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Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 00:00

Are you among the 48 percent of workers who have saved less than $100,000 for retirement? It’s time to play catch up on your savings....

Hurricane Matthew Threatens 2M Homes

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

A deadly storm surge from Hurricane Matthew could cause billions in damage to homes in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. The U...

Dying Suburbia Malls Become Housing Mecca

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

The struggling enclosed shopping mall is being reinvented, even adding housing to up its appeal. And having a home in a mall could be a boon for...

Mortgage Rates Are Staying Low

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage maintained its 3.42 percent average this week, keeping borrowing costs down for your home buyers. 

4 Lawn Maintenance Tips for Fall

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

Fall lawn maintenance isn't just about clearing away leaves. Sharing these tips with clients can ensure their yard stays healthy throughout...

And You Thought Prices Were High Here…

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

Yes, home prices are rising across the country, but a 6 percent annual jump may seem very minimal when you compare it to what’s happening in...

Your Clients Can Live Here on $40K or Less

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

Lead your home shoppers or retirees to these places if they’re looking for some of the areas with the lowest cost of living and best housing...

3 Pinterest Strategies That Drive Web Traffic

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 00:00

These tips can help increase referrals to your website and make your real estate company more visible.

Buyers Are Flooding Into These 10 Markets

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 00:00

Real estate professionals in these metros can expect business to get busier. U.S. News & World Report releases a list of the top places...

Get Ready to Sell More Supersized Homes

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 00:00

The McMansion is back. The share of new homes being built with 5,000 square feet or more is growing. 

The Rental Market Shows Signs of Cooling

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 00:00

Landlords may have finally hit the peak with rising rents. 

Are Your Clients Missing Out on Lower Payments?

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 00:00

For some home owners, however, lower mortgage rates remain elusive. 

Even A-Listers Don’t Always Get Asking Price

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 00:00

Reassure your home sellers: Celebrities have to negotiate on their home sales too. 

Home Owners Rush to Refinance

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:00

But applications for home purchases see a drastic year-over-year decline amid the one-year anniversary of new mortgage rules.

Share This Tip With Renters Who Want to Own

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:00

As renters face escalating housing costs, you should be concerned that it's getting harder for them to save for a home purchase. But this...

Down-Payment Flubs That Delay Transactions

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:00

Make sure your buyers don't make these innocent mistakes when depositing money into their bank accounts. Otherwise, it will trip up lenders...

Survey: Investors Eye More Real Estate Assets

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:00

You may want to be prepared to advise investors on real estate acquisitions, as 89 percent say they are "eager" to incorporate real...

Reduce Buyer Panic Over Rising Home Prices

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:00

Several reports are showing steep acceleration in home appreciation, but there's a way you can talk down buyers who are worried that they'...

5 Ways to Save Your Clients Money

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:00

Prospective home owners need to learn how to budget for the costs of home ownership, but many of your buyers may be too quick...

Brace Clients for the Seasonal Slowdown

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 00:00

NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun offers up some insights on why you need to keep your buyers and sellers’ expectations in check...