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10 Top Neighborhoods for Green Homes

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00

Homes considered “green” tend to sell for a premium. Here are the markets where you'll likely find the most eco-conscious homes....

4 Colors That Turn Off Buyers

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

Could the wrong shade of paint dampen interest in a home? Help sellers avoid trouble by making note of colors that could lower a listing'...

Buyers Bidding Blind: Swift or Shortsighted?

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

As more brokerages turn to high-resolution imagery, 3D photos, and virtual tours, a new survey shows nearly 20 percent of buyers choosing to forgo...

4 Deep-Cleaning Targets to Help a Home Shine

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

Help sellers prepare for showings with these tips to make a home more appealing to buyers. 

Texas Gaining on the Global Scene

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

The Texas Association of REALTORS® reports the state is emerging as a hot-spot among international home buyers. 

Loan Demand Mostly Flat, But…

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00

Stalling interest rates left the mortgage market mostly sluggish last week. But a year-over-year comparison shows a different story.

Real Estate Pros Reveal How They Stay Safe

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

Nearly 40 percent of real estate agents say they’ve encountered a situation where they’ve felt unsafe on the job. Here are the safety...

5 Home Buying Myths: Set Your Clients Straight

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

Don't let home buyers ruin their home-shopping experience by falling for one of these myths. 

Protect Your ‘Facebookonality’

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

Your personality is being blurred with the persona you project on social media. Here are topics to avoid that could damage it. 

These Could Be the Best Cities for Prospecting

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

A new study suggests that some cities offer the best promise for making new friends, which could help your prospecting efforts. 

Student Housing Gets an Upgrade

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

Luxury is entering the lexicon in describing new student housing available today. 

Association Flags La. Flood-Damaged Homes on MLS

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00

The Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® is finding ways to identify homes for sale that were devastated by recent flooding on the MLS...

Bad Habits That May Ruin a Home

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00

Even the best-intentioned owners may be doing certain things around their house that causes harm. Here are a few habits to avoid. 

10 Best Cities for Home Owners

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00

These places offer the best combination of reasonable costs and benefits for home owners, says Bankrate.

Web Scrapers Target Real Estate Industry

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00

A new report shows that real estate is the industry most at risk from web scrapers. 

5 Top Housing Markets for Jobs, Sales Growth

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00

This Labor Day weekend home owners have a lot to celebrate in these locations – jobs are plentiful and their housing market is brightening...

Mortgage Rise Slightly This Week

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00

Despite the latest uptick, fixed-rate mortgages still remain near historical lows. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recalled Over Fire Fears

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00

The Galaxy Note 7 is being recalled worldwide over reports of battery fires, making it one of the biggest tech recalls in history. 

J.C. Penney Wants to Be the Mall King

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00

Many shopping center department stores are getting the boot, but J.C. Penney is still thriving. Find out why.

5 Fixes That Can Raise a Home’s Value

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00

Real estate veterans weigh in on home improvement projects that may offer some of the biggest impact at resale.