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The Top Remodeling Motivators

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00

Homeowners are sprucing up their homes as better and newer amenities catch their eye.

Austin Boasts Largest ‘Net Zero’ Development

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00

Could this be housing’s future? One development near Austin, Texas, is banking on consumers' strong desire for lower utility bills...

Agents Seeing Higher Income, Sales Volume

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

“The return of pre-recession market levels and rising home sales and prices have led to increased business activity among REALTORS® and...

Foreclosures Plunge to Lowest Level Since 2005

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

Many markets are seeing foreclosures dry up as home prices increase. 

How to Beat the Fear of Rejection

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

Sales strategist Shari Levitin says developing a clear market strategy, learning from top producers, and knowing how to handle the word “no...

Housing Affordability Makes Slight Gains

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

Sixty percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of January and end of March were affordable to families earning the U.S. median...

Mortgage Rates Stuck in Holding Pattern

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to hover around 4 percent for the fourth consecutive week. 

Owners, Appraisers Aren’t Seeing Eye-to-Eye

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

For the fifth consecutive month, the gap between appraisers’ and homeowners’ opinions of prices continued to widen. 

Spec Building Meets Entry-Level Demand

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

A very important part of the sales equation to this is real estate professionals, says D.R. Horton CEO David Auld. 

Vacant Listings Can Be Vandal Magnets

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

When thieves are looking for the copper tubing in a home’s pipes, the devastation can become a nightmare to selling homeowners. 

Smart Homes Are No Longer a Futuristic Concept

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

Consumers are seeing more value in gaining control over their home’s locks, thermostat, and lighting, a new survey shows...

You May Need to Blog More

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 00:00

If you have a blog for your real estate business, you may wonder how much time you really need to devote to posting new content to reap the...

5 Dos and Don'ts for Estate Sales

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00

Some sellers have a house full of belongings that they need to dispose of before putting their home on the market. If they choose to do an estate...

Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00

In competitive housing markets across the country, making an offer that sticks has become increasingly difficult. Here are some pointers to share...

Owning a Home Is Still Very Desirable

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00

Don’t let the low homeownership rate fool you. The demand for housing is high, and renters are looking for a way in. 

A New Aging-in-Place Trend?

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00

As baby boomers retire, they might gravitate to this new type of retirement community model. 

Investor’s Wish List: More Student Housing

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00

Student housing is in demand, but a growing shortage of properties may constrain sales from setting record numbers. 

Buyers Driving Mortgage Application Rise

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00

Some home buyers seem to be undeterred by higher prices and a limited number of homes on the market.

Why Productivity Can Suffer in the Open

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00

A new study indicates that the open office trend may have backfired.

NAR CEO Among Honorees of Visionary Award

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS®’ CEO Dale Stinton was recently recognized for his significant impact to the organization and in...