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Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise

The size of a typical new single-family home rose in the third quarter of 2013, continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. According to data from the Census, the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey, the average and median size size of single-family homes

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Priority Registration for New .REALTOR Domain Closing January 31
NAR Pulse—Members can sign-up now at to receive advance email notification for priority registration of their ...Read More >

How Will You Make the Most of the New Year?
It’s 2014, and it’s time to evaluate your goals, which probably include closing more transactions than last year. But how do you do that in a flat sales year? ...Read More >

Meeting the Requirements of the Affordable Care Act
Under the Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2014, Americans who can afford to buy health insurance are required to do so or pay a penalty when they file ...Read More >

REALTOR Magazine Seeks Entries for 2014 Volunteering Works Program
REALTORS® are not only strong advocates for homeownership, but also for their communities, and many contribute countless hours of their time ...Read More >
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10 Things Today's Buyers Look for in a Home
While David Letterman’s Top 10 lists generally culminate in a No. 1 ranking, the following list includes in no particular order 10 things that...READ MORE >
10 Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends
(MCT)—When Michelle and Jon Christy bought their 1980s-era home in North Tustin, Calif., much of the residence already was remodeled....READ MORE >
Rates on New Home Loans Join Downward Trend
On Christmas Eve, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported a 10 basis point decline in mortgage interest rates for the month of November....READ MORE >
The Top 10 Stories You Loved in 2013
What sparked your interest this past year? Here is a look at the top 10 most-read stories of 2013 on MORE >
How to Address Disengagement at the Office
An alarming Gallup poll published earlier this year is still sending shockwaves throughout the business community: Most American workers either...READ MORE >
A Fast Pace Forward: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Quickly Gains Ground
Less than six months since officially signing its first affiliate, the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network has experienced strong...READ MORE >
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Your Best Year Ever
By Verl Workman
Welcome to 2014; you made it! You survived, and some of you even thrived, through one of the most difficult real estate markets in recent history....READ MORE >
How Will You Make the Most of the New Year?
By Margaret Kelly
It's 2014, and it's time to evaluate your goals, which probably include closing more transactions than last year. But how do you do that in a flat sales year?...READ MORE >
The Leads Are Weak!
By John Heithaus
Any salesperson worth their Rolodex will recognize this classic refrain from Glengarry Glen Ross," the Pulitzer-Prize-winning and highly expressive behind-the-scenes tale about the underbelly of real estate sales....READ MORE >
The Undeniable Value of Word-of-Mouth Referrals
By Erin Koops
For agents and brokerages looking to differentiate their brands in the digital age...all roads still lead to word-of-mouth referrals....READ MORE >
Direct Monetization of MLS Data - Public MLS Portals
By Saul Klein
Public MLS portals are controversial...but, if doen right, they can make sense. The recent conversations of the National Association of REALTORS(R) MLS Committee regarding MLS levels of service and the...READ MORE >
The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, Part IV
By Seth Kaplan
Over the course of this series, The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, we examined some of today's most popular technology trends, such as...READ MORE >
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A Beginner's Guide to Reddit
By Katie Humphrey
(MCT)—Reddit’s that website you’ve heard of but maybe don’t quite understand. Is it a social network? A message board? Its spare design and free-for-all culture can be intimidating, but don’t underestimate its users’ collective power—for good and, sometimes, READ MORE >
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