- NAR Faces Painful Past, Fights for Fairness May 21, 2018
Association leaders had a lot on their plates as they wound down the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.,...
- The Link Between Real Estate, Life Expectancy May 20, 2018
Developers, architects, and city planners were challenged at a recent meeting of the Urban Land Institute to help build healthier communities and...
- Which U.S. City Is the Most Prosperous? May 20, 2018
While coastal cities have long been hotbeds for industry development and relocating homeowners, metros in Texas are beginning to usurp them.
- Despite Higher Prices, Home Flippers Find Opportunities May 20, 2018
There may be few options for investors among distressed properties, but that’s not holding them back.
- Pros and Cons of Bypassing an Appraisal May 20, 2018
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced last year special rules for when a property does not need a traditional in-person appraisal, but so far, few...
- Will Exurbs and Suburbs Merge? May 20, 2018
Home buyers looking to escape city living can find similar neighborhood attributes in the areas outside major metros.
- Upstream debuts: Tool makes data entry easier for brokers May 15, 2018
The data management system that allows brokerages to streamline data entry officially launched after a few delays. It plans to enter 5-6 U.S. markets each month.
- 'Good' credit score lowers avg. mortgage cost by $21K May 15, 2018
Buyers with "good" credit generally land a better mortgage rate than those with a "fair" credit score, and a study to determine what that meant for buyers found that it lowered the cost of an average 30-year FRM by $21,000 over the life of the loan.
- PulteGroup using virtual reality instead of model homes May 15, 2018
Why build a home potential Fla. buyers can walk through when they can explore multiple home layouts simply by donning a pair of 3-D goggles?
- SentriLock: Top 7 safety tips for real estate agents May 15, 2018
Technology can help Realtors stay safe on the job, but a number of common-sense steps, such as "no first meetings at a listing," are still important.
- New York joining fair housing lawsuit against HUD May 15, 2018
Advocacy organizations say HUD Secretary Carson unlawfully delayed a rule requiring local gov'ts to analyze housing data and submit plans to address segregation.
- More buyers using crowdfunding downpayments May 15, 2018
Mortgage lenders have downpayment-gift rules, such as a donor pledge that the money is a gift and not a loan. With crowdfunding, buyers can bypass that.
- Blog: Tech Helpline is a Florida Realtors success story May 14, 2018
Tech Helpline, a Florida Realtors-owned company, started by serving only Fla. association members, but it now serves 600,000 U.S. Realtors – and it's still growing.
- Win over more Instagram followers May 14, 2018
Instagram has more than 200 million active monthly users after it quickly emerged as one of the more popular social media platforms. How can it grow your network?
- Single-family rentals 'stabilizing' after years of growth May 14, 2018
Post-recession, companies bought up single-family homes and turned them into rentals, but a Harvard study finds that the sector's dramatic growth has slowed.
- Fla.'s housing market: New listings, median prices up in 1Q 2018 May 14, 2018
Single-family home prices rose 9.7% to $248K, and condo sale prices rose 7.8% to $180K year-to-year. Tight inventory continued to dampen sales, but the number of Fla. owners who listed their homes for sale inched higher quarter-to-quarter.