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Housing Hit by a ‘Hangover’

Last year, many real estate markets saw double-digit price appreciation – some by as much as 20 percent – which prompted warnings of another “bubble” forming in the sector....

Do You Live in a Smart Town?

Which suburb is the smartest of them all? Apparently, it’s Santa Monica, Calif. In fact, California boasts half of the smartest suburbs in the top 10, according to a new analysis...

Freddie: Housing Market Stuck in a Rut

The housing market is struggling to maintain momentum as housing prices moderate and mortgage applications fall, Freddie Mac reports in its latest Multi-Indicator Market Index. In...

Get a Discount on Your Mortgage

Lending giants Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup reportedly will offer mortgages at discounted rates to stir more lending among low-income borrowers and those with subprime credit...

Virtual Tours Are a Slam Dunk for Your Site

Virtual home tours on YouTube drive far more traffic to broker websites than listings on large real estate syndication sites, according to an analysis by real estate marketing firm WAV...

8 Best Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent

The West seems to offer some of the best opportunities for real estate agents, according to a new analysis by SmartAsset, a financial management resource. The company sought to...

Cranberry Company Gets a Taste for Real Estate

A.D. Makepeace Co., the world’s largest cranberry grower, has a bigger taste for real estate. The company, which farms about 2,100 acres of cranberries for Ocean Spray, has broken...

More Professionals Weigh a Job in Real Estate

In pockets of the country where the housing market is booming, classrooms are filling up with aspiring real estate professionals wanting to break in. “Low interest rates, foreign...

Don’t Ever Say This to a Client

Real estate agents should never tell clients that they only check their messages, emails, and phones during business hours. Rather, they should inform clients of the best times to...

A GPS That Maps the ‘Emotionally Pleasant’ Route?

Are happy trails in store for you and your clients? Mapping services and GPS devices usually are set to find the shortest routes, or the routes without tolls or construction. But now...