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Green Matters in Real Estate, Surveys Show

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

Earth Day is this Saturday! Talk green to your clients. Surveys are showing they want to hear more about environmentally friendly real estate....

More Homeowners Tackle Renovation Projects

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

“Homeowners are continuing to spend more on improvements as house prices strengthen in most parts of the country,” says a spokesman...

Mortgage Servicer Ocwen Sued by CFPB

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

One of the nation’s largest nonbank mortgage servicers has been sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and has reportedly seen its...

Create Engaging Campaigns on Instagram

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Learn how to develop a content strategy and hone your brand’s marketing efforts on this growing social platform.

The Big Boomer Sell-Off Coming in the 2020s?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Baby boomers are expected to sell their homes in large numbers over the next decade. Will you be ready to help them? 

Why Millennials Value Local Real Estate Agents

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Millennials love to do many things online, but when it comes to real estate, they still prefer a local face-to-face relationship.

Walking Trails Overtake Golf Communities

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Golf course neighborhoods are getting less popular as consumers show a greater preference to live near extensive trail networks and shared...

10 Best College Towns for Investors

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

College towns are known for being great places to invest in real estate, tending to offer stable rents and a steady pool of tenants. Find out the...

5 Environmentally Smart Landscaping Tips

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Share this infographic to help your clients in drought-prone areas plan an environmentally friendly landscaping project.

Do Your Investors Need Landlord Insurance?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

This special type of insurance may offer greater protections to those who rent out a property than what standard homeowners insurance allows....

Fewer New Homes in Pipeline Pushes Up Prices

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00

Nationwide housing starts dropped in March, despite high buyer demand, which is adding pressure to home prices, says NAR’s chief economist....

Why Removing That Wall Isn’t Always So Easy

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00

Your home buyers may believe they can turn just any home into an open floor plan. But not so fast. 

Realtor.com®’s Chief Economist Has Resigned

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00

Jonathan Smoke has stepped down as realtor.com®’s chief economist after nearly three years at the post. The company has begun its search...

Loan Applications Dip, Despite 2017 Rate Low

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00

Fewer home buyers and refinancers locked in the lowest rates of the year last week. Mortgage applications dropped 1.8 percent, the MBA reports....

New Berkshire Alliance Targets Chinese Buyers

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is teaming up with China’s largest international property website, Juwai.com, to attract wealthy Chinese...

Selling This Building Is No Picnic

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:00

A company that thought it was a great idea to move into a building shaped like a picnic basket is having second thoughts as the now-empty property...

What Really Makes a Property Appreciate

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 00:00

A home’s value generally appreciates 3 percent to 4 percent every year, but certain house features could boost a home’s value even...

How Owning a Home Pays Off at Tax Time

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 00:00

Today is tax day! This may be the perfect day to remind your prospects about the advantage of owning a home when it comes to getting a tax break....

Builders Bet on Tiny Apartments

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 00:00

Builders are going smaller with apartments, banking on a lure of tiny studios among the 20-something crowd. 

The 10 Crowning Markets of the Spring Season

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 00:00

Which housing markets are emerging as top performers this spring season?

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