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Don’t Spook Buyers with a House That Looks Haunted

In the fall market, home selling is right up there with pumpkin carving, hay rides and trick-or-treating. The change of season ushers in a number of well-intentioned buyers (and fewer Looky-Lous) seeking the services of a real estate professional. Sellers, Halloween is your holiday! ...


By the Numbers: Big Cities You Can Actually Afford to Live In

Big cities are known for having more job opportunities, people to meet, and things to do than small towns. On the flip side, they are also synonymous with traffic, crime, and—above all—high costs. That’s why a big city with ...


On the Go, or in the Office, RPR mobile™ Keeps REALTORS® Prepared

It’s a busy day. Your calendar is packed and has you running from one scheduled task to another. And in the midst of all this, you get an unexpected call from a buyer client.  She just drove past a property and has questions for you. In fact, she is sitting ...


Millennials Expect to Buy within Five Years

Contrary to popular belief, millennials still highly value homeownership, and a majority expect to buy a home in the next five years, according to a CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) survey of young adults age 18-34. ...


Residential Sales in September Rise Slightly

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 0.2 percent (±15.7 percent) above the revised August rate of 466,000 and is ...


Delayed Marriage Equals Delayed Homeownership

The share of 25-- 29 year-olds who are married is down by almost 48 percent for men and 43 percent for women from 1970. This single fact is one of the biggest game changers in the housing industry. ...


Top 5 Things to Know when Buying or Selling a Home by the End of 2014

Home prices are rising, along with seller's confidence. When you couple this with low interest rates, a boon for potential buyers, the market is looking up. ...


Perception vs. Reality: Quicken Loans Announces Two New Monthly Indexes

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the 50-state home mortgage lender, recently introduced two new proprietary indexes: the Quicken Loans Home Value Index (HVI) which takes the most accurate look at home value trends and the Quicken Loans Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) which measures the difference between appraisers' home value opinions and ...


ERA Real Estate’s New Look Is a Sign of the Times

Earlier this year, ERA Real Estate revealed a new look for the brand, one that reflects dynamic enhancements introduced over the last five years to not only fuel growth for the brand and its brokers, but to position ERA Real Estate for the future. ...


Howard Hanna Mortgage Services Ranks as Largest Mortgage Lender

Howard Hanna Mortgage Services had the greatest number of recorded purchase money mortgages during the first half of this year in the Pittsburgh MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) and in the Cleveland MSA, Howard Hanna has announced.  Howard Hanna Mortgage recorded 885 purchase money mortgages from January 1 to June 30, ...


Uncertainty Threatens Recent Improvements in Employee Retirement Preparedness

Financial Finesse recently released its annual research report on the state of U.S. employee retirement preparedness for 2014. ...


Home-Value Growth Has Peaked; Cooling Market Puts Bubble Fears to Rest

Appreciation in home values is slowing definitively after nearly two years of accelerating year-over-year growth, according to the third quarter Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Homebuyers who have been priced out of hot markets will welcome the cooling off, and the most recent ...


Buying Abroad Made Easy: Simplifying Foreign Currency Exchange

Buying a property abroad is one of the biggest transactions a homebuyer will make and often is the realization of a personal dream. Ensuring that the transaction runs as smoothly as possible has never been more important, especially when transferring large sums of money in another currency is taken into ...


Speaker Spotlight: Dan Kruse to Be Featured Panelist at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience.” ...


Infographic: Real Estate World Series

With the series in full swing, what better way to decide the outcome of the MLB World Series than Real Estate Stats? RealtyTrac looked at the housing market in each team’s metropolitan area and compared the numbers.  The San Francisco Giants may have ...


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