Existing Home Sales Increased in December



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According to figures from the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales increased in December, reaching an annual pace of more than 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months. Median home prices for last year reached their highest level since 2007 but the total number of sales dropped 3.1% compared to the […]

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

ListHub warns realtors ahead of Zillow split



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Move Inc., operator of realtor.com, which owns the syndication business, detailed the terms that ListHub proposed to Zillow before the third-party portal announced in January that it would halt negotiations with ListHub.

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.

Housing Starts Reach Highest Level Since 2008



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According to a recent article in Realtor Mag, figures from the Commerce Department show housing starts for single family homes reached their highest levels for more than six and a half years at the end of last year.  This shows the housing market is continuing to recover, particularly as experts regard construction as being an […]

Number of Underwater Properties Significantly Down



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According to a recent report released by RealtyTrac, the end of last year saw 7,052,570 US residential properties with seriously underwater mortgages. This accounts for about 13% of all properties that are currently mortgaged. A mortgage that is in serious negative equity or underwater is where the total loan amount secured by the property is […]

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.

Open House Jewelry Thief Sally Spaisman Jailed



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A Maryland woman was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation for stealing more than $82,000 worth of jewelry from 12 luxury homes during open houses.