Research shows iBuyers typically cost sellers 13% to 15% more

Consumers who choose to use an iBuyer to sell their home often end up paying much higher fees than they would have if they’d gone with a traditional real estate agent, according to new research from Collateral Analytics. iBuyers are companies that provide instant cash offers and quick closings on a home, which can be

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Zillow: ‘Gayborhood’ homes come at a premium

In most major cities in the United States, homes in gayborhoods are worth more than the typical home – in some cases several times more. To identify gayborhoods across the country ahead of Pride Month, Zillow analyzed data from the American Community Survey to find which neighborhoods have the highest share of same-sex couple households

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Study reveals the impact of power lines on real estate values

The study, published in the Journal of Real Estate Research

5 Best Real Estate Keywords Search Tools In 2018

Finding the best real estate keywords can be a real challenge as it’s necessary not only to choose phrases that will attract direct customers to your business, but also those which are not too competitive.

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.

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