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Home Crush Survey: Women More Likely than Men to Crush on Out of League Homes

Realtor.com® has released the results of its Home Crush Survey, which revealed that men and women are notably different when it comes to developing a crush on a home. In this survey, a home crush is defined as a home a ...


Metro Areas See Solid Home-Price Growth

The lion’s share of metropolitan areas continued to experience strong year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. A companion metro area annual affordability report shows less favorable conditions, particularly in ...


Housing Share of the Economy at 15.3 Percent

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the final quarter of 2013, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.3 percent, with home building yielding 3.1 percentage points of that total. ...


Consumers Feel Good about Mortgage Credit

More Americans now believe it would be easy for them to get a mortgage, according to Fannie Mae’s January 2014 National Housing Survey results. Consumer attitudes regarding the ease of getting a mortgage climbed 2 percentage points to an all-time survey high ...


Consumers More Committed to Buying or Selling This Year

Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC real estate brokerage network, recently released results of its fourth quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating that consumers’ perception of residential real estate is increasingly favorable, and that consumers are more committed to buying and selling ...


Can Shadow Inventory Help Relieve Price Pressure?

Home prices grew at the fastest pace in seven years in 2013. This is good news for property owners, both homeowners and landlords, as they witnessed, on average, a $32,000 gain in housing equity over the past two years. The equity increase ...


Instilling Confidence in Buyers and Sellers—Home Warranties Cover All the Bases

When it comes to buying, selling, or simply enjoying your own home, few things can be as frustrating or as costly as dealing with the unexpected breakdown of a major system or appliance. Experienced real estate professionals know they can expect a ...


January Housing on the Up

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the January edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Picture Speaks 1,000 Words

Have you ever felt like you're drowning in content? With so many news sources from TV, social media, email newsletters, RSS feeds and more, all often serving up the same information, you can't help but to tune some of it out. You ...


Working with Millennial Home Buyers, Part 1

In a recent piece published by RISMedia, Generation Next, Sherry Chris—president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate—explores the Millennial generation, and our findings on who they are, what they want, and what they’re looking for in a real ...


Bitcoin Unlikely to Crack Housing Market as Long as Dollar Thrives

(MCT)—Will home purchases and mortgages ever be transacted in bitcoins? ...


Demand for Multifamily Housing Will Continue to Rise in 2014 and Beyond

Strong demand for apartments will increase over the next several years, said panelists during a press conference at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. And while multifamily construction continues to be strong, NAHB does ...


Mortgage Applications on the Rise

Mortgage applications increased 0.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 31, 2014. ...


How to Make Every Meeting Worthwhile

As real estate brokers and managers continue to look for new ways to revitalize their teams and increase their bottom line in 2014, one renowned authority firmly believes that the best place to motivate agents and clarify expectations is in sales meetings. ...


Seeing Is Believing with Instagram

The importance of visual content is increasing every day. The purpose of posting beautiful photos is to connect with people, not necessarily to show that you are the best real estate agent. ...


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