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Cities, States Pull Back on Infrastructure Spending

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00

Delayed road construction projects plaguing your community? Here’s why. 

October’s Real Estate Hot List

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00

“We are seeing evidence of stronger-than-normal demand this off-season, as buyers remain eager to make purchases,” says realtor.com...

Mortgage Rates Recede to Near-Record Lows

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped 5 basis points week-over-week, erasing last week’s spike, Freddie Mac reports. 

Who Has the Biggest Kitchens?

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00

Talk up the size of the kitchen, particularly in the Middle Atlantic region of the U.S., a new study shows. 

Use Facebook to Generate Offline Referrals

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00

Find out how you can use the popular social network to build your business by boosting attending to offline events.

Home Ownership Rates Rise from 50-Year Low

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00

Though the majority of the increase in household formation is still coming from renters, the owner-occupied share is notably at its highest level...

City, States Pull Back on Infrastructure Spending

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 00:00

Delayed road construction projects plaguing your community? Here’s why. 

Fewer New Home Choices for First-Timers

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

The median price of a new single-family home was $313,500 in September – 33.9 percent higher than the median price of an existing home.

The Garage May Be a Big Selling Point

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

One in three buyers say they prefer a three-car garage. Are you talking up that spacious garage enough in your listing’s marketing?

Is That Home Near a Meth House?

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

Now, you may be able to help your clients find out. 

Mortgage Giant Expands 3% Down Loans

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

Home owners now be eligible to refinance and take advantage of the low-down payment loans too.

Give Your Buyers Bragging Rights

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

Let your clients know they can show off their recent home purchase with a customized video from realtor.com® featuring actress Elizabeth Banks...

You Should Be Feeling Busier: Pending Sales Up

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

Contract signings moved higher last month, as steady job gains and increasing wages are encouraging more households to consider buying a home....

HUD Sets Requirements for Condo Financing

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

The agency stipulates that in order for FHA loans to be approved for developments with an owner-occupancy rate as low as 35 percent, the building...

Help Your Clients Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

Make your clients aware of these problem signs so any issues with clogged or rusted pipes don't cause a bigger disaster.

Buyers Not Moving on Lower Mortgage Rates

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

A drop in interest rates last week wasn't enough to entice potential home buyers or refinancers, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association...

When Home Additions Hurt and Help Resale

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

Your clients shouldn't automatically assume that adding extra square footage to their home will raise its value. Here are some circumstances...

How to Handle Pets During a Showing

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

Take these five tips for pet-proofing your listing before opening the doors to buyers.

Have You Spent Too Much on Digital Ads?

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

Real estate agents and brokers are rethinking how they allocate their marketing dollars, opting to pull back on online advertising and return to...

Debunk Your Buyers’ Top Fears

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:00

Here are some ways to reassure home buyers who may be getting cold feet. 

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