A new survey of more than 1,700 real estate agents by ReferralExchange found that 42% of respondents earned $10,000 to $50,000 from fees for referrals in 2017.
The Fed meets again this week to consider hiking interest rates, which directly impact short-term mortgage rates and, indirectly, fixed-rate loans.
Most of the big time-wasters for business involve must-do tasks, such as emailing, checking social media sites, attending meetings and talking/texting.
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NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun calls home construction "the key to economic prosperity" but sounds an alarm because numbers are moving in the wrong direction.
A key policy change by mortgage giant Fannie Mae that offered homeownership to thousands of new buyers – many of them minorities – could face significant cutbacks. The reason: Private mortgage insurers are re-thinking their decision to participate.
Landlords may not sexually harass tenants under U.S. fair housing laws, but two St. Louis landlords now face a $625K fine and other penalties for doing so. HUD says the fine "sends a loud and clear message."
FEMA says 13 million homeowners live in a flood plain, but EPA and others think 41 million are actually at risk – and flood insurance expires again this Friday.
Legal QandA: Fla. courts have considered more than one property line dispute, and the problem can sometimes be a legitimate misunderstanding.
Study: Buyers now expect to apply for a mortgage online, but they also want to deal with real people – and millennials were most likely to desire both.
Land and construction costs have increased sharply since the end of the last boom a decade ago, and construction activity remains at an almost 60-year low.
Just as self-driving cars may reinvent the suburbs, self-driving bulldozers, excavators and drones may redefine the way homes are constructed.
While 5G is a quantum leap for mobile computing, it requires big boxes every 500 feet along suburban streets – and that could ding curb appeal for some listings.