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Where Housing Costs Less, Energy Costs More

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Home owners who pay the least amount for housing often spend more than others on utilities. This can be an important issue that many buyers...

New Mortgage Applications Up 3% This Week

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:00

Even thought the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to its highest level last week since June, buyers seem undeterred.

5 Ways You Could Irk a Client as a Know-It-All

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

Sure, you want to look good and smart in front of your customers, but don’t let it come at the price of making your clients feel stupid....

Replace ‘Aging in Place’ With This Term

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

Instead, talk up “thriving in place” housing features that allow owners to get the comfort in their homes at any age.

5 Real Estate Trends You Should Know

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

Find out how home buyer trends and behaviors have evolved over the last thirty-five years.

More Chinese Buyers Are Coming to America

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

And the competition could heat up even more as they now set their sights on properties in the middle of the nation's housing market. 

A Green Niche May Be a Big Asset Here

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

Take a look at the “greenest” cities in the U.S. for 2016, and where a specialty in environmentally friendly home selling may...

The Average Time to Foreclose Is Getting Faster

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

View a chart to see the average foreclosure time in your market. 

You’ll Likely Find the Most Chill Clients Here

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

A highly stressed customer can make for a tough transaction. But in these cities, residents tend to be more laid-back. 

Your Buyers’ Nemesis: Student Debt, High Rent

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

A new survey emphasizes the importance of spreading the word about down payment assistance and student loan debt counseling programs. 

Your Home Owners’ Biggest Fear

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

A survey of 1,000 Americans reveals what has home owners the most afraid. 

A Cost-Saving Perk to Selling a Smart Home

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

A growing number of insurance companies are offering discounts to home owners who add smart-home tech. 

Is Your Marketing Message Connecting?

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

There are numerous ways you can measure how well your content online is resonating with visitors. Here are a few.

This State Wants to Eliminate Utility Bills

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 00:00

California builders are in a rush to meet the state’s “zero net energy” code by 2020. But some are concerned that the new...

Owners, Appraisers Seeing More Eye to Eye

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

Your clients may be getting more realistic about their home's value, a new index shows. 

Mortgage Rates Move Higher This Week

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

Borrowing costs are rising as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage edges up to a 3.47 percent average, Freddie Mac reports. 

Fed Warns About a 'New Housing Crisis'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve says it is worried that the shortage of homes for sale could stall the housing recovery and take a toll on the economy.

Big Reason for Housing Affordability Crunch

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

If your clients are growing more concerned about the increase in home prices, you can point to this problem as a culprit.

Stay Out of Your Clients' Spam Folder

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:00

If you're using an e-newsletter to keep in touch with your customer base, how can you make sure your message rises above the rest of the noise...

Help Propel Tomorrow's Move-Up Buyers

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 00:00

The federal government is extending its refi programs, and you can help spread the word. The goal is to keep more owners in their homes so they...