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7 Business Tips for Real Estate Pros

February 6, 2013: 

Check out these timeless tips for real estate practitioners from Rogers Healy, a 2009 30 Under 30 honoree and regular online columnist for REALTOR® Magazine.

Housing Advocates Push for 'Dignity Mortgage'

February 6, 2013: 

A group of housing advocates are pushing for a new type of subprime loan for applicants with lower incomes or bad credit, but some critics are calling the proposal a "stupid and crazy idea."

Are Home Prices Rising Too Fast?

February 6, 2013: 

Every home owner wants to see prices rise, but when prices rise too fast, there may be reason for concern.

Home Remodeling Pickup to Trigger Higher Sales Prices

February 5, 2013: 

Home improvements can further boost home values and help sustain both the housing recovery and economic growth, Realty Times reports.

Participate in the 2013 Franchise Report

February 5, 2013: 

Want to be part of REALTOR® Magazine's 2013 Franchise Report? Every two years, the magazine surveys national and regional residential real estate franchise operations and reports the results.

Commercial, Multifamily Lending Expected to Climb This Year

February 5, 2013: 

The Mortgage Bankers Association forecasts that commercial and multifamily lending will increase 11 percent in 2013.

Competition Heats Up for Limited Listings

February 5, 2013: 

With inventories of for-sale homes near record lows, real estate professionals are finding greater competition against their peers to score listings.

Underwater Home Owners Get More Refinancing Help

February 5, 2013: 

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that mortgage lenders will be able to offer up to $2,000 to home owners with little or no equity in their homes who are seeking to refinance their mortgage under a government program.

Giveaways for Personal Marketing

February 5, 2013: 

A promotional giveaway can go a long way toward keeping you in the minds of consumers you meet and the clients you work with. Browse this guide to get ideas on how to promote yourself with these personal marketing products.

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

February 4, 2013: 

If an agent wants to choose a brokerage that will help them succeed, it's time to find a brokerage that is willing to put its money where its mouth is.