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Home Prices Up 6.3 Percent Year over Year in December 2015

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year over year by 6.3 percent in December 2015 compared with December 2014, according to the recently released CoreLogic® Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast™ data for December 2015. Results also showed that prices increased ...


Super Bowl 50: A Housing Highlight Reel

The Super Bowl turns 50 this weekend. To mark the event’s golden anniversary, Census number-crunchers rounded up a collection of facts comparing life back in 1967 to present-day. The play-by-play includes housing stats, which we’ve broken down below. ...


January Housing Data Offers Strong 2016 Outlook

Economic uncertainty driven by a tumultuous start of the year for financial markets does not seem to be dampening the pent-up demand that drove growth and sales in 2015. Instead, year-over-year trends point to this spring being the busiest since 2006, according to ...


Bridging the Gap between Relationships and Technology

There’s a lot of confusion in the real estate industry, and it’s time to clear the air. Recent polls show that 70 percent of agents are spending money on some sort of online lead purchasing ...


Cybercrime Hitting Real Estate

Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry and stealing large sums of money from unwary homebuyers. This fraud can destroy real estate transactions, so the National Association of REALTORS® is urging real estate professionals across the country to immediately implement ...


Shrinking Expectation of Fed Rate Hike

The once lofty expectations of an additional interest rate hike to occur in 2016 are shrinking. This minimized chance follows a recent Fed policy statement, which suggested that the U.S. central bank might not hike rates in ...


Urban Home Values Outpace the Suburbs

Urban home values are outpacing the value of homes in the suburbs in most top-tier metros, as city life gains popularity and high-end condos fill the sky in Boston, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and other ...


Communication 101: Learning to Speak in Toddler

I always tell my daughters that the best part of my life is watching them grow up.  I then follow that by telling them the hardest part of my life is watching them grow up.  Life as a ...


Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall

Mortgage rates move lower for the fourth consecutive week as the Fed held interest rates steady at its FOMC meeting on Wednesday, according to Freddie Mac's recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). ...


Four Tips for Dealing with Unrealistic Seller Pricing

As a real estate expert, you offer a great deal of value to your clients. While you spend hours researching the top trends in their area, learning about the recent selling prices and creating the perfect marketing campaign, often your clients don’t realize ...


5 Reasons Now Is the Time to Buy a Home According to a Top Economist

Ted Jones, Stewart Title's chief economist, says now is inarguably the right time to buy a home. Those who have been waiting on the sidelines, struggling with rising rent and dreaming of a place to call their own should ...


Talking Tech on Main Street: A Conversation with Annette Anthony

After our deep dive into the world of Google and Intelligent Ads over the past few months, it’s time to get back out on the street. Luckily, I had the good fortune to catch up with ...


New Home Sales Finish 2015 Strong

Recently released data found that December new home sales were up nearly 11 percent over November, and 9.9 percent over December 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau. ...


In 2016, It’s Time to Get Lucky with Referrals

“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.” ...


A Major Shift in Housing Demand Is Currently Underway

In the years during and since the Financial Crisis and Great Recession, new household formation slowed dramatically as young adults remained living with parents and fewer people immigrated into the U.S. From 2008 through 2010, only 509,000 net ...


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