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June Gains for Residential Construction Spending

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending for June increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $378 billion. On a month-over-month basis, private multifamily spending increased to $52 billion, up by 2.82 percent over the ...


8 Real Estate Cat Memes to Live By

These cats really know their real estate! Snuggle up with your favorite kitty, and share the joys and pains of the biz together. ...


Flipped Homes Fall to 4.5 Percent in Q2

RealtyTrac®recently released its Q2 2015 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 30,013 single family homes were flipped—sold as part of an arms-length sale for the second time within a 12-month period—in the second quarter, 4.5 percent of all single family home sales during the quarter. ...


Different Buyer Preferences? New vs. Existing Homes

If you have ever wondered what drives a homebuyer to select a particular home, look no further. The American Housing Survey provides insight into the homebuying process. The top two reasons for choosing a home were its size (cited by 76 percent of ...


Money Saving Maintenance Tips for Rental Properties

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Top 5 Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value

Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though ...


Housing Market Remains Strong

Whether to buy or sell may not seem as black or white following recent housing indicators, which offered contradictory points of view, but Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com® says the residential real estate market continues to show strong signs of health in ...


Latinas Rising: One Brunch at a Time

We’re at a place where more women of color are stepping into leadership roles in the workforce, and it’s no surprise this growth is being felt in real estate. The Women’s Council of REALTORS® claims a women’s division was created in the California ...


Can You Guess the Most Popular Summer Vacation Spot for Agents?

Sizzling temps, rising home sales and up-and-down interest rates have made this summer one for the books. Remarkably, many real estate agents have found time to unwind with a vacation – and according to unofficial findings from our recent Reader Rewards giveaway, the hottest destination for says vacation is, well, ...


The Drive for Data: Who Will Gain Control and Who Will Profit?

The red hot topic of data control and management will be addressed head-on in two back-to-back sessions at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange this September. During these important panel discussions, key players in the data drama will candidly discuss the pros and ...


Changing the Virtual Tour Paradym

Online property tour pioneer VisualTour recently announced a new chapter in its service to real estate agents last week. After nearly three decades under the name VisualTour, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based company will show the world a new face as Paradym. ...


Comparing Cultures: Homes from Around the World

Granite countertops, outdoor kitchens, remodeled bathrooms - we all know there's a certain art to real estate. Just like here in America, a country's culture directly affects the look, feel and styles of homes from all over the world. Even in locations such as Indonesia, Cameroon and the Artic, there ...


New Home Loans: Rates and House Prices Both Increase

Interest rates on conventional mortgages used to buy newly built homes increased in June, according to data released earlier today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  The data show the average contract interest rate increasing by 9 ...


Millennials Favor Walkable Communities, Study Shows

Millennials prefer walking over driving by a substantially wider margin than any other generation, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® and the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. ...


Hispanic Population Rises but Homeownership Remains Stagnant

(TNS)—They make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, yet Hispanics are increasingly locked out of homeownership because of tighter lending standards that rely on outdated measures of creditworthiness. ...


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