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Can Home Staging Really Win Over Buyers?

Home staging can influence buyers’ perceptions of a home and even motivate them to pay more, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2015 Profile of Home Staging, a...

Millennials to Drive Down Home Sizes

The younger generation will make their mark on the look of homes in the coming years as homes likely will get smaller, separate laundry rooms will become essential, and home technology...

Shrinking Inventory May Raise Prices Again

For the first time in 16 months, the total inventory of homes available for sale dropped last month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. While the decline was slight...

Get Ready for the Return of 7.3M Ex-Owners

The first wave of home owners who had lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are re-emerging, having made it past that seven-year window often...

REALTOR Magazine Q&A with Move/realtor.com CEO Ryan O’Hara

Move Inc.’s new CEO Ryan O’Hara is in New York this week meeting other real estate industry players, many for the first time, at Real Estate Connect New York. O’Hara has been...

4 Things You Don’t Know About Outdoor Kitchens

Now that the 2015 International Builders’ Show has partnered with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, there are plenty of examples of beautiful cooking spaces, indoors and out. But...

Over a Decade, How Does the Market Fare?

While home sales this year are lower than they have been over a 10-year average, prices and inventory are both beating the average, according to National Association of REALTORS®...

Improving Economy Helps Buoy Housing

Recent drops in oil prices and mortgage rates, along with positive tailwinds in the economy, are helping to jump-start the housing market in the new year, according to Freddie Mac’s...

Lower Rates Drive a Refinancing Rush

As mortgage rates continue to fall, many home owners are scoring monthly savings by refinancing their mortgages, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest mortgage...

Open House Jewelry Thief Gets Year in Jail

A Maryland woman was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation for stealing more than $82,000 worth of jewelry from 12 luxury homes during open houses. Sally Spaisman,...