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N.C.: Agents Play Role in Stopping Opioid Crisis

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

North Carolina brokers and real estate professionals were called upon by the state’s law enforcement to help battle a growing opioid...

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8 Real Estate Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Second Century Ventures, an investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, named eight startups to its 2018 REach Accelerator Class...

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DocuSign Soars After IPO Debut

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

DocuSign, the e-signature company that helped usher in the era of digital real estate closings, debuted as an initial public offering late last...

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Highest Rates in 5 Years Prompt Pullback

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Would-be home buyers and refinancing homeowners both receded from the mortgage market last week as mortgage rates surged to their highest averages...

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U.S. Sets Goal: No Traffic Deaths by 2050

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

There's good news for anyone who spends their time in cars: Federal agencies are promoting ways to eliminate fatalities on and around roadways...

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HUD Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

The department has reached a settlement in three states over sexual harassment allegations and has developed an initiative to combat the problem...

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Cities Offer Cash to Lure Relocation Buyers

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

In towns facing a shortage of workers, some civic leaders are taking the unusual step of paying people to move there.

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Don’t Base Service Standards on Competitors

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Look at customer service models outside the real estate industry to develop strategies that clients will love.

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Schools Ripe for Student Housing Investors

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Real estate investors have long sought properties near top universities, but developers are eyeing these colleges in hopes of the best returns.

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Modify Your Approach to Luxury Clients

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Buyers and sellers in the high-end market require you to have a more nuanced way of providing service. Use these four tips to better help this...

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Where Property Taxes Are Most Burdensome

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

A new SmartAsset study locates the cities with property taxes that are costing the most in housing expenses.

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CFPB Fixes ‘Black Hole’ in Mortgage Rules

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

The agency has issued an amendment to the Know Before You Owe rules, attempting to provide greater clarity to borrowers when it comes to...

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Fewer Commercial Deals Will Need Appraisals

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Under a new federal provision, commercial property sales of $500,000 or less are exempt from the appraisal requirement.

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Despite Buyer Demand, Contract Signings Fall

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Healthy economic conditions may be sparking demand for home purchases, but lack of inventory is keeping buyers from being able to sign sales...

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3 Ways to Beat Your Competition

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

With a tight market this spring, competition for listings and buyers will be fiercer among real estate professionals. So how can you show clients...

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Affordable Cities Luring the Most Millennials

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Millennials accounted for the highest share of home purchases last year compared to any other age group. Find out the places they’re calling...

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Job Growth Strongest in West, South

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Employment numbers help to buoy housing markets, and in these regions, single-family home construction is increasing as well. 

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Calif. Dethroned as Hottest Housing Market

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am

The Golden State does not dominate realtor.com®’s hottest housing markets list for this month—the first time in years. Find out...

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Mortgage Rates Surge to 4-Year High

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Borrowers faced even higher numbers this week, as financing costs continue to climb.

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More Americans Are Homeowners in 2018

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Over the last year, more home shoppers became owners as the number of renters continued to decrease, according to the latest Census data.

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