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Patent Troll to Stop Seeking Fees from Real Estate Industry

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

In a major victory for real estate, a so-called patent troll has agreed to a settlement with NAR that will prevent it from suing, or threatening...

Retirement Homes Get the Luxe Treatment

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

Active adult communities are increasing in demand, and builders find a growing number of retirees want a home with the greatest and latest updates...

Study: A ‘Green’ Building Makes You Smarter

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

A new study shows there may be even more reason to go green, besides the potential energy costs savings. It could improve your health and your...

Mortgage Rates Are Moving on Up

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

For the first time since June, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 3.48 percent, ending an 11-week trend.

47.2M Homes Nationwide Now Have Equity

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

With home prices still on the rise, it's likely that even more home owners will see an increase in equity over the next year.

Patent Troll to Stop Seeking Fees from Real Estate Companies

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 00:00

In a major victory for real estate, a so-called patent troll has agreed to a settlement with NAR that will prevent it from suing, or threatening...

5 Essential Skills to Master the Market

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

CRS Week is almost here and we have some exclusive sneak peeks and a run-down of how to access free webinars on topics from getting more referrals...

5 Ways to Make Your Car Client-Ready

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

In a business where first impressions are everything, your client-facing car needs to be dependable and well-maintained. Here are a few tips from...

Housing Markets Move More Into Buy Zone

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. housing market is moving deeper into “buy territory,” which indicates that the majority of housing markets remain a sound...

Americans Are Getting Richer

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

Incomes nationwide rose 5.2 percent last year, the first significant gain for the average family in more than seven years.  

Compared to 100 Years Ago, Owners Live Large

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

U.S. homes have seen a steady and “remarkable” rate of growth over the past century. Some cities in particular are known for building...

Get Ready for Longer Tweets

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

Starting next week, Twitter users will no longer be confined to a 140-character limit on their tweets. 

Tell Clients to Visit a Listing at These Times

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00

Visiting a listing various times of day can paint quite a different picture of a home and its noise level. Make sure your buyers are comfortable...

Where Investors Can Find the Best Returns

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:00

A new study highlights the top markets for rental-rate increases on single-family homes.

Are You Posting Too Often on Social?

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:00

You don’t want to be annoying, but you also don't want people to be forgotten. Forbes.com breaks down how active you should really be on...

Where Investrs Can Find the Best Returns

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:00

A new study highlights the top markets for rental-rate increases on single-family homes.

Owners Still Overestimating Home Values

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:00

The gap between home owners' beliefs about the value of their home and the appraisal could cause problems, according to a Quicken Loans study...

Your Safety Expertise Can Convert FSBOs

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:00

Plus four other safety secrets to know this REALTOR® Safety Month.

Post-Labor Day Uptick in Mortgage Apps

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:00

Does this mean we can expect a boost in sales in the near future?

Buyers Stuck on Down Payment Confusion

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:00

Consumers across all ages, income brackets, and education levels lack awareness about low-down-payment mortgage options, according to NAR's...

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