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Mortgage Applications on the Move

Mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 17, 2015. ...


Americans Agree: Real Estate Best Long-Term Investment

Signaling growing confidence in the housing recovery, a majority of Americans once again named real estate the best long-term investment—a trend now continued for two consecutive years, according to a recently released Gallup poll. ...


10 Productivity Rules for Real Estate

How often do you look at your growing to-do list at the end of the day and exclaim, “Where did the day go?!” If you’re like many real estate professionals, you’d love to fill your day with the activities you do best—showings, meetings ...


Three Tips for Top-Tier Lead Generation – Part I

Leads are the lifeblood of the real estate industry. An agent’s ability to convert prospects to clients and generate new leads could be the difference between excelling in their career or falling behind. Capturing leads and converting them into clients is the first ...


Larger than Life: Making Rooms Look Bigger with Clever Staging

Many buyers look for a new home because they need more space. Unfortunately, many homeowners maximize their living areas by cramming the rooms with as many things as they can hold. Whether a home is small or large, clever staging is essential for ...


Agent Headshots: 8 Do’s and Don’ts

The real estate agent headshot: it’s an absolute necessity in this industry. Your headshot is part of your personal branding, and people expect to see it everywhere—on business cards, your website, public benches and even billboards! Real estate is a face-to-face business, ...


Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year ...


Quicken Loans Sues Justice Department and HUD

Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender, filed suit Friday in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The company was left with no alternative but to ...


Share of Seriously Underwater Homes Increases in First Quarter for First Time Since 2012

RealtyTrac® recently released its U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2015, which shows that at the end of the first quarter of 2015 there were 7,341,922 U.S. residential properties seriously ...


Understanding the State of Hispanic Real Estate: An Interview with NAHREP President Teresa Palacios Smith

As the housing market continues to recover, more and more minority communities will enter the real estate scene. Recent studies have shown that the Hispanic community will soon represent a major segment of the homeownership ...


Extreme Marketing: Build a Rollercoaster through Your Listing!

Dutch real estate agency Huizen Promoter built a rollercoaster through an open house, trumping anything anyone else has ever done in real estate. Ever. ...


Return Buyers Expected to Re-Enter and Restore Market, Study Shows

Nearly a decade since the start of the foreclosure crisis, formerly distressed homeowners with restored credit are re-entering the housing market, but damaged ...


Tips That Will Immediately Help You Win More Listings and Convert More Buyers

How do you win more listings and convert more buyers? First, develop a brand identity, separate your personal from your professional life on Facebook and remember that real estate is still a personal, local business. It may sound simple, and it ...


Don’t Let a Rental Scam Ruin Your American Dream

When it comes to the World Wide Web, there’s one rule of thumb you can’t afford to ignore: Just because it’s on the Internet, doesn’t mean it’s true. ...


4 Tips for Working with Multigenerational Buyers

Working in real estate can be a challenge in itself, but when you're working with multigenerational buyers—a household of more than two generations—things can get even more complicated as you work to meet the diverse needs of parents, grandparents and children alike. ...


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