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Help Your Buyers Win a Bidding War

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:00

In a multiple bid situation, how can your home buyers emerge as the victor? Here are some tips. 

It’s a Good Time to Lock in Mortgage Rates

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.56 percent this week. 

New Home Sales Down 6% in May

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:00

Sales of newly built, single-family homes posted a big drop last month, but economists are offering some reassurance that doesn’t signal...

This Summer, Homes Are Selling Faster

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:00

Expect faster sales this season. Many existing-home markets are getting more competitive.

Pimco: A Commercial ‘Storm Is Brewing’

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:00

For some purchasers, however, an opportunity may abound to snatch up properties at bargain prices, according to a new report. 

Top Housing Preferences Depend on Your Age

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:00

A housing expert offers some insights into different housing preferences by generation.

Stop First-Time Buyers From Making Mistakes

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:00

Help your first-time home buyers make smart housing decisions by warning them about these six common mistakes.

Here They Are: The Top 20 Markets for June

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® released their latest list of the top-performing housing markets in the country. Did your city make the list?

Top Housing Preferences Depends on Your Age

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:00

A housing expert offers some insights into different housing preferences by generation.

Housing Affordability Is Improving, Slightly

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:00

A new report shows that eighteen percent of U.S. housing markets were less affordable than their historical norms, a small improvement over last...

8 Critical Trends in Real Estate

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:00

Here are the top ten issues affecting the industry according to the Counselors of Real Estate—potentially sparking dynamic shifts in the...

Why Agents Should Be on Instagram

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

The popular photo and video-sharing app just reached a major milestone. 

FAA Finalizes Rule for Commercial Drones

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

The rule, which takes effect in August, opens the door for real estate professionals to legally operate UAVs for marketing listings and inspecting...

Existing-Home Sales at Highest Pace in 9 Years

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

All major U.S. regions except the Midwest saw an uptick in existing-home sales in May, while the median sales price reached an all-time high,...

More Home Buyers Have Renovation in Mind

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

With limited inventory making it harder for buyers to find their dream home, more are settling for a property they can eventually remodel to...

Report: Housing Costs Pinch 21.3M Renters

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

The number of Americans putting 30 percent or more of their incomes toward monthly rent has reached a record high, according to Harvard University...

Lowest Rates in 3 Years Boost Mortgage Apps

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

But a low number of listings seem to be denting potential sales on the purchase side of applications, while refinancings are driving the most...

New Zealand Requires Agent Safety Checks

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00

Under new legislation, real estate professionals in the country must brief each visitor at open houses about the safety hazards the properties...

LGBT Senior Community Offers a Haven for Residents

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00

Fountaingrove Lodge, which opened in late 2013, boasts resort-style living as well as offers continuing care services.

Title Issues to Watch Out for at Closing

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00

Any unresolved title problem – even if relatively minor – could jeopardize settlement.

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