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Agents to Sellers: Get Moving!

March 22, 2013: 

With inventories at 13-year lows, real estate professionals are getting creative in trying to convince home owners to sell.

Did You Hear the One About the Agent Who Sold that Home...?

March 21, 2013: 

The Code of Ethics Article 1-15 specifically states, "REALTORS®, in response to inquiries from buyers or cooperating brokers shall, with the sellers' approval, disclose the existence of offers on the property." How many agents do you know who are technically breaking this rule by disclosing the existence of offers without sellers' permission?

Real Estate and Fundraising: 'Seal' of Approval

March 21, 2013: 

Most people are familiar with Easter Seals, but not everyone may be aware of the storied history behind the charity, or its connection to real estate.

Study: 'Green' Home Owners Less Likely to Default

March 21, 2013: 

Home owners of energy-efficient homes are one-third less likely to default on their mortgage, and researchers say lenders and Congress need to pay careful attention to the findings.

Are Renters Driving the Home Construction Rebound?

March 21, 2013: 

Rental demand is playing a large role in the home construction industry's current projects.

Freddie Has High Expectations for Spring Market

March 21, 2013: 

"With the spring home-buying season upon us, the recent highs in the stock market are a welcome signal of better times ahead," says Freddie Mac's chief economist.

Buyer Demand Soars, But Where Are the Houses?

March 21, 2013: 

Buyer demand is rapidly rising, but the housing market may not have the inventory to meet it.

The Right Way to Meet Fair Housing Challenge

March 20, 2013: 

Taking the view that even a single allegation of discrimination is one too many, the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS® in Pennsylvania worked with community groups to institute a hard-hitting campaign to educate its members about Fair Housing.

Court Confirms Block on Clean-Energy Loans

March 20, 2013: 

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won't participate in the fledgling Property Assessed Clean Energy program for solar panels and other energy-saving measures on homes in California.

Some Home Features Have Strong Pulls with Certain States

March 20, 2013: 

In Phoenix, home listings most often highlight "kitchen islands," while in West Palm Beach, Fla., listings like to tout the "Roman tub." Find out what are the most popular home features in various states.

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