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In advance of the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. this week, a firestorm erupted this past Wednesday when MLSListings President and CEO Jim Harrison railed against NAR leadership and many of its strategies in an op-ed published via an industry news organization. The harsh criticism drew an immediate rebuke from NAR leadership...

In the age of breaches and fraud—and in an industry becoming more and more reliant on technology—agents and brokers are contending with ever-evolving issues related to security. Disconcertingly, many either do not have a brokerage cybersecurity policy, or are not aware that one exists—a unique vulnerability, according to findings from the new RISMedia Research...

From the Echo to the Kindle, Amazon has a history of unveiling tech devices that, at first, induce emotions of suspicion or outright confusion, but later become household staples. The company's domestic robot project may be yet another example of this. Related: Zenplace Introduces Robot-Guided Tours Codenamed "Vesta," Amazon's latest undertaking has...

Not every U.S. town or city is real estate-career friendly. For industry professionals, location can be the difference between plentiful sales and business opportunities and a more challenging market that is difficult to maneuver. So, where's a real estate agent's dream work location? According to a new report by WalletHub, which compared over 170 U.S. cities using...

Although some renters may currently be locked out of the housing market, 2015 data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) shows more than 80 percent of renters do dream of one day becoming a homeowner. The top hurdle for many? That pesky down payment. While some first-time buyers are able to score down payment rates of as little as 5 percent, most are...

As you make plans for St. Patrick's Day this weekend with friends, WalletHub has released a helpful list of the top cities in the country to celebrate the Irish holiday. Related: Irish Luck? These Homebuyers Are Rolling in the Green Drawing from a pool of the 200 largest cities in the U.S., the site compiled this list by comparing the locations across 17 metrics....

Posted on Feb 8 2018 - 9:22am by Zoe Eisenberg
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Wondering where in the world women are becoming homeowners? A new SmartAsset study examined just that. In order to find the places where women are buying homes, SmartAsset looked at data for 402 metro areas, comparing data of two specific metrics: number of mortgages originated to women, and number of mortgages originated to men. The results showed a noticeable imbalance:...

By Megan Wild If you want to buy a home this year, you may be in the midst of planning—or perhaps you're already well on your way. Purchasing a home is a process made up of many moving parts, including your finances, your overall goals, your planning ability and your current financial situation. That said, it’s the season for New Year’s resolutions, right?...

If you're looking for an interesting statement piece to add a little oomph to your living space, consider a lamp. These fun, funky and unique pieces of functional art are great for the kid in us all... The climbing man This guy is a great conversation-starter, or just a bright little buddy for the days you're feeling down.
Credit: tetraciousfrustration.co.uk Climbing...

From the wondrous witches of "The Wizard of Oz" to Tupac and Biggie, the East and the West have always been natural rivals, and the feud now continues when it comes to million-dollar homes. Recent research from PropertyShark looked at how many homes sold for over $1 million in the largest cities on the East and West coasts during the past three years, and the results...