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Going Global? Understand These Gestures

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:00

If you’re looking to work with international clients, make sure you know what these nonverbal forms of communication indicate. Hint: The...

Will There Be Too Few Appraisers in 10 Years?

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:00

Find out why the industry isn't prepared to face the coming retirement wave. 

Watch for These Open House Red Flags

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:00

Make sure you're able to spot these signs of deferred maintenance in a listing.

Immigrants Key to Homeownership Growth

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:00

A new report predicts foreign-born residents will have a “significant impact” on housing demand, but if their buying levels aren't...

Loan Applications Rise as Rates Hit 2017 Low

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:00

More buyers moved to lock in rates last week, as mortgage costs dipped to their lowest average of the year. 

Renters Are Starting to Feel Richer, But...

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:00

While many consumers are feeling more optimistic about their financial situations, they're not necessarily looking to buy a home or even...

Are Your Buyers Getting Frustrated Yet?

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00

This spring home shoppers have a major gripe: There aren’t enough homes for-sale. 

NAR: Vacation Sales Plunge, Investors Rise

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00

Vacation sales plunged 22 percent year-over-year as vacation homes become more difficult to find and less affordable. Meanwhile, investment home...

Selling a Tenant-Occupied Property

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00

If you have a client looking to sell his or her rental property, walk them through these three scenarios to get a lessee-occupied home sold...

Use That Tax Refund for A Down Payment

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00

The average tax refund could help get a potential home buyer on their way to saving up for a down payment. 

The Keys to a Great Domain Name

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00

Your website URL is key to your brand identity. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re using it wisely.

10 States Investing the Most in Commercial

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:00

“The importance of commercial development to the U.S. economy is well established, and the industry’s growth is critical to creating...

Calculator for Buyers: Purchase Now or Save More?

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00

Show your clients this tool from mortgage industry blog MGIC Connects, which can help them decide whether they'd be better off buying a home...

Why Your Online Ads Don't Get a Response

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00

Marketing on the internet can be effective for prospecting, but you have to focus on the right results for your campaigns. Avoid these three...

Court: Fair Housing Protects LGBT People

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00

For the first time, a federal judge has ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is illegal under the Fair...

Top Cities for First-Time Buyers in 2017

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00

Affordability issues may be keeping some first-time buyers on the sidelines, but homeownership is more accessible to millennials in these...

Wire Scam Warnings as Spring Season Starts

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00

The real estate and title insurance industries are reminding home buyers about fraud schemes designed to steal their down payment funds, but...

After Record High, Consumer Confidence Falls

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 00:00

"Strong home-price appreciation has turned into a double-edged sword for the housing market," says Fannie Mae's chief economist.

Real Reasons Millennials Are Waiting to Buy

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Though 42 percent say they are delaying a home purchase because of the Fed's recent hike in interest rates, according to a new survey, their...

Most Consumers Are Wrong About Home Insurance

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

A new study shows that your clients have a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to home and flood insurance. Would you be able to explain it to...

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