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Adam Savage to Keynote 2016 Realtor® Broker Summit

Adam Savage, co-host and executive producer of the Discovery Channel’s popular MythBusters series, has been announced as the featured keynote speaker for the National Association of REALTORS® upcoming REALTOR® Broker Summit, taking place ...


Seven Companies Chosen for Next Gen of NAR REach

The National Association of REALTORS®’ strategic investment fund, Second Century Ventures, has announced the seven companies chosen to be part of the fourth class of NAR REach, a vertical tech accelerator helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance industries. The program is focused on ...


Consumer Credit Default Rates Fall Flat

Updates in consumer credit defaults show a composite rate of 0.93 percent in March, down four basis points from the previous month, according to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. The first mortgage default reported a 0.77 percent rate for March, down seven basis points from the prior month. Auto ...


March Brings Shower of Existing-Home Sales

Bolstered by big gains in the Northeast and Midwest, existing-home sales bounced back in March and remained slightly up from a year ago, according to the National ...


Getting Back to Basics

The following interview features Charleen Newhouse, Branch Manager of RealtyONEGroup in Irvine, Calif. Read on as Newhouse discusses training, coaching, and tackling today's market challenges head on. ...


For Sale: Game of Thrones-style Mini Kingdom in Oregon

Looking for a kingdom of your own? Head on over to Ashland, Ore., where a quirky 8,881 square-foot castle awaits. Overlooking a pristine 700 acres, this mini-realm—called the Shining Hand Ranch—takes “nature inspired” décor to a whole new level. ...


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 ...


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