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2016 Marked Best Year for Sales in a Decade

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:00

Real estate professionals saw the best year in home sales since 2006's housing boom days. Will the good times last? 

Trump Puts a Halt to FHA Mortgage Cuts

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

In one of his first moves as president, Donald Trump suspends a plan to reduce the Federal Housing Administration’s mortgage insurance...

Coastal Cities Hardest Hit By Rate Increases

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

Home buyers along coastal housing markets are feeling the burden of rising mortgage rates over the past few weeks.

America’s 10 Healthiest Housing Markets

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

Find out which housing markets are showing the most stability, ease of sale, and affordability. 

4 Qualities of Extra Interesting People

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

Do you have “it” in your real estate business? Here are the characteristics that can make you more fascinating to others. 

Renovations Uncover Secrets Behind Walls

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

You never know what you’re going to find when you start tearing down walls, homeowners discover.

The Surprising Cities Gentrifying the Fastest

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

Some unexpected cities are seeing a gentrification boom. But many city planners are discovering that gentrification can get complicated. 

Are Your Online Profiles Out of Date?

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 00:00

Approximately 10 percent of real estate companies’ basic profile information is incorrect, which could result in lost leads, according to...

The Nation’s Priciest Listing: $250 Million

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 00:00

A posh Bel Air, Calif., mansion sets the record as the nation’s most expensive home ever listed for sale. 

The Big Challenges Home Buyers Face in 2017

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 00:00

The most pressing challenges impacting first-time buyers are actually having an opposite reaction on experienced buyers this year.

Builders Pick Up the Pace This Winter

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 00:00

More construction is underway across this country, with a surge in multifamily construction and a positive single-family outlook for the spring....

Mortgage Rates Move Down Again

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 00:00

For the third consecutive week, fixed-rate mortgages edged down, lowering borrowing costs for buyers and refinancers. 

The Noises That Are a Blow to Home Prices

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:00

Certain noise disturbances can chip away at a home’s value. Here are the offenses that can have the biggest impact to the sales price....

Ease Your Buyers Down Payment Woes

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:00

Your first-time buyers don’t necessarily need to put 20 percent down to buy a home. How much they need may be determined by where they live...

The Noises That Are a Blow to Sales Prices

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:00

Certain noise disturbances can chip away at a home’s value. Here are the offenses that can have the biggest impact to the sales price....

Please Say You Don’t Use These Passwords!

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:00

You could be making yourself vulnerable to a data breach if you’re using one of these passwords. 

More Mortgage Discrimination Uncovered

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:00

JPMorgan Chase is the latest lender to agree to a settlement over claims it charged thousands of African American and Hispanic borrowers higher...

Execution Postponed for Dallas Agent Killer

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:00

A judge has postponed next week’s scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a Dallas suburban real estate agent more than a decade...

Target Markets for Investors in 2017

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:00

Find out where affordability and growth will create new opportunities this year. 

Survey Reveals the Most Trusted Builders

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:00

If your clients are looking at new construction, peruse this list to help them decide. 

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