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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®...

Home Buyers Took a Break During the Holidays

Mortgage applications dropped sharply during the holidays, plunging 9.1 percent for the week ending Jan. 2 compared to two weeks earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers...

How the 2014 Housing Market Will Shape 2015

The real estate market has shown a build-up of housing momentum this year – “fueled by significant improvements in economic fundamentals, low mortgage rates, and compressed...

10 Markets to Grow the Most Next Year

The U.S. housing market is expected to make strides overall in 2015, but 10 metros in particular are “ready for significant acceleration across housing metrics” next year,...

2015: Year of the First-Time Home Buyer

First-time home buyers are expected to re-emerge in the new year after mostly staying out of the market in the aftermath of the housing crisis. That’s one of...

A Plan to Move Your Data to the Cloud

Are you considering moving your data from hard drives and paper files to a service that will store information in a place that is accessible online? David Spark, CEO and president of...

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...

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...

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...

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...