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Down Payment in Exchange for Hosting Airbnb

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00

Entrepreneurs in Seattle have come up with an idea to help fill the down payment gap, but buyers must be willing to host a room in their home...

4 Cleaning Habits That Could Damage a Home

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00

Some well-intentioned homeowners may actually be doing more harm than good when they're completing normal household chores.

Money Magazine Reveals 10 Best Places to Live

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00

The magazine teamed up with realtor.com® to leverage the site’s housing market data. And you might be surprised by the spot that earned...

Create a Strong Customer Service Culture

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00

These five tips will help brokers, managers, and team leaders model good service habits and build a customer-centric sales approach.

Student Debt Forces 7-Year Homebuying Delay

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00

Young adults carry an average student debt load of $41,200—higher than their average annual income of $38,800, according to a new NAR study...

How Equifax Breach Could Hurt Home Sales

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00

Here’s what your clients need to do to protect their credit and keep their real estate transactions from imploding.

Home Flippers Face Hurdles in Tight Markets

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00

Investors are employing a number of strategies to gain an edge and improve their ROI.

Trendy Amenities: Dog Yoga, Rock ’n’ Roll Rooms

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00

Urban landlords are increasingly offering unique incentives to attract buyers and tenants to their buildings.

Irma Proves Florida’s Housing Resiliency, Pros Say

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00

Most properties in Irma’s path weathered the storm with only minor damage, showing the effectiveness of the state’s stricter building...

Even Green Homes Can Have Air Pollution

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00

There may be no home that is completely free from toxins, a new study suggests.

Tax Reform Proposals Threaten Homeowners

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:00

NAR testifies on Capitol Hill that current ideas of how to reform the tax code would raise taxes for millions of middle-class homeowners and...

REALTORS® Raise $1.8M for Storm Victims

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:00

The real estate industry has been pouring in donations to go toward supporting people affected by catastrophic flooding from Hurricanes Harvey and...

Childless Households Shape Real Estate Trends

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:00

The fertility rate in the U.S. has dropped to the lowest level on record, and with fewer people having kids, consumers’ housing needs are...

Mortgage Rates Maintain Yearly Lows

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:00

Borrowers still have the opportunity to take advantage of savings. 

Industry Lauds Pick for HUD Deputy Secretary

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:00

Pam Patenaude, who was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, has a “big task ahead” at a critical point for housing, says NAR President...

Realty ONE Group Names New President

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:00

Vinnie Tracey, former president of RE/MAX International, has been tapped to lead the brokerage as it aims to expand domestically and abroad.

Tight Inventories Prompt Overbidding

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00

Desperate buyers are offering more than $200,000 and in some cases nearly $800,000 above the list price to get the home they want. 

Consumers: Appraisals Still Falling Short

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00

You’ll likely need to set your clients straight on what their home is really worth. Appraisals continue to lag homeowners’ price...

Survey: Kids Have Big Say in Home Choice

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00

Your toughest critics may very well be the children of your clients.

How to Advise Clients on Flooring Options

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:00

These three guidelines will help your clients make smart flooring decisions that can help the marketability of their home when it's time to...

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