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The Surprising No. 1 Hot-Spot for Millionaires

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

The city with the highest share of millionaire households isn’t a place often associated with the wealth of flashier destinations along the...

Battles Brew Over Dying Neighborhoods

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Neighborhoods still left unfinished after the housing crisis continue to plague many communities. But the solution isn’t clear-cut on how to...

The Most Affordable Town in Your State

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Every state—even Hawaii—has a town that can boast about home affordability. Find out where in your state residents...

Could Gen Z Reshape Real Estate?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Is it time for the housing industry to look beyond the millennials to see how the generation coming up behind it will impact the housing market?...

5 Placemaking Ideas That Make a Difference

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

These placemaking initiatives from across the country are transforming and improving their communities.

Surprise Tops Owners' List of Needed Features

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

While safety, affordability, and privacy often top home owners’ lists of housing needs and desires, they're also focused on another...

Bidding Wars Brew Under Tight Supplies

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

As housing inventories remain constrained in many markets, some buyers may face increased competition and more bidding wars heading into the...

Help Clients Consider Costs of Living Abroad

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

If you have international clients — either coming here or leaving here — new data will help translate general impressions of the...

Will There Be Stiff Competition for Property In Hell?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

The owner of some of the most popular tourist spots in Hell, Mich., has decided to retire — putting five acres on the market for $999,666....

Be Ready to Charm Prospects

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

As winter retreats into memory, it's time to start networking. As you meet new prospects, will you make the best first impression you can that...

Builders Shy Away From Starter Homes

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

There still may be demand for the "starter" home, but they're losing traction with many homebuilders.

Some Buyers Test-Drive Homes Before Buying

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Several new programs are allowing buyers to try out a condo or resort home before agreeing to purchase it.

Is It Wise to Carry a Gun?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Some real estate professionals advocate for having a firearm in the field, but there are many overlooked considerations you need to make before...

Can Health Problems Lead to Foreclosure?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Undergoing a foreclosure can make home owners sick, leading to depression, illness, and even suicide, research shows. But existing health problems...

10 Housing Markets Where Singles Dominate

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Which housing markets are you most likely to have a high number of singles among your prospects? RealtyTrac, in culling data provided by Homefacts...

Little Libraries Run Afoul of Local Laws

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

Though small "Free Libraries" built on front yards across the nation are facing scrutiny by zoning committees and municipalities, they...

So Much for Downsizing

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

A study finds many Baby Boomers and seniors are choosing to buy larger homes in retirement instead of looking for smaller residences.

Portlandia Skewers Small-Home Living

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

The popular sketch comedy show points out the foibles of fitting too much life in a small space, but even inside the tiny house movement there are...

8 Ways to Beef Up Your Safety Knowledge

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

NAR’s first Member Safety Report shows a need for better safety education. Here’s how the REALTOR® Safety Program is expanding to...

Pending Home Sales Surge to 18-Month High

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

A rise in buyer demand pushed pending home sales upward in January to the highest level since August 2013.