Experian reveals the 5 states with the lowest foreclosure rates

Although issues with low inventory and fast-growing home prices still abound, the market has greatly improved since the housing bubble in 2006, and the latest foreclosure rates prove it. In 2017, residential home foreclosures fell 27 percent to 676,525 — the lowest level since 2005.

4 things every agent should know about creating the perfect social media strategy

In March, Ignite Visibility CEO John Lincoln released “Social Media Marketing: The Movie,” a 45-minute film where 10 social media experts explain how each of the top social media platforms work and share how to find success on each platform as a busine…

New York becomes the first state to join Fair Housing Act lawsuit against HUD

On May 14, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State would be the first state to join a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to enforce the Fair Housing Act, a measure that provides equal housing opport…

New housing starts fell in April, especially multifamily projects

Multifamily housing starts with five or more units fell from a seasonally adjusted 428,000 in March 2018 to 374,000 in April, a 12.6 percent drop. 

National Association of Realtors Midyear kicks off in D.C.

The National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo kicked off this week, and members will finally have the chance to vote on the controversial dues hike NAR proposed earlier this month.

Wondering how to stage your listing? Get inspo from these 5 design styles

Staging a home doesn’t have to be limited to neutral paint, sparsely decorated countertops and shelves, and non-assuming furniture and decor. Instead, take some inspiration from the most popular design styles in your state to help pull in buyers with a…

News Corp’s digital real estate services reports 27% growth, net loss $1.1B

News Corp’s digital real estate services, which include Move’s realtor.com and Australia-based REA Group, announced its third quarter fiscal year 2018 results Thursday, which boasted $2.10 billion in revenue — a 6 percent increase from the year prior.

CoreLogic gets exclusive distribution deal with Montreal’s Prospects Software

CoreLogic today announced a partnership with Montreal-based Prospects Software Inc. to become the exclusive distributor of Prospects’ suite of CRM products. In addition to taking on the marketing and sales of Prospects software, CoreLogic will integrat…

What are millennials willing to give up for their ideal neighborhood?

In the face of historically low inventory levels, millennials, more than any other generation, are willing to make major compromises to live in the neighborhood or the home of their dreams.

5 best cities for first-time homebuyers looking to save

In the current housing market, first-time homebuyers often get the short end of the stick — they’re more likely to be on the hunt for lower-priced starter homes, which have already been snatched up for use as single-family rentals or are occupied by homeowners unwilling to enter a volatile housing market.