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Happy Spring: Home Sales Post Strong Rebound

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

"A powerful combination of lower mortgage rates, more inventory, rising income, and higher consumer confidence is driving the sales rebound," says NAR's chief economist.

Mortgage Rates Have Dropped 'Dramatically' Since Start of the Year

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

The lower borrowing costs should help affordability, Freddie Mac's chief economist says.

Buyers' Biggest Competitor This Spring Isn't Other Buyers

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Nearly half of home shoppers say they're looking for homes priced at $200,000 or less this spring.

The Nation's Top-Producing Land Agents

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019

After sorting through 100 applications, the REALTORS® Land Institute found this year's top-producing land real estate practitioners.

Mortgage Apps Soar to Record High for Third Week

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019

The wealthy are largely being lured to the housing market.

Fed Says It's Done Raising Rates for This Year

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019

Could this be an advantage for mortgage rates? Maybe, but there's still a looming threat that could cause a hike.

Study: Generational Differences Sway Housing Markets

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019

"Many of the real estate industry's basic assumptions seem increasingly outdated," notes a new study by Porch.com.

Should Social Media Be Your Biggest Marketing Tool?

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019

It's common business advice that you should use social media to connect personally with your audience rather than promote listings. But is that true?

Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers in 2019

Posted on D

A new Bankrate study sheds light on places that aspiring homeowners may inadvertently overlook in their property search.

Commercial Brokerage Merger to Form Multifamily Giant

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019

Investment management company Jones Lang LaSalle has announced it will acquire commercial services firm HFF Inc. in a $2 billion deal.