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House Prices Move Up In April

U.S home prices continued their upward climb in April, with CoreLogic reporting a  2.7 percent monthly advance, moving the year-on-year gain up to 6.8 percent. This forward motion represents 38 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices. While spring is typically the ...


Old Meets New for Historic House Hunters

Eyeing the area on a map between U.S. Route 1 and the Boulevard in Richmond, Va., a distinct pattern emerges. City blocks multiply as roadways fan westward in the aptly-named Historic Fan District, home to residences built in the 19th and early 20thcenturies. Scanning ...


20 Hottest Real Estate Markets Announced for May

Realtor.com® provided an early look at the May housing market with their ‘Advance Read on May Trends,’ a glimpse into residential real estate inventory and demand trends over the first 3 weeks of the month. For May 2015, the analysis of realtor.com®’s data indicates ...


How to Create Better Facebook Ads for Real Estate

Do you create Facebook ads to promote your brand, your listings and your real estate services? ...


Peak Out: Seven Markets Have Hit Their Peaks

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through May 2015. The report found that, outside of the usual headline-making markets, there are seven markets, considered “major” in density and culture, which are in bubble territory. These markets ...


Top 5 Government Policies that Everyone Should Know before Buying Their First Home

FOX Business Network’s Trish Regan, host of The Intelligence Report, weighs in the top 5 government policies that everyone should know before buying their first home: ...


12 Tips for Negotiating Multiple Offers

Working with buyers in a growing market can be challenging but if you study and follow proven negotiation strategies you will put your buyers in a competitive situation and have a much better chance of closing the transaction. ...


New Survey Released on LGBT Homebuying

Over the last decade, there has been an increasing amount of attention paid to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community but, until now, little information has been available about this population segment’s preferences, aspirations and mindset surrounding the home-buying process ...


New Report Finds Significant Hispanic Homeownership Gap

Between now and 2020, roughly four out of every 10 new households that form in the U.S. will be headed by someone of Hispanic descent—more than any other single racial or ethnic group. The ...


Real Estate Rules: Trust Is Everything

The most treasured asset of any real estate organization is trust; the trust of its people, of others within the brokerage community and, above all, of consumers. At Coldwell Banker Real Estate, trust is one of five key core values which serve as ...


Pending Home Sales Spike to Highest Level in Nine Years

Pending home sales rose in April for the fourth straight month and reached their highest level in nine years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Northeast and Midwest, all four major regions saw increases in April. The Pending Home Sales Index,a ...


The Rich and the Rest: Tom Ferry’s Lead Generation Tips

As CEO of Your Coach, an international coaching and training company, Tom Ferry has been helping real estate professionals grow a prosperous business for more than 25 years. The renowned speaker and best-selling author of Life! By Design, Ferry has ...


Five Social Media Tricks to Sell More Real Estate

Countless real estate agents have transformed struggling businesses into extremely successful ones through marketing, including social media. Effective users of social media often stumble into success by accident, and they may not be able to describe exactly how they did it. ...


Customer Service: What Works for Any Business

No matter what your job title is, in real estate, customers are the reason your company makes money. Whether you’re a real estate agent, an administrator or in sales, customers and clients breathe life into your ...


April Home Sales: Finding Balance between Buyers and Sellers

RealtyTrac's recently released April 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report analyzed average sales prices and estimated market values at time of sale for single family homes and condos sold in April in 315 U.S. counties to identify the nation’s hottest seller’s markets, ...


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