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Help Boomers Start Navigating Retirement

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

Is your real estate company poised to help the influx of baby boomers looking to downsize their home to live a more financially comfortable...

NAR: 2017 Will Be Strong Year for Commercial

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

“Steady hiring and low local unemployment levels are finally supporting higher wages and increased spending, which in turn bodes well for...

What Happened to Black Homeownership?

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

Homeownership among African-Americans has fallen to the lowest level in decades, a new report shows.  

Mortgage Rates Are Mostly in Holding Pattern

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

Mortgage rates continue to defy expectations, staying mostly flat for the fourth consecutive week. 

5 Commercial Tech Companies to Know

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00

The shifts in the commercial industry have led to a golden age of commercial real estate technology. Here are five companies making a big impact...

10 Commercial Tech Companies to Know

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00

The shifts in the commercial industry have led to a golden age of commercial real estate technology. Here are five companies making a big impact...

New Reality? Buyers Face Fewer Choices

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00

As the spring selling season approaches and buyers start their searches, listings are down more than 7 percent compared to a year ago across the...

Where FHA Loans Are the Most Popular

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00

You don’t usually need 20 percent down to buy a home. Find out where home buyers are taking advantage of the lower down payment requirements...

Landlords Seek to Reinvent Shopping Malls

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00

As mall owners add amenities, activities, and events to their lineup of stores, could home buyers soon be requesting to live inside a mall?...

Hidden Home Fire Dangers That Lurk

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00

Warn your homeowners: Dishwashers, rodents, and even glass objects can be the culprits of house fires. 

You May Not Be Saving Enough for Retirement

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00

Are you one of the two-thirds of Americans who don’t contribute anything to a 401(k) or other retirement account available? If so, you may...

Existing-Home Sales Reach Decade High

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00

Increasing job creation and improved consumer confidence led to a big boost in sales activity in January, NAR reports.

Aging in Place May Be Financially Impossible

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00

Two-thirds of elderly homeowners who want to stay in their current homes may not be able to afford retrofitting for mobility issues.

Minimum Salaries Needed to Buy in 27 Cities

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00

Your clients will need to earn more to afford a median-priced home in some of the country's largest cities. Check out this map to see just how...

The Job Description for NAR's Next CEO

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® formally launches its search with a position description that gives insights into the qualities needed...

Loan Demand Sluggish Heading Into Spring

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00

As real estate heads into its busy spring season, consumers aren't showing typically large demand for mortgage loans just yet.

4 Ways to Capture More International Business

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00

Learn how to work with foreign buyers moving to or investing in your market, as well as American clients looking to make the leap abroad.

Warn Buyers: Earnest Money Mistakes to Avoid

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00

Once a buyer settles on a home they want, they often show that commitment with an earnest-money deposit. But if they’re not careful, they...

The Top Way to Nab More Search Traffic

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00

A new study reveals the best way for getting more search traffic to your website. It’ll cost you more time than money to see the results.

Even Renters Say NIMBY, Study Shows

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00

Usually existing homeowners are associated with blocking new lower income construction, but renters in high-cost cities may hold that same not-in-...

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