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Keller Williams and Offerpad will join forces
Keller Williams and Offerpad will join forces

The new arrangement will allow consumers to work with a Keller Williams agent, who will be required to obtain certification to allow them to submit cash offers through the Keller Offers

Why a recession could be near and what it means for housing
Why a recession could be near and what it means for housing

There are significant differences in the makeup of the housing market and larger economy in 2019 as compared to 2008, when the last recession began.

New policies to expand access to federally backed mortgages
New policies to expand access to federally backed mortgages

Two new policies in the works have the potential to reshape the way homebuyers access credit through programs backed by the U.S.

For buyers and sellers with kids, time is of the essence
For buyers and sellers with kids, time is of the essence

Families with young children looking to sell a home put a premium on quick transactions. Nearly half of this group said it was important to close the sale “somewhat urgently” and “within a reasonable timeframe,” whereas only 37 percent of

Low rates boost mortgage industry but spook financial markets
Low rates boost mortgage industry but spook financial markets

Wall Street has found itself increasingly on edge in recent weeks, but strangely, that may be breathing fresh life into the mortgage lending

The nation’s most popular ZIP codes in 2019
The nation’s most popular ZIP codes in 2019

Realtor.com's "hotness index" reveals that movers are looking for an active lifestyle, quieter neighborhoods and homes that are affordable but also within close proximity to city

Consumer confidence on housing hits all-time high
Consumer confidence on housing hits all-time high

Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index for July rose to its highest reading in nine

Most popular cities and states for millennials
Most popular cities and states for millennials

Times are changing and so are the cities of choice for young adults. Are you up on the latest hot spots for first-time

NAHB: Labor shortages peak, but builders remain optimistic
NAHB: Labor shortages peak, but builders remain optimistic

The long-running shortage of workers in the homebuilding trades hasn't dented business confidence as much as

Is your listing right for auction?
Is your listing right for auction?

Real estate auctions can be very helpful for the right property, in the right situation. Use this simple checklist to determine if it's a good move for you and your client.

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