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Why Mortgage Rates Keep Owners From Selling

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00

The so-called "lock-in effect" is forcing homeowners to stay in their homes longer than they would otherwise.

Buyer Beware: Home Prices Will Only Get Higher

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00

Home sales reached their highest pace in a decade in the first quarter of 2017 as property prices continue to escalate, according to the National...

College Grads Say They're Moving Back Home

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00

Twenty-six percent of millennial college students say they plan to move back home as soon as they earn their degree.

How to Prevail in a Competitive Market

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00

Home shoppers are facing increased competition for the limited number of homes for sale. Share these five tips to help your clients succeed in...

Housing Readies for First-Time Buyer Shift

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00

Get ready to see more first-time home buyer clients. Their numbers are approaching their historical averages, as young adults increasingly choose...

Should FHFA Crack Down on Rent-to-Own?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00

Lawmakers are increasingly sounding the alarm as they accuse several investment firms of predatory business practices involving the sale of...

The 8 Best Cities for College Grads

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00

Here come 1.9 million new college graduates this year. So, where should they move?

The Top Remodeling Motivators

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00

Homeowners are sprucing up their homes as better and newer amenities catch their eye.

Austin Boasts Largest ‘Net Zero’ Development

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00

Could this be housing’s future? One development near Austin, Texas, is banking on consumers' strong desire for lower utility bills...

Agents Seeing Higher Income, Sales Volume

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

“The return of pre-recession market levels and rising home sales and prices have led to increased business activity among REALTORS® and...

Foreclosures Plunge to Lowest Level Since 2005

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

Many markets are seeing foreclosures dry up as home prices increase. 

How to Beat the Fear of Rejection

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

Sales strategist Shari Levitin says developing a clear market strategy, learning from top producers, and knowing how to handle the word “no...

Housing Affordability Makes Slight Gains

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

Sixty percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of January and end of March were affordable to families earning the U.S. median...

Mortgage Rates Stuck in Holding Pattern

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to hover around 4 percent for the fourth consecutive week. 

Owners, Appraisers Aren’t Seeing Eye-to-Eye

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

For the fifth consecutive month, the gap between appraisers’ and homeowners’ opinions of prices continued to widen. 

Spec Building Meets Entry-Level Demand

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

A very important part of the sales equation to this is real estate professionals, says D.R. Horton CEO David Auld. 

Vacant Listings Can Be Vandal Magnets

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

When thieves are looking for the copper tubing in a home’s pipes, the devastation can become a nightmare to selling homeowners. 

Smart Homes Are No Longer a Futuristic Concept

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

Consumers are seeing more value in gaining control over their home’s locks, thermostat, and lighting, a new survey shows...

You May Need to Blog More

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

If you have a blog for your real estate business, you may wonder how much time you really need to devote to posting new content to reap the...

5 Dos and Don'ts for Estate Sales

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00

Some sellers have a house full of belongings that they need to dispose of before putting their home on the market. If they choose to do an estate...