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Housing Equity in 2013

December 26, 2013: 

Home price growth was robust in 2013 compared to 2012 and is currently forecast by NAR Research to finish the year 11.3% stronger. This improvement is important for the market as it has created equity for homeowners, boosted buyer confidence, and pulled many underwater homeowners into positive equity positions.

Retirement Communities Find Spry Holiday Sales

December 20, 2013: 

Aided by seasonal staging, sales in retirement communities often spike at the end of the year.

Warren Buffet's Real Estate Franchise Targets Millennials

December 20, 2013: 

Buffet's new real estate franchise, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, has formed a council of millennial real estate agents aimed at learning how to better reach and serve 20- and 30-something buyers and sellers.

Study: 60% of Web Visitors Are Bots

December 20, 2013: 

Turns out that the majority of your website's traffic may be thanks to non-human search engines, scrapers, hacking tools, and spammers.

The Most Overvalued Housing in the World

December 20, 2013: 

Could Canada be heading for a housing bubble? A new study ranks our neighbors to the north as having the most overvalued real estate in the world.

Selling a Home Over the Holiday Season

December 20, 2013: 

There are strategies to tastefully keep the spirit of Christmas alive without overdoing it.

Planning for 2014 Together

December 20, 2013: 

Do you have an outrageous goal for next year? Consider getting the whole company on board.

Chinese Buyers Are Coming to America

December 11, 2013: 

Chinese buyers are becoming big purchasers of U.S. property, viewing it as a "safe haven for their wealth."

Advice for First-Time Home Buyers

December 11, 2013: 

The first time can be scary! Here are nine tips directly from real estate agents that will help guide your clients through every step of the home-buying process.

Trouble Ahead on Home Equity Loans?

December 11, 2013: 

One economist predicts a "wave of disaster" with the reset on many home equity lines of credit. Could this mean a big sell-off for homeowners whose monthly payments could more than triple?