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Where Homes Sold the Fastest in February

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:00

Forty-two percent of homes sold in February were listed for less than a month across the country. Find out where homes spent the least amount of...

Which Amenity Is Worth the Most to Renters?

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:00

Sure, bedrooms and bathrooms are the two largest factors affecting apartment rent, but a few amenities are also having an impact, a new study...

Google Maps Adds Share Your Location Feature

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:00

The popular mapping service can now be used for real-time location sharing, so others can keep tabs on you during your busy real estate day....

This Is the Worst ‘Housing Drought’ Ever

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:00

The number of homes for sale is at the lowest level on record. Home buyers likely will find fewer options this spring. 

Renters Now Dominate in Half of Cities

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:00

Here’s an eye-catching stat: Fifty-two of the 100 largest U.S. cities are now majority-renter. 

Investors Are Unlocking Biggest Profits Here

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:00

“While good returns on single-family rentals are hard to come by in high-priced coastal markets and in some other housing hot spots...

New-Home Sales Jump 6%

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:00

A growing job market along with rising household formations are helping to fuel the market of newly built single-family homes. 

Expert Tips for Upping Your Relocation Game

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:00

South Carolina–based Century 21 Blackwell & Company Realty was honored for its relocation expertise. Here are their tips for connecting...

Mortgage Rates Retreat Slightly This Week

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage decreased slightly, marking the greatest week-over-week decline in more than two months. 

The Next Big Tech Havens

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:00

Booming tech sectors and real estate often go hand in hand. And some unexpected cities are predicted to turn into the next tech meccas. ...

Court the Millennial Buyer in These Cities

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

Salt Lake City leads the list of top cities for millennials, but a few surprises also land on this year’s rankings. 

NAR's Yun: This Is How to Slow Rising Rates

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve has made two swift rate hikes in just four months and vows of more to come. But there is one thing that...

How to Get Your Content Shared Online

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

Make others want to share your online content and see you as a source of knowledge. Here’s what science says is the key. 

Show a ‘Mini’ Man Cave When Space Is Tight

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

More men say they’re willing to settle for smaller square footage, as long as they can still have their own place of retreat in a home....

How a Smart Home Is at Risk

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

Smart homes can be susceptible to viruses, if homeowners aren’t careful. 

3 Ways Commercial Brokers Help Communities

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00

NAR supports commercial practitioners across the country. NAR values local member services aimed at having a positive impact...

Home Sales Drop Amid Inventory, Affordability Issues

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00

Total sales for existing single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops fell 3.7 percent in February, according to NAR. Delve into the market...

Study Shows Link Between Home Values, Arson

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00

Since the last financial collapse, areas that saw dramatic decreases in property values also experienced more occurrences of fires that damaged...

Market a Home When the Garden Is Fullest

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00

Waiting to put a house up for sale when flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees are at peak color can make a big difference in how fast a home sells...

ARMs Rise in Popularity as Rates Increase

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00

More borrowers are turning to shorter-term adjustable-rate mortgages as interest rates move higher, but that may be a riskier move than your...

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