Has the ‘Tinder effect’ taken the romance out of homebuying?

The “Tinder effect” — the advent of “swiping right” to find a match or “swiping left” to reject it on a split-second first impression — has created an environment that can lead buyers to overlook important intangibles that only come with visiting a home in the flesh.

Here’s how NAR wants to fix tax reform

Now that Congressional lawmakers are in the midst of reconciling the different version of the tax reform bill, NAR is hoping that there is still time …

10 home improvements even a beginner DIYer can handle

So you just bought a house that needs some work, but you are a short on cash and ever shorter on the skills needed to fix up your place. Not to worry! There are plenty of home improvement projects even the most beginner of DIYers can handle …

Video listing of the day: Vermont gentleman’s farm

Surrounded by nearly 200 acres of woodlands for trail blazing, hiking, skiing and more, this impeccably restored farmhouse features five bedrooms, four wood burning fireplaces, a library, a garden room, a great room, a large glowing country kitchen, a …

The house that leg lamps built

This Christmas, one lucky family will enter a small home on a narrow, working-class street in Cleveland and wake up in the house where the beloved film “A Christmas Story” was filmed. And they have Brian Jones, a super-fan of the 1983 cult-classic film and owner of the house-turned-museum, to thank for it …

8 telltale signs your market is headed into a downturn

One of the truths in real estate is that markets always get worse, and they always get better. What steps can you take to identify what’s ahead for your market? Part 1 of this series outlined how to use the months of inventory to recognize the early wa…

Realtor.com’s ‘experiential ad’ wraps Austin home with dig at Zillow

When citizens of Austin are roaming down one specific street for the rest of this week, they’ll see something that will likely prompt a double-take. Realtor.com has “wrapped” a house as part of what it’s calling a comparative “experiential” advertising…

Video listing of the day: Quintessential Northwest nature

This compound offers 1500 feet of low bank waterfront on the edge of 65 forested acres. The historic property has been in the same family for 60 years and includes four homes, including the renovated boat house with a full kitchen. …

Seller motivation: ‘Have to’ versus ‘want to’ sellers

Today we’re going to discuss the important factors that determine how motivated any particular seller might be, as well as provide you with tips and advice on actively pursuing motivated sellers who have a true desire to list and sell their home as exp…

Mortgage Choice Act passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would make important changes to the way points and fees are calculated under the qualified mortgage (QM) definition in the Dodd-Frank Act …