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Landlords Score Big on College Football Locales

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

Investor clients may not want to punt on college football — CBRE Group research shows a correlation between good college teams and...

Rising Mortgage Rates Nip at Loan Demand

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 00:00

Even the slightest move in mortgage rates appears to be having an impact on loan applications. 

Agency Urges Affordability in Rural Housing

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The National Rural Housing Coalition is warning about the fading affordability of rural housing options, and urging investors and coalitions to...

Court Slams CFPB For Overreach on RESPA Referrals

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The real estate industry won a major referral-law victory in court today when a federal appeals court shot down a controversial Sec. 8 anti-...

Spread the Message: Equity Is Growing

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The number of home owners seeing appreciation is increasing. This chart shows the amount of gains in your state.

Americans Want More Bathrooms at Home

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

The percentage of homes with three or more bathrooms is growing. 

Mortgage Relief Extended to Hurricane Victims

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

Lenders are offering forbearance and mortgage modifications for home owners affected by Hurricane Matthew.

What Are Real Estate's Lucky Numbers?

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

For some buyers, the numerology of a home can be a huge draw— or a sign that a home may be bad luck.

Rural Direct Endorsement Loans Face Delay

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

Real estate secured an important victory getting direct endorsement for federally backed rural housing loans enacted into law, but the change will...

Real Estate Exec Accused of Murder-for-Hire

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 00:00

A licensee in a suburban real estate company faces charges of attempting to hire a hit man to kill an attorney involved in a lawsuit against his...

Your Clients May Be Getting Nervous

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 00:00

You may need to soothe some of your consumers’ concerns about buying and selling, a new index shows. 

Which Architecture Style Is Worth the Most?

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 00:00

The Mediterranean, Spanish, or Georgian … which one has the highest median list price? 

Millennial Buyers Need a Rate-Talk

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 00:00

A new report from Ellie Mae says that millennial home buyers need to hear more about how low mortgage rates could increase their buying power....

Las Vegas Agent Stabbed During Showing

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 00:00

“This story has to be shared so that [real estate professionals] are more aware and more careful,” says the wife of a real estate...

Fire Fears Again Spark More Note 7 Delays

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 00:00

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users will have a longer wait for a replacement. The world’s largest smartphone maker has postponed its production...

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 00:00

Are you among the 48 percent of workers who have saved less than $100,000 for retirement? It’s time to play catch up on your savings....

Hurricane Matthew Threatens 2M Homes

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

A deadly storm surge from Hurricane Matthew could cause billions in damage to homes in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. The U...

Dying Suburbia Malls Become Housing Mecca

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

The struggling enclosed shopping mall is being reinvented, even adding housing to up its appeal. And having a home in a mall could be a boon for...

Mortgage Rates Are Staying Low

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage maintained its 3.42 percent average this week, keeping borrowing costs down for your home buyers. 

4 Lawn Maintenance Tips for Fall

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 00:00

Fall lawn maintenance isn't just about clearing away leaves. Sharing these tips with clients can ensure their yard stays healthy throughout...

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