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These Plants Can Improve a Home’s Air Quality

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00

You may want to consider adding these houseplants to your office or home. They boast air-purifying qualities. 

Federal Overtime Rule Blocked, With Impact on Real Estate

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 00:00

A U.S. District Court's injunction against the new overtime rules will affect salaried employees of brokerages and state and local...

Conforming Mortgage Limits Rise for 2017

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 00:00

The federal government is increasing the limit for conforming mortgages from $417,000 to $424,100 in most regions of the U.S. starting Jan. 1,...

More New-Home Buyers Consider Custom

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Custom-home building is hitting a post-recession high as more new-home buyers look to have more say in how their home is built. 

What You Have to Be Thankful for in Housing

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Things are looking up in real estate. Here’s why you should be feeling better about the market’s outlook. 

Where Are Homes Selling the Fastest?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Forty-three percent of homes sold in October were on the market for less than a month.

Put Rising Rates Into Perspective for Buyers

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

“My advice to clients right now is to be extremely defensive,” says one loan officer about the recent jump in mortgage rates. 

Follow the Equity Trail

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

More “equity-rich” homeowners are surfacing in the U.S. Five states around the country are leading the trend, according to new...

Dual Agency Role Expanded in Calif. High Court Ruling

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

A closely watched case could have implications for the industry when it comes to expanding the meaning of who may be involved in dual agency when...

Americans Show Less Willingness to Move

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Moves across the country plunged to an all-time low this year.

What? You’re Not Investing in Real Estate?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Only about 30 percent of REALTORS® own investment property, which is one reason why NAR will be making it a priority in the coming year...

Home Sizes Shrink Yet Again

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Your first-time home buyers may soon have more opportunities in the new-home market.

‘Blue State’ Buyers Drawn to ‘Red State’ Rentals

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Party lines are being crossed in real estate buying. Recent reports show that blue state investors are taking advantage of low real estate prices...

The Autumn Revival: Home Sales Surge

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Existing-home sales soared to the highest annualized pace in nearly a decade, even ascending June’s cyclical sales peak. Read more from NAR...

Are Garageless Homes the Future?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00

Self-autonomous vehicles have arrived, and they're expected to radically change the look of residential homes and communities.

Boost Your Salary: Get More Zzz’s, Study Says

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00

New research says that getting more restful sleep at night could help you make more money. 

Agents Use VR as Hook for Broker Open House

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00

“We more than doubled the amount of agents we would have normally had at a traditional open house,” says one of the Coldwell Banker...

More Tiny Neighborhoods Are Coming

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00

Municipalities are changing zoning codes to allow more tiny home neighborhoods to pop up in response to a rise in demand. 

Townhome Construction is Booming

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00

The townhome market continued to make gains in the third quarter as home buyers showed greater desire for urban villages and walkable...

More Retirees Face Growing Mortgage Debt

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00

A rising number of older homeowners are carrying larger amounts of mortgage debt into retirement.