Home sales, inventory crash as residential real estate declines sharply in August



The NAR blamed low inventories and rising home prices for the decline, noting that the Northeast – an area where inventory levels are significantly higher – was the only region to see an increase in sales.

Using Location Certified to highlight a property’s excellent location



When searching for a home, everyone has their own unique requirements, and a home’s location can therefore be a major selling point.

Freddie Mac pilots new lending program for first-time buyers



Freddie Mac has launched a new pilot lending program with two non-bank lenders that eases the income and documentation requirements that come with a standard mortgage application.

Report: Over 50s could drive housing trends for years to come



The worldwide population of adults aged 50 or more is expected to double by 2050, reaching a whopping 3.2 billion souls

Crowdsourcing property management with CrowdComfort



Property managers might find a helping hand in the shape of CrowdComfort, whose product came about from an innovation challenge that asked: “What if people could use their smartphones to unlock inefficiencies in building and workplace management?”

Pristine Property: 4 Ways To Prepare Your Home For An Open House



Those who are planning on listing their home on the market will need to show off the potential of the property.

CoreLogic: Half a million homeowners regained equity in Q2



CoreLogic had some good news for the economy in its latest equity report, revealing that just over 548,000 homeowners regained equity in the last quarter.

Zillow ranks Corpus Christi as #1 city to be a kid



Real estate platform Zillow has just compiled a list of the best U.S. cities to raise kids, and somewhat surprisingly it turns out that Corpus Christi, Texas ranks in first place, followed by Madison, Wisconsin in second, and Fort Worth, Texas in third.

Twitter update enables longer tweets, but 140-character limit remains



In a piece of news that will interest thousands of real estate professionals, Twitter has said users will now be able to post longer tweets.

Zillow Digs announces top kitchen trends for 2016



Tuxedo or two-toned painted cabinets, hidden appliances and wood paneling, like shiplap, are the biggest kitchen trends for 2016, according to the latest Zillow Digs Home Trend Forecast