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Rising Rates Dampen Consumers’ Moods

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00

Take a closer look at home buyer and seller sentiment in Fannie Mae’s latest survey. 

Century 21 Ad Pinpoints Agent Value

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00

Unveiled during the Golden Globes, the brand’s new TV advertisements illustrate the importance of the consumer-agent relationship.

Improve Your Online Meeting, Webinar Skills

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00

Presentations in-person differ quite a bit from delivering a presentation online. You may need to master both for your real estate business....

HUD Lowers FHA MIP by a Quarter Point

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 00:00

Mortgage insurance premiums on FHA-backed loans will be lower by 25 basis points starting January 27, the federal government announced today.

Growth on the Horizon for Weichert

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 00:00

With a new president at the helm, the franchise plans to continue its massive growth across the country in 2017.

2017’s Best Cities for Jobs

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

These job markets are forecasted to grow significantly in the coming year. Watch the real estate markets to follow soon after. 

5 Nasty Business Habits to Give Up in 2017

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Vow to make 2017 your best year yet in the business. But first, lose these habits that may stand in your way to success. 

The Problem Aging Owners Are Up Against

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

As the nation’s population ages, their homes are aging too. That could pose a major challenge to homeowners who are hoping to grow old in...

Which Is Cheaper: To Buy or Build New?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Help your customers get a better estimate of costs to make the most informed decision on which route to choose.  

Economists: More Condos Needed

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Entry-level condos likely will be the catalyst to get more renters to jump into homeownership. But a shortage is delaying their leap. 

As Commutes Worsen, Cities Get Innovative

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Some cities are trying to deflate commute times by adding bike and walk lanes to encourage more people to get out of the car and find different...

Landlord Giants Put More Renters on Notice

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Large investment firms are increasing their eviction rates of tenants who are late on payments. Some housing experts say it could “...

More Millennials Finally Enter Parenthood

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Will an increase in births finally prompt more millennials to make the jump into homeownership?

Mortgage Rates Start the Year Lower

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

For the first time in 10 weeks, mortgage rates decreased. Most economists view it as a temporary blip, however. 

Builders to Press Entry-Level Market in 2017

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

The calls for more entry-level homes to enter the pipeline may finally get answered in the new year by big builders. 

Subdivision’s Selling Point: Doomsday-Proof

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Luxury developments are putting more emphasis on security, but this 700-acre planned community outside of Dallas is taking that even further. The...

4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Online Cred

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Here are some ways you can leave behind a bigger cyberprint for your business.

Latest Mortgage Scam: Owners Pose as Renters

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Watch for mortgage fraud by making sure your clients don’t lie about their occupancy status with the property they buy.  

6 Tips for Hosting an Open House in Winter

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

The weather is getting cold and dreary outside in many places, but that doesn’t mean your open house can’t still be warm and inviting...

Builders Return to Once-Abandoned Projects

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

As the supply of buildable lots shrinks, home builders are looking to add inventory by turning to developments that they had once left uncompleted...