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From Campus to Closing Costs: A College Grad’s Guide to Home Buying

You’ve packed up your dorm room, thrown your Frisbee into storage, and have bid adieu to those cumbersome textbooks. College has culminated, so what now? This exciting time in a young person’s life is ruled by one question: what’s next? For many, that answer takes ...


Fed Hike May Happen Now That 200,000 More Jobs Have Entered Fold

In November, the U.S. economy added a 211,000 new jobs to its roster, according to recently released news from the U.S. Department of Labor. While that number is a down step from the previous month, it shows enough continuous growth to turn the ...


From Capitol Hill: Update on NAR’s 2015 Political Advocacy Efforts

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) works diligently on a legislative and regulatory agenda that encourages a sound and robust U.S. real estate market and protects the business interests of consumers as well as REALTORS®. In 2015, significant accomplishments have included: ...


18 Countries Launch Unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to Combat Climate Change

This past week, 18 countries, and over 60 organizations launched an unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to speed up and scale up the sector’s huge potential to reduce its emissions and literally build greater climate resilience into future ...


Email Marketing Tactics to Bring Your Dead Leads Back to Life

As a busy real estate agent, it’s likely you don’t have time to sculpt the perfect email marketing  strategy for each new lead, prospect and client you have in your database. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. A drip ...


3 Reasons to Host a Holiday Meet-and-Greet with the Neighbors

While some see the holidays as a time to sit back, relax and sip eggnog, smart agents know this is a time for relationship building, if not actual sales. This can be one of the best times of the year to stage your ...


3 Strategies for Attracting Real Estate’s Future Leaders: Adapting to the Millennial Mindset

We’re seeing it everywhere: the American workforce is in the midst of an “aging out” epidemic. According to the Department of Labor, last year more than 40 percent of workers aged 55 and above were still in ...


(Not So) Happy Holidays: How Seasonal Decorations Can Botch Your Sale

It always cracks me up when I see Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) photos in July that show homes with fall leaves. The first thing I think is “must be a dud, it’s been on the market since last ...


2016 Housing Forecast: New Construction to Drive Highest Home Sales since 2006

New home construction and moderate gains in the existing home market will deliver the necessary one-two punch to push total home sales to the highest levels since 2006, according to the 2016 housing forecast issued this ...


6 Key Benefits of Upstream

While this year has been a big one for Upstream, unveiled to the public last May, 2016 will be even bigger. ...


35 Percent of U.S. Markets at New All-Time Home Price Peak

Among 94 major metro areas analyzed for the report, 33 markets (35 percent) have now reached new all-time home price peaks in 2015, according to RealtyTrac's recently released October 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report. ...


Relocation: Millennials Make Moves, Gen Xers Stay Put

Whether it’s a job relocation to the United States, the United Kingdom, or China, employees embarking on an international assignment likely have several things in common: namely, long wait times to obtain work visas, problems with payroll, and issues with housing, according to ...


Home Prices Soar in Western Markets

Among the nation’s top 300 markets, a total of 170 or 57 percent have now achieved full price recovery, according to Homes.com®'s September 2015 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion ...


The Power of a Network

When it comes to real estate, the strength of your network can be a strong contributor to your ability to innovate. As a growing brand, we at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate talk to many prospective companies over the course of a given year. Beyond the brand story, tools, ...


Realogy Expands Internal Focus on Diversity & Inclusion with Two Executive Appointments

Realogy Holdings Corp. has announced that two executives have expanded their leadership roles to strengthen the company’s internal focus on diversity and inclusion. In addition to her role as senior vice president of human resources for two of Realogy’s business units, Tanya Reu-Narvaez will also oversee Realogy’s enterprise-wide diversity framework, ...


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