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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. 

4 Common Home Buyer Oversights

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00

Don’t let your buyers overlook these things during their home search.

An Important Message to Tell Home Owners

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00

About 8.7 million home owners would likely now make a good candidate for refinancing their mortgage. 

The Townhome Market Sparks a Comeback

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00

Get ready to sell more townhomes. Builders say this submarket is on the rebound. 

Instagram Debuts New Stories Feature

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00

The new feature, reminiscent of Snapchat's Stories feature, hopes to encourage more casual sharing on the popular photo-sharing social network...

The 10 Best-Managed Cities in the Country

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00

These U.S. cities are managed efficiently and offer the best quality of life, according to researchers.

FHA Condo Relief Coming: President Signs Bill

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 00:00

President Obama signed into law a bill on Friday that will lift some restrictions on Federal Housing Administration financing for condos. Here...

Teardowns Gaining in Popularity

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 00:00

More builders and some home buyers are considering a teardown when they find a lot they like. But preservationists are calling teardowns an...

Luxury Buyers Want More Land

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 00:00

But they’re having a tough time getting it as high demand pushes up prices due to a shortage of prime “A” lots. 

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