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Strong Building Activity Tests Agents

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00

Are you having trouble convincing buyers to consider existing properties when builders are briskly turning out new homes a short distance away?...

Bankrate Names the 10 Best Places to Retire

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00

Which cities offer the most bang for your buck in your golden years? Bankrate.com released its list of prime retirement locales. 

Mortgage Rates Got Cheaper This Week

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00

Borrowers got some relief with mortgage rates for the second straight week. 

Improve Customer Service on Social Media

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00

Step up your client outreach through your social media business pages with these five tips from customer service expert Shep Hyken.

Bedroom Designs That Buyers Loathe

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00

You may actually scare off some home shoppers with certain bedroom decor. Design experts weigh in on things to avoid when selling. 

Communities Tackle ‘Light Pollution’

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00

About 99 percent of people living in the U.S. and Europe live under “light-polluted” skies. Preserving the night sky has become a...

March's Hot List: The 20 Top Performers

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:00

Realtor.com® releases its monthly list of real estate’s booming markets. See which cities landed at the top in March. 

‘No Knock’ Registry Is a Jab at Real Estate

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:00

Jersey City, N.J., city council members approved a “No Knock” registry in response to homeowners who claim they’ve been...

Homeowners Don’t Want Cookie-Cutter Lawns

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:00

Owners are taking on landscaping projects to make their front yard look different from their neighbors'. 

REALTORS® Warn of Doomsday if Flood Insurance Expires

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:00

Time is ticking for the National Flood Insurance Program. NAR says the looming Sept. 30 reauthorization deadline could pose a threat to...

3 House-Hunting Tips for Car Owners

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:00

In all the hustle and bustle of searching for a new home, it's easy for your clients to overlook how and where the car is going to live. But...

Could Improv Improve Your Business Skills?

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:00

Business professionals say an improv class isn’t just for comedians. 

Contract Signings Jump to Near Decade High

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 00:00

Pending home sales posted a strong rebound in February, soaring to the highest level in nearly a year and the second highest level in more than a...

10 Smaller Cities With Surging Markets

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 00:00

Big cities may grab most of the headlines when it comes to housing, but the gains popping up in smaller cities shouldn’t be ignored....

What Has Mortgage Lenders So Upbeat?

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 00:00

Lenders may be facing pressing challenges to their profit margins, but that doesn’t seem to be putting a dent in their optimism, according...

Hispanics Are a Growing Buying Force

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 00:00

While the national homeownership rate declines, ownership rates among Hispanics have been defying the trend with steady rises. 

Mortgage Rates Ease, Borrowers Not Pouncing

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 00:00

A slight drop in mortgage rates last week did not lead to much mortgage activity.

Webcast to Explore Down Payment Financing

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:00

An upcoming REALTOR® Magazine webcast can help you guide clients to down payment assistance when their income is above typical standards for...

The Economy's Thorn: Low Ownership Rates

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:00

The decline in the U.S. homeownership rate represents “a substantial hurdle” that is stifling the pace for economic growth, according...

Comeback Markets Among Housing's Healthiest

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:00

Some of the nation’s once hardest-hit housing markets are now among some of the healthiest. 

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