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Buyers May Be Snubbing New Homes as Affordability Worsens

Realtor - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 22:00

New construction inventory is at the highest level in years, but new-home sales dropped in September for the fourth consecutive month.

Realogy to Launch Corcoran, Climb Franchises

Realtor - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 22:00

The real estate giant plans to expand the brands into new markets—some of which are likely to be international locations.

Bump in Contract Signings Points to Future Housing Gains

Realtor - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 22:00

Despite lower affordability, housing demand remains strong, and buyers are “waiting to jump in once more inventory becomes available,” NAR says.

Realtors say Proposition 5 would 'unlock the housing market,' freeing up more inventory. Experts don't agree

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 06:00

In a state with a persistent housing shortage, some believe older homeowners could provide some relief.

After all, Californians 55 and older own more than half of all owner-occupied homes. According to the California Assn. of Realtors, many want out of their large single-family houses but instead...

3 Big Mistakes When Staging a Living Room

Realtor - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

Be careful! The way you rearrange furniture in this residential hub for social activity can really hamper comfort and style. 

Why Home Buyers Need to Hurry

Realtor - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

It may be tempting to wait, but researchers predict a nearly 10 percent increase in the size of mortgage payments by next July.

How Real Estate Seminars Can Net You More Leads

Realtor - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

Hosting a home buying or selling seminar or webinar can be a great way to generate more business. Here’s how to do it. 

Homeowners Putting the Brakes on Remodeling

Realtor - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

As the housing market slows, homeowners are halting their plans to upgrade their spaces.

5 Signs Your Clients are Ready to Buy a Vacation Home

Realtor - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

Taking the leap and buying a second home is a serious venture. Help your clients feel comfortable and guide them into making their dream a reality.

Brokerages Wrestle With Growth of Pocket Listings

Realtor - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:00

In markets starved for more inventory, real estate professionals are struggling with being out of the loop for homes that their buyers could want.

Will Garages Become Extinct?

Realtor - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:00

As autonomous vehicles become widespread and the popularity of car-share programs rise, analysts are already calling on the death of structures for car spaces in residential homes.

Nearly 4M to Get a Credit Boost: Good for Mortgages?

Realtor - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:00

Many consumers may see their scores move higher, following an announcement of a new program from FICO.

Property Frenzies Abound Ahead of Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement

Realtor - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:00

Some investors are already betting on the winner and snatching up real estate ahead of the online retail giant’s announcement of its chosen city.

10 Off-Beat Cities Named Best Places to Retire

Realtor - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

Older buyers and sellers may not have thought of the top city as a place that potentially could fulfill all their needs.

3 Ways to Keep a Home Clean Longer

Realtor - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

These unusual techniques can keep your listing shining without putting in elbow grease multiple times.

Tax Breaks Open Up ‘Opportunity Zones’ for Investors

Realtor - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

The government is offering incentives to those who make property investments in distressed economic areas across the country.

Brokerage Fakes Entry Into Senate Race as Marketing Ploy

Realtor - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

Teal signs bearing the words “Homie for Senate” have sprouted up on lawns across Phoenix. But “Homie” isn’t a real person running for political office.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Listings Without Photos

Realtor - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

Missing pictures could indicate that an owner is not market-savvy—which may lead to a price advantage for your clients.

Some Owners Don’t Even Change Batteries in Fire Alarms

Realtor - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

Survey reveals key safety measures many consumers fail to take to secure their properties against damage.

Warren Buffett pulls in $7.5 million for Laguna Beach house he bought in 1971

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:00

The long game has once again paid off for the Oracle of Omaha.

Investor Warren Buffett has sold his longtime home in Laguna Beach for $7.47 million. Despite a sizable $3.1-million price chop during the sale process, that’s a hefty return for the billionaire, who paid $150,000 for the property in...

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