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Paint Colors That Make a Room Look Bigger

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00

A room’s size may largely be about perception. And the paint color on the wall has a lot to do with that perception. 

Why Are Sellers Still Hesitant?

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00

Housing experts explain why many sellers continue to be on the fence.

Where Low Down Payment Loans Are Easiest?

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00

In some metros, home buyers are able to put less down to qualify for a mortgage, a new study finds. 

A Look at Pricing Per Square Foot by Region

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00

The median price per square foot of a new single-family home can vary drastically from region to region. 

Don't Put Your Clients on Hold

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00

Nearly 60 percent of consumers say they’ll never do business with an organization again if their first phone call is not handled to their...

10 Best Cities for Family Home Buyers

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00

A new study identifies the most family-friendly places in 2016 for those looking to buy new single-family homes.

Old School Marketing Strategies That Still Work

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

You don’t need the latest and greatest technology to generate buzz and bring in new clients. Try these strategies from the past. 

Mediterranean-Style Homes Losing Appeal?

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

The architectural style that dominated in the 1990s is losing out lately as buyers favor more modern architecture.

A Generation of Buyers Is Getting Left Behind

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

One real estate analyst cautions against expecting the home ownership rate among Millennials to rise anytime soon.

Real Estate’s Public Image Surges

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

Americans’ positive views of the real estate industry haven't been this high in 12 years. 

Agent Targets Frustrated Voters in Ads

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

One real estate professional is attracting buzz by poking fun at the presidential campaign. 

10 Metros With the Most Vacant Homes

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

Investment properties are accounting for the biggest bulk of vacant homes nationwide. 

Court Agrees Rent Hike Was Too Much in LA

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00

A family is fighting against their landlord’s 63 percent rent hike. Their lawyer wants to take the case to federal court to try to stop such...

The 10 Most, Least Affordable Housing Markets

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00

Coldwell Banker released a new report showing the two extremes of the housing market. Find out where your state stacks up. 

Women Better Than Men at Paying Mortgages

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00

Yet, women tend to pay higher interest rates than men, a new study shows.

Is Your Listing Part of the Internet of Things?

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00

Find out why the so-called Internet of Things could eventually impact all aspects of property ownership and transfer.

Lenders Go After the ‘Zombie’ Homes

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00

Banks are trying harder to remove “zombie” foreclosures to prevent them from haunting housing markets any longer.

Home Owners Rush to Lock in Lower Rates

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00

Refinancing activity is picking up as home owners look to take advantage of lower mortgage rates this week. 

First-Time Buyers Are Slowly Re-Emerging

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

But they’re facing a lot of financial struggles on their way to home ownership. Realtor.com®’s chief economist offers some tips on...

New-Home Prices Are Going Up: Here’s Why

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

Many markets are facing a shortage of new-home lots – record lows, in fact – and that’s prompting prices to accelerate.

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