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Refinancing Pays Off Big for Borrowers

February 8, 2013: 

Home owners who refinanced their mortgages in the fourth quarter of 2012 were able to save, on average, about 33 percent on the interest rate, the largest reduction ever recorded by Freddie Mac.

Brokerage Reveals Offer Status on Online Listings

February 8, 2013: 

A real estate brokerage is revealing lots of details about pending negotiations for homes on its listing search results, including notes from its agents about why offers are accepted or rejected.

Foreclosures Remain a Problem in Some States

February 8, 2013: 

Find out which five states accounted for nearly half of all completed foreclosures in 2012, and which ones currently have the largest foreclosure inventories.

Blog: Pros and Cons of "Greening" an MLS

February 7, 2013: 

A green-built, energy-efficient, or high-performance home or retrofit is essentially invisible to the consumer if the MLS doesn’t support "green" data fields. What are an MLS's responsibilities—and liabilities?

Get Answers About the REALTOR® Party

February 7, 2013: 

The REALTOR® Party awareness campaign is a new way of answering a critical question: What's the REALTOR® Party?

When Is a Team Not a Team?

February 7, 2013: 

Real estate "teams" often don't align to the definition of that term, an industry consultant argues.

Quick Tips for Better Listing Photos

February 7, 2013: 

"When people first look at a home, they look at five or six scenes, and that will make the determination if they want to look at more," says an owner of a visual marketing company.

Owning a Rental Property Is 'Sweet Spot' in Market

February 7, 2013: 

More investors are finding rental properties can prove lucrative, experts say.

Is a 'Mini' Foreclosure Wave Coming?

February 7, 2013: 

The latest settlement with the nation's 10 largest mortgage servicers may create one last surge in foreclosures, according to some housing experts.

Uncovering the origins of “Under All Is the Land…”

February 6, 2013: 

How did this famous line become part of the Code of Ethics? The NAR Archives finds out.