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Foreclosures on the Rise in a Few Pockets

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

While foreclosure starts nationwide plummeted to an 11-year low in July, some areas dodged that drop.

How Much Would The White House Be Worth?

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00

The White House is about to get a new resident in the coming months. If this iconic structure was a listing, just how much would it sell for?

4 Signs That Industrial Real Estate is Booming

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

It’s a commonly held opinion that the only attractive aspect of industrial real estate is cashflow. And while it makes for a nice rule-of-...

3 Signs That Industrial Real Estate is Booming

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

It’s a commonly held opinion that the only attractive aspect of industrial real estate is cashflow. And while it makes for a nice rule-of-...

These Words Can Help a Listing Sell Faster

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Researchers found that certain words added to the public comments section on properties for-sale tend to result in quicker sales. 

Do You Know the Most Popular Home Styles?

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Do you know a Georgian from a Greek Revival? Brush up on your home architecture knowledge with this infographic. 

6 Household Chores to Tackle Now

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Just like there is spring cleaning, there is also summer cleaning to be done.

Car Crash-Prone Homes? They're More Common Than You Think

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Homes near high traffic areas may carry a big risk.

Two Rival Home Inspector Groups Merge

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

The American Society of Home Inspectors is adding thousands of inspectors into its membership, as its former rival closes shop. 

More Buyers Expect Smart Listings

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Does “move-in ready” mean a listing should include smart-home technology? Some buyers say yes.

New Single-Family Homes Are Getting Smaller

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Builders say the door is finally opening for more entry-level buyers. 

Where to Find the Equity-Rich

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Check out this interactive map showing where home owners are likely to have the lowest loan-to-value ratios. 

Inspection Problems That Can’t Be Ignored

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

When these types of issues are uncovered in a home inspection, be sure to alert your clients to proceed cautiously. 

What Will Replace Golf Course Communities?

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

More than 800 golf courses have closed nationwide in the last 10 years. Home owners who paid a premium to live on a course are finding the ensuing...

Loan Demand Drops Despite Low Rates

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage application activity dropped 4 percent last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, even though mortgage rates remain near historical lows....

REALTORS® Sending Funds for Louisiana Flood Victims

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

REALTORS® Relief Foundation commits up to $350,000 as part of massive REALTOR® campaign to help those affected by August flooding.

July Housing Starts Beat Expectations

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

Housing starts rose 2.1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.2 million units, the highest level since February.

Freddie Mac Lowers Mortgage Rate Predictions

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

The mortgage giant shares its housing market projections for the rest of the year and into 2017.

The Idea of an Empty Nest Is Fading

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

“We’re getting back to the way human beings have always lived in – extended families,” says one author of a book about the...

July’s Housing Starts Beat Expectations

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00

Housing starts rose 2.1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.2 million units, the highest level since February.

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