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Staging Mistakes that Will Sabotage Your Home Sale

According to the Real Estate Staging Institute, a staged home sells 70 percent faster than a non-staged home. Are your listings staged to sell? Or are you sabotaging the sale? Expert stagers share the most common staging mistakes below. Help your sellers ...


Only 10.7 Percent of All Mortgaged Homes Still Underwater

Nearly 950,000 homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity in the U.S. to more than 44 million. ...


Positioned for Success: A Proactive Approach to Staying ahead of the Growing Purchase Market

The housing market is evolving due to fluctuating market conditions and a shift in buyer perceptions. Now, more than ever, having a lending partner with strong financial and industry expertise in your corner is crucial to keeping real estate agents abreast ...


Promotional Kitchen Calendars Still Rule

Having been in the retail and promotional calendar business for over 35 years, I have listened to many soothsayers predict the “death” of the paper calendar. So far, neither Nostradamus, Mayan calendars nor the influx of ...


Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Acquires Move, Inc. for $950 Million Cash Deal

News Corp and Move, Inc. announced Tuesday that News Corp, the massive media empire owned by Rupert Murdoch, has agreed to acquire leading online real estate business Move, Inc. for $950 million in an all-cash tender offer. ...


Edina Realty Forms Partnerships with Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com®

A recent partnership was announced between Edina Realty and a trio of real estate portals, including Zillow®, Trulia and realtor.com®. Edina Realty—a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate—began sharing its listings directly from the MLS on Sept. 30. ...


Report: Housing Market Shows Signs of Slowing

Homes.com® recently released its July Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for defined areas ranked from 101-300. Among the nation’s top 100 largest markets, 84 increased their three-month ...


Why We’re Better Together: Zillow CEO Explains why Zillow Plans to Acquire Trulia

As you’ve probably heard by now, Zillow recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia. The deal is not final and won’t be for some time, requiring both shareholder and regulatory approval in addition to customary closing conditions. ...


Pending Home Sales Fall Slightly in August

Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month. ...


Agent Safety a Growing Concern in Light of Disappearance – 5 Must-Do’s to Protect Yourself in the Field

Suspect in Custody in Missing Arkansas Agent Case ...


Housing’s Share of GDP: 15.5 Percent for the Second Quarter

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the second quarter of 2014, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.5 percent, with home building and remodeling yielding 3.1 percentage points of that total. ...


Closing Rates for Purchase Loans Hit New High

Nearly two out of three applications for mortgages to buy a home were approved in August, a new high for purchase loan approvals. ...


Social Media Pays Off

In the following interview, John O’Reilly of Base Camp Realty of Richmond lets us know the winning methods behind his madness, from social media to education and time management. ...


Months’ Supply of New Homes at Lowest Level Since June 2013

The August increase of the pace of new home sales pushed the months’ supply measure of inventory to its lowest level in more than a year. ...


The Rules of Celebrity Clientele

(MCT)—When it comes to high-profile clients, some entrepreneurs cultivate them, some stumble into them, but secretly everyone wants them. Why be just a florist when you can be “Florist to the Stars?” ...


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