Demand for “In-Law Suites” is on the Rise



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More homeowners are remodeling their dwellings to create in-law suites for aging parents, with features to make them accessible and safe while providing plenty of space and privacy.

New “.realtor” top-level domains available this October



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Get ready to claim your “Realtor” domain name on the Internet. The National Association of Realtors has announced that the new .realtor top-level domain will be available Oct. 23 to NAR members and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Down Payments Have Doubled for Low-Priced Homes



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Buyers looking at lower-priced homes are not only facing major inventory hurdles, they’re also finding that they have to bring more money to the closing table.

Living in an Older City is “Healthier”, claims new study



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Older cities are generally healthier than many newer cities because compact street networks promote more walking and biking, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Connecticut. 



How to Build Trust in your Brand



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There was a time when the decision to do business with someone was based on the number of known options and the availability of information about that person or company. If you saturated your local market with advertising, or if you were the only game in town, there was a pretty good chance that you […]

Freddie Mac says “normalized’ economy will soon boost housing



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A pick-up in the economy is expected to help propel the housing market forward, with an increase in household formation and a stronger recovery, according to Freddie Mac’s Economic and Housing Market Outlook for August.

Buyer snaps up Lake Tahoe home for 2,739 Bitcoins



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A Lake Tahoe home sold last week for $1.6 million in bitcoins, a likely record in terms of sales price using the virtual currency, The Wall Street Journal reports

Rental rates are creeping up across the nation



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Skyrocketing rents continue to plague renters, and the problem is going to only get worse all over the country.

Carol Galante Quits FHA Commissioner Role



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Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Carol Galante announced that she would resign by the end of the year.