Realtor fined $450 for marketing violation warns colleagues of mistake

On the morning of Dec. 4, Alexandria, Virginia-based Realtor Abraham Walker received an email from the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors stating that Walker had violated the National Association of Realtors’ Standards of Practice for advertisin…

Redfin’s 8 predictions for the 2018 housing market

Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson says fears about an impending housing bubble can be put to rest, thanks to a solid sale-to-list ratio and declining homebuyer debt in the nation’s most competitive and high-priced markets, but tax reform could negatively impact homeowners and dissuade aspiring homebuyers, which will prolong inventory shortages and high mortgage rates that have risen to their highest level in 10 years …

How accurate is your home design horoscope?

Many people have used their horoscope to guide career choices, find the most compatible partner and even choose what hairstyle to wear next (Thanks, Cosmo). So why not use the zodiac to help decide which home style and decor best suits you? Find your z…

Watering your Christmas tree can prevent a destructive home fire

While some opt for the convenience of a pre-lit faux tree, others revel in the delight of a fresh pine, fir or spruce. Amid all the holiday cheer, however, it’s important to understand the fire risk posed by these festive evergreens and the decor surro…

How Navy family life led to a thriving VR real estate startup

San Diego-based real estate agent Lauren Taylor, a proud Navy wife, serves a special homebuyer niche — military families relocating to Southern California who must find a home at a moment’s notice. The challenge of helping her clients view a large number of homes in a short amount of time led her to conceptualize and launch a virtual reality technology platform, Savvy Homes Portal, to show properties from a distance …

Home values expected to rise 4.1% in 2018: Zillow

In 2017, home values on average went in only one direction: up — and there’s more growth yet to come …

These U.S. counties rely on real estate tax breaks the most

In a post published on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Economists’ Outlook blog, Nadia Evangelou, an economist for NAR, estimated how tax reform would affect different locations across the country should a final, reconciled bill pass both chambers of Congress, based on which locales are most heavily relying on the homeowner and real estate tax breaks addressed by the bills …

Nextdoor expands real estate arm into three new markets

Community networking platform Nextdoor announced the expansion of its real estate arm into three new markets: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Tampa-Saint Petersburg, Florida. The company says it chose these three areas due to lon…

Re/Max now offering social media automation tool for agents

Re/Max has launched Social Prompt for Re/Max, a new social media tool created by BombBomb that provides Re/Max affiliates with pre-written “timely, consistent and brand-aligned posts” to be shared on Facebook and other social media platforms …

November jobs report may offer silver lining for inventory crisis

Economists have forecasted a strong 2018 housing market with increased inventory and lower home price growth, and the November employment situation report from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics just may support their predictions …