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Housing Starts Shrink in March

Housing starts shrunk in March, a bit of a let-down following a sharp increase in February's new residential construction. A recent report by the Commerce Department shows that new construction starts fell by 8.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.089 million in ...


NAR Broker Summit Keynote Speaker Announced

NAR PULSE—Adam Savage, of the popular Discovery Channel show MythBusters, will kick-off the 2016 REALTOR®Broker Summit in Denver, CO on June 9. From the man who blows things up for the love of learning, take a lesson on curiosity, critical thinking and learning from failure. Register today to ...


Future Homebuyers Uneasy about Credit, Survey Says

Many future homebuyers, especially first-time buyers, do not feel confident about their credit score status, says a new survey by Experian about homebuying and credit. In fact, 34 percent of future buyers say their credit score might hurt their ability to ...


Report: America’s Boom Towns Revealed

Have you ever wondered what towns in the U.S. are currently booming? A new list from realtor.com® unveils the top 10 hot spots, with Gilbert, Ariz. (85297), Los Angeles (90012), and Dallas (75201) taking the lead. These neighborhoods are striking it rich when ...


Rising Stars: Covering All the Bases in San Diego

Looking to revamp your management style? Glean top tips from the following interview with Peter Mendiola of Coldwell Banker West. ...


How Virtual Reality Will Change Real Estate

Virtual reality isn’t just for video games. ...


Applications for New Home Purchases Jump 17 Percent

Data for March 2016 show mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 17 percent relative to the previous month, according to The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS). ...


Mortgage Madness: Applications Jump 10 percent

Mortgage applications increased 10 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 8, 2016. ...


These Neighborhood Amenities Can Kill Your Property Value

In real estate, the phrase “cash is king” is oft overused. However, if you're struggling to sell a house in a bad 'hood, then you already know that in reality, location is king. Purchasing a home in a great area, or an area that is up-and-coming, can help maximize the value of ...


Boomerang Business: Build a Brand That Keeps ‘Em Coming Back

Consumers and agents have more options than ever. Stop “moment” marketing! Cut through to their core needs with a brand that speaks to them now and in the future. Join RISMedia and sponsor Imprev for the next installment of the Broker Best Practices Webinar Series, “Boomerang ...


Housing Spend on the Rise: A Breakdown of Cost-Burdened Households

According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, 11.8 million U.S. renter households spend half or more than half of their income on rent, and that number is projected to increase 11 percent by 2025. If national rents continue to rise and wages ...


Wheel Estate: Bike Paths Lift Home Values

Bicycle-friendly amenities are contributing to a surge in property values in communities across the globe, marshaled by developments in urban centers and suburban outposts that accommodate “active” transportation. ...


Mortgage Rates Reach New Low

Mortgage rates declined slightly from the previous week to reach a new low for the year, according to results from Freddie Mac's recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). ...


In Real Estate, It’s Easy Being Green

When we think of the word “green” in relation to the real estate world, it can mean different things to different people. While not every buyer or seller is necessarily thinking about big-picture green topics, the concepts of utility costs, comfort and ...


Housing Limits Impact Social Mobility for Children of Low-Income Families

U.S. metros that historically have offered the best chance of success for children from low-income families have become among the least affordable cities in the country, according to a new Zillow analysis of mortgage and rental affordability. This relatively new phenomenon limits opportunities ...


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