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Housing Starts Explode to New Heights

After a slugging winter, housing starts have jumped a whopping 20.2 percent in April, restoring themselves to what some are calling “recovery highs,” levels similar to November 2007. Housing start landed at a 1.14 ...


Seven Local Markets—Up from Four—Are Overvalued

Based on data through February 2015, CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators identified seven of the top 100 markets in the U.S. as currently overvalued. In October 2014, Market Conditions Indicators put that number at four. Then, as is the case now, at ...


How Much Would Your Favorite TV Homes Cost in Real Life?

From Roseanne Conner's home in the fictional Lanford, Ill. to the Dunphy's gorgeous space in West Los Angeles, Calif., it's fun to imagine what the real-life homes of our favorite families from television history would've cost. (There's no question Phil Dunphy found himself ...


Brokers Welcome Greater Data Control as NAR Approves Funding for Upstream

This past Saturday during the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., the NAR Board of Directors approved a partnership between the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its wholly ...


Video: How to Win over Google and Influence More Search Engines

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Help Your Clients Find the Right General Contractor

You know how important it is to encourage buyers to envision a home's potential and sellers to recognize the drawbacks of an outdated house. But what if your clients are ready to make updates now? Are you ready with advice that can help ...


Gap Closing Between Home Sales and Market Capacity

On Thursday, May 21, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will be releasing its freshest batch of existing-home sales numbers. According to the data, market capacity for existing-home sales increased 1.3 percent in April, and improvements in the labor market and a spring ...


5 Home Upgrades to Consider This Season

When it comes to home improvement, the options are endless. While many homeowners have their sights set on a huge overhaul (hello five-star kitchen complete with the latest and greatest appliances and gadgets), simple home ...


3 Secrets to Generating Buyer Leads via SEO and Social Media

REALTORS® need to be marketing online more than ever, but what are you actually supposed to do?  What tactics produce results? The frustration for many REALTORS® is that the typical online lead generation tactics big brands use simply don't work on a local ...


Webinar—Take Sales to a New Level: How to Captivate Move-Up, Upscale & International Buyers & Sellers

With recovery moving forward, there’s no time like the present to set your sights higher. In the next installment of RISMedia’s Agent Webinar Series, “Take Sales to a New Level: How to Captivate Move-Up, Upscale & International Buyers & Sellers,” sponsored by Quicken ...


Existing-Home Sales on the Rebound despite Some Affordability Concerns

Existing-home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest pace since 2006, but accelerating price growth and rising mortgage rates have the potential to slow sales, according to an economic forecast forum here at the 2015 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & ...


Generate More Leads with Video Marketing

As the real estate market continues to recover and agents flood into the market, competition for high-quality listings and clients can be fierce. Video marketing is a way to stand out from the pack. ...


The Road to Recovery: 4 Factors That Affect Home Prices

With housing on a steady path to recovery, home prices have risen approximately 20 percent in the last three years, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Case-Shiller house price indices—and both consumers and industry professionals ...


How Listing Remarks Impact Salability

I believe every house has a story to tell, and our job as listing agents is to tell that story. I was excited to read that there is now research from Zillow providing statistics on the real impact that listing remarks have on ...


Realtor.com® Launches New Branding and New Spokesperson, Elizabeth Banks

Underscoring its aggressive growth pattern and reinvigorated strategy in the online real estate space, Tuesday, realtor.com® unveiled a new logo, branding, and national consumer ad campaign featuring popular film star Elizabeth Banks. The announcement was made in Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon by Move ...


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