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January Housing Starts Fall 3.8 Percent

January Housing Starts Fall 3.8 Percent

U.S. housing starts dropped 3.8 percent in January, with the sharpest declines surfacing in the Midwest, according to the Census Bureau. Experts speculate frosty winter weather may be the culprit for the decline. As nasty weather delayed thousands of building projects across the country, this dip is a temporary setback for a market that was […]

Tax Season: What to Expect when Selling Your Home

Tax Season: What to Expect when Selling Your Home

Tax season is upon us and if you have a pending or recent home sale, you’ll surely want to know: what income taxes will you have to pay on the sale? The amount of taxes you’ll be responsible for depends on the length of time you’ve spent in the home. If your family resided in […]

10 Most Powerful Celebrity Buyers & Sellers of the Last Decade

10 Most Powerful Celebrity Buyers & Sellers of the Last Decade

Celebrity real estate is a high-paced world of wheeling and dealing. Over the past 10 years, plenty of famous faces have scored big or lost out in attempts to secure (or sell!) the home of their dreams.  To help commemorate its 10th anniversary, Zillow put together this list of some of the hottest homes that have […]

Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients

Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients

You’ve heard the hype, now get a firsthand look at how Rocket Mortgage, the first complete, end-to-end online mortgage experience, can help you help your clients in this month’s RISMedia Content Solutions webinar, “Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients,” presented by Quicken Loans.       […]

Sharing Our Bounty through ‘Move For Hunger’

Sharing Our Bounty through ‘Move For Hunger’

Our relocation industry has always employed more than its share of socially conscious people. The essence of our work is using our special knowledge in skilled and empathetic ways to help employees and families get through big life changes. Throughout relocation management and real estate offices, you’ll find many who have come into relocation services […]

4 Easy Steps to Boost Your Business with Facebook Ads

4 Easy Steps to Boost Your Business with Facebook Ads

During the Super Bowl last weekend, we saw a number of top-scoring advertisements. While these companies were pulling out all the stops to make sure they could convert their traffic and capture as much attention as possible, most of us don’t have a million dollar advertising budget to work with. However, that doesn’t mean you […]

High Gear: Metro Home Prices Continue to Rise

High Gear: Metro Home Prices Continue to Rise

A moderating pace of sales had little impact on the trajectory of home prices during the final three months of the year, which picked up speed and showed continued growth in most of the U.S., according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. The median existing single-family home price increased in 81 […]

7 Steps to Better Lead Generation

7 Steps to Better Lead Generation

Considering all the things real estate professionals must do—and do well—effective lead generation strategies are among the most essential. That’s why REBAC recently launched a new one-day course, Generating Buyer and Seller Leads: Capture, Qualify, Convert, designed to help agents optimize their business development efforts. Whether you think of lead generation as prospecting, farming, or […]

Technology Helps, but Master the Basics First

Technology Helps, but Master the Basics First

Don’t believe the hype—technology is not the magic bullet that will transform a struggling real estate business into a thriving success. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on a fancy gotta-have-it gadget or app. While technology may help you become more organized and productive, it’s useless if you don’t have the basics down first. […]

Agents at the Center of Xome’s Strategy for Real Estate 3.0

Agents at the Center of Xome’s Strategy for Real Estate 3.0

Before he became chief operating and chief financial officer with Xome, Kartik Ramachandran had purchased three homes in five years. He wasn’t a real estate guy—he was in the merchant and product technologies business with Groupon—but he had just received a crash course on real estate 2.0 after his career took him and his family […]