News – August 29, 2014

  • Pending Home Sales Pick Up in July
    Pending home sales rebounded in July and have now risen in four of the last five months, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major regions experienced healthy gains except for the

News – August 28, 2014

News – August 27, 2014

  • U.S. Negative Equity Falls to 17 Percent
    One in six (17 percent) U.S. homeowners with mortgages – or 8.7 million – were still underwater on their mortgage in the second quarter of 2014, despite rising home values, according to the

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  • Existing-Home Sales Continue to Climb in July
    Existing-home sales increased in July to their highest annual pace of the year, and the ongoing decline in distressed sales reached an important milestone, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Total existing-home

News – August 21, 2014

News – August 20, 2014

  • Housing Starts Soar in July
    (MCT)—New home construction surged to an eight-month high in July, providing a lift to the broader economy. Housing starts jumped 15.7 percent from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce Department

News – August 19, 2014

News – August 18, 2014

  • Affordability Approaches Pre-2004 Norm as Prices Firm
    Housing affordability dipped slightly in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).  Nationwide, the second quarter HOI was 62.6—i.e., 62.6

News – August 17, 2014

  • How FICO09 Could Increase Homeownership
    We all know that when a person has a poor credit profile, he or she is less likely to buy a home. Many consumers remain without access to affordable credit and more importantly, no access

News – August 15, 2014

  • Dialogue and Techniques to Convert Leads
    How are some top agents getting up to 10 percent or more conversions from® Internet leads? Based on interviews with real estate professionals who close a high volume of online leads, we identified

News – August 14, 2014

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News – August 9, 2014

  • New Technology Creates a New Consumer
    The changing technology landscape can be seen at all levels: globally, nationally, locally and even within the real estate industry. However, it’s not just technology that’s impacting industry, but rather, technology is having an

News – August 8, 2014

  • Own a Niche to Get Rich
    If you haven’t already heard the above phrase, now is a good time to burn it into your brain. As a successful real estate broker who made the transition from the broker side of

News – August 7, 2014

News – August 6, 2014

  • Closing Costs Soar 20.8 Percent
    While most homebuyers are focused on rising home prices, closing costs are rising nearly as quickly over the past three years, increasing by more than 20 percent since 2010, according recent information from Mortgage

News – August 5, 2014

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News – July 31, 2014

  • Tips for Hosting a Creative Open House
    Open houses are hit or miss for most agents. Some even forgo them altogether. Why? Hosting the traditional open house may be a lost art, but never a lost cause. With some imagination