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Why the Weaker Economy Shouldn’t Scare You

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

The disappointing jobs report released last Friday was certainly no reason to celebrate. However, here’s why the housing market may be OK,...

Landlord Shot, Killed Trying to Collect Rent

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

A real estate professional was shot and killed by a tenant when he tried to collect back rent. 

The 10 Best Markets for Millennials

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

NAR offers up a list of the best places for young adults looking to buy a home.

Plan a Backyard Retreat in 5 Steps

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Jazzing up a yard’s space with an inviting outdoor room takes some well-thought-out planning. Here are some tips. 

30-Year Mortgage Rates Push Upward

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates were on the rise this week, but continue to hover near three-year lows. 

20% of REALTORS® In Business Under A Year

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Find out what the increase of younger agents means for the real estate industry.

More House Flippers Are Emerging

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Home flipping has been gaining steam for the last year. Find out which markets are seeing the most activity from flippers. 

Test Your Website’s Mobile Friendliness

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00

Put your website to the test. Enter your website’s URL into Google’s new tool and you’ll instantly get a report that measures...

Pay Attention to Single Female Home Buyers

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:00

Single women now make up the second largest home buying group.

About 6.8M Homes at Risk From Hurricanes

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:00

The risk over potential hurricane storm surge devastation is growing. Find out which areas of the U.S. could see the most damage.

Home Sellers May Have You Under Surveillance

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:00

Beware: You might be on hidden camera when you and your buyers walk into a home showing.

Closing Problems Causing the Most Delays

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:00

Find out what's causing the most hassles at settlement. 

Wealth Gap Widens Between Hispanics, Whites

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:00

Hispanic home ownership is growing at a rapid rate but household wealth still lags behind other races, a new report shows. 

Banks Stars in 2nd Realtor.com® Campaign

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

For the second year in a row, actress Elizabeth Banks will star in a new realtor.com® ad campaign aimed at bringing humor to the home-search...

Jumps in Home Prices Slowing in Some Cities

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

While prices surged 6.3 percent nationally in April, these major metros were experiencing growth at a more subdued rate.

Win for Home Owners in Clean Water Act Case

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that property owners don't have to wait until they have a permit denied before they can sue the federal...

5 Problems Uncovered in Home Inspections

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

Home inspectors say some of these issues can even show up in brand-new construction.

Senior Housing Facing Affordability Crisis?

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

Millions of older adults will struggle to find housing that is affordable and physically suits their needs, according to a new report.

Uncertainty Prompts Latest Slip in Mortgages

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

Speculation that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in June may be causing mortgage applications to fall.

5 Solid Property Investments This Year

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

Real estate investors might want to focus on these property types, which will likely offer them the most promise in profits.

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