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Mortgage Rates: Is It a 'Year Full of Surprises'?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 00:00

Economist says they could defy expectations, as they fall slightly for the second consecutive week.

5 Signs That Traditional Retail Isn’t Dead

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 00:00

Is e-commerce destroying the retail sector in your market? Can traditional brick-and-mortar shops and big-box retailers survive in a turbulent...

The Top Dates for Listing a Home Revealed

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 00:00

Find out the most popular times to list a home for sale to size up your competition. 

17.3M Homes at Environmental Hazard Risk

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 00:00

Take a look at a heat map to assess your metro area’s risk level. 

Be a Happier Business Person: Here's How

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 00:00

What are the keys to happiness? Research reveals how you can be happier in your personal and professional life. 

The 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in U.S.

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 00:00

Home affordability is more than the price a buyer agrees to pay a seller. 

Modified Loans Redefaulting at Faster Rates

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 00:00

Loans that have been modified since 2014 are redefaulting at faster rates than those that were modified in prior years, a new study shows.

The Big Down Payment Myth

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 00:00

Many Americans, particularly young people, think they need a lot more money down than they really do. 

Gap Grows Between Owners and Appraisers

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 00:00

Are sellers being realistic when it comes to what their home is really worth?® Ups Its Texting Game

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 00:00

A new app extension for iPhones and other Apple devices makes sharing listings easier for agents and consumers.

Refinancing Pullback Stalls Loan Demand

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 00:00

As the number of refinance applications dipped to the lowest level since June 2009, overall mortgage applications tumbled last week. 

Technology Is Changing How Homes Look

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 00:00

Smart devices are helping to radically transform homes and how we use them. Here's a look at where we're headed.  

Help Clients Cozy Up Their Space

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 00:00

Check out these six tips for making a room warm and inviting.

Get Ahead of the Spring Buying Season

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 00:00

Brokers can pass these tips on to agents and sellers for prepping a home for the market before the competition heats up.

Apply Online Dating Rules to Home Selling

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 00:00

Here’s a fun one for Valentine’s Day:® uses online dating tips and applies them to the homeselling process.

Luxury Owners Rethink How They Use Space

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 00:00

More luxury homeowners are opting for a lower bedroom count in favor of extra space for hobby rooms or additional amenities. But some real estate...

Top Places for the Singles to Mingle

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 00:00

Single people can increase their Valentine’s Day prospects by living in one of these places. See how your state stacks up.

Study: More Owner-Occupied Homes Becoming Rentals

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 00:00

Find out what's causing more single-family homes to transition into rentals.

Why Millennials Are Less Inclined to Move

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 00:00

As the economy improves, economists expect moves to increase as Americans pursue job opportunities. But that hasn’t occurred, particularly...

Zillow Ordered to Pay $8.3M in Copyright Case

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 00:00

A federal jury in Seattle has ordered Zillow to pay $8.3 million in a copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding the company’s Zillow Digs...