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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.

3 Tips for Selling a Small Home

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

Here's how to capitalize on the square footage of your smaller-than-average listing in your marketing.

4 Bathroom Fads That Turn Buyers Off

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

If your listing includes these fading bathroom trends, you might have a harder time selling it.

Closing Timelines Get Even Shorter

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

The average time to close on all home-loan types dropped to 43 days in March—the quickest pace since February 2015. Find out other trends...

48% of Homes Sell in Less Than a Month

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

Check out the five metro areas where homes are selling the fastest, and heed a warning about what this means for buyers going forward.

7 Innovations That Could Change Your Business

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

NAR has chosen the technology startups that will participate in this year's REach program, which offers guidance on making a bigger footprint...

'Fake Architect' Scam Channels 'Seinfeld' Plot

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

A man in upstate New York posing as a registered architect allegedly duped businesses and municipalities out of more than $200,000 since 2010, a...

Will Lower Rates Create Buyer Frenzy?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00

Dipping below 4 percent, cheaper mortgage rates may push borrowers to find a home to purchase quickly.

Home Sales Zoom to Highest Pace in Decade

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

This spring’s housing mantra: Going, going, gone! “Severe” housing shortages are prompting existing-home listings to sell...

Mortgage Rates Drop Below 4%

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is now at its lowest average since November 2016. 

Green Matters in Real Estate, Surveys Show

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

Earth Day is this Saturday! Talk green to your clients. Surveys are showing they want to hear more about environmentally friendly real estate....

More Homeowners Tackle Renovation Projects

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

“Homeowners are continuing to spend more on improvements as house prices strengthen in most parts of the country,” says a spokesman...

Mortgage Servicer Ocwen Sued by CFPB

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:00

One of the nation’s largest nonbank mortgage servicers has been sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and has reportedly seen its...

Create Engaging Campaigns on Instagram

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Learn how to develop a content strategy and hone your brand’s marketing efforts on this growing social platform.

The Big Boomer Sell-Off Coming in the 2020s?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:00

Baby boomers are expected to sell their homes in large numbers over the next decade. Will you be ready to help them?