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Mortgage Rates Take a Breather This Week

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained flat at a 4.19 percent average this week, Freddie Mac reports. 

President Trump Seeks to Dismantle Dodd-Frank

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

President Donald Trump reportedly will sign an executive action Friday to scale back the regulatory system that had been put in place in 2010 in...

Saving for a Down Payment? This is How Long It Will Take

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Depending on where you live, saving for a down payment can take several years of financial planning. Here’s how long it takes, on average,...

Sellers See Biggest Profits Since 2007

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Owners are cashing out with bigger price gains since their original purchase. See which cities are getting the largest cash-outs. 

Use Super Bowl Tactics for Your Presentation

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

Find out what athletes can teach you about nailing your next meeting or listing presentation.

More Consumers Might Buy If They Knew This

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

An imaginary barrier is holding back would-be buyers needlessly, a survey finds. 

Where Renters Really Pay the Most

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

In some cities, renters are faced with paying more than 50 percent of their incomes for housing. 

Why a Homebuilding Boom May Still Be Far Off

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

Builders say they want to meet the rise in demand but they can’t seem to overcome this pressing challenge. 

February is Best for Housing Bargains

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

Data shows that buyers can find the most housing bargains right now. Share this information to help convince your clients to kickstart their home...

Avoid These SEO Mistakes in Online Marketing

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

You’ll jeopardize your search engine rankings by falling prey to one of these common mistakes. 

The Office Construction Surge Is Coming

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

Office construction is on the rise across the U.S. and 2017 is expected to be another mega year for the sector. 

CFPB Hits Brokers For Marketing Agreements

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

Are your MSAs in order? Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined a mortgage lender, two real estate brokerages, and a mortgage...

HUD Reversal Softens Loan Demand

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

Government-insured loan applications plunged last week as plans for an reduction in FHA mortgage premiums got the ax. 

Single Women Comprise 17% of Buyers

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

This growing group is buying up homes at more than twice the rate of their male counterparts. 

A Safety Checklist for Moving Into a New Home

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

The Red Cross offers ideas for how your clients can assess the safety of their new home.

Buyers’ Wish Lists May Soon Include Wellness

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

Younger generations are leading the push for healthier environments inside their workplaces and homes. 

Guess Which Country Has the Biggest Homes?

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

Though Americans love having extra living space, one country has larger average home sizes and three countries beat us in terms of what residents...

NAR CEO Search: Make Your Voice Heard

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 00:00

When NAR CEO Dale Stinton announced he would be retiring at the end of 2017, members and real estate industry pundits have been speculating about...

U.S. Dominates Global List for Affordability

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 00:00

Just when the nation’s housing affordability picture was getting murky, a new report shows the U.S. in a global perspective. And, it’s...

The Housing Crunch for Older Adults Nears

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 00:00

Older Americans are facing a lack of suitable housing, and the problem is only going to get worse over the next 20 years unless something changes...

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