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Glowing Jobs Report May Lift Luxury Housing

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

A bigger than expected employment gain in July could pave the way for a rebound in the luxury housing market. 

Help Clients Get to Know The Neighborhood

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 00:00

These tips will help your buyers get a an accurate feel for a potential neighborhood.

‘Boomerang’ Buyers Are Slow to Return

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 00:00

The housing market has been waiting for owners who had lost their homes to foreclosure to re-emerge. But they haven’t been re-entering the...

Student Housing Investments May Hit Record

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 00:00

This year is on pace to see the largest number of investors buying student housing properties, new data reveals. 

July Marked a Big Month for Housing

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 00:00

“The window to enjoy the best summer in a decade for real estate remains open for the well-qualified and those ready to act,” says...

Mortgage Rates Near 2016 Lows Again

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates reversed course this week after climbing for the last three weeks. 

What 55-Plus Buyers Are Looking For

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 00:00

At 77 million strong, the baby boomer generation carries a significant weight for the housing market.

Where Buying Beats Out Renting the Most

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:00

If you live in one of these markets, spread the word: Renters will likely find that home ownership is a more affordable option.

3 Tech Trends Dominating 2016

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:00

Here are a few of the hottest tech trends of 2016. See how real estate professionals are weaving them into their business.

Section 8 Vouchers Can Be Used to Buy Homes

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:00

A new housing reform law allows Section 8 housing voucher recipients to use the federal aid to buy a manufactured home. 

How Walkability Can Boost Home Values

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:00

Learn just how much of a premium homes can command in certain markets by being within walking distance to jobs, schools, shopping parks, and other...

Renovation Ideas Owners May Want to Rethink

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:00

Home owners may come to regret these renovation ideas. 

Buyer Traffic Strong; Sellers Still Hesitant

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:00

The latest REALTORS® Confidence Index shows a strong demand for housing, but lack of new-home inventory is keeping supply tight.

Mortgage Apps Slip Even as Rates Go Lower

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 00:00

After a strong showing in the first half of the year, applications for refinancings and home purchases are hitting a speed bump this summer.

Survey: Save for 3 Years for a Down Payment

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 00:00

Home owners who had to save up to buy a home spent an average of three years shoring up their finances before they had enough for a down payment,...

Home Owner Sues Over Pokémon GO Grief

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 00:00

A New Jersey man says he's tired of people entering his backyard in search of Pokémon, and the makers of the game shouldn't be...

Should You Adopt Your Clients' Fashion Sense?

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 00:00

Your appearance is partially responsible for whether you land a new client, some studies suggest. So what should your dress...

Realtor.com® Adds Yelp Reviews to Listings

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 00:00

A slew of new features allow home shoppers to learn more about amenities near properties they're interested in and provide greater access to...

Luxury Market 'Not What It Was'

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 00:00

The strong price growth that made the high-end housing sector a seller's market is slowing down, and buyers are gaining the upper hand.

It’s a Good Time to Sell, Americans Say

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00

A new survey reveals home owners’ top reasons for selling now and their beliefs on setting the right price. 

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