Realtor.com Results Summit Zeroes In on Agent Productivity

Realtor.com®’s upcoming annual Results Summit, “Break / Through,” will zero in on agent and team productivity, with more than 50 top sales professionals revealing insights for success. The two-day event takes places Sept. 18-19 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Register. Breakout sessions at the event cover topics including lead generation and conversion, developing engaging […]

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July Jobs Report Signals Riper Conditions for Housing

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department recently reported, flouting expectations and signaling riper conditions for the housing market. The unemployment rate retreated to 4.3 percent, a low, and hourly wages on average went up 0.3 percent to $26.36. “[July’s] strong jobs report showed some good news,” says Danielle Hale, chief […]

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Existing-Home Sales Bloom After Rainy April

Existing-home sales bloomed in May after a rainy April, with the median days on market at a new low and the median sales price at a new high, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.62 million, a 1.1 percent increase from April and a 2.7 percent increase from one year prior. […]

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Easy Tips to Stage Your Home With Toddlers Around

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 7 Gadgets From ‘The Jetsons’ That Have Become a Reality Historic Ridgefield, Conn. Estate Sells Before Auction How to Make Your Home Design Pet-Friendly Selling your home can be an exhausting, overwhelming process, and it is even […]

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Housing Starts Again Disappoint in May

Home-building activity again disappointed in May, below expectations with housing starts down 5.5 percent to a rate of 1,092,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts decreased 3.9 percent to 826,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or […]

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Degrees With the Shortest Savings Path to Homeownership

College students taking specific courses of study have the potential to become homeowners sooner after graduation than others, according to a new report by realtor.com®. Engineering majors have the most promising prospects, with petroleum engineering majors able to become homeowners in an average 2.6 years—the shortest time of all the degree tracks analyzed by realtor.com. […]

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Top 10 Metro Areas for Millennials

Millennials are buzzworthy and the focus of nearly every industry, especially real estate because they represent the largest age demographic of prospective homebuyers, according to research conducted by realtor.com®. With their current domination of the home purchasing pool, it’s important to know all you can about them. So, here’s what we know: One-third of active home shoppers are […]

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3 Tips to Win Over Millennial Homebuyers

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, millennials currently make up 34 percent of U.S. homebuyers—the largest share of buyers for the fourth consecutive year! NAR research also shows that while there are barriers to break through, such as student loan debt and fast-moving inventory, 94 percent of millennials want to own their own home. […]

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3D Tours: Necessity, Not Novelty

Are 3D tours a legitimate tool to market properties, or a novelty? In the following interview, Lisa Larkin, Esq., managing partner of the Tucson office and team leader of The Larkin Ekrut Team with RE/MAX Excalibur in Tucson, Ariz., discusses how she makes 3D tours center stage. Region Served: Tucson, Ariz., and surrounding areas Years in […]

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Realtor.com: The Top 10 College Towns With Investment Potential for Parents

Buying real estate in your student’s college town can be a short-term vehicle for savings and a long-term vehicle for investment. Realtor.com® recently ranked the cities best for both, factoring in monthly mortgage payments (based on a 20 percent down payment) and other housing costs such as insurance and property taxes, and monthly rental costs. […]

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New-Home Sales Tack On Another Month of Gains

New-home sales tacked on another month of gains in March, with sales of new, single-family homes up 5.8 percent to 621,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $388,200, while the median was $315,100. New-home listing inventory was 268,000—5.2 months supply. […]

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Existing-Home Sales March On at Highest Pace in 10-Plus Years

Existing-home sales leaped to their highest pace in 10-plus years in March, reaching a robust level of activity not seen since February 2007, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Existing-home sales totaled 5.71 million last month, a 4.4 percent increase from February and 5.9 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory increased, as […]

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Tax Refund? Why Not Invest in Your Home?

You may expect a sizable tax refund this year. That leads to the big question: What should you do with that money? Sure, you could save it. You could use it to pay down high interest rate credit card debt. You might even use it to start an emergency fund. But if you already have plenty […]

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Millennials Put Home-Buying on Hold After Last Year’s Rate Hike

Will more interest rate hikes this year turn millennials off to buying a home? A sizable share of millennials recently surveyed by TransUnion decided to put off buying a home after learning of the interest rate hike in 2016, with 42 percent reporting that the raise in rate influenced their plans. The key interest rate, […]

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Ranch-Styles, and Other Homebuyer Wishes This Season

Real estate season is underway, and house hunters have one goal in mind: a ranch-style home. According to a recent survey by realtor.com®, ranches are the most in-demand style of home this year, with 42 percent of homebuyers eyeing a rambler in their search for a home. A distant 28 percent of homebuyers—the second highest […]

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Webinar: Same Spend, Double the Closings

Join realtor.com® this week for the next webinar in its Results Series showcasing one broker’s secret to double the closings—with the same spend! Who: Andrew Dorn, national speaker, vice president, Events, realtor.com; Robert Slack, broker/owner, Robert Slack Fine Homes What: Slack will discuss his late career, successful transition into real estate, fueled by online leads […]

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