REALTOR® Magazine is the official magazine of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the business tool for real estate professionals. The magazine advances real estate best practices, brings expert insight to significant trends, and provides REALTORS® with timely decision-making tools on business purchases and strategies.
With a difficult winter pounding away at much of the country, helping your customer base prevent infestations could lead to fond memories come selling time.
Home mortgage applications ticked up slightly by 0.4 percent in the latest week, while mortgage rates posted a big drop.
A new survey takes a look at several real estate indicators, such as sales and listing activity, days on market, and foreclosure activity, to reveal the top-performing metros and those that are still struggling.
Homebuilders are finding that betting on green features could be the key to reviving an ailing business.
The percentage of young adults ages 18 to 34 living with parents or parents-in-law has risen sharply since the late 2000s. Their delay in forming households of their own is suppressing housing demand, a study finds.
The recent massive data breach of up to 70 million customers’ credit and debit cards at Target stores could spill over and derail some real estate transactions.
"Consumers are back, pent-up demand is emerging, there is a growing need for new construction, distressed sales are diminishing, and builders see it,” said the National Association of Home Builders' chief economist during the International Builder Show this week.
Mortgage rates continued to inch down this week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.23 percent, Freddie Mac reports.
All-cash purchases are making up a bigger bulk of home sales, with one-third of REALTORS® saying they had at least one cash deal in December, according to a recent survey.
Those who have undergone a previous short sale need to pay careful attention to their credit report to make sure it was reported accurately by the lender, especially if they want to apply for a new mortgage anytime soon.