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News Corp Posts Profit on Real Estate Growth

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

The media giant and owner of realtor.com® netted a profit in the latest quarter, aided by its growth in real estate and the payout from Zillow...

The Supersized Closet Is Hitting the Market

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

These are far from your standard master bedroom suite closet. In some cases, the closet is getting as big as the apartment or condo unit too.

Consumers Love Looking for Homes Online

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

A new survey by Google shows that Americans spend an average of 55 minutes per visit to real estate apps on their phones. And even once they find...

Good Schools Give 77% Boost to Home Values

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

Home owners living near a top-rated school are finding it can offer a big increase to their home’s value at resale. 

One vs. Two-Story Homes: Which Dominates?

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

Most people prefer a single-story home, finds one study. But home shoppers may have a more difficult time finding a one-story home in some regions...

Builders Want to Bring Back Small Town Living

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

“Picture Andy Griffith’s Mayberry with high-speed Internet,” The Wall Street Journal reports about the new style of town...

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.

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