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

News – July 30, 2014

  • Consumer Confidence Soars in July
    The economic forecast is looking sprightly according to Americans, as consumer confidence in July hit its highest level since October 2007. On Tuesday, the Conference Board announced that the U.S. consumer confidence index

News – July 29, 2014

News – July 28, 2014

  • Is Real Estate Ready for ‘Big Data’?
    What may feel like the ultimate in information overload, “big data” actually represents one of the most important new frontiers for trend-spotters and marketers across all industries. Referring to massive sets

News – July 26, 2014

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News – July 24, 2014

  • Mastering Your Tablet: Shortcuts
    If you are a real estate agent (and also, alive) hopefully you’re using some sort of technology that can help you stay organized and in touch while on the go. Smartphones are always safe

News – July 23, 2014

  • June Existing-Home Sales Reach Recent Highs
    During the month of June, existing-home sales reached an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, according to data recently released by the National Association of

News – July 21, 2014

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News – July 18, 2014

  • Is Your Marketing Competitive?
    Some of the highest-powered real estate agents will tell you that when prospective clients reach out to them, it’s because they feel as if they already “know” them. That’s because those agents are continually

News – July 17, 2014

  • Zillow Acquires Retsly
    Platform enables real estate software developers to build productivity tools using MLS data Zillow, Inc. has announced it has acquired Vancouver, BC -based Retsly™, a software company that helps streamline real estate data from multiple

News – July 16, 2014

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News – July 12, 2014

  • 6 Months of Qualified Mortgages
    Six months ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began its implementation of the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The short-term

News – July 11, 2014

  • Impressing Real Estate Buyers while On-the-Go
    Imagine you interviewed a new buyer. You’ve asked all the right questions: What is your price range? How many bedrooms do you want? Are you looking for a particular neighborhood? Do you

News – July 10, 2014

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News – July 8, 2014

  • Pending Home Sales Give a Drastic Push Forward
    Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four regions of the country

News – July 7, 2014

News – July 3, 2014

  • Today’s Teenagers Will Rock Real Estate
    Sea changes are in store for residential real estate ten years from now. Millions of new households will lift rental and starter home markets, half of the new families will be minorities

News – July 2, 2014

News – July 1, 2014

  • Recent Housing Growth a Sign of Long-Term Stability
    According to Clear Capital’s most recent (HDI) Market Report and recent housing forecasts, it seems national home prices will be moderating over the next six months—only 0.9 percent growth forecasted.

News – June 30, 2014