- Home Prices Outpace Wage Growth in 64% of Markets June 22, 2018
National affordability is at the lowest level since the third quarter of 2008, according to a new report.
- Survey: Top States for Homeowners in 2018 June 22, 2018
What makes a state great for homeowners?
- Trump Administration Proposes Privatizing Fannie, Freddie June 22, 2018
The current administration has proposed ending the long conservatorship of the two mortgage financing giants, part of a sweeping government reorganization proposal unveiled Thursday.
- Long & Foster Carves Retirement Path for Associates June 22, 2018
The East Coast franchise is helping retiring agents sell their book of business to up-and-coming colleagues.
- Online Sales Tax Rules Could Be Commercial Windfall June 22, 2018
The Supreme Court has ruled that states can force internet retailers to collect sales tax, ending their advantage over brick-and-mortar stores and possibly encouraging more commercial transactions.
- Mortgage Rates Drop Again This Week June 22, 2018
The lower rates marked the third rate decrease in the past four weeks.
- Report: Housing Costs Leave Third of Households Strapped June 21, 2018
The number of American households considered to be “cost-burdened” has grown by nearly 14 million over the last 30 years.
- HUD Under Fire for Response to Lead Paint Removal June 21, 2018
Federal officials found that the agency lacks adequate oversight in the reporting and remediation of issues in its public housing and voucher programs.
- Neighborhood Activism Influences Inventory Woes June 21, 2018
Homebuilders struggle to launch developments as zoning boards and residents fight against new construction.
- Are Millennials Finally Flying the Coop? June 21, 2018
More young people may be ready to leave home and start their own household, according to a new report.
- Will Supreme Court's sales-tax decision impact real estate? June 22, 2018
In a major shift, the court ruled that states can collect sales taxes on all online goods, which will affect commercial retailers and many small businesses.
- Need CE credits? New online option turns it into a game June 22, 2018
Through a partnership with Interact CE, Florida Realtors now offers an enjoyable online CE certification program that includes role play "games," the ability to work anywhere on any device, and instant certification upon completion.
- White House wants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac privatized June 22, 2018
Fannie and Freddie have been under U.S. control since the recession, and, for the first time, the Trump administration appears ready to push for changes.
- Tips for prospective first-time landlords June 22, 2018
Owning rental property can be a good source of cash flow, but first-time landlords should start by talking to investors who have been in the game for a while.
- Dual agency banned in British Columbia June 22, 2018
A Canadian province has decided that real estate agents can no longer represent both the buyer and seller in the same transaction, known as "dual agency."
- Brokers: Surrounded by the best to be the best June 22, 2018
A broker contributes his long-term success to hiring agents "who know people all over town ... marketing areas where they have a sphere of influence."
- Driverless cars could have big real estate impact June 21, 2018
It's not just higher demand for far-out homes. New family auto-sharing options and Uber-like services could turn many garages into additional rooms.
- Long-term mortgage rates fall – 30-year at 4.57% June 21, 2018
The drop brings some relief to homebuyers. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a 2018 on May 24 of 4.66%, but it averaged 3.90% one year ago.
- FREC: Fla. officially has a new team advertising rule June 21, 2018
The team ad regulation, 61J2-10.026 Team or Group Advertising, is posted on Florida Realtors' website. The rule impacts office procedures and team advertising. In some cases, changes could take time to complete; however,
- NAR: 75% think it's a good time to sell a home June 21, 2018
Most consumers believe home prices will continue to increase and that homeownership strengthens communities, but a low inventory is taking its toll on homebuyers.