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Play Up Home’s ‘Hot Spots’ to Warm Up Buyers

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:00

Certain rooms in a home can make homeowners conjure up positive emotions and memories. Researchers say you can highlight those “hot spots...

NAR Seeks Quick Confirmation of Carson to Lead HUD

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:00

One day after the The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing to consider the nomination of Dr. Ben...

Millennials Are Missing Out on Home Equity

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:00

“The most impactful contributor to consumer wealth since the great financial crisis has been growth in home equity,” says one...

Borrowing Costs Move Lower This Week

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.12 percent, falling for the second consecutive week. 

Get Organized in 17-Minutes a Day

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00

Make your office run more smoothly and effectively by tackling organizational tasks in small increments.

Millennial Buyers: We’ll Compromise

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00

First-time millennial homeowners “are replacing big-budget homes and expensive renovations with patience, frugalness, and practicality,...

Help Clients Keep Rising Rates in Perspective

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00

NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explains why your buyers shouldn’t be scared of rising rates. 

Where Land Surpasses Property Values

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00

Find out in which housing markets buyers will pay a premium for land, which is often worth more than the home's structure.

How Old Is Your State's Housing Stock?

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00

The nation’s housing stock is aging fast. Learn the average age of the housing stock in your area. 

5 Ways to Up Your Facebook Popularity

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00

You don’t have to be a social media star to get your network more engaged. Here are a few simple ways to increase your engagement on...

6 Things Your Buyers Are Stressed About

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00

Do you know the pain points causing your buyers the most anxiety when it comes to purchasing a home?

Study: Kitchen Renos Lead to Healthier Habits

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00

Homeowners who underwent a recent kitchen remodel say it has prompted them to focus more on their wellness.

The Most, Least Expensive Cars to Insure

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00

In choosing your next car for business, you may want to keep insurance costs in mind. 

Builders Predict Big Expansion in Construction

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00

Production of single-family homes is expected to rise considerably in 2017 and 2018.

Security Firm Issues Fraud Warning to Agents

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00

Find out what kind of suspicious emails you should watch for to prevent unknowingly giving your information to scammers.

6 Issues Your Buyers Are Stressed About

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00

Do you know the pain points causing your buyers the most anxiety when it comes to purchasing a home?

The 10 Safest Cities in the U.S.

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00

Find out what the nation’s safest cities tend to have in common. 

5 Home Design Needs for Your Boomer Clients

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00

Buyers in the 55-and-older range will increase their market influence in the next decade. Do you know what they really want?

Yes, It’s Still More Affordable to Buy Than Rent

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00

In most of the country, it makes more sense financially to purchase a home than get stuck paying skyrocketing rental costs. 

Review Restrictive Covenants With Your Buyers

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00

For buyers purchasing in a community run by a homeowners association, make sure they know about and review the restrictive covenants first....

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