4 hidden benefits of owning a home

National Association of Realtor’s chief economist Lawrence Yun and economist Nadia Evangelou has revealed some of the hidden social benefits of homeownership.

LinkedIn & Zillow identify where to live to have more disposable income

There’s a good reason thousands of technology workers are flocking to Seattle: the math works out.

Real estate listings are top target for “web scraping”

When it comes to “web scraping”, wherein individuals and companies ‘scrape’ other people’s content from the web to reuse for their own purposes, the real estate industry is the biggest victim

Five tips for a stress-free apartment rental negotiation

If you’re looking for a new apartment, you’re not alone. The Census Bureau reports that more people move to a new rental during the summer (May to August), than any other season. With vacancy rates across the country down, and rental rates up, it’s a landlord’s market, and it can be a challenge to find what you want at a price you can afford. Here are five negotiation tips to help you through your apartment search.

UK Remortgaging Took Plunge in 2012, Research Shows

In 2012, UK remortgaging activity dropped steeply compared to the levels seen at the start of 2008, showed the latest research on the topic published by Lloyds TSB. Remortgages represented 51% of total mortgage lending between January 2008 and October 2008 and fell last year to only 24%.

Why Your Agency Better Warm Up to Social Media Marketing

A commenter on a post about Wisconsin real estate and digital engagement made it a point to suggest that social media is all about hype, at least where real estate is concerned. We are working diligently to create a SM primer for agents, but until it is complete, here is some evidence of how to to help your business online.

US Facing Decades of Foreclosure Hell

New research compiled by LPS Applied Analytics and published in USA Today paints a particularly gloomy picture of the foreclosure situation, with the huge backlog of foreclosed home likely to take an average of 8 years to clear at the current rate of sales in US states. The shocking report revealed that in three states – […]

New Jones Lang LaSalle Commercial Real Estate iPhone App

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has announced the release of their iPhone and iPad app that makes it easy to find and view commercial real estate research. The free app, available from the iTunes App Store, allows the user to search through and read JLL’s real estate research, news, and videos. Also included is a Jones […]

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