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If Buyers Want to Save Money: Tell Them to Shop

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:00

A new study reveals the saving potential of borrowers who shop around for a mortgage. The savings can really add up. 

Tech Jobs Take Blame for Overpriced Housing?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:00

As more areas hope to become the next Silicon Valley, some community planners are encouraging cities to take action to make sure they do not price...

How Trees Benefit Home Values

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

Are your clients looking for a smart-home improvement project with a significant return on investment? Advise them to plant a tree.

Agent's Rape Spurs Association Action

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

After a member was brutally attacked last week, the Elkhart County Board of REALTORS® in Indiana is creating a task force that will bring...

Housing Shortages Are Curbing Sales

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

“Home shoppers are coming out in droves this spring and competing with each other for the meager amount of listings in the affordable price...

Buy vs. Rent? The Top-Rated College Towns

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

Baltimore, home to Johns Hopkins University, ranks as the top college town housing market where buying makes more financial sense than renting....

Owners: Be Smart When Financing Renovations

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

As more homeowners look to remodel, they may be considering how to fund their renovations and, financial planners say, there are smart ways to do...

4 Checks to Protect a Home in the Spring

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

Remind your clients to take precautions to keep their homes safe this spring from strong winds, rains, and changing temperatures. Here are a few...

Builders Reveal Their Top Areas of Innovation

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00

Big data and analytics is one of the main sources of innovation happening in the building industry, homebuilders report. 

Mendenhall Urges Lawmakers to Keep Incentives for Homeowners

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

Tax reform, flood insurance topped the agenda during Hill meetings between the president-elect of the National Association of...

Use the Power of Gratitude to Spark Loyalty

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

Are you using social media to thank your clients? Here are five techniques that could lead to a devoted following and more business. 

Lower Mortgage Rates Boost Loan Demand

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

Total mortgage activity jumped 2.7 percent week-over-week as mortgage rates continued to fall. 

Urgency Increases for First-Time Buyers

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

The looming threat of interest rate increases may prompt more buyers to enter the market this year.

Buyers Rushing Toward New Construction

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

With tight existing-home inventory, rising household formation, and continued job creation, new-home sales numbers are soaring. But the National...

Will Tax Changes Benefit Homeowners and Investors?

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® welcomes reform but warns Congress and the White House that any tax reform that damages the economic...

Is This the Best Seller's Market Ever?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:00

"I've been selling real estate for 25 years, and this is the strongest seller's market I have ever seen," says one sales...

Cities Becoming the Next Big Tech Hubs

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:00

Move over, Silicon Valley. The technology industry is setting up shop in these cities, and real estate booms are sure to follow.

How Owners Spent Their Mortgage Savings

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:00

With adjustable-rate mortgages resetting to a lower rate, homeowners with these loans are seeing more money in their pocket and are increasing...

Poll: More Expect Home Prices to Keep Rising

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:00

The majority of U.S. adults believe home prices will increase in their local area over the next year. Here's why you may want to tell buyers...

Growth in Office Rents Slowing Down

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:00

Amid a surge in new supply, vacancy increases in many major U.S. office markets are slowing price hikes, according to a new report.

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