5 things real estate agents can do now to prepare for 2017

We are just now getting into the holiday season, and I know a lot of real estate agents want to relax, rest and sort of “glide” through the end of the year. They might have hit their commission numbers, and they know that the market tends to slow as people prepare for the holidays and family time …

Podcast: A survey of how agents are gauging the 2017 market (part 2)

In this episode, we’re picking up where we left off with an in-depth discussion of the national agent survey we recently completed and an in-depth focus on some of the issues affecting real estate agents today …

Study Shows Low-Income Housing Does Not Impact Property Values

As markets across the country stretch tight with low inventory and high selling prices, many homeowners fear, and even boycott, low-income housing. Specifically, homeowners are wary of the integration of HUD-supported Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) housing projects. Why? Some believe that these government-supported homes may lower the values of properties nearby. A recent […]

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The internet is going haywire — what real estate sites are affected?

Having trouble accessing PayPal, NewYorkTimes.com, Twitter, Reddit, PlayStation Network (we know you were trying to play Skyrim today — don’t lie) or another major website or network today …

Zillow Group launches new features for new construction listings

Lately, Zillow Group has been on a roll with updating and releasing new products for agents and brokers alike. Now builders can get in on the fun with a new lot availability feature for the Promoted Communities program and access to a new tool called B…

Trulia: Rising home prices are eliminating perks of lower rates

Mortgage rates in 2016 have remained lower than anybody expected, but those near-historic low rates haven’t enticed near-historic numbers of homebuyers to take the plunge. What’s going on …

Home search disconnect: Where buyers aren’t finding what they seek

In certain pockets of the housing market, demand for specific price ranges are causing a disconnect in available inventory and prices, according to a new report. Trulia’s MarketMatch report shows 10.4 percent of home searches at a certain price point d…

Guilds and gamers unite: Trulia ranks the best cities for video gaming

Look outside a Target or Best Buy after Thanksgiving, and you’ll see America’s obsession with electronics — and for many, that passion extends to gaming. Whether you’re a Playstation or Xbox loyalist, Trulia ranked the ten best metros for gamers, basi…

Election season is always wild in swing states, but so are home prices

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go/went head-to-head for the first time at Hofstra University’s Hempstead campus in New York in the first of three presidential debates. According to a Trulia survey, if Republican presidential nominee Trump wins t…