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January Housing Starts Fall 3.8 Percent

U.S. housing starts dropped 3.8 percent in January, with the sharpest declines surfacing in the Midwest, according to the Census Bureau. Experts speculate frosty winter weather may be the culprit for the decline. As nasty weather delayed thousands of building projects across the ...


Tax Season: What to Expect when Selling Your Home

Tax season is upon us and if you have a pending or recent home sale, you'll surely want to know: what income taxes will you have to pay on the sale? ...


10 Most Powerful Celebrity Buyers & Sellers of the Last Decade

Celebrity real estate is a high-paced world of wheeling and dealing. Over the past 10 years, plenty of famous faces have scored big or lost out in attempts to secure (or sell!) the home of their dreams.  To help commemorate its 10th anniversary, Zillow put together this list of ...


Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients

You’ve heard the hype, now get a firsthand look at how Rocket Mortgage, the first complete, end-to-end online mortgage experience, can help you help your clients in this month’s RISMedia Content Solutions webinar, “Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients,” ...


Sharing Our Bounty through ‘Move For Hunger’

Our relocation industry has always employed more than its share of socially conscious people. The essence of our work is using our special knowledge in skilled and empathetic ways to help employees and families get through big life changes. Throughout relocation management and ...


4 Easy Steps to Boost Your Business with Facebook Ads

During the Super Bowl last weekend, we saw a number of top-scoring advertisements. While these companies were pulling out all the stops to make sure they could convert their traffic and capture as much attention as possible, most of us don’t have a ...


High Gear: Metro Home Prices Continue to Rise

A moderating pace of sales had little impact on the trajectory of home prices during the final three months of the year, which picked up speed and showed continued growth in most of the U.S., according to the latest quarterly report by ...


7 Steps to Better Lead Generation

Considering all the things real estate professionals must do—and do well—effective lead generation strategies are among the most essential. That’s why REBAC recently launched a new one-day course, Generating Buyer and Seller Leads: Capture, Qualify, Convert, designed to help agents optimize their ...


Technology Helps, but Master the Basics First

Don’t believe the hype—technology is not the magic bullet that will transform a struggling real estate business into a thriving success. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on a fancy gotta-have-it gadget or app. While technology may help you become more organized ...


Agents at the Center of Xome’s Strategy for Real Estate 3.0

Before he became chief operating and chief financial officer with Xome, Kartik Ramachandran had purchased three homes in five years. He wasn’t a real estate guy—he was in the merchant and product technologies business with Groupon—but he had just received a crash course ...


Buying Beats Renting in Less Than Two Years, But Millennials Still Have Reason to Rent

Home buyers in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. have to stay in a home for at least three years to break even on a home purchase, and buyers in the Bay Area would have to stay nearly that long to make buying financially advantageous, according to ...


Three Tips to Negotiate Like a Winner

A recent study by the National Association of REALTORS® revealed that 89 percent of buyers and sellers consider negotiation skills to be the most important skill when selecting an agent. In an industry where commissions are ...


REALTORS® Applaud House Passage of ‘Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act’

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to advance legislation that will expand opportunities for homeownership. H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” includes a number of initiatives that have strong support from the National Association of REALTORS®, who ...


January Housing Data Offers Strong 2016 Outlook

Economic uncertainty driven by a tumultuous start of the year for financial markets does not seem to be dampening the pent-up demand that drove growth and sales in 2015. Instead, year-over-year trends point to this spring being the busiest since 2006, according to ...


Cybercrime Hitting Real Estate

Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry and stealing large sums of money from unwary homebuyers. This fraud can destroy real estate transactions, so the National Association of REALTORS® is urging real estate professionals across the country to immediately implement ...


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