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Once REOs, Tight Inventory Now Drives Home Prices

January 7, 2013: 

Falling foreclosures helped boost home prices in 2012, but don't expect the drop in foreclosures to help edge up home prices this year.

Homes Get More High Tech

January 4, 2013: 

"There are smarter phones, so why not smarter homes?" says one home tech expert.

Rates Ring in the New Year Near Record Lows

January 4, 2013: 

Home buyer affordability is staying high due to ultra low rates, Freddie Mac reports.

The YPN Wave Continues to Roll in 2012 & Into 2013

January 4, 2013: 

Check out this year in review for a comprehensive look at the many opportunities for young professionals to get involved in the National Association of REALTORS®.

Long Live the Soft Sell

January 4, 2013: 

Successful salespeople are insanely curious. Go from what to why and acquire the most overlooked trait of top performers.

New Skill Assessment Tool: UpSkill Agent

January 4, 2013: 

This tool, developed specifically for the real estate industry, will assess your skills in six key real estate competencies by having you answer a series of online questions. Find out what your skill levels are for getting listings, presenting properties, marketing, interacting with clients, and more.

Building Strong Relationships Through Social Media

January 3, 2013: 

Check out these tips for connecting and staying in touch with your clients. It's time to get SOCIAL.

Mortgage-Fee Plan Faces Pushback

January 3, 2013: 

Lawmakers and attorneys general in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, and Florida oppose the FHFA's proposal to hike loan fees in those states.

New Calif. Law Requires Disclosure of Foreclosure to Tenants

January 3, 2013: 

In California, a new law that took effect Jan. 1 requires property managers and landlords to disclose to prospective tenants if a property for rent is in foreclosure.

Poll: Number of Renters Who Want to Own Skyrockets

January 3, 2013: 

"We're definitely seeing a renewed sense of optimism," says a PulteGroup spokeswoman about results of a new poll of renters.