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Commercial Drone Use Still Taboo

The National Transportation Safety Board sounded another warning this week to those who are using drones for commercial purposes, ruling on Tuesday that the Federal Aviation...

Study: The Best Schools at Best Home Price

Great schools are often a top criteria guiding many home buyers’ house hunt. But can they find a top-ranked school and still live in an affordable housing market? Yes, according to a...

Now Mom, Dad Are Moving in …

Many reports have centered on the upswing in adult millennial children moving in with their parents. But as these young professionals finally move out and form their own households,...

Builders’ Confidence on the Rise This Month

Low interest rates, affordable home prices, and solid job creation are making homebuilders more optimistic about the new-home market this month, according to the latest National...

When Luxury Niches Meet, Nirvana’s in Reach

Amenities can make or break a listing, but one seller in Telluride, Colo., isn’t taking chances: The home, listed at $13.7 million, has features that will catch the eye of any...

Making the Case for Energy-Efficient Homes

What does energy efficiency mean? You might say, “solar panels.” Your neighbor might say, “low utility bills.” You’re both right. “[Energy efficiency] means something...

Commercial Real Estate Sector Rising

REALTORS® who work with commercial properties can expect overall conditions to show continued signs of improvement during the next few years—but commercial real estate practitioners...

Sharpen Your Negotiation Skills

If you want to become a better negotiator, the key is to connect before you convince, said sales coach Ed Hatch during a Saturday session, “Honing Your Negotiating Edge,”...

The Dangers of Fracking Negotiation

Hank Lerner came to the Risk Management & License Law Forum at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans last week with a two-slide presentation. The first slide was...

Avoid the Con in Construction

Don’t rely on cursory due diligence when selecting a general contractor because you can get caught up in a lawsuit if things go wrong, even if you have no involvement in the work...