Existing home sales hit highest levels in a decade in 2016

The number of existing-home sales in 2016 ended at the highest level since the housing boom days, according to fresh data from the National Association of Realtors.

Zillow Economic Forum to focus on opportunity gaps

As the U.S. housing market nears full recovery, widening gaps along racial, socio-economic, and generational lines are impacting the growth of the housing market and individual cities

Existing-home sales rise for 3rd straight month in November, hit 9-year high

The Northeast saw a big surge in existing-home sales this November, while smaller gains in the South also helped to push existing-home sales up nationwide for the third consecutive month

5 incredibly obvious ways that real estate brokers use demographics wrong

As a real estate broker, knowing when to use data is tough. How much should you rely on what the demographics tell you? Or how much weight should you place on the painfully obvious vagrancy problem when you drive through the trade area? What it really comes down to at the end of the day

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Using social media to predict gentrification in neighborhoods

According to researchers in the UK, social media offers a much easier way of keeping up to date with the latest gossip to see which neighborhoods are hot and which are not.

Redfin ranks Most Competitive Neighborhoods for Homebuyers in 2015

Redfin reckons that the thirty most competitive neighborhoods for buying a home in 2015 can be found in just four cities

U.S. foreclosures fall to lowest level in 10 years

The number of foreclosures in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level in almost ten years, according to new data from analyst firm RealtyTrac.

Using Sugarsync as a Backup for your Real Estate Data

Sugarsync is an online service that requires a download of their software, but once that’s done, your important files will be kept in sync between your computer and the online versions.

Will Data Security Concerns Eradicate Convenient Commerce

For those of you who’ve had run-ins with unearned credit reporting problems a blog post at CreditReportProblems bears reading. According to that story a new bill may be passed shortly that leads to more accountability when things go awry, or when data breaches cause harm to the innocent.

Realtors Property Resource Signs On More Believers

News from the Motor City, Michigan’s leading MLS, Realcomp II Ltd., has partnered with nationwide property service Realtors Property Resource (RPR) to further enable REALTOR® subscribers.

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