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With Quick-Drying REO Market, Time Is of the Essence

Brokers around the nation are seeing different trends in the real estate-owned market, but whether there is a full pipeline of properties being unloaded in your territory or the supply has just about fried, one thing is consistent—there isn’t a lot of time ...


New Report Shows 1.2 Million U.S. Borrowers Regained Equity in 2014

CoreLogic® recently released new analysis showing 1.2 million borrowers regained equity in 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q4 2014 to approximately 44.5 million or 89 percent of all mortgaged ...


8 Ways to Locate a Stellar Agent from Egypt Sherrod

For buyers (and sellers!) looking to enter the real estate market, locating the right agent to find their dream home may be a daunting task. Buyers want to find someone with an expertise in their desired area, who will communicate efficiently and have ...


Report Ranks Average Down Payment in 2014 at 14 Percent

RealtyTrac® recently released a report analyzing purchase loan and sales data for single family homes and condos in 2014 in 386 counties nationwide which found that on average across all counties, buyers who purchased a home in 2014 put 14 percent ...


First Mortgage Default Rate Decreases for First Time since July 2014

Data through February 2015, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, continued to show a slight upward trend, as the second mortgage default rate increased by two basis points to 0.66 percent. The national ...


Renters Feeling Heat from Heightened Housing Costs

The gap between rental costs and household income is widening to unsustainable levels in many parts of the country, and the situation could worsen unless new home construction meaningfully rises, according to new research by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Best Neighborhoods for a St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl

Grab your gold, put on your green, hope for luck and head to one of these ZIP codes to find a pub. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, RealtyTrac® partnered with enterprise data and analytics company Acxiom® to uncover ZIP codes throughout ...


New Trend Shows Positive Signs for Homebuyers

Renewed interest in housing counseling is revealing that many are considering homeownership as a possibility for the first time. More than 73,000 people received housing counseling from National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) member agencies during 2014, making it the highest volume experienced ...


Will Bitcoin Buyers Break into the Housing Market?

Digital currencies continue to take hold in real estate—this time, across the Atlantic. RE/MAX London recently announced a trial program with payment platform GoCoin that will support digital currency payments on property rentals throughout the country. ...


Asian Investors Lead International Commercial Investment in U.S. and Canada

International investment in commercial real estate is dominated by Asian interests in both Canada and the U.S., according to a new survey from the Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies at REALTOR® University and the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Success, from the Outside In: What Makes Coaching a Game-Changer for Real Estate Agents

Whether you’re a top athlete, a Fortune 500 company, or working through a personal matter, everyone can use the honesty and clarity of an outside expert to gain understanding. This is especially true in the unpredictable, constantly changing real estate business, which is ...


RISMedia’s Next Agent Webinar: Secrets of Systematized Success

In real estate, the difference between failure and success is consistency. Join us and moderator Verl Workman in our next installment of RISMedia's Agent Webinar Series, The Secrets of Systematized Success, where we'll discuss the nuts and bolts of the methods two leading ...


Reaching the Right Consumers at the Right Time

In the real estate industry, timing is critical. According to NAR, an average buyer spends 10 weeks searching for a new home, two weeks shorter than the previous year. Because of this, reaching these consumers at the right time has ...


Attract Millennial Homebuyers with Your City’s Unique Features

Millennials are looking to buy real estate in full force. Born between 1981 and 2000, this young group now comprises the largest group of buyers at 32 percent of recent homebuyers, according to NAR. They are flocking to urban areas, specifically cities ...


New Measures Should Ease Access to Credit

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has long been advocating for measures to reduce the cost of credit to consumers and increase the number of first-time homebuyers. In the past two months, the Administration has announced new policy ...


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