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Breaking Down the Costs of Building New

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00

What’s behind the amount home buyers pay when they build a new home? Here’s an overview of what goes into that final cost. 

10 Best Places to Retire in 2015

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00

Livability.com releases its annual list that ranks America’s top cities for retirement. 

Rising Mortgage Rates Cool Loan Demand

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00

Still, volume remains 10 percent higher than a year ago, mostly due to stronger demand for home purchases.  

5 Paint Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00

The wrong color can be a big turn-off to potential home buyers. Give your sellers these tips for hitting the right hue.

What You Didn't Learn in Real Estate Class

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00

The courses you took to get your license probably didn't cover these common pitfalls in the field. We'll teach you how to be better...

States Expecting Most Growth in Home Prices

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00

The majority of REALTORS® remain "strongly" confident that the single-family home market will perform better over the next six...

Repeat Foreclosure Crisis Starting to Surface?

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00

A flood of long-delayed foreclosures are expected to hit the market soon.

Offer Your Clients a Smart-Home Checklist

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:00

The question of security has arisen around smart-home devices, so help your clients determine if theirs are safe from hackers.

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets in October

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® releases its monthly Hotness Index. See what cities made the list. 

Builders’ Big Problem: Shortage of Good Lots

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

Are all the good lots already taken? Homebuilders are complaining that the shortage of developed lots is a growing problem. 

Why Condo Loans Can Be So Hard to Get

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

Find out some of the long-standing challenges of financing condominium projects and what NAR is doing to make this process...

4 Amenities Trending With Buyers

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

You may want to talk these features up when marketing the homes you’re selling. 

Concrete Cracks: Reason for Concern?

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

As you tour a property with a buyer, should cracks in the concrete be cause for alarm?

Church Construction Being Resurrected?

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

For more than a decade, the construction of churches in the country has been dismal. But that may finally be showing signs of changing. 

Persuade Owners to List in the Winter

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

Some home owners may be hesitant to list their home in the winter. But studies show the winter months tend to net sellers more than their asking...

Low Tier of Market Offering Bigger Pay Offs?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

For both first-time home buyers and investors, a major opportunity is abounding in the lower price tiers in real estate.

Parents Struggling to Kick Adult Kids Out

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

The job market for young adults has been improving gradually since 2010, yet the number of young professionals living with their parents continues...

How ‘Green’ Is Your City?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

View this city list to see where your city is ranked. You might find a new niche!

Owners Sue Over Home's 'Haunted' Depiction

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

The owners of a home that is depicted as “haunted” in the 2013 film “The Conjuring” is suing the filmmakers for negligence...

Is Your Listing Haunted? Market It That Way

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 00:00

If a home’s sinister reputation is turning off traditional buyers, try appealing to a different crowd by advertising it for what it is.