Boomerang buyers: 7.3 million ex-homeowners ready to bounce back



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The first wave of home owners who had lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are re-emerging, having made it past that seven-year window often needed to repair their credit ratings

OnTheMarket.com: Is it Worth the Gamble?



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This week saw the launch of a brand new, and some might say quite controversial property portal in the UK, called OnTheMarket.com. This new property portal has been founded by a conglomerate of UK real estate agents in an attempt to break the duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla. The agents involved include Savills, Knight Frank, […]

Benutech offers realtors a powerful new way to acquire leads



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If you haven’t heard of a real estate tech startup called Benutech, it’s about time you did. This company is doing something truly different, and it’s a brilliant way for a savvy agent or company to generate leads of potential sellers

A Run For Your Money? Realty Trac Reveals Best Ski Towns in 2015



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RealtyTrac analyst and VP Daren Blomquist reports that this time around his research team found 18 towns that matched up on seven criteria for a best ski town for real estate investing.

The Best Tech Tools to make Buying and Selling Homes a Breeze



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The modern real estate market is changing and evolving. Technology is now a powerful tool that buyers, sellers and realtors can use to their advantage.

Housing Bouyed by Improving Economy



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Recent drops in oil prices and mortgage rates, along with positive tailwinds in the economy, are helping to jump-start the housing market in the new year

The NAR takes the fight to patent trolls to protect realtors



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The National Association of Realtors is joining the fight with a vast lobbying group to protect real estate professionals from those threatening small businesses through pricey, time-consuming litigation.

Are You Selling a Property Without Permits?



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ARE YOU SELLING YOUR PROPERTY WHERE YOU HAVE: A mortgage helper, a Suite, unauthorized accommodation, renovations without permits, enclosed garage suites, enclosed balconies, opened up loft areas, etc… ALL WITHOUT PERMITS? It’s time to sell and you have a basement suite in your home. It is unauthorized; in other words no permits were obtained to […]

Mortgage groups call on CFPB to remove its “Rate Checker” tool



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Several mortgage groups are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to remove its newly released consumer mortgage education tool, the “Rate Checker”

Are Real Estate Sales Undercounted?



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Do real estate sale figures tell the whole story? In some cases a quarter of the market may be missing from widely-published sale reports.