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FCC Weighs Use of ‘Ringless Voicemail’

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 00:00

More marketers are turning to a technology that allows them to connect directly to a person’s voicemail without their phone ringing. But...

Critical Questions Buyers Should Ask Sellers

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:00

Avoid nasty surprises after moving in. Make sure your home buyers ask these questions first.

A New 2017 Low Struck with Mortgage Rates

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched lower for the third consecutive week, continuing to fall under 4 percent, Freddie Mac reports.

President Trump Vows to Strengthen Middle-Class Housing

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:00

In honor of June’s National Homeownership Month, President Donald Trump pledges to help hard-working Americans achieve the “American...

African-Americans, Hispanics Priced Out of Ownership?

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:00

A race gap in affordability is growing more pronounced across the country’s largest metros, a new study shows. 

These States Are the Most Senior-Friendly

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:00

You might want to consider a niche in catering to the older population if you're in one of these areas.

Perfect Your Email Campaign

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:00

What makes a newsletter subject line oh-so-clickable? Learn tips for personalizing your outreach and get inspired by some top-performing emails....

Housing’s Hottest Markets: May 2017

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:00

“With a record number of home buyers out there, this is officially the most competitive, fastest-moving spring housing market in decades,...

Homeowners Cash in on Equity in Droves

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:00

They may be reluctant to sell but more owners still want that equity. Homeowners are taking out cash from their homes in levels not seen since the...

The 10 Most Affordable Markets for Families

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:00

Families who are seeking affordability and top-notch schools may want to head to the central parts of the country, according to new rankings...

More States OK First-Time Buyer Savings Accounts

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:00

A handful of states are approving First-Time Home Buyers Savings Accounts. Find out what they are and how they could help your clients achieve...

The Most Likeable CEOs in Real Estate

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:00

Did your boss make the list? CEOs leading real estate and construction companies are very well-liked relative to CEOs in other industries,...

NAR: Buyers Face 'Double Whammy’ This Spring

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 00:00

Home buyers are facing persistently low inventory levels and price appreciation that’s rising much faster than incomes. Read more from NAR...

Credit Scores Hit Record High

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 00:00

Rising credit scores will likely prompt banks to make more credit available, at a cheaper cost, to mortgage borrowers.

Survey Reveals Latest Online Marketing Targets

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 00:00

More than 370 business professionals chime in with the top areas of focus for their marketing dollars online in reaching new and old customers....

Lack of Homes for Sale Constrains Loan Apps

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 00:00

The lack of housing inventory nationwide is limiting home sales and dampening mortgage applications during the height of the spring buying season...

2017’s Most Affordable U.S. Beach Towns

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 00:00

Do you have clients who dream of owning an oceanside getaway? If they’re in search of a bargain, here are some of the least expensive...

Fed: More Regular Rate Hikes Coming

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve says quarterly increases in interest rates are likely in the future—a fundamental shift in its policy over the last few...

Stellar Yelp Reviews Buoy Home Prices?

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 00:00

Check out the Yelp reviews of restaurants near your listing. A new study suggests that these eateries’ reviews can have an influence on...

Wannabe Buyers Aren’t Saving Enough

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 00:00

More than two-thirds of millennial prospective buyers say they don’t even have $1,000 in down-payment savings, but that doesn’t mean...