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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...

Mortgage Rates Surprise By Nearing 2017 Low

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

More relief for homebuyers and refinancers as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped lower for the third consecutive week.

Americans’ Mortgages Are the Biggest, Ever

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

The average size of a home loan has swelled to the biggest amount on record.

Clients Want You to Talk Sustainability to Them

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Talk up green with your homebuyers and sellers. Consumers say they want to learn more about real estate sustainability issues, a new survey shows...

Is a Progressive Web App Right For Your Brokerage?

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Learn how this new technology provides app-like functions on your mobile-friendly website, joining the benefits of websites and native apps...

10 States With Highest Property Tax Rates

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00

Want to know how your area compares? View a map to see the breakdown of average property tax rates by county across the country.

New-Home Trend: Bigger Houses, Smaller Lots

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00

While the median size of a new home increased from 1,938 square feet to 2,300 between 1990 and 2016, lot sizes fell during that same period from 8...

Make DIY Paint Jobs Look More Professional

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00

If your sellers plan to repaint by themselves, help them avoid crooked lines as well as speckled floors and ceramics with these four tips.

Questions to Ask When You're Networking

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00

When you meet people at networking events, your goal is to get a second handshake at the end of the conversation. Here are some questions you can...

A Home for a Dollar—in San Francisco

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00

It may seem like the best bargain ever for a property in the pricey Bay Area, but of course, there's a catch.

Study: Millennials Hold Off on Big Life Choices

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00

Baby boomers and millennials have different attitudes when it comes to marriage, children, and homeownership. Here's what it means to you.

Why Sellers Are So Stressed in a Seller’s Market

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00

What do home sellers do when the market is so tilted toward sales that their listed home goes quickly but they can't lock in their own...

Townhomes Are Having a Moment Again

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00

Townhomes are regaining popularity as more people realize they’re a more affordable alternative to renting, says realtor.com®’s...

New Homes Have Gotten Pricier

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00

Over the last 10 years, the price distribution of new homes has changed significantly, as new homes have grown more expensive.

VA Appraisers Few and Far Between in Some Rural Areas

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00

Home loans through the Veterans Administration are under pressure as a lack of VA-approved appraisers and the physical remoteness of comparables...

Find Out How Noisy Your City Is

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00

A new map from the Department of Transportation shows the level of noise on a county-by-county level across the country to let residents know what...

Loan Activity Constrained by Prices, Inventory

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00

Housing analysts say that mortgage applications for home purchases would be much higher today if it weren’t for high home prices and a tight...

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