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6 Tips for Hosting an Open House in Winter

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

The weather is getting cold and dreary outside in many places, but that doesn’t mean your open house can’t still be warm and inviting...

Builders Return to Once-Abandoned Projects

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

As the supply of buildable lots shrinks, home builders are looking to add inventory by turning to developments that they had once left uncompleted...

The Best Window Treatments for Sellers

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Window treatments offer many benefits to sellers: They can bolster the look of a home's interior, making a positive first impression on buyers...

Where It’s Easier to Keep Financial Resolutions

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Your clients’ chances of being able to save up for a down payment and obtain homeownership may be highest in these locales. 

Putting Your Needs First, NAR Leaders Called ‘Influencers’

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:00

NAR's 2017 president and president-elect were at the forefront of a number of REALTOR® association executives named to Inman's...

The Next Big Thing in Smart-Home Tech

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:00

Voice control is the next buzzword in smart-home technology, a new Coldwell Banker survey shows. It’s also expected to steal a lot of the...

More Equity Likely Coming to Owners

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:00

“Last summer’s very low mortgage rates sparked demand, and with for-sale inventories low, the result has been a pickup in home-price...

Foreign Buyers: U.S. Is Tops for Real Estate

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:00

The United States remains the world’s most popular choice for foreign real estate capital, a new survey reveals. 

A Homeowner's Worst Nightmare: Bed Bugs

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:00

“Anyone can get bed bugs in their home. They are not a sign of uncleanliness,” says an entomologist. Here’s what you can do to...

Mortgage Applications Plunge 12% End-of-Year

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:00

Mortgage application volume dropped sharply over the holidays, despite a drop in mortgage rates at the end of the year. 

Help Clients Avoid House-Hunting Drama

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:00

Moving can be stressful and turn someone with the calmest temperament into a real drama queen. Here are some tips to share with your buyers about...

Kick off 2017: Supercharge Your Productivity

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:00

If your New Year’s resolution was to be more productive, heed this advice to get there. 

This May Be It for the Luxury Rental Boom

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:00

Landlords of high-end properties may be forced to cut rents and offer concessions as supply starts to outstrip demand. 

The Locales with the Oldest, Newest Homes

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:00

Here’s where your buyers may have the easiest time finding a new home, and the markets where buyers can expect it to be the most difficult...

80% of Housing Markets Are Getting Better

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:00

2017 is starting on a real estate high note. The majority of the top 100 housing markets are steadily improving from their historic benchmark...

Post-Disaster, Families Rebuild Bigger, Better

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:00

Call it resilience. Homeowners who rebuild following a hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, or flood are using it as an opportune time to do fancier...

Suburbs Offer Big Business Potential

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

Here are five reasons real estate companies should look to gain suburban market share in 2017 and beyond.

Putting Mortgage Rates Into Perspective

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

Though mortgage rates moved higher again this week, borrowers should still appreciate how low they are.

12 Best Cities to Ring in the New Year

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

New York's Times Square may have the reputation for being the spot to celebrate New Year's, but these cities offer a comparable...

Your Buyers Can Get a Lower Mortgage Rate

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

Though rates have jumped in recent weeks, you can "pay points" to bring down the cost. Here's how to help your clients determine if...

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