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6 Less-Known Ways to Trim Energy Costs

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00

Pass these savings ideas along to your home owners. 

Will Pricey Gift-Giving Win You More Clients?

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

Closing gifts are common in the real estate industry, and some agents are getting more lavish and creative with the gifts they’re giving.

Ally Financial Offers Mortgages Again

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

After two years out of the mortgage business completely, Ally Financial Inc. has decided to re-enter the business and offer new home loans to...

4 PR Trends Shaping Up for 2016

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

Planning to get the word out about your business in the new year? Learn about a few public relations practices that are set to be big in 2016.

Job Growth to Finally Boost Homebuilding?

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

The construction industry is poised for one of the largest leaps in employment growth over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor...

Does Your Outdated Computer Need a Reboot?

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

Computer technology is constantly evolving, which can prove a headache for business leaders who are trying to make sure their systems don’t...

Tenants Turn 3-Room Pad Into 10 for Rental

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:00

Watch out for sneaky tenants. A landlord in New York recently discovered that a third-floor, three-bedroom apartment he rented out was...

Lure More Buyers With Your Prose?

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

The key to hooking a luxury buyer may begin with the prose you use as bait.

How Long it Takes to Save for a Down Payment

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Find out how long the average person would have to save in order to put 10 percent down on a home, based by age group.

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher This Week

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage rates inched higher this week following on the heels of a better-than-expected November employment report, Freddie Mac reports in its...

How to Create Video Marketing Magic

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

If you're a newer agent or late to the video marketing game, Seth Price from Placester shares some tips on how to get started.


Fannie, Freddie Halt Foreclosures for the Holidays

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a holiday foreclosure moratorium that will run from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3, 2016....

5 Ways to Alienate Others with Your Phone

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

If you always have your smartphone on you, it's important to avoid these mobile etiquette mistakes. 

How Will Higher Rates Affect Housing?

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

Time is ticking: The Fed is less than a week away from what most analysts predict will be a vote to raise the federal funds rate for the first...

Half of Renters Are Struggling to Afford Rent

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

The rental affordability crisis is showing signs of worsening.

Foreclosure Starts Dip to 10-Year Lows

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

Banks are working through the backlog of lingering foreclosures, pushing bank repossession numbers higher in the short term even as foreclosure...

The Microkitchen: An Urban Trend?

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

In urban tech centers, kitchens are increasingly getting a makeover from younger owners who are desiring a smaller, high-tech area.

Gen-Z: What You Need to Know

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

The time “has already come to focus on Gen-Z, which promises to be just as, if not more, influential” than the millennials, according...

7 Tips for Safely Using a Snow Blower

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

Be sure to keep driveways and sidewalks clear to your listings. These tips could come in handy in the coming wintery months for areas that get...

Agents Report Bizarre, Threatening Calls

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 00:00

Real estate professionals are being targeted in a rash of phone calls from a man threatening harm to them and their family members.