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Student Debt: Will It Drag Down the Housing Recovery?

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through October 2014, which looked at the way colleges and universities are having an effect on housing across the country. Metros with noteworthy university influence are at the top ...


3 Steps to Getting the Most out of Your Online Leads

If you want to build a successful and profitable real estate business, then you need leads, and lots of them. Online leads can add to your bottom line and be a tremendous source of income, but most real ...


Why You Should Consider Attending NAGLREP in 2015

Our industry is made up of all types of people. In fact, if I tried to name all the various ethnic backgrounds and cultures that make up the millions of real estate professionals in this country, no doubt I would miss many, if ...


Ask the Expert: What Are Some Common Myths of Working with International Sellers?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Cindy Fauth, Global Marketing Manager with the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Nation’s Top Brokers to Be Honored Next Week at RISMedia’s 19th Annual Power Broker Dinner, Held during NAR Conference & Expo

Leading brokers from around the nation will gather next week in New Orleans to be the guests of honor at RISMedia’s 19th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, being held on Friday, Nov. 7, during the annual NAR convention. ...


3 Tricks to Treat Your Customers by Helping, Not Selling

Here’s a scary misconception about marketing—the louder you shout the more likely you’ll be heard.  In this age of information overload and the emergence of mobile and other digital trends, consumers are coming to ...


What’s in YOUR Treasure Chest?

In marketing, as in life, it’s easier to address major projects when you have a baseline of go-to resources available to you. As a real estate professional, the amount of work you need to address on a daily basis is staggering. You can ...


Consumers See Opportunities in Housing before Year-End

Prudential Real Estate, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, released this week the results of its third quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating that consumer optimism may lead to a stronger close for real estate in 2014. ...


‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Down 23 Percent from Last Year, but Increase in 16 States

RealtyTrac® today released its Q3 2014 “Zombie” Foreclosure Report, which found that 117,298 homes actively in the foreclosure process had been vacated by the homeowners prior to a completed foreclosure, representing 18 percent of all active foreclosures. ...


Top 5 Tips to Win the Listing at Your Next Presentation

We recently polled ListHub Pro customers to learn how they prepare for listing presentations and what tips they would offer other agents to help them win the listing. ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Ensure I’m Not Exposing Myself to Liability?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Michael Ryder, the National Program Director of Specialty Programs with Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc. ...


Home Prices Rise in August

Home prices rose slightly at 0.2% in August, slower than the 0.6% rise in July, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite index released Tuesday. However, data through August 2014, released this week in the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, continue to show a deceleration ...


Short Sales and Foreclosure Sales Account for Lowest Sale Levels Since 2011

RealtyTrac® recently released its September and Q3 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of ...


By the Numbers: Big Cities You Can Actually Afford to Live In

Big cities are known for having more job opportunities, people to meet, and things to do than small towns. On the flip side, they are also synonymous with traffic, crime, and—above all—high costs. That’s why a big city with ...


Millennials Expect to Buy within Five Years

Contrary to popular belief, millennials still highly value homeownership, and a majority expect to buy a home in the next five years, according to a CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) survey of young adults age 18-34. ...


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