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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...

Shift From Suburbs to Cities a Costly Move

More Americans say they want to live near city centers for the shorter commutes and nearby entertainment, marking a shift away from suburban demand, which has driven home construction...

Signs of a Condo Comeback Across the Country

New condo towers are popping up in metros across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, as developers are betting on the return of the “riskiest type of residential real...

When a Home Poses an Environmental Risk

Real estate professionals often must evaluate environmental risks associated with property deals. Identifying, assessing, and minimizing such risks has become more complicated in light...

REALTORS® See Growing Incomes for Third Year in a Row

With a rise in sales and home prices, REALTORS® are seeing a boost to their incomes. The median gross income of a REALTOR® rose 9.6 percent in 2013, averaging $47,700 in 2013...

Foreclosures Drop 37% From a Year Ago

In March, about 720,000 homes were in some stage of foreclosure, a 37 percent year-over-year decrease, according to CoreLogic’s March 2014 National Foreclosure Report. “The...