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New Study Shows Homeowners Shifting Sense of Home Value

The average American's perception of home value in the post-crash era runs much deeper than standard measures of price and location, according to a recently released Homeowner Sentiment Survey done by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Unlike prior emphasis on square footage and amenities, today’s ...


Legalized Marijuana: A New Meaning to ‘Going Green’ in Real Estate

As the market continues on its road to recovery, many obstacles are falling by the wayside making it easier than recent years to find the right homes for the right buyers. Mortgage rates are still low and affordable, the unemployment rate has ...


Don’t Forget the Googleyness

We are all beneficiaries of Google’s innovation. Aside from making the Internet user-friendly, and the devices they have created to make information ever-present, Google has taught us the importance of setting big goals, and the importance of culture in achieving them. Earlier this ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Pending Sales Rise 3.1 Percent, Inventory Remains a Concern

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


Fair Housing: The March Continues

Each and every day, REALTORS® work to respect and safeguard fair housing rights for buyers and sellers across the country. And during Fair Housing Month—observed each April—the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its one million members pause to reflect on the significance of this event and to reconfirm our ...


Agent Headshots: 8 Do’s and Don’ts

The real estate agent headshot: it’s an absolute necessity in this industry. Your headshot is part of your personal branding, and people expect to see it everywhere—on business cards, your website, public benches and even billboards! Real estate is a face-to-face business, ...


Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year ...


Quicken Loans Sues Justice Department and HUD

Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender, filed suit Friday in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The company was left with no alternative but to ...


Share of Seriously Underwater Homes Increases in First Quarter for First Time Since 2012

RealtyTrac® recently released its U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2015, which shows that at the end of the first quarter of 2015 there were 7,341,922 U.S. residential properties seriously ...


Understanding the State of Hispanic Real Estate: An Interview with NAHREP President Teresa Palacios Smith

As the housing market continues to recover, more and more minority communities will enter the real estate scene. Recent studies have shown that the Hispanic community will soon represent a major segment of the homeownership ...


Mark Your Calendar! Claim Your .REALTOR Domain for Your Brokerage on May 7

NAR PULSE—It’s time to stake your claim and get a .REALTOR domain web address for your brokerage. The more .REALTOR web addresses there are, the stronger the REALTOR® brand becomes. Click here for information about business rules, pricing and more. ...


Extreme Marketing: Build a Rollercoaster through Your Listing!

Dutch real estate agency Huizen Promoter built a rollercoaster through an open house, trumping anything anyone else has ever done in real estate. Ever. ...


Meet Lead Gen’s New Best Friend: Offer Gen

For all of us that invest heavily in lead generation, online or otherwise, we want to make sure that we get as much bang for our buck as possible. After all, not only does lead gen’s return on investment (ROI) affect profitability, it dictates how much reinvestment is possible to ...


New Tool Ranks Livability of Cities and Neighborhoods Nationwide

Recently, AARP announced the launch of a new web-based tool, AARP Livability Index. This tool, which has been over a year in the making, was designed to be a resource to rank how livable a city or neighborhood is across the nation. ...


Return Buyers Expected to Re-Enter and Restore Market, Study Shows

Nearly a decade since the start of the foreclosure crisis, formerly distressed homeowners with restored credit are re-entering the housing market, but damaged ...


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