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4 Bathroom Fads That Turn Buyers Off

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

If your listing includes these fading bathroom trends, you might have a harder time selling it.

Closing Timelines Get Even Shorter

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

The average time to close on all home-loan types dropped to 43 days in March—the quickest pace since February 2015. Find out other trends...

48% of Homes Sell in Less Than a Month

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

Check out the five metro areas where homes are selling the fastest, and heed a warning about what this means for buyers going forward.

7 Innovations That Could Change Your Business

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

NAR has chosen the technology startups that will participate in this year's REach program, which offers guidance on making a bigger footprint...

'Fake Architect' Scam Channels 'Seinfeld' Plot

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

A man in upstate New York posing as a registered architect allegedly duped businesses and municipalities out of more than $200,000 since 2010, a...

Will Lower Rates Create Buyer Frenzy?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

Dipping below 4 percent, cheaper mortgage rates may push borrowers to find a home to purchase quickly.

Home Sales Zoom to Highest Pace in Decade

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

This spring’s housing mantra: Going, going, gone! “Severe” housing shortages are prompting existing-home listings to sell...

Mortgage Rates Drop Below 4%

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is now at its lowest average since November 2016. 

Green Matters in Real Estate, Surveys Show

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

Earth Day is this Saturday! Talk green to your clients. Surveys are showing they want to hear more about environmentally friendly real estate....

More Homeowners Tackle Renovation Projects

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

“Homeowners are continuing to spend more on improvements as house prices strengthen in most parts of the country,” says a spokesman...

Mortgage Servicer Ocwen Sued by CFPB

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

One of the nation’s largest nonbank mortgage servicers has been sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and has reportedly seen its...

Create Engaging Campaigns on Instagram

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Learn how to develop a content strategy and hone your brand’s marketing efforts on this growing social platform.

The Big Boomer Sell-Off Coming in the 2020s?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Baby boomers are expected to sell their homes in large numbers over the next decade. Will you be ready to help them? 

Why Millennials Value Local Real Estate Agents

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Millennials love to do many things online, but when it comes to real estate, they still prefer a local face-to-face relationship.

Walking Trails Overtake Golf Communities

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Golf course neighborhoods are getting less popular as consumers show a greater preference to live near extensive trail networks and shared...

10 Best College Towns for Investors

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

College towns are known for being great places to invest in real estate, tending to offer stable rents and a steady pool of tenants. Find out the...

5 Environmentally Smart Landscaping Tips

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Share this infographic to help your clients in drought-prone areas plan an environmentally friendly landscaping project.

Do Your Investors Need Landlord Insurance?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

This special type of insurance may offer greater protections to those who rent out a property than what standard homeowners insurance allows....

Fewer New Homes in Pipeline Pushes Up Prices

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00

Nationwide housing starts dropped in March, despite high buyer demand, which is adding pressure to home prices, says NAR’s chief economist....

Why Removing That Wall Isn’t Always So Easy

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00

Your home buyers may believe they can turn just any home into an open floor plan. But not so fast. 

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