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First Mortgage Default Rate Decreases for First Time since July 2014

Data through February 2015, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, continued to show a slight upward trend, as the second mortgage default rate increased by two basis points to 0.66 percent. The national ...


Renters Feeling Heat from Heightened Housing Costs

The gap between rental costs and household income is widening to unsustainable levels in many parts of the country, and the situation could worsen unless new home construction meaningfully rises, according to new research by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Best Neighborhoods for a St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl

Grab your gold, put on your green, hope for luck and head to one of these ZIP codes to find a pub. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, RealtyTrac® partnered with enterprise data and analytics company Acxiom® to uncover ZIP codes throughout ...


California Housing Bounces Back in February after Slow Start

Slowing home price appreciation and improving inventory combined to boost California’s housing market in February as existing home sales and median home prices increased from both the previous month and year, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) said recently. ...


Will Bitcoin Buyers Break into the Housing Market?

Digital currencies continue to take hold in real estate—this time, across the Atlantic. RE/MAX London recently announced a trial program with payment platform GoCoin that will support digital currency payments on property rentals throughout the country. ...


Asian Investors Lead International Commercial Investment in U.S. and Canada

International investment in commercial real estate is dominated by Asian interests in both Canada and the U.S., according to a new survey from the Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies at REALTOR® University and the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


3 Spring Tips to Boost Curb Appeal

Curb appeal can be the most important aspect when trying to attract buyers. As temperatures rise and spring begins to waltz in, take advantage of the warmth and set yourself and your family to work in the yard to improve your home's curb appeal. Some ideas: ...


Success, from the Outside In: What Makes Coaching a Game-Changer for Real Estate Agents

Whether you’re a top athlete, a Fortune 500 company, or working through a personal matter, everyone can use the honesty and clarity of an outside expert to gain understanding. This is especially true in the unpredictable, constantly changing real estate business, which is ...


Court Lifts Zillow Group’s Restraining Order, Trulia Will Lose ListHub Data April 7

A judge ruled Thursday to lift a temporary restraining order against ListHub, and set the end date of the syndication agreement between the Move, Inc.-owned listing syndicator and Trulia for April 7. ...


Social Media Survey: Beyond Facebook – Building Business with Social Media

There's no question that social media opens up a world of business opportunities for real estate professionals. But with so many different sites, apps and networks available, it's almost impossible to have a presence on all of them. ...


New Measures Should Ease Access to Credit

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has long been advocating for measures to reduce the cost of credit to consumers and increase the number of first-time homebuyers. In the past two months, the Administration has announced new policy ...


NAR Generational Survey: Millennials Lead All Buyers, Most Likely to Use Real Estate Agent

Despite the economic and financial challenges young adults have braved since the recession, the millennial generation represented the largest share of recent buyers, according to the 2015 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates ...


Homes.com Partners with Clareity Security for Clareity Direct Connections

Homes.com® and Clareity Security have recently partnered to provide Clareity Direct Connections (™), an easy and secure way for brokers and MLSs to manage the online marketing of their listings. ...


ListHub Renews RE/MAX and Realty Executives, Adds LeadingRE to Network

ListHub recently announced renewal agreements with national franchises RE/MAX, and Realty Executives, as well as a new agreement with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. ...


Zillow Rental Network Adds Trulia; Significantly Expands Reach of Largest Rental Network on the Web

Zillow Group recently announced that Trulia has joined the Zillow® Rental Network. Now, rental property marketers and landlords will have access to Trulia’s 55 million monthly unique visitors providing an even larger audience of renters through one marketing platform. As the Zillow Rental Network already attracted the largest audience of ...


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