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Take Advantage of Year-End Car Savings

December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

In addition to automakers’ Big Finish discount events, REALTORS® are eligible for exclusive savings on the purchase or lease of select...

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FHFA Seeks Input on Credit Score Changes

December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is asking for input on a possible change from FICO to another scoring model on mortgage applications. 

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NAR: Homes Selling Faster Than Ever

December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Tight inventories and a lack of construction have helped homes sell faster in recent years, NAR notes.

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Mortgage Rates Up Slightly This Week

December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

As 2017 nears its end, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage still remains below 4 percent, offering historically low rates.

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2017 in Review: 20 Hottest Markets This Year

December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Realtor.com® names the top-performing metros of 2017. 

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Freddie to Expand Affordable Housing Options

December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

The mortgage financing giant’s new plan aims to help lower-income buyers and renters by financing more rural and manufactured housing...

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No Chill on Showing Traffic in November

December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Counter to seasonal trends, demand for showing appointments is increasing, a new index shows.

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Avoid These Scented Candle Faux Pas

December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Follow these guidelines to choose the right fragrance when freshening up your next home showing.

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Charitable Giving as a Small Business

December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Besides benefiting charity, your small business can gain a deeper community connection and financial advantages from donating this holiday season...

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Tax Bill Passes; Tough Work Still Ahead

December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Though the bill will likely be signed by the president before Christmas, the National Association of REALTORS® isn’t ending its fight...

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The Dumbest Passwords of 2017

December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Change your password immediately if one of these looks familiar. 

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Existing-Home Sales Gains Strongest in Decade

December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

A robust economy is helping boost demand as 2017 draws to a close. Sales are now 3.8 percent higher than a year ago and are at the strongest pace...

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What Buyers Will Give Up for Walkability

December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Showing off your listing’s proximity to shops and restaurants is a smart move. Young and older generations alike say they’re willing...

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More New Homes Entering the Pipeline

December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Is a “huge, welcoming relief for renters seeking to become homeowners” on the way? Economists predict that the worst of the supply...

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Legal Battle Ignites Over Use of Cannons

December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Does a neighbor’s use of a cannon need to be disclosed? These buyers say “yes,” and they’re suing for not being made aware...

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3 Ways to Prevent Costly Wear and Tear

December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

The winter season can be particularly hard on hardwood floors and carpet. Here’s how to keep scratches and stains from diminishing a home...

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Facebook Cracking Down on ‘Engagement Bait’

December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

The social network announced it will be demoting posts and pages that use click-bait tactics to get likes and comments.

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Insurers Could Drop Fire Coverage in California

December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

As wildfires continue to scorch Southern California, insurance companies may begin rescinding policies for homeowners who live in hazardous areas...

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Neighborhood Amenities Luring Baby Boomers

December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

The way to boomers’ hearts may be through their stomachs. Food options top older buyers’ wish lists.

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Places Where It’s Cheaper to Buy Than Rent

December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Despite escalating home prices, Americans in many cities can still find it more affordable to own than rent.

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