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Latest Luxe Amenity? Panic Rooms

Realtor - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00

Homeowners are rushing to add bulletproof fortresses to their homes in the Hamptons in New York, as fears rise there over Salvadoran gang MS-13.

84k Homes Now at Risk of Hurricane Michael

Realtor - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00

If you know any Florida homeowners, tell them to get to safe ground and check their insurance. Meteorologists warn the hurricane could become the strongest storm in history to strike the Florida Panhandle.

What Buyers Should Ask After a Home Inspection

Realtor - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00

Advise your buyers to seek clarification on anything the home inspector may have found in order to move forward confidently.

Video: Brokerage Teaches How to ‘Duffy’ With $45M Listing

Realtor - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00

The listing agent spent $50,000 to create a music video with hip-hop artists to show off this high-priced waterfront home. 

Two-Thirds of Buyers Fail to Shop Around for a Mortgage

Realtor - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00

The lack of buyers perusing rates may be causing more confusion over which mortgage is right for them, a new study finds.

Plan to House Teachers in Schools Draws Backlash

Realtor - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

Housing costs have soared higher than what many teachers can comfortably afford in San Jose, Calif. But the local school district's affordable housing plan is drawing criticism from parents and neighborhood residents.

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Vacation-Home Markets That Offer High ROI

Realtor - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

Find out which cities offer the most lucrative second-home investments, where sellers stand to cash out with some of the largest profits.

Where Rent May Increase By $300 Over the Next Year

Realtor - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

In some cities, renters may end up having to pay hundreds of dollars more in rent over the next 12 months.

Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into All-Cash Deals

Realtor - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

Two senators are leading the charge to force the government to do more to identify and prevent money laundering in the high-end housing market. 

Could an Old Cruise Ship Provide Affordable Housing?

Realtor - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

One nonprofit in Portland, Maine, offers an unconventional solution to the area's growing affordability crisis.

More Borrowers Caught Lying About Income

Realtor - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

The lending industry warns that lying on loan applications is a growing problem, with websites popping up to help borrowers get away with it. 

Hot Property: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi flip the home script in Beverly Hills

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

After spending much of the last year changing spots in Santa Barbara County, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are turning their attention back to L.A.

In recent weeks, the entertainment power couple has bought a Beverly Hills home steeped in Old Hollywood history for $15 million. They’ve also...

How the right words in listings can boost a home's sales price

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 05:30

In real-estate listings, certain words (beautiful, captivating) and features (pizza oven, farmhouse sink) can swing a home’s sale price by thousands of dollars, according to research conducted by the real-estate firm Zillow.

Crafting verbiage for a listing is all about making a home seem unique...

Coldwell Banker Events Facilitated 20,000 Pet Adoptions

Realtor - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 22:00

Mark your calendars: affiliate offices across the country are hosting pet adoption events during the weekend of Oct. 13-14.

Denver Wants to Turn Low-Income Owners Into Landlords

Realtor - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 22:00

A new program being piloted in west Denver sets out to help low-earning homeowners build accessory “granny flats” onto their homes for renting out in order to earn extra money and also address the housing shortage.

Mortgage Rates Drop Slightly for First Time in 5 Weeks

Realtor - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 22:00

Borrowers saw a slight cool down this week following last week’s seven-year high.

Report: Homes Hit Least Affordable Level in 10 Years

Realtor - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 22:00

Most of the counties analyzed had homes that were pricier than the long-term affordability averages for the county.

IRS: Business Meals Are Still Deductible

Realtor - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:00

The tax reform law ended deductions for business-related entertainment, amusement, or recreation but created uncertainty about associated food and beverage expenses.

Could Robots Fill Labor Gaps in Construction?

Realtor - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:00

Researchers are testing humanoid bots to see if they could help homebuilders stay on track with new-home projects.

Real Estate Market Prepares for Burst of New Listings

Realtor - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:00

The inventory crisis reaches a “crucial inflection point,” signaling the possible end of years-long housing shortages, according to realtor.com®.

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