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First-Time Homebuyers: How to Save Money with an In-Law Apartment, Duplex or Guest House

Buying your first home is exciting, but the price tag can cause major trepidation for even the most prepared homebuyer. Investing in a multi-unit property with a mother-in-law apartment or other rental unit can bring in additional income to help cover your mortgage ...


American Dream: The Changing Interests of Homebuyers throughout the Decades

Those immersed in housing trends likely know what makes today's buyers tick: updated kitchens and bathrooms, ample closet space, low-maintenance features, in-home technology. But what excited potential homebuyers a decade ago is vastly different from what interests today's generation of homeowners. This ...


Sales Seesaw: Vacation Homes Retreat, Investment Purchases Leap

Vacation home sales cooled off in 2015 but remained at the second highest amount in nearly a decade, while investment purchases increased for the first time in five years, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released by the National Association of ...


NAHREP Expands Search for Top Latino Agents and Mortgage Originators

The submission period for the top-performing Latino agents and mortgage originators across the U.S. is set to close on April 29. The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Agent and Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originator lists are published annually and highlight the most successful Latino practitioners in their respective category. The organization ...


Construction Job Openings at Cycle High

The count of unfilled jobs in the overall construction sector reached a post-Great Recession high in February. ...


Smart Home, Happy Pet: How Today’s Tech Is Changing the Game for Pet Owners

The smart home revolution has led to some mind-boggling advances to our daily routine. From brewing a world-class cup of coffee from your smart phone to streaming your favorite Spotify playlist through a lightbulb in the kitchen, it seems there’s no end to the daily life ...


Help NAR Celebrate Our Members!

NAR PULSE---2016 marks the Centennial of the REALTOR® trademark, and NAR needs your help in celebrating a century of distinction of REALTORS®—the power you hold in protecting the American dream, advocating for property ownership and the work you do to promote healthy ...


Andy Warhol’s First New York Art Studio Listed for $10M

Heads up Art History lovers: Andy Warhol's very first studio, located in New York's Upper East Side, is now on the market. ...


The Numbers Don’t Lie…but They Don’t Tell the Whole Story Either

The fact that the Top 1,000 firms in RISMedia’s 2016 Power Broker Report collectively amassed more than $1.1 trillion in sales volume in 2015 unquestionably signifies important growth in the residential real estate sector—to the tune of $150 billion more in sales ...


Home Prices on the Rise: Watching the Affordability Trajectory

Recently, one of the most closely-watched housing market indicators, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, was released, and the numbers largely confirmed what the market has known for a while: U.S. home prices continue to climb at a moderate pace. ...


Ask the Experts: Are All Teams Created Equal?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Arthur Darmanin, Chief Executive Officer with Sellstate Realty Systems Network, Inc. ...


First Look: Spring Brings Record-High Home Prices and Flying Inventory

The 2016 home buying season is going to be a hot one, according to new data from Realtor.com, with homes in March already moving 13 percent more quickly than last year, even as prices hit record highs. ...


NAR Broker Tip: Register for the 2016 REALTOR® Broker Summit

REALTOR® Broker Summits are designed exclusively for brokers to come together and learn from keynote presenters, panels and peer leaders offering fresh insights on current conditions and imminent technologies, while looking to the future of the real estate industry. ...


Yellen Says Fed to Advance Rate Hikes with Caution

U.S. stocks increased on Tuesday after Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, noted in a speech that the Fed would proceed with caution when it comes to interest rate hikes. ...


S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index Records Year-over-Year Gain

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Data released for January 2016 show that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. ...


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