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February Pending Home Sales Continue Slide

Pending home sales declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest increases in the Midwest and West were offset by declines in the Northeast and South; all regions ...


Three Unconventional Advertising Strategies for Real Estate Professionals

The best way to grow your business is with a consistent marketing strategy that includes both online and offline tactics. Just because you started blogging or using Facebook doesn’t mean you should forget about door knocking and walking your farm. Chances are ...


Smart Times Ahead

Recent reports forecast that smart home automation will turn into a $19 trillion industry in the ensuing years, led by Google’s recent $3.2 billion investment of Nest Labs, creators of smart thermostats and smoke detectors (Los Angeles Times). ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate National Open House Weekend

You’re invited to our Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate National Open House Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30! ...


6 Easy Twitter Tips for Real Estate Agents

How often do you use Twitter to promote your real estate business? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Never? ...


Report Names Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers for 2014 Home Buying Season

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., has released the Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers for the upcoming home buying season. Markets that made the 2014 list by rank include: Pittsburgh, PA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL; Philadelphia, ...


New Report Shows Continuing Recovery

Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released its January Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales of U.S. properties. Utilizing home pricing data, the Index shows year-over-year gains for ...


70 Percent of Boomers Expect Retirement House to Be the Best

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently released the findings of a national survey of Baby Boomers (ages 49-67) revealing this influential generation’s feelings of optimism about living an independent, active lifestyle; a lifestyle unrestrained by planned retirement communities and instead bolstered ...


Infill Development and Construction – a Great New Opportunity in Today’s Market

As the real estate market continues to gain traction, savvy brokers and agents who are ready to take their business to the next level are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing. While new-home construction has been dominating the headlines ...


Clean Water Act Expansion Not the Right Answer, NAHB Says

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act will increase the cost of new homes without a corresponding benefit to America’s lakes, rivers and other water bodies, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says ...


Home Prices Move Up in January

In recent housing news, home prices rose during the frost month of January, according to recent results from S&P/Case-Shiller. ...


New-Home Sales Continue to Level in February

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000 units in February, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. ...


Homeowner Vacancy Rates Vary Across Top Metros

In a recent study, NAHB examines eight key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). This post takes a closer look at one of those statistics; the homeowner vacancy rate. ...


Surviving and Thriving in 2014

Today’s top brokers are constantly evaluating what it takes to not only survive, but thrive in today’s real estate market. Recently, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s brokers discussed their 2014 best practices for staying on top, keeping affiliated agents motivated, increasing ...


Experts Weigh Why Sales Dipped in February

Home sales took another dive in February, falling 7.1 percent below the 4.95 million-unit level in February 2013 to the lowest level of sales in any month since July 2012, when annualized sales stood at 4.59 million. ...


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