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Global Market Volatility Pushes Mortgage Rates Lower

Freddie Mac  recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling to their lowest levels since May of this year amid substantial and ongoing global volatility out of China. ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Succession Planning: Creating a Legacy for Your Business

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jim Imhoff, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Why the Future of SEO Is ‘UnOptimized!’ — Part 2

Last week, we covered the importance of “triggers and tickles” and promised further search enlightenment through “cat-lady” insights. Before I fulfill that promise, here’s a brief recap of the fundamentals of “UnOptimization,” a way to more and “more better” traffic. ...


How to Win at Lead Generation with LinkedIn

If you think LinkedIn is just a resume board, it’s time to change that misconception. Successful real estate agents are adding LinkedIn to their tool kits for expanding networks and zeroing in on new prospects. With the right tactics, the professional ...


Pending Home Sales Inch Forward in July

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in July, but rose modestly for the sixth time in seven months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Home Values Slide after Nearly Four Years of Growth

The housing market is slowing down, with home values seeing the first negative monthly change since the market began its recovery nearly four years ago, according to the Zillow® July Real Estate Market Reports. ...


Share of In-Foreclosure Sales Drops to 15-Year Low in July

RealtyTrac® recently released its July 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows sales of properties in-foreclosure and cash sales were down from a year ago to multi-year lows while year-to-date U.S. home sales in 2015 ...


Ultra Wealthy Buying Homes as ‘Opportunity Gateways’

A growing number of ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals view homes as 'opportunity gateways', driving buying decisions that are based on potential opportunities from owning these luxury residential properties, according to a recent Wealth-X study. ...


Another Safety Scare: Iowa REALTOR® Target of Threatening Phone Call

An Iowa REALTOR® was recently the target of a phone call implying harm at an open house, again calling into question a practice that has long been subject for debate in the industry. ...


Home Prices Continue to Accelerate

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released for June 2015 show that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. ...


Study Finds Racial Disparity Exists between What Borrowers Pay for Mortgages

Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most. ...


Foreign Investors Rush to Snap up U.S. Housing

Wealthy, very nervous foreigners yanking their money out of their countries while they still can and pouring it into U.S. residential real estate, paying cash, and driving up home prices—that’s the meme. But it’s more than a meme as political ...


Social Media for Real Estate: Time Waster or Money Maker?

In today’s tech-savvy society, having an online presence is vital to business success. But trying to create an effective social media strategy for your company can be daunting to undertake and often comes with a steep learning ...


Great Spaces: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Home Hits the Market

Movie buffs – this one’s for you! The home portrayed in Jonathan Demme’s crime-horror film "The Silence of the Lambs" is now up for sale! In the film, the property was home to one of the movie's main villains, Buffalo Bill, who lured ...


FHA 203k Mortgage Loans Provide Options for Agents and Buyers

Most real estate agents have been there: You have a listing that has great bones or offers a lot of space for the money, but some aspects of its condition are likely to frighten most buyers away. With a unique financing option available ...


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