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That Old Home Decor Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 00:00

Don’t think a home that boasts decades-old decor needs to be remodeled to appeal to home shoppers today. “The number of people looking...

The Housing Market Is Outperforming

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® has upgraded its sales and pricing forecast for this year as the real estate market proves stronger than...

High Court: Cities Can Sue Banks Using Fair Housing Act

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 00:00

The Supreme Court ruled that cities, not just individuals, can sue under the Fair Housing Act. A handful of cities are seeking to hold big banks...

How To Avoid 4 Real Estate Video Mistakes

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 00:00

As you’re broadening your video marketing efforts, take these tips into consideration for a more professional media product.

Aging Owners Tackle House Projects to Stay Put

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 00:00

Remodelers are reporting increasing demand for aging-in-place modifications. 

Where Mosquitoes Pose a Big Threat to Owners

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 00:00

You especially need to be vigilant about mosquito-breeding places near your home in these locales.

New Households Favoring Homeownership

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

For the first time in a decade, more new households chose to buy a home rather than rent one in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Census...

Home Prices Grow Twice as Fast as Incomes

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

"It can't be sustained," warns a prominent economist.

3 Ways to Generate More Leads This Spring

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

Now that people are emerging from winter hibernation, use these tips to get in front of more customers and build your client base.

The Biggest Roadblocks to Closing

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

Twenty-three percent of real estate professionals say they faced closing delays for a transaction in March. These are the main issues hamstringing...

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...

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