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Some Rent-to-Own Agreements Questioned

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

A New York Times investigation calls into question some risky rent-to-own contracts that lack consumer protections. 

Post-Recession: Where Incomes Are Up the Most

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

Find out the seven metros that have posted the strongest increases in incomes since the end of the Great Recession. 

The Buzzwords That Bump Up a Sales Price

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

A study reveals words in your listing ad that tend to net a higher sales price. 

Win Buyers Over With a Big Party

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

Is your listing getting overlooked? If so, try hosting a big party to garner more attention. 

As Building Slows, Home Improvement Gains

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

The remodeling and repairs side of real estate is seeing explosive growth that is expected to continue for the next three years. 

Translation Tool Connects You to Global Clients

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

REALTORS® and non-English-speaking buyers can now access U.S. real estate information on realtor.org in 11 different languages.

REALTOR® Wins Big at the Olympics

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

Alex Naddour may be a REALTOR® by day, but by night he’s a world-class gymnast who also just won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in...

Yun: Home Ownership Still Matters

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

The home ownership rate may now be at a 50-year low, but that doesn’t mean dreams of home ownership are dying, says Lawrence Yun.

Mortgage Rates Move Even Lower This Week

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages continue to hover near all-time lows. 

Foreclosures on the Rise in a Few Pockets

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

While foreclosure starts nationwide plummeted to an 11-year low in July, some areas dodged that drop.

How Much Would The White House Be Worth?

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

The White House is about to get a new resident in the coming months. If this iconic structure was a listing, just how much would it sell for?

4 Signs That Industrial Real Estate is Booming

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

It’s a commonly held opinion that the only attractive aspect of industrial real estate is cashflow. And while it makes for a nice rule-of-...

3 Signs That Industrial Real Estate is Booming

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

It’s a commonly held opinion that the only attractive aspect of industrial real estate is cashflow. And while it makes for a nice rule-of-...

These Words Can Help a Listing Sell Faster

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Researchers found that certain words added to the public comments section on properties for-sale tend to result in quicker sales. 

Do You Know the Most Popular Home Styles?

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Do you know a Georgian from a Greek Revival? Brush up on your home architecture knowledge with this infographic. 

6 Household Chores to Tackle Now

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Just like there is spring cleaning, there is also summer cleaning to be done.

Car Crash-Prone Homes? They're More Common Than You Think

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Homes near high traffic areas may carry a big risk.

Two Rival Home Inspector Groups Merge

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

The American Society of Home Inspectors is adding thousands of inspectors into its membership, as its former rival closes shop. 

More Buyers Expect Smart Listings

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Does “move-in ready” mean a listing should include smart-home technology? Some buyers say yes.

New Single-Family Homes Are Getting Smaller

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Builders say the door is finally opening for more entry-level buyers. 

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