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Fewer New Home Choices for First-Timers

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

The median price of a new single-family home was $313,500 in September – 33.9 percent higher than the median price of an existing home.

The Garage May Be a Big Selling Point

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

One in three buyers say they prefer a three-car garage. Are you talking up that spacious garage enough in your listing’s marketing?

Is That Home Near a Meth House?

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

Now, you may be able to help your clients find out. 

Mortgage Giant Expands 3% Down Loans

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

Home owners now be eligible to refinance and take advantage of the low-down payment loans too.

Give Your Buyers Bragging Rights

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

Let your clients know they can show off their recent home purchase with a customized video from realtor.com® featuring actress Elizabeth Banks...

You Should Be Feeling Busier: Pending Sales Up

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 00:00

Contract signings moved higher last month, as steady job gains and increasing wages are encouraging more households to consider buying a home....

HUD Sets Requirements for Condo Financing

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

The agency stipulates that in order for FHA loans to be approved for developments with an owner-occupancy rate as low as 35 percent, the building...

Help Your Clients Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

Make your clients aware of these problem signs so any issues with clogged or rusted pipes don't cause a bigger disaster.

Buyers Not Moving on Lower Mortgage Rates

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

A drop in interest rates last week wasn't enough to entice potential home buyers or refinancers, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association...

When Home Additions Hurt and Help Resale

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

Your clients shouldn't automatically assume that adding extra square footage to their home will raise its value. Here are some circumstances...

How to Handle Pets During a Showing

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

Take these five tips for pet-proofing your listing before opening the doors to buyers.

Have You Spent Too Much on Digital Ads?

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

Real estate agents and brokers are rethinking how they allocate their marketing dollars, opting to pull back on online advertising and return to...

Debunk Your Buyers’ Top Fears

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:00

Here are some ways to reassure home buyers who may be getting cold feet. 

50 Markets Ranked: Where Does Yours Fall?

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:00

View a chart to see how your single-family housing market fared this fall stacked up to others. 

Home Flipping Helping to Ease Affordability?

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:00

Once blamed for fueling the housing crisis, house flippers are now helping some city leaders solve the affordability crunch. 

You May Soon Be Selling a Shipping Container

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:00

Developers are eyeing shipping containers in markets across the country, as a way to offer cheaper housing that's also quick to construct....

The Best Markets for Getting Rich

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:00

Did your city make the list? A Bankrate study reveals the top metros for building wealth. 

Trivia: The Oldest Home For Sale in U.S.

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 00:00

Buyers can own a piece of history with this Hingham, Mass., home, which is the oldest home on the market. It's even older than the United...

New Closing Rules Remain a Challenge

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 00:00

Industry experts examine the state of last year's changes to closing rules from the CFPB and discuss the upcoming changes designed to further...

What 10 Housing Markets Have Been Overlooked?

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 00:00

What's life like in the 10 markets realtor.com® identified as the most overlooked? One reason they're bargains is that they're...

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