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Will Door Open to Private Flood Insurance?

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

House lawmakers have passed a bill to allow home owners to choose a private flood insurance policy, if one exists in their area, without taking a...

'Modern Family' Lifts the REALTOR® Brand

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

In this week's episode of ABC's hit show, character Phil Dunphy, a real estate practitioner, offers some humorous wit about the difference...

Massive Ad Scam Targeted Real Estate Agents

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

A Louisiana man is indicted for allegedly duping practitioners nationwide into buying fake advertising, and federal investigators are asking more...

Hacker Alert: Change Your E-Mail Password Now

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:00

Reuters reports that a Russian hacker was able to gain access to hundreds of millions of accounts on the most popular e-mail...

More Owners Spruce Up Bathrooms, Kitchens

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

Whole house remodels – both large and small additions – are returning to levels not seen since prior to the Great Recession, a new...

Where Home Values Are Up the Most

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

The areas seeing some of the largest home price increases are also experiencing rapid gentrification, The Washington Post reports.

5 Ways to Improve a Home’s Air Quality

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

Here are some ways to combat “Sick House Syndrome.” 

Your Ultimate Smart Home Primer

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

If you're still not sure how to explain the benefits of smart home technology to your clients, this guide is for you.

Top 20 Markets for House Flipping

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

Find out where house flipping activity is highest. 

Few Facebook Users Are Using Reaction Emojis

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00

The like button is still the most popular on Facebook, while the new reactions emojis are slow to catch on, a new study finds. 

Safest Places in America

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

Check out this list to learn which communities can boast of better-than average security. And if your area is listed, learn how to download a...

Check Out These Real Estate-Themed Emojis

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

The California Association of REALTORS® offers a free, fun tool to help you dress up client communications. 

Why Military Buyers Could Be Your Best Clients

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

Active-duty and veteran buyers differ quite a bit from traditional buyers. They’re younger and they tend to spend more. But did you know...

Study: Student Loans Don’t Harm Ownership

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

The Brookings Institute finds that a college degree, and the higher earnings that tend to accompany it, helps encourage home ownership.

Loan Demand Recedes Again

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

While we're seeing a lower number of home owners refinancing, loan demand for home purchases continues to hold steady. 

The Priciest Homes for Sale by Metro

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00

Ready for some serious eye-candy? Check out these super-sized homes in seven different areas across the country. 

3 Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:00

Common mistakes include succumbing to “fashion architecture” and owners trying to speed up renovation projects, architects report.

Housing Market Made First Quarter Gains

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:00

NAR’s chief economist offers his views on the state of the housing market from the first quarter of this year in his recent column at...

A Racial Divide Persists in Housing

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:00

A new analysis uncovers an alarming finding: Homes in 40 percent of 300 of the largest metro areas where blacks represent the largest population...

10 Fastest-Growing Homebuilders

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:00

You may want to acquaint yourself with the following builders. They've seen the largest sales increases over the past year. 

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