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Mortgage Applications Surge on Lower Rates

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 00:00

Home buyers and homeowners are taking advantage of some of the lowest interest rates in a year. 

YouTube’s Redesign Will Make Your Videos Look Better

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00

Updates to the 12-year-old platform will soon mean no more black bars on the sides of your vertical smartphone videos. Learn what other features...

What ‘Great Bones’ Really Means

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00

You’ve probably heard the phrase a million times. But what do we really mean when we say a house has great bones?

Scammers Harm Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00

Now that reconstruction is beginning following two storms’ massive paths of destruction through Texas and Florida, it's time to issue a...

The Toughest Home Buyers You’ll Encounter

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00

Some home shoppers are a joy to work with and others will make you want to scream. Here are three types to watch out for.

Don’t Let Sellers Get Overconfident

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00

A severe inventory shortage may be allowing your clients to believe selling their homes will be quick and easy.

‘Granny Flats’ Are Finding a Bigger Purpose

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00

Some hope changing laws to allow more homeowners to build accessory dwelling units will increase property values and alleviate housing shortages...

Where Homes Are Selling the Fastest

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00

We all know most homes sold quickly this summer, but this map offers a visual of the average time it’s taking to complete transactions...

A Sign That More Housing Inventory Is Coming

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:00

A new survey suggests that homeowners who have decided to stay put in their current properties may soon be ready for a move.

Hurricane Irma Tests Florida Building Codes

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:00

State officials implemented the nation’s toughest standards for new developments after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. But they may need to...

More Buyers Use Co-Borrowers on Mortgages

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:00

Dozens of programs and private companies are emerging to act as co-borrowers for consumers by offering a down payment in return for a share of...

Houston REALTORS® Help Harvey Victims Find Homes

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:00

The Houston Association of REALTORS® has launched a housing section on its website to help victims of Hurricane Harvey find a temporary place...

The Impact Immigrants Have on Real Estate

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:00

Property values are rising in areas where immigrants settle, a new analysis shows.

Study: Staging Could Lead to 10% Price Boost

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:00

Staging a listing contributes to receiving significantly higher offers from buyers, according to a new NAR survey.

Florida REALTORS® Brace for Irma’s Wrath

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00

The state association is providing its members a detailed preparation plan as the storm eyes a direct hit on Miami by Sunday.

Congress Approves 3-Month Extension of NFIP

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00

The legislation, which reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program through Dec. 8, now awaits President Donald Trump’s signature.

Equifax Breach Threatens Half the Country

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00

The credit reporting firm revealed a cybersecurity breach that likely comprised the personal information of 143 million consumers. 

Zero-Down Mortgage Offered for Doctors

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00

Medical professionals may be eligible for a mortgage up to $750,000 without a down payment or private mortgage insurance needed.

Mortgage Rates Strike New 2017 Low

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00

For the third consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped to a new year-to-date low. 

Long & Foster Acquired by Berkshire Affiliate

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00

Long & Foster, one of the largest residential real estate companies by sales volume, has now joined Berkshire’s HomeServices of...