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Lenders Go After the ‘Zombie’ Homes

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00

Banks are trying harder to remove “zombie” foreclosures to prevent them from haunting housing markets any longer.

Home Owners Rush to Lock in Lower Rates

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00

Refinancing activity is picking up as home owners look to take advantage of lower mortgage rates this week. 

First-Time Buyers Are Slowly Re-Emerging

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

But they’re facing a lot of financial struggles on their way to home ownership. Realtor.com®’s chief economist offers some tips on...

New-Home Prices Are Going Up: Here’s Why

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

Many markets are facing a shortage of new-home lots – record lows, in fact – and that’s prompting prices to accelerate.

Optimism Grows Among Sellers, Buyers

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

Consumers' views on the housing market is getting a boost from an uptick in job confidence as well as more favorable expectations over...

Consumers Don’t Want to Answer Your Call

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

Ninety-seven percent of business calls go unanswered. So, how can you get prospects to pick up the phone when you call?

Housing's Most Wanted: Construction Workers

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

The new home market is struggling as builders report there's currently 200,000 unfilled construction jobs in the U.S.

10 Top Neighborhoods for Green Homes

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

Homes considered “green” tend to sell for a premium. Here are the markets where you'll likely find the most eco-conscious homes....

4 Colors That Turn Off Buyers

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

Could the wrong shade of paint dampen interest in a home? Help sellers avoid trouble by making note of colors that could lower a listing'...

Buyers Bidding Blind: Swift or Shortsighted?

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

As more brokerages turn to high-resolution imagery, 3D photos, and virtual tours, a new survey shows nearly 20 percent of buyers choosing to forgo...

4 Deep-Cleaning Targets to Help a Home Shine

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

Help sellers prepare for showings with these tips to make a home more appealing to buyers. 

Texas Gaining on the Global Scene

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

The Texas Association of REALTORS® reports the state is emerging as a hot-spot among international home buyers. 

Loan Demand Mostly Flat, But…

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

Stalling interest rates left the mortgage market mostly sluggish last week. But a year-over-year comparison shows a different story.

Real Estate Pros Reveal How They Stay Safe

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

Nearly 40 percent of real estate agents say they’ve encountered a situation where they’ve felt unsafe on the job. Here are the safety...

5 Home Buying Myths: Set Your Clients Straight

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

Don't let home buyers ruin their home-shopping experience by falling for one of these myths. 

Protect Your ‘Facebookonality’

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

Your personality is being blurred with the persona you project on social media. Here are topics to avoid that could damage it. 

These Could Be the Best Cities for Prospecting

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

A new study suggests that some cities offer the best promise for making new friends, which could help your prospecting efforts. 

Student Housing Gets an Upgrade

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

Luxury is entering the lexicon in describing new student housing available today. 

Association Flags La. Flood-Damaged Homes on MLS

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

The Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® is finding ways to identify homes for sale that were devastated by recent flooding on the MLS...

Bad Habits That May Ruin a Home

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00

Even the best-intentioned owners may be doing certain things around their house that causes harm. Here are a few habits to avoid.