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13 Hot Home Trends for 2013

December 28, 2012: 

Whether you're staging homes or giving past clients advice, here are several design trends to keep in mind next year.

Mortgage Rates End Year Near Record Lows

December 28, 2012: 

The reduction on 30-year mortgage rates this year translates into an interest payment savings of nearly $98,600 over the life of a $200,000 loan, Freddie Mac reports.

Selling Tips From Bowl Game Geniuses

December 28, 2012: 

What can you learn from the legendary coaches of college football?

4 Housing Issues to Watch in 2013

December 27, 2012: 

What are some of the top forecasts for the housing market in 2013? The Wall Street Journal offers some predictions.

Pricing: Take Your Sellers for a Ride

December 27, 2012: 

Don't make potential buyers play a guessing game. If you leave these three pieces of information out of the property ad, you'll never get a call on your listing.

Home Prices Rose in October

December 27, 2012: 

U.S. home prices in October were up 4.3 percent from a year ago, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index.

NAR Weighs Measure for Buyer Foot Traffic

December 27, 2012: 

NAR is working on developing a national index to measure the number of visits to houses for sale from prospective buyers.

Getting a Mortgage Likely Won't Get Any Easier Soon

December 27, 2012: 

"Buyers shouldn't expect that getting a loan will get easier anytime soon, even though rates probably can't get much more attractive," The Wall Street Journal reports.

HOAs Foreclosing on Banks?

December 27, 2012: 

Homeowners associations in some areas are turning the tables and foreclosing on the banks, CNNMoney reports.

Patience Really Is a Virtue

December 26, 2012: 

Helping older colleagues and clients figure out new gadgets and technology can be humorous sometimes. But it can also be incredibly rewarding.

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