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Post-Disaster, Families Rebuild Bigger, Better

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:00

Call it resilience. Homeowners who rebuild following a hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, or flood are using it as an opportune time to do fancier...

Suburbs Offer Big Business Potential

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

Here are five reasons real estate companies should look to gain suburban market share in 2017 and beyond.

Putting Mortgage Rates Into Perspective

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

Though mortgage rates moved higher again this week, borrowers should still appreciate how low they are.

12 Best Cities to Ring in the New Year

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

New York's Times Square may have the reputation for being the spot to celebrate New Year's, but these cities offer a comparable...

Your Buyers Can Get a Lower Mortgage Rate

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

Though rates have jumped in recent weeks, you can "pay points" to bring down the cost. Here's how to help your clients determine if...

5 Home Design Fads That Are Out in 2017

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

Particularly in the kitchen, some trends that were hot this year won't be next year.

How to Protect Your Clients From Hackers

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:00

Instances are becoming more common in which criminals hack into real estate professionals' emails and send messages to their clients asking...

Higher Prices Prompt Buyers to Slow Search

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 00:00

“Some buyers will have to expand the area of their home search or be forced to delay in order to save a little more money for their down...

Is the Home Office on Its Way Out?

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 00:00

More people than ever are working from home. Yet the home office is showing signs of fading in popularity. 

Big Banks Behind Growth in Home Flipping

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 00:00

“The floodgates have opened,” says one investor referring to the lending opportunities available to flippers now. This investor alone...

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Buyers in 2017

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 00:00

Share these important points with your prospects who have buying a home on their new year’s wish list.

Housing Nightmare: Prevent Freezing Pipes

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 00:00

The average claim for damage from a frozen pipe is $18,000. Remind your contacts to take caution to protect a home’s pipes. 

Higher Loan Limits Coming in '17

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:00

Using input from NAR, the Federal Housing Finance Agency will nudge up the limit to conforming loans that it makes in 2017.

HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' Sparks Buyer Rush

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:00

The popular show is credited with revitalizing the housing market in Waco, Texas.

10 States With Best Economic Prospects

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:00

These states are poised to have the healthiest economies — and the strongest housing markets — in 2017.

Lead Poisoning Linked to Seller-Financed Deals

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:00

Lead paint in aging and poorly maintained homes remains one of the largest sources of lead poisoning, and the growth of seller-financed housing...

Survey: Higher Rates Don't Scare Buyers

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:00

Here's how consumers say increasing mortgage rates are affecting their home search.

Search Underway for New NAR Leader

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:00

National Association of REALTORS® CEO Dale Stinton has announced his retirement next year after 36 years of service to the organization in...

5 Ways to Be a Better Boss

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 00:00

Bring out the best in your agents and staff with these tips for being a strong, unifying broker-owner or manager.

Be a Home Inspector Expert

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 00:00

Not all inspectors are able to uncover structural or system problems that could cause headaches for your clients later on. Help buyers choose the...