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Renters Admit They Favor Homeownership

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

Affordability concerns aren’t spooking renters from their desire to one day own a home, a new survey shows. 

New Homes Continue Downsizing Trend

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

After years of increases, new single-family home sizes are leveling off.

S.F. Targets Teachers With Cheaper Housing

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

City officials are increasingly alarmed that teachers can’t afford to live in the city, and they’re ponying up $44 million to do...

Big Expectations for Home Sales Through 2018

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:00

Real estate professionals will likely continue to see an increase in business over the next two years. But your home buyers may be needing to...

CFPB Investigates Zillow’s ‘Co-Marketing’ Ads

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reportedly is looking into whether some of Zillow’s advertising revenues violate regulations...

Analysis: Rampant Refis Ignited Housing Crisis

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:00

Mortgage refinance activity may have been the true hidden culprit behind the housing crash, a new study reveals. 

30-Year Mortgage Rates Hover Around 4%

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:00

Borrowing costs edged down slightly this week and will likely move even lower next week, Freddie Mac reports.  

Townhome Construction Faces Setback

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:00

Many in the real estate market are looking to the townhome market to help fill the demand for greater entry-level homes for buyers. But the wait...

The Word From D.C.: Cybersecurity

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 00:00

Business tips to stay safe and legal online and other highlights from the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

The Word From D.C.: Cyber Security

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 00:00

Business tips to stay safe and legal online and other highlights from the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

Agents Divulge Strange Questions From Buyers

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 00:00

You undoubtedly field a lot of questions from your clients. But how do you respond when you get an especially odd one? 

Which College Degrees Make You a Homeowner Faster?

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 00:00

You may want to start your customer prospecting in the engineering department of area colleges. Here’s why. 

A Wave of Co-Living Apartments Is Coming

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 00:00

Developers are eyeing apartment shares as a way to lure more millennials with cheaper rents. 

Household Debt Hits New Record

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 00:00

“This record debt level is neither a reason to celebrate nor a cause for alarm,” according to a new report released by the Federal...

The Word From D.C.: Tax Reform

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:00

Perspectives on tax reform, global real estate investing, and more at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo.

Meet ERA’s New, Tech-Savvy COO

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00

ERA Real Estate continues to have its eye on emerging technology and changing consumer behaviors, and is hiring accordingly.

Hackers Breach DocuSign Emails

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00

The e-signature provider identified steps users can take to protect themselves against phishing schemes and other potential scams.

The Word From D.C.: Foundation

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00

HUD Secretary Ben Carson on a new era of homeownership and other highlights from the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and...

Housing Starts Underperform

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00

If your buyers are hoping for more inventory from new construction, they may have to wait a little longer. Housing starts were back down last...

Will the Starter Home Return?

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00

Demand is rising as more buyers seek to enter the market, but builders say starter homes hurt their bottom lines.

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