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First-Time Buyers Face More Tough Times

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Many first-time buyers may be feeling like they just can’t catch a break. But flexibility and patience are the keys to getting through the...

Where Homes Sold the Fastest This Winter

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Houses are selling faster, and these five markets are seeing listings stay on the market for the shortest amount of time. 

Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Carson will take over the reins of HUD, overseeing the FHA and other programs addressing the nation’s housing needs, community development,...

Loan Demand Defies Rising Rates

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

"Although it is still early in the homebuying season, purchase activity remains on par with a year ago, suggesting that recent wage growth of...

Wells Fargo Settles On Mortgage Overcharges

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Borrowers who had a mortgage serviced by Wells Fargo between 2005 and 2010 may be eligible to receive a portion of a $50 million settlement.

5 Real Estate Brands Named Top Franchises

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Find out which real estate franchise companies landed spots on Entrepreneur magazine's 2017 Franchise 500 list.

5 Real Estate Brands Named Top Franchises

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Find out which real estate franchise companies landed spots on Entrepreneur magazine's 2017 Franchise 500 list.

Study: January, February Great for Buying

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

For home buyers hoping to snag a deal, here’s why they may not want to delay much longer.

Quartz Pushes Granite Countertops Out

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

The kitchen has a new champ in countertops as more homeowners lose favor with granite. 

When Should Buyers Lock in a Mortgage Rate?

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

With mortgage rates on the rise, how do your clients know when it is the right time to lock in a rate? Here are four cases of when they should...

5 Savvy Negotiating Tips to Share with Buyers

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Here are five tips to put your clients in a better position to negotiate.

Architects Give Home Design a Bold New Spin

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Some architects are experimenting with rotating homes, which they say offers greater sustainability than traditional architecture.

2016 Marked Best Year for Sales in a Decade

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Real estate professionals saw the best year in home sales since 2006's housing boom days. Will the good times last? 

Trump Puts a Halt to FHA Mortgage Cuts

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

In one of his first moves as president, Donald Trump suspends a plan to reduce the Federal Housing Administration’s mortgage insurance...

Coastal Cities Hardest Hit By Rate Increases

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

Home buyers along coastal housing markets are feeling the burden of rising mortgage rates over the past few weeks.

America’s 10 Healthiest Housing Markets

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

Find out which housing markets are showing the most stability, ease of sale, and affordability. 

4 Qualities of Extra Interesting People

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

Do you have “it” in your real estate business? Here are the characteristics that can make you more fascinating to others. 

Renovations Uncover Secrets Behind Walls

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

You never know what you’re going to find when you start tearing down walls, homeowners discover.

The Surprising Cities Gentrifying the Fastest

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

Some unexpected cities are seeing a gentrification boom. But many city planners are discovering that gentrification can get complicated. 

Are Your Online Profiles Out of Date?

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 00:00

Approximately 10 percent of real estate companies’ basic profile information is incorrect, which could result in lost leads, according to...

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