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10 Blockbuster Housing Sales of 2015

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 00:00

The 10 priciest home sales this year add up to a whopping $445 million in transactions. Check out which homes made the list.

Builders Try Star Wars Décor to Hook Buyers

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 00:00

Capitalizing on the Star Wars frenzy, builders like Toll Brothers are using the force in staging a model home in one of its properties in Magnolia...

Negotiate Your Way to Investment Success

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 00:00

If you're a real estate pro looking to step into real estate investing, these tips will help you get started.

The 20 Hottest Home Features Right Now

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 00:00

According to realtor.com®, these are the most popular home design buzzwords on listings.

Alas, Inventory Shortages Likely to Stay in 2016

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 00:00

Home buyers will likely continue to face limited choices of homes for-sale in the new year. 

Young Adults Finally Fleeing the Nest

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 00:00

The millennial generation may finally be showing more signs of moving out of their parents’ homes and starting households of their own....

Check In on Your Prospects Over the Holidays

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 00:00

The holidays offer up the perfect excuse to reach out to your prospects. Here are some simple ideas. 

Agent Held at Gunpoint at Home Showing

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 00:00

It was a big case of mistaken identity: A real estate agent and a prospective buyer were held at gunpoint when trying to tour a home for-sale....

Survey Says: Fix Your Office's Temp

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 00:00

Is your office too cold or even too hot? The temperature may be affecting your productivity and the comfort level of those inside.  

6 Jedi-Like Tricks to Boost Your Likability

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 00:00

Likability is a powerful force to get prospects and your peers to trust you more. Here are subtle ways to improve yours. 

Freddie: 2016 Rates to Stay Near Record Lows

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 00:00

Find out how mortgage rates performed following the Fed’s vote this week. 

In 15 Years, Home-Buying Power Grew 44%

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 00:00

Falling mortgage rates have increased the purchasing power of home buyers by 44 percent since mid-2001, according to a new analysis by John Burns...

Realtor.com® Ups Stake in Rental Market

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 00:00

Move Inc. and realtor.com® announced a partnership with rental startup Cozy that will add more rental listings to its websites and aims to...

Tool Pinpoints Rural, Underserved Properties

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 00:00

Rural and underserved properties can be eligible for special lending agreements to home purchasers. Use this look-up tool to find which properties...

5 Overused Home Decor Trends in 2015

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

The Huffington Post recently released a list of home decor trends they think need to stay in 2015. Find out what design trends your buyers may be...

25M Americans Live in High Risk Hazard Areas

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

“Buying a home in an area with low risk of manmade environmental hazards may not just be a good idea for health and safety reasons; it may...

Highest, Lowest of Vacant Homes by ZIP

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

In some areas of the country, vacancies top more than 50 percent of the housing inventory. See where vacant housing inventories are the greatest...

4 Ways to Transform a Dated Kitchen

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

Home owners may be looking for a way to take their kitchen to a new level without completely gutting it. Glean some ideas. 

What the Fed’s Decision Means for Housing

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Fed has voted to raise rates. What does this mean for the real estate market? 

Single-Family Starts Zoom to 7-Year High

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 00:00

Single-family production this month reached levels last seen before the Great Recession – “an indicator that we are making gradual...

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