Using Instagram Videos to Market Your Listings


Millions of avid Instagram users enjoy the 15-second video feature launched recently, and with the growing popularity of services like Keek and Vine, realtors need to look at it as a potential marketing tool.

Housing Starts Down 14.4% in August


Nationwide housing starts plunged in August, mostly attributed to a 31.7 percent decline in the multifamily market, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau reports.

4 Essential Features Your Real Estate App Has To Have


We’ve previously covered how to build mobile apps for realtors here, but if you really want to succeed you’ll need to think about incorporating these 4 essential features in it.

Builder Confidence at its Highest for 9 Years


Builder confidence in the new-home market rose to its highest reading in nearly 9 years, according to the latest reading from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index

How Can We Bring Back First-time Buyers Into The Fray?


The Federal Housing Administration’s rise in its mortgage insurance fees in recent years is pricing many “creditworthy Americans out of the market” and causing the number of first-time home buyers to reach new lows, housing analysts argue.

Six Up and Coming Real Estate Design Trends


What home-design trends will likely catch on in new construction?

70% of Americans Desire a ‘Smarter’ Home

Kitchen at the HGTV Smart Home 2013 located in Jacksonville, FL

American’s thirst for smart home technology is growing, with more home owners seeking greater control of their home’s appliances, lighting, and systems.

Watch out for those Nanny Cams!


You and your buyers should walk through every home like there is a nanny cam recording your private conversations. If you are recorded, the information gleaned from your private conversations with buyers could be used against you in negotiations

The Coming of the Real Estate Tech Revolution


Which side of the argument are you on? Do you believe that the real estate industry can continue in the same old business model and survive in the next decade? Or do you believe it’s time for real estate industries to get with the times?

Study: Green Neighborhoods linked to healthier babies


Pregnant women living in “green” neighborhoods are more likely to deliver healthier babies, suggests a new study from researchers at Oregon State University and the University of British Columbia.