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Great Spaces: Want to Own the Playboy Mansion? There’s Just One Catch

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HUD Makes Millions Available to Promote Public Housing Self-Sufficiency

To help public housing residents find jobs and educational opportunities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded nearly $32 million in grants to public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence. ...


A Booming Success: BoomTown Providing the Tools to Close More Deals

Back in 2006, BoomTown’s Grier Allen and Cooper Bane—president and co-founder and VP Product/co-founder, respectively—began looking at the real estate industry, searching for what the big problems were and how they could solve them with technology and digital marketing. ...


Where Are the Nation’s Second Homes?

According to NAHB estimates, the total count of the second home stock reached 7.5 million in 2014, an increase of 0.6 million over 2009 when NAHB Economics last produced these estimates. The share of second homes among the total housing ...


What You Should Know about Adding Solar Energy to Your Home

When you sell homes every day, no one needs to tell you what a bonus green energy-saving items are. Everyone is concerned with maximizing energy efficiency, both to save costs and to minimize environmental concerns. Adding solar energy to a home is a great ...


Winning: Mortgage Rates Look Good for Spring Buying Season

Mortgage rates moved higher for the second week in a row, while also only posting the second increase this year. This makes mortgage rates very attractive for the upcoming spring home buying season, according to results from the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market ...


February Brings Boost in Applications for New Home Purchases

Data for February 2016 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 24 percent relative to the previous month, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS). ...


What Would the World’s Best and Brightest Minds Think of Smart Home Technology?

Smart home technology is taking off at a breakneck rate—so much so that experts believe half of us will adopt it by the end of this year. The smart home hype has led the folks over at ConsumerAffairs to ponder how the world’s smartest people would use smart home ...


Negative Equity Weighs Market, Limits Inventory

Fewer homeowners were underwater as the negative equity rate fell to 13.1 percent in the United States, according to the fourth quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Report. But more than 820,000 underwater homeowners still owe over twice as much on their mortgages as their homes are worth, a reminder that some ...


View from the Top: North America’s Superstar Housing Markets

At the end of 2015, it became obvious that the undisputed superstar among all real estate markets in North America was San Francisco. Not too much room for surprise in this case for those who know that the average home price here went over the $1 million threshold ...


Millennials More Likely to Buy in Suburban Areas

A growing share of homebuyers are millennials, and more of them are purchasing single-family homes outside of urban areas, according to the 2016 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences of recent home buyers and sellers. The survey additionally found ...


Local Appraisers Bring Equity Back to Real Estate

Over the past five years, a disturbing amount of real estate transactions never came to fruition, even though a buyer was willing to pay the same amount the seller wanted—and the same amount that a mortgage company was willing to lend to the ...


Brain Drain: 5 Low-Maintenance Features Millennial Buyers Will Love

The low-maintenance movement has taken hold across generations of homeowners. For millennials—the leading segment of homebuyers—the lower, the better. So summarized by Jill Waage, editorial director of home content for Better Homes and Gardens: ...


Homeowners in Denial: Difference between Expectation and Appraisal Widens

Home appraisals were an average of 1.99 percent lower than what homeowners expected in February, according to Quicken Loans proprietary Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The study compares actual appraised values to what refinancing homeowners estimated their home was worth at the beginning ...


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NAR PULSE—Generate an RPR Mobile™ School Report via your iOS or Android device between March 1 and March 15 to earn Social Media for REALTORS®: Facebook- Download, plus a chance for an iPad mini 4 with MVP. Act now to take advantage ...


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