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  • Common Overlooked Expenses of Selling a Home

    Home sellers spend an average $15,190 on common, yet often overlooked expenses associated with placing a home on the market, including closing costs and home improvements, according to a recent analysis by Zillow.

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  • NAHB: Affordability Grows as Incomes Inch Up

    The most affordable housing market in the country is the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio major metropolitan area, where more than 92 percent of all homes sold in the first quarter of 2017 were affordable to

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  • First-Time Homebuyers Shell Out More for Upgrades

    While first-time homebuyers are facing certain challenges entering the housing market, that doesn’t mean they aren’t spending on upgrades to the homes they end up owning. According to a recent report by Houzz,

News – May 12, 2017

  • Teamify: When and Why to Build a Real Estate Team

    Many successful REALTORS® struggle with whether or not they should create a team or consider a partnership. Team-building experts Jim Remley and James Colburn make answering those questions much less

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  • Homeownership: More Than Just the Facts

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News – May 9, 2017

  • Home-Buying Confidence Springs Back

    Confidence in home-buying is springing back, with more buyers optimistic about their ability to move off the fence and into the market, according to the recently released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for April.

News – May 8, 2017

  • The Best Is Yet to Come for Homebuyers

    It’s a seller’s market out there, and for homebuyers, the struggle this spring is real: few affordable options, and price growth that just won’t quit. Another issue’s working against them, too: timing.

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  • How Are Housing Markets Doing, Really?

    Housing has made headway in the decade since the onset of the recession, but, according to a new report by Trulia, there is still room for improvement in the recovery. Approximately 34 percent of

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  • Is There Hope for the Homeownership Rate?

    The homeownership rate clung to 63.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, virtually unchanged from 63.7 percent the quarter prior and 63.5 percent the year prior, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s

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  • The Top 25 Most Creative Cities in America

    If you’re a creative person, looking for a city that ignites your creative flair, where should you live? Perhaps you dream of becoming a writer—which city will provide the muses and inspiration

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  • Homebuyers in the West Arrive Ahead of Schedule

    Homebuyers in the West are taking to the spring real estate season early this year, with home prices up 1.3 percent quarter-over-quarter in April—growth ahead of the typical May schedule, according to

News – April 24, 2017

  • Rent Growth Crawls, but Costs Still High

    Rent growth is crawling at its slowest pace in five years, with rents up nationwide just 0.7 percent year-over-year, according to the recently released March Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Notably, rent growth

News – April 22, 2017

  • Foreclosures Follow Downtrend in First Quarter

    Foreclosures in the first quarter of 2017 followed a downtrend, tumbling 11 percent since the last quarter of 2016 and 19 percent since the first quarter of 2016, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ recently

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  • REALTORS® Answer Call for Greener, Sustainable Homes

    More homebuyers and sellers are in the market for greener, sustainable homes—and REALTORS® are answering the call. Over half of REALTORS® recently surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® and Sustainability

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  • Case-Shiller: Home Prices on a 31-Month Hot Streak

    Home prices are on a hot streak, reaching a 31-month high in January in the recently released S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. Prices fired up 5.9 percent year-over-year in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller

News – March 31, 2017

  • Referrals: Let Your Clients Work for You

    In real estate, leads are the most important aspect of your business. Without new clients flowing in, revenue won’t flow out. While advertising and social networking are great ways to connect with new

News – March 30, 2017

  • Pending Home Sales Warm Up in February

    Pending home sales warmed in February to their highest level in almost a year, rallying 5.5 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI

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  • Report: Same Old Story for Inventory

    Housing inventory hit a new low in the first quarter of 2017, bottoming out from the early days of the recovery from the recession, according to Trulia’s recently released quarterly Inventory and Price Watch.

News – March 24, 2017

  • 5 Effective Facebook Tips to Close More Leads

    Leigh Brown is the first to admit that she sounds like a character on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” but she points out that her southern accent is part of what makes her authentic—the

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  • Luck Doesn’t Sell Listings, Copy Points Do

    Every buyer starts their real estate search with a list of features which can return hundreds or thousands of matching homes online. Make your listing a must-see by describing the benefits of your

News – March 16, 2017

  • Economic Gains Spark Confidence in Buying, Selling

    Economic gains have sparked confidence in home-buying and -selling, with 80 percent of those surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey believing now is a

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  • Rising Rents Offer More Home-Buying Opportunities

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  • The Ideal Time to List a Home for Sale

    Numerous factors impact the sale of a home—including timing. The ideal time to list a home for sale this year is between May 1-15, according to a recent analysis by Zillow.

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  • Rising Rates: Spoiling Homebuyers’ Plans?

    Homebuyers are concerned about the effect rising interest rates have on their ability to afford a home, but not enough to spoil their plans, according to a recent survey issued by Zillow Group Mortgages. Eighty-three

News – February 27, 2017

  • Appreciation Activity Shifts to the South

    Housing markets in the South are experiencing higher levels of appreciation than those in California, which had been at the forefront of rising values, according to the Zillow Real Estate Market Reports for January.

News – February 25, 2017

  • Commercial Real Estate Sector on Solid Footing

    Commercial real estate is on solid footing, with the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) quarterly commercial forecast projecting continued stability in 2017. National vacancy rates in the office sector are set to decrease

News – February 24, 2017

  • Peyton to Take Helm at Realogy Effective April 1

    Alex Perriello to Become Chairman Emeritus Realogy Holdings Corp. has announced the promotion of John Peyton to the role of president and chief executive officer for the Realogy Franchise Group (RFG),

News – February 23, 2017

  • Existing-Home Sales Begin 2017 with a Bang

    Existing-home sales began 2017 with a bang, growing 3.3 percent and hitting a 10-year high in January, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). With the exception of the Midwest, every region

News – February 22, 2017

  • Policy Unknowns Curb Housing Growth Expectations

    All-out growth in the housing market this year is hinging on the Trump Administration’s policies, with the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research Group expecting standstill wages to cripple affordability unless incomes improve. “We

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  • Design for Days: 100 Years of Home-Building

    Take a field trip to your hometown’s historic district and stroll the sidewalk. Blur the cars out of focus and it’s not hard to imagine what life looked like in decades and centuries

News – January 20, 2017

  • 10 Tips to Apply before Your Next Open House

    Have you ever left your open house feeling like something wasn’t right? Perhaps you wondered if one of your open house visitors wasn’t there for the right reasons. Maybe you simply

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  • Is Real Estate a ‘Team’ Sport? You Decide

    According to the National Association of REALTORS®, there are just over one million active real estate licensees in the United States. With new agents joining the market every day, competition can be

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  • Rocket Mortgage: Has It Lived Up to the Hype?

    Rocket Mortgage blasted into our world during 2016’s Super Bowl 50 between the Broncos and the Panthers. At its peak, the game attracted more than 115 million viewers, and right in