 00:00

Investors are lessening their footprint in the market, while move-up, move-down, and move-over buyers are stepping in.

Obama Renews Support for Housing

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 00:00

“The key now is to encourage home ownership that isn’t based on bubbles, but is instead based on a solid foundation,” President...

RPR Gets Major Franchise Backing

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 00:00

Coldwell Banker says that it hopes its partnership with the Realtors Property Resource® helps give its agents an edge. 

10 Safest U.S. Cities

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 00:00

Is your city considered one of America’s safe zones? Find out where crime is substantially below the national average. 

More Home Owners are Calling Remodelers

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 00:00

Remodeler confidence climbed in the second quarter as rising home prices continue to help make remodeling projects possible for more home owners,...

10 Markets Where More Buyers Bring Cash

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 00:00

Your clients who plan to finance their home purchase may face some of the stiffest competition in these 10 markets where more than half of sales...

More Renters Say They Want to Own, Survey Finds

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 00:00

The majority of renters say home ownership is one of their highest priorities for their future, and they want to buy soon, according to a new...

Mortgage Rate Relief Coming?

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 00:00

For the second consecutive week, mortgage rates showed signs of receding, helping to “alleviate concerns over a slowdown in the housing...

Warn Clients About 'Change of Address' Scams

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 00:00

A new scam has surfaced that gets people to change their address on private company Web sites and charges a fee for someting movers can do for...

Asian Buyers Move in on U.S. Commercial Real Estate

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 00:00

Asian investors are eyeing office and retail properties in North America and have already spent $1.9 billion on U.S. commercial real estate during...

NAR Directors 'Green Light' Realtor.com® Expansion

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS®' board of directors made a historic decision Wednesday to enable realtor.com® to compete more...

More Living Under Someone Else's Roof

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 00:00

More Americans are delaying moving out on their own, opting to live in someone else's home. That's a challenge for the economy and housing...

Report: Default Rate on HAMP Mods High

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 00:00

Even after being saved from foreclosure through a HAMP mortgage modification, some home owners are still defaulting on their loans.

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