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How Can The “Credit Invisible” Gain Entry In To Credit Scores?

February 22, 2017  |  by Ellen

There is a huge segment of the country’s population that doesn’t make it on to the radar of traditional credit scoring programs even though they have steady jobs and pay their bills on time. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has here.


Scammers Use Real Name, Fake Email Address To Target Real Estate Agents

February 21, 2017  |  by Ellen

There’s a real estate agent in Iowa who has been dealing with a case of stolen email identity for the past year and there’s not much she can do to stop it. Agent Sue Dietz found out scammers had used her name to create a fake email address that looked like it was coming from her. They would then contact other agents as... Continue Reading

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The Real And Imaginary Barriers To Homeownership

February 20, 2017  |  by Ellen

Every quarter the National Association of REALTORS® surveys consumers about their confidence in the housing market and the latest release shows that overall consumers are confident that now is a good time to buy a home, but there are some noteworthy statistics that show many younger buyers think they aren’t in a position to buy because they need to put... Continue Reading


The redesigned website is launching soon

February 17, 2017  |  by Ellen

Soon when you log in, you’ll be redirected to your new dashboard. If you have not visited yet, check it out today so you’re familiar with the new navigation, functionality and features: Responsive design that works on any device Customized dashboard that links to the systems you use most Quick access account management, and more! With this new layout,... Continue Reading

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What Do Today’s Single Buyers Look Like?

February 16, 2017  |  by Ellen

It turns out there is such a thing as Singles Awareness Day that honors those who aren’t in romantic relationships. It takes place the day after Valentine’s Day and in keeping with the holiday the National Association of REALTORS® took the opportunity to share information on single buyers from their 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. There are some noticeable differences between male... Continue Reading


Is February The Best Month For Finding A Deal On A House?

February 15, 2017  |  by Ellen

A recent report from ATTOM Data Solutions looked at 50 million sales of single family homes and condos between 2000 and 2016 and found that homes that sold during February sell at 6.1% less than the average for the rest of the year. The New York Times dug a little deeper and found it isn’t just the weather that is... Continue Reading

Housing Stats your Clients Will Love

Housing Stats Your Clients Will Love

February 14, 2017  |  by Ellen

In honor of Valentine’s Day and the housing statistics that broke so many records in January we put together an infographic of some of the data for you to share with your clients. Let them know housing was strong through the winter months and it could be a sign of a competitive spring market coming our way.


DC Area Ranks #4 On U.S. News & World Report Best Places To Live List

February 13, 2017  |  by Ellen

We’ve moved up in the world! Or at least the rankings of Best Places To Live as determined by U.S. News & World Report. Last year the Washington Metro area came in at #8, but this year we have moved up four spots to vie with other high-ranking cities like Austin, Denver, and San Jose. The report analyzed many different variables including:... Continue Reading

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Watch The Inman Connect Replay On Demand For Free

February 9, 2017  |  by Ellen

If you weren’t able to make it to New York last month or missed some of the live stream as it was happening, you can still catch up with many of the great sessions by watching videos over on the recap page. You need to have signed up for your free Inman Select subscription which you can do here. Here’s... Continue Reading


What Super Tactics Do You Use To Enhance Your Presentations?

February 8, 2017  |  by Ellen

You may have heard about a big football game that took place last Sunday, but perhaps you didn’t know that some of the same things make people flock to the Super Bowl can be things you use in your presentations to help you close the deal. Realtor Magazine has a helpful interview with Ted Frank of the coaching company Backstories... Continue Reading

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