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Fewer Americans Are in Poverty

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. poverty rate dropped 1.2 percentage points, the largest annual drop since 1999.

Homes Powered by Ocean Waves Now Possible

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00

A new way to generate electricity to power homes and buildings has emerged, which could offer a cheaper way to get energy to coastal areas....

4 Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle Now

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:00

With fall officially here, it's a good time to remind your clients to take up these timely home maintenance projects.

Millennials Fuel 2016’s Hottest ZIP Codes

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:00

Don’t underestimate the millennial factor. The generation is fueling many of the hottest housing markets of the year.

Yahoo Faces Biggest Data Breach in History

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:00

The company says at least half a billion e-mail accounts have been hacked. If you have a Yahoo account, the company is urging you to do this right...

What Makes a City Fun?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:00

WalletHub believes it has the answer. It recently ranked cities based on the number of fun and cost-effective activities. Find out what city...

Mortgage Rates Head Back Down

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.48 percent this week. 

Help Your Clients Snag Their Childhood Home

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:00

In some cases, real estate professionals are stepping in to help reconnect families to the home they grew up in.

Fed on Rate Hike: Not Yet

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve voted to hold off on a short-term rate increase. What does this mean for housing?

5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Listing

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:00

The outside of the home is a big part of buyers’ first impression, sometimes the only part. Here are some easy ways to spruce up the outside...

3 Tips for Recruiting New Agents

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:00

Here are three themes that are guiding brokers and owners’ goals when it comes to recruitment. 

The South Is Getting Rich

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:00

Households in the South are seeing some of the strongest income gains.

Home Sales Soften on Inventory, Pricing Woes

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:00

“Hopes of a meaningful sales breakthrough as a result of this summer’s historically low mortgage rates failed to materialize because...

The Reasons Behind 2017's Color Trends

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00

Every year, paint company Sherwin-Williams puts together a series of palettes to predict the hues and combinations that will influence interiors...

A Lesson for Sellers on Disclosures

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00

“Most sellers think it is in their best interest to disclose as little as possible,” a real estate attorney says. But that could land...

Builders: ‘Mild Speed Bump’ in New Homes

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00

After two consecutive months of gains, housing starts recede. But the builders' trade group calls it a temporary blip. 

Freddie Tests Less-Stringent Loan Program

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00

Freddie Mac and two non-bank lenders are easing income and documentation requirements for mortgage borrower applicants under a new pilot program...

This Wireless Device Can Read Your Emotions

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00

Imagine using a device to read your clients’ true emotions in your business relations. This could be the future.

Are Higher Rates Spooking Buyers?

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00

An uptick in mortgage rates is softening the number of mortgage applications. 

Homes Are Getting More Affordable

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates may be driving recent improvements in affordability.