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Have a Difficult Client? Here’s What to Do

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00

If you want to become a top performer, the key might be handling stress and difficult people more efficiently, according to new research.

Not All Cash Buyers Have High Incomes

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00

It seems counterintuitive, but a new study in the Pennsylvania market shows that one in three buyers with incomes under $50,000 paid cash for...

This Could Boost Millions of Credit Scores

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00

Some 12 million consumers could see an improvement to their credit soon due to a change recently announced by the major credit reporting agencies...

3 Ways to Boost Your Business With Diversity

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00

As multicultural homebuyers play an increasingly important role in housing, equipping yourself with the appropriate skills and knowledge is...

Borrowers Lock in Loans as Rates Surge

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00

Mortgage interest rates inched to their highest level since 2014 last week, and consumers are taking notice.  

Many Owners Overestimating Home Values

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00

The gap continues to widen between appraiser and homeowner estimates of property values. 

Real Estate This Spring: The Early Bird Wins

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:00

The housing market’s traditionally busiest time of year has sprung. Here’s what you should expect. 

What's the House Size? No One Is Really Sure

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:00

No universal standard exists for calculating a home’s square footage, and that can breed a lot of confusion among buyers about what all is...

Mortgage Mistakes That Jeopardize Closing

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:00

Don’t let your buyers make a stupid financial mistake before closing. 

A Glance at Homeowners’ Equity by State

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:00

How does your state's equity stack up? Take a look at this map to see the average year-over-year equity increase per borrower by state....

The Green Products Most Used by Builders

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:00

Single-family builders are beefing up their use of green products and services. Find out which environmentally friendly products they’re...

Housing Is Realigning With Historic Trends

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00

The most recent Buy vs. Rent Index from the Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University will help agents answer clients...

Homeowners Find an Equity Bright Spot

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00

You can talk up the equity with more homeowners. Average home equity rose by $13,700 for U.S. homeowners during 2016.

Top Markets for Home Sellers Revealed

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00

Find out which markets offer the best opportunities for sellers.

Get Ready to Work With More Home Flippers

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00

The flippers are back. The number of single-family homes and condos flipped recently zoomed to a 10-year high, a new report shows. 

What Has Analysts Worried With FHA Loans

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00

The number of riskier mortgages is growing, which is increasing delinquencies slightly and raising concerns about defaults, USA Today reports.

In Luxury, More Sellers Become the Tenant

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00

Lease-back agreements in the ultraluxury market are becoming more commonplace, but the arrangements can create complications, if both sides aren...

Do You Want to Text or Talk to Appliances?

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 00:00

Smart-home manufacturers are rethinking whether it’s voice control that will fuel adoption. Some companies are starting to believe the...

White House Weighs a $6 Billion Cut to HUD

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 00:00

The Trump administration reportedly is considering cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development of more than $6 billion, which could...

Mortgage Rates Zoom to 2017 High

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 00:00

Borrowers were met with the highest mortgage rates of the year this week. 

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