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Canada’s Housing Tax Is Helping This U.S. City

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00

Vancouver’s new foreign buyer tax is deterring some overseas purchasers, and it’s prompting them to look elsewhere: Seattle.

Help Retiree's Social Security Incomes Stretch

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00

For your retiree clients who rely on Social Security income, they may want to target these places to live more affordably in their Golden Years....

The Computer Keyboard Is Getting a Makeover

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00

Apple has struck a deal to dramatically change the QWERTY keyboard you’re used to. The new keyboards will aim to help make it easier to...

Off-Campus Housing Is Hot

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Should you or your investor clients be looking into student housing as a possible opportunity? One report indicates this market is heating up...

Big Expectations That’ll Drive Housing in 2017

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

More first-time buyers will emerge, and the suburban home is going to be in high demand in the new year. Learn more from realtor.com®’s...

Are Home Owners Looking for a Rescue Plan?

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

A surprising number of Americans say they have moved just to get away from the folks next door. Can you help clients escape from the neighbor...

Overcrowded Cities Mix Housing With Business

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Buildable land is getting scarcer and pricier, prompting some traditional commercial developers to turn to housing as a way to support their...

Where Housing Costs Less, Energy Costs More

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Home owners who pay the least amount for housing often spend more than others on utilities. This can be an important issue that many buyers...

New Mortgage Applications Up 3% This Week

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Even thought the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to its highest level last week since June, buyers seem undeterred.

5 Ways You Could Irk a Client as a Know-It-All

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

Sure, you want to look good and smart in front of your customers, but don’t let it come at the price of making your clients feel stupid....

Replace ‘Aging in Place’ With This Term

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

Instead, talk up “thriving in place” housing features that allow owners to get the comfort in their homes at any age.

5 Real Estate Trends You Should Know

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

Find out how home buyer trends and behaviors have evolved over the last thirty-five years.

More Chinese Buyers Are Coming to America

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

And the competition could heat up even more as they now set their sights on properties in the middle of the nation's housing market. 

A Green Niche May Be a Big Asset Here

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

Take a look at the “greenest” cities in the U.S. for 2016, and where a specialty in environmentally friendly home selling may...

The Average Time to Foreclose Is Getting Faster

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

View a chart to see the average foreclosure time in your market. 

You’ll Likely Find the Most Chill Clients Here

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

A highly stressed customer can make for a tough transaction. But in these cities, residents tend to be more laid-back. 

Your Buyers’ Nemesis: Student Debt, High Rent

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

A new survey emphasizes the importance of spreading the word about down payment assistance and student loan debt counseling programs. 

Your Home Owners’ Biggest Fear

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

A survey of 1,000 Americans reveals what has home owners the most afraid. 

A Cost-Saving Perk to Selling a Smart Home

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

A growing number of insurance companies are offering discounts to home owners who add smart-home tech. 

Is Your Marketing Message Connecting?

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

There are numerous ways you can measure how well your content online is resonating with visitors. Here are a few.

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