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Home Renovation Makes Pre-Recession Gains

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

A high number of home renovation firms are reporting that 2015 year-to-date revenues and profits are at or above pre-recession levels.

Clients Value Walkable Neighborhoods

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

New reports suggest that walkability is not only important to buyers, it also raises home values.

$725M for Largest Ranch in U.S.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch in Texas spans 798 square miles and more than six counties.

Are You Asking Clients This Question?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

If you want to have a bigger impact on your clients, you have to know why they're making a move. Asking about bedroom count, square footage,...

Trend Shows Why Mobile Marketing Is Key

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

"Mobile Internet usage is growing faster than Internet usage in general," according to a new report on consumer behavior.

Why Isn't the Condo Market Rebounding?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

While construction of single-family homes and multifamily rentals is on the rebound, condo construction has sunk to new lows. 

Loan Demand Barely Budges

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage application volume held mostly steady last week, but a notable change is occurring with the average loan size, the Mortgage Bankers...

TRID Start Date Bumped to Oct. 3

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

The real estate industry announces support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's move to push back the implementation of new mortgage...

To Buyers, Mortgage Rates May Be Overrated

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

Changes in down payment requirements have more influence over home buyers' willingness to buy than changes in mortgage rates, shows a new...

Top Housing Markets for First-Time Buyers

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

Find out which cities hold some of the best deals for first-time home buyers.

NYC Sheds Some Secrecy in Luxury Real Estate

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

New disclosure rules set out to remove a "veil of secrecy" that has surrounded luxury real estate sales in New York City.

Land Costs Have Skyrocketed Over 40 Years

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

The biggest growth in land prices has mostly centered in western and eastern states within the last four decades. 

The Cheapest Beach Towns in America

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

The price tag can put that dream of owning an oceanfront home out of reach to many people – but that's not the case in these 10 seaside...

Judge a Property by Its Sound

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

House hunters in some areas are now getting the ability to judge a home in a new way – by its sound level.

Builders Get Ready to Ramp Up Production

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

Building permits for single-family and multifamily construction surged to an eight-year high in June, signaling a pick up in homebuilding is on...

Buyer Competition Steepens in Tight Markets

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

Traditional home buyers are increasingly finding themselves up against deep-pocketed investors for the same house, as bidding wars brew in tight...

A Big Threat Facing Homebuilding

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

Builders say buyer demand is strong but they're struggling to keep up due to a labor shortage that is growing worse. 

Here's Where Buyers Are Paying All-Cash

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

While the number of all-cash transactions is dropping nationwide, a few pockets across the country are still seeing a large share of buyers paying...

Should You Add Selfies to Your Marketing?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

The rising popularity of selfies may be an opportunity to get more personal and engaging in your outreach to prospects. 

Builders Feel Like It's 2005

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

“The fact that builder confidence has returned to levels not seen since 2005 shows that housing continues to improve at a steady pace,...