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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: ...


Cartus Named to Training Magazine’s ‘Top 125′ List for 14th Consecutive Year

For the 14th consecutive year, Cartus Corporation has been ranked as one of the Top 125 companies for organizational development and training by Training Magazine. ...


Survey Shows Mortgage Rates Moving Higher on Strong Jobs Report

Mortgage rates are moving higher amid a strong jobs report, bringing rates back to where they were at the start of 2015, according to the recently released results of Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Results showed that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has averaged below 4 percent since the week ...


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 ...


Report: Minor Home Improvements Offer Best Return

A recent release put out by the Appraisal Institute advises homeowners to choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects to see the greatest potential return on investment. ...


RealtyTrac Launches Free Real Estate App for Android

RealtyTrac® recently announced the launch of a new mobile app for Android, which puts the power of RealtyTrac’s data on 130 million properties into home buyers’ and investors’ hands when they need it most—while they are out looking for homes. Users can view detailed and pertinent real estate information for ...


CB New Homes Expands Reach into Pennsylvania

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has expanded its reach into Central Pennsylvania. David Schoner is Vice-President of CB New Homes, the new home sales and marketing division of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Northeast. He commented on the firm’s growth and expansion in the Keystone State. ...


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 ...


Survey: Technology of Tomorrow Helps Many Smart Homes Sell Faster Today

As smart home technology plays a larger role in real estate, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently released a survey uncovering what smart features home buyers are looking for when purchasing a ...


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 ...


Long & Foster Grows in New Castle County, Delaware

Long & Foster Real Estate recently opened a new office in Hockessin, Del. Erik Hoferer, who leads the top-producing Erik Hoferer & Associates team with Long & Foster’s Pike Creek office in Wilmington, will head the new location. The new office will be managed by R.T. Christopher, who also oversees ...


Best Normcore Neighborhoods to Buy an Unpretentious Home

Those counting on millennial buyers to rescue the housing market should be aware of the nascent normcore trend among that generation. The word normcore may sound fake, but a quick Internet search will show you that normcore is for real. ...


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