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Housing Market Shows 'Sustainable' Improvement

September 5, 2012: 

The rebounding market has economists predicting that housing will likely add to economic growth this year for the first time in seven years.

Tips: Opening and Closing a Vacation Home

September 5, 2012: 

Stay in touch with recent second-home purchasers by sharing valuable end-of-summer info they'll thank you for.

Where Foreclosures Are the Biggest Problem Still

September 4, 2012: 

While foreclosures are falling, some states continue to battle a high number. Find out where.

3 Buyer Pet Peeves When Touring Homes

September 4, 2012: 

What makes buyers grimace when they tour a home for-sale? Don't let one of your listings fall prey to one of these common buyer pet peeves.

The Leaders in Luxury Real Estate

September 4, 2012: 

This new luxury real estate leader boasts the highest number of homes sold in the nation in the $1 million or more range, and it has seen sales more than double in the past year.

Fannie, Freddie to Hike Loan Fees

September 4, 2012: 

The increase in fees is expected to be passed along to borrowers. Find out what borrowers can expect.

NAR Names Good Neighbor Finalists

August 31, 2012: 

Meet the 10 REALTORS® vying for REALTOR® Magazine's 2012 Good Neighbor Awards. Five winners will be chosen in October, and will earn a $10,000 grant for their community cause. The five honorable mentions will receive a $2,500 grant.

Brand, Deliver Info on Finding Right Loan

August 31, 2012: 

Buyers flummoxed by their mortgage options? Brand, print, and hand deliver a free article from NAR's REALTOR® Content Resource on finding the right loan to fit your needs. Build their confidence in buying—and you—even more by e-mailing all five free "Be a Savvy Buyer" articles now available at the REALTOR® Content Resource.


10 Tips for Writing Effective Real Estate Copy

August 28, 2012: 

Writing clear copy in real estate listings is more important than ever. Since, the first contact you'll likely have with a potential homebuyer will come through a real estate listing, the copy is your first chance to build a reputation and a relationship.

NAR President Praises New Help for Struggling Homeowners

August 27, 2012: 

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Tuesday announced measures to make short sales of underwater homes easier for homeowners, including extending help to people who have financial difficulties but haven’t missed mortgage payments.