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Why Home Flippers Are Nervous

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 00:00

Learn how macro housing trends are chasing some investors into markets and neighborhoods that may be less fundamentally sound but also offer more...

Mortgage Rates Climb to 2016 High

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 00:00

Home shoppers may want to lock in rates soon, as borrowing costs continued to edge higher this week.

More Money in Home Owners' Pockets

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 00:00

Here's a happy holiday message for your clients: The average gain in home equity was $12,500 this year. 

Easy Property Upgrades to Conserve Water

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 00:00

With utility bills on the upswing in many areas, home owners will appreciate these changes, none of which include a two-minute shower. 

6.3 Million Loans Missing

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 00:00

It's clear to many in the industry that tight credit standards have greatly impacted the housing market, but the Urban Institute's latest report...

Brokers Share Their 2017 Outlook

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 00:00

Brokerages are increasingly feeling profitability pressures and are muting their expectations in the coming year. Here’s why. 

Holiday Décor Tips and Tricks for Sellers

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 00:00

For homeowners who like to decorate for the holidays, make sure they follow these guidelines to make sure the décor doesn’t wind up...

Many Borrowers Unaware Higher Payments Coming

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 00:00

Borrowers with home equity lines of credit may soon find their monthly payments will be getting more expensive. To many, it may come as a sudden...

Tune In to Your Marketing Metrics

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 00:00

Find out what is working and what isn’t when it comes to your online outreach. Find out how you can easily measure it. 

Apple Admits to iPhone Battery Problem

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 00:00

The company is confirming a recent outcry from users who have been saying their iPhone 6S devices are abruptly shutting down their phones. The...

Free Fall in Mortgage Applications Stalls

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:00

As interest rates edge higher, loan applications have taken a dive. But last week, volume was flat — a sign the downward spiral may be...

Christmas Tree Shortage Hits Homeowners' Wallets

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:00

The summer drought has led to a shortage of Christmas trees, driving up prices for homeowners who want to decorate with the spruces.

Study: Renters Weathering Rising Costs Well

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:00

Despite skyrocketing rental prices in recent years, renters appear to be in better financial shape today than they were immediately following the...

Follow-Up Info Homeowners Want From You

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:00

Nearly half of homeowners say they don't have a "go-to" real estate agent, according to a survey. So are you trying hard enough to...

Trump Tower's New 'Amenity': Secret Service

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:00

Real estate agency Douglas Elliman is trying to sell New York's Trump Tower as the "most secure building in Manhattan" because of...

Renters Crave Smart Home Technology

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:00

In fact, 86 percent of millennial renters say they’re willing to pay more for a “smart” apartment. 

Are iPhone Users Less Honest With Clients?

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:00

A new study — the first of its kind to attempt to link personality traits to smartphone usage — finds some startling correlations.

Lawmakers Cautious on Tampering With Homeownership

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:00

Homeownership will be in the spotlight next year as lawmakers in the new Congress look at federal taxes and what to do about the two secondary...

How to Make Others Know You're the Real Deal

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:00

Supercharge your personal brand by trying out these strategies. 

NAR, realtor.com Score Industry Win Against Patent Troll

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:00

The real estate industry achieved an important victory last Friday on a patent-infringement case — one that stretches back more than a...

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