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Tight Housing Market Drives Rising Bids

In a sign of how competitive the Boston-area housing market has become, the maneuver is becoming part of the area's bidding war landscape, brokers and other real estate executives say. Some report there hasn't been this much escalation clause activity since the last house-buying frenzy 10 years ago. To read the full article click here.

Control Your Home From Afar With 'Smart' Upgrades

If you're looking for ways to increase your home's value or booost your asking price when you sell, smart technology can have a big impact on your home's desirability. To read the full article click here.

3 Reasons the Housing Market Should Thrive in 2014

Recently, HousingWire asked David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide, for his opinion on the near-term future of housing. To read the full article click here.

Own a Home? You May Be Entitled to Tax Breaks

U.S. tax season officially runs from Jan. 31 to April 15. While several energy-efficient home improvement tax credits recently expired, there are still many tax breaks available to homeowners. To read the full article click here.

Renters and Landlords: Test Your Rental IQ

Whether you are a renter, or perhaps you have recently become a landlord, how much do you really know about your legal rights and responsibilities? The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are more than 100 million people living in rental housing in America today, which is just less than one-third of the population. To read the full article click here.

A Flood of Listings Coming to the Market? 

We have previously talk about the diminshing supply of housing inventory and how it is impacting the real estate market. The situation might be about to change dramatically according to a recent survey by Lending Tree. To read the full article click here.

Zillow Announces Record Results for 2013

Zillow has announced results for the fourth quarter 2013, as well as the full year. This was a breakaway year for Zillow, in which we repearedly delivered record revenue, traffic and mobile usage, as well as growing our market share as the category leader. to read the full article click here.

Want to Sell Your Home? The Spring Selling Season May Be Coming Early This Year

If you're considering selling your home in 2014, now is the time to get ready. Not next month, not next week, not tomorrow. Right now. Why? Because buyers are already on the hunt. To read the full article click here.

How to Find and Keep a Real Estate Agent You'll Love 

In some ways, the buyer-real estate agent relationship is similar to a romantic one. In either situation, the relationship's success or failure depends a lot on picking the "right" partner from the beginning. Chemistry and communications also play an important role. To read the full article click here.

Rental Properties: Know When to Hold 'Em

If you bought a rental property during the pre-crash era, you may be feeling the lingering pain of the investment. Whether you're experiencing negative cash flow or the property is simply not as terrific as you'd first hoped, either in terms of quality or location, you're probably wondering if this investment is worth the hassle. To read the full article click here

Q4 Ends 2013 on High Note, 'Mixed Bag' Expected for 2014

After a robust bounce off the bottom throughout 2013 that buoyed national home values 6.4 percent year-over-year by the end of the fourth quarter, the housing recovery has entered its middle stages, setting the stage for a mixed 2014, according to the fourth quarter Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. To read the full article click here

4 Things You Need from Your Listing Agent

Are you thinking of selling your home? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge just like a great doctor or great accountant. To read the full article click here