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Providing 'Real Talk' for Buyers and Sellers

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

Looking to inform consumers on the ins and outs of your real estate market? Then take a cue from the Seattle King County REALTORS®’ new...

The Best States to Raise a Family in 2017

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

Find out which cities are the most family-friendly, and see where your state is ranked. 

5 Signs Your Website Is Out of Date

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

A stellar website can help draw customers to you. Make sure your site is an ally to you in your business. 

Water Bills Are Set to Go Even Higher

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

A third of the U.S. population won't be able to afford water bills in just 5 years, a new study warns. 

7 Cities With the Most Pest Infestations

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

Make sure you have a good pest control in these cities. 

7-Year Triumph Over HOA in Mailbox Feud

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

A homeowner battled against his HOA for seven years over his association's mandate to upgrade his mailbox. The owner says the court case was...

Pending Sales Prove Resilient Against Headwinds

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

“Pending sales rebounded last month as enough buyers fended off rising mortgage rates and alarmingly low inventory levels to sign a contract...

Gmail to Soon Block More Attachments

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 00:00

Google's popular Gmail already blocks many attachment types that can run code on the recipient's computer to install malware, and starting...

Play Up That Stellar School Rating to Buyers

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 00:00

Top-ranked public schools are so valued by serious buyers that they have significant effects on prices when it comes to home purchases. 

2016 New-Home Sales Near Decade-Long High

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 00:00

Sales of newly built single-family homes in 2016 posted the highest yearly total since 2007, and with noticeably increased inventory, pieces are...

Mortgage Words You Should Know

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 00:00

Real estate, especially the mortgage industry, has lots of jargon, often coming in the form of acronyms and abbreviations. Keep this explainer...

Mortgage Rates Move Up for First Time in 2017

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages rose for the first time this year.

Get More Prospects to Choose Your Brokerage

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

Online reviews and accurate, in-depth company profiles on multiple sites will attract more customers to your real estate business.

5 Occasions That Call for a Handwritten Note

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

As society operates more and more online, handwritten notes are becoming a rarity — which is why sending one to your clients could help you...

California Groups Sue for More Housing

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

The housing crunch in the nation's most populous state has reached a crisis level, officials say.

Study: Golf Courses Still Drive Up Home Values

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

Though many golf courses across the country are closing, homeowners who live near one in operation are finding a premium on their home price.

20 Markets With Strongest Kickoff to 2017

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

Many areas are experiencing a stronger-than-normal off season for homebuying activity, pushing inventory lower and home prices higher.

Good Neighbors, Volunteering Works Programs Seek 2017 Entries

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

Two awards programs honoring REALTORS® who have made exceptional community service efforts are now accepting applications — and you...

7 Traits for More Meaningful Networking

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00

These are the key personality characteristics real estate professionals need to make a stellar impression when trying to widen their sphere.

Senate Committee Approves Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

If confirmed by the Senate, Carson will take over the reins of HUD, overseeing the FHA and other programs addressing the nation’s housing...