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Cities With the Most Cash Sales

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

Find out where buyers in more than half of all transactions are paying all cash.

Why Buyers May Regret Living in a Cul-de-Sac

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

Living in a cul-de-sac offers plenty of appeal, but here are some things your clients should consider to make sure it's a goof option for them...

Home Sellers Are Pocketing More Money

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:00

The first quarter was the most profitable time to be a home seller in nearly a decade. Yet, many homeowners are continuing to stay put in their...

Following Weeks of Declines, Rates Tick Up

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are back up above 4 percent this week. 

Is the Homeownership Rate Finally Stabilizing?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:00

The homeownership rate increased among all age groups in the first quarter. 

If Buyers Want to Save Money: Tell Them to Shop

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:00

A new study reveals the saving potential of borrowers who shop around for a mortgage. The savings can really add up. 

Tech Jobs Take Blame for Overpriced Housing?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:00

As more areas hope to become the next Silicon Valley, some community planners are encouraging cities to take action to make sure they do not price...

How Trees Benefit Home Values

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

Are your clients looking for a smart-home improvement project with a significant return on investment? Advise them to plant a tree.

Agent's Rape Spurs Association Action

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

After a member was brutally attacked last week, the Elkhart County Board of REALTORS® in Indiana is creating a task force that will bring...

Housing Shortages Are Curbing Sales

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

“Home shoppers are coming out in droves this spring and competing with each other for the meager amount of listings in the affordable price...

Buy vs. Rent? The Top-Rated College Towns

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

Baltimore, home to Johns Hopkins University, ranks as the top college town housing market where buying makes more financial sense than renting....

Owners: Be Smart When Financing Renovations

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

As more homeowners look to remodel, they may be considering how to fund their renovations and, financial planners say, there are smart ways to do...

4 Checks to Protect a Home in the Spring

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

Remind your clients to take precautions to keep their homes safe this spring from strong winds, rains, and changing temperatures. Here are a few...

Builders Reveal Their Top Areas of Innovation

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

Big data and analytics is one of the main sources of innovation happening in the building industry, homebuilders report. 

Mendenhall Urges Lawmakers to Keep Incentives for Homeowners

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

Tax reform, flood insurance topped the agenda during Hill meetings between the president-elect of the National Association of...

Use the Power of Gratitude to Spark Loyalty

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

Are you using social media to thank your clients? Here are five techniques that could lead to a devoted following and more business. 

Lower Mortgage Rates Boost Loan Demand

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

Total mortgage activity jumped 2.7 percent week-over-week as mortgage rates continued to fall. 

Urgency Increases for First-Time Buyers

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

The looming threat of interest rate increases may prompt more buyers to enter the market this year.

Buyers Rushing Toward New Construction

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

With tight existing-home inventory, rising household formation, and continued job creation, new-home sales numbers are soaring. But the National...

Will Tax Changes Benefit Homeowners and Investors?

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® welcomes reform but warns Congress and the White House that any tax reform that damages the economic...

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