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Buyers Say Rising Rates are Painful

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:00

Buyers blame rising mortgage rates for making it more difficult to purchase a home and altering the pace of their home search, according to a new...

Study: Facebook Hashtags Virtually Worthless

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:00

Facebook hashtags are not effective in generating viral reach, hype, and exposure, according to EdgeRank Checker, a Facebook analytics service.

She's in it for the Long Walk

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:00

Meet Good Neighbor Finalist Tina McDonough - RE/MAX Select, Renton, Wash. She's the heart and soul of the No. 1 fundraising team for breast...

Keep Your Clients' Emotions in Check

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:00

Home buyers often let emotions cloud their judgment in real estate transactions. Here’s how to help them avoid some of the most common...

A First-Ever Flip in Mortgage Affordability

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:00

For the first time ever, interest rates for jumbo mortgage have dropped below the average rates for conforming mortgages.

Home Prices Showing Signs of Cooling?

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 00:00

Home price appreciation remains strong but may show some signs of slowing in the coming months, according to two housing reports released Tuesday...

New Homes Likely to Get Pricier as Lot Costs Rise

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 00:00

Builders are facing rising lot prices, likely to be passed on to buyers of new homes. 

Agent Shot Outside $1.88M Listing

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 00:00

A Canadian real estate professional is recovering in the hospital after being shot multiple times in the head at a rural property that he listed...

Warren Buffett Bullish on Mortgage Giant

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 00:00

The billionaire investor is upping his stake in Wells Fargo, the nation’s largest mortgage lender. 

Real Estate Embraces Mobile Marketing

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 00:00

With smartphones in the hands of agents, buyers, and sellers alike, the devices have become essential to transactions.

One Small Victory at a Time

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:00

Meet Good Neighbor Finalist Bernice Helman, who leads by example and inspires people to give back and defy the odds.

Rising Rates Causing Buyers to Back Out

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:00

Now that the costs of borrowing are increasing, many are reportedly pulling out of transactions at the last minute.

Survey: Online Marketing Brings Foot Traffic

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:00

A recent study shows a large increase in real estate professionals who credit their Web-based marketing campaigns with generating more walk-in...

Confidence in Multifamily at All-Time High

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:00

The apartment and condo markets continue to gain momentum as rising demand from a large generation of young professionals strengthens. 

Celebrities Eye Real Estate for Profits

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:00

From show business to the real estate business, some celebrities are viewing the recovering housing market as an opportunity to flip houses and...

NJ Gov. Vetoes Bill on BPO, CMA Authority

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:00

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have affirmed that real estate brokers and salespersons in the state have the authority to...

Lending Giant Offers Short Sale Webinar

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:00

Bank of America is hosting a webinar to teach real estate agents how to better navigate the short sales process. 

Down Payments Still an Issue in QRM Plan

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 00:00

Banking regulators have signaled that the issue of down payments is still on the table in their new proposal on securitization standards.

6 Hot Spots for Retirees

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 00:00

As the housing recovery rolls on, baby boomers and empty-nesters may be looking to finally downsize and trade-in for a retirement home. Here are...

All Eyes are on Mortgage Rates

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 00:00

The Fed is monitoring the housing market closely after a run-up in mortgage rates over the past few months, Freddie Mac reports.

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