Indiana Online Broker State Exam Prep

CompuCram® Real Estate Broker Exam Prep will help you prepare for the licensing examination. CompuCram integrates vocabulary tools, practice testing and comprehensive simulated exams into an “all-in-one” solution. The revolutionary new Readiness Indicator gives continuous feedback as you study – giving you the confidence you need to pass the first time. Click here!

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How to Master Social Media: The Do’s and Don’ts for Real Estate

By Geneva Ives   Social media isn’t going anywhere. Oh wait, yes it is… it’s going everywhere! Social media is one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to share your brand with a large audience. Data suggests that a rising number of real estate agents are leveraging the power of social media to connect with their clients and expand their professional networks. In fact, the Ca...

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Home Languishing on the Market? 5 Tips to Up the Ante and Gain a Competitive Edge

By Keith Loria For home sellers across the board, there’s nothing more frustrating than seeing your house sit on the market day after day, week after week or even month after month. If your home has been languishing on the market, it may be time to up the ante. Instead of simply lowering your asking price, the following tips may just give your home the edge it needs to stand above the competitio...

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5 Tips to Get a Higher Sales Price

Reports of rising home prices as the housing recovery accelerates are prompting more owners to think about jumping into the real estate market. But before they take the leap, potential home sellers need to consider how technology has changed the way homes are sold in recent years. “Increasing prices are encouraging more homeowners to put their properties on the market,” says Brian Bald...

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5 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Pinterest Page Work for You

By Teele Schneider If you’ve considered jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon, wait no more. Although Facebook is still the leading social media network with 67 percent of American Internet users, Pinterest is currently in third – and climbing. Users spend on average, an hour and 17 minutes on the social network, leading Facebook and Twitter by more than double. So why should real estate professi...

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2013 Mid-Year Outlook: Economic Growth on the Road to ‘Normal’

By Pete Bakel The U.S. may be well into a prolonged period of steady economic growth, but it hasn’t yet reached its full potential, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research Group. Fiscal headwinds are expected to keep growth to below 2.0 percent for the first half of the year, with gradual strengthening in the second half of 2013 and into 2014. However, as fiscal ...

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Property Values Take Flight: Home Prices Soar By Over 20 Percent

Some of the housing news being kicked around recently is astounding: Home prices soaring by 20 percent or more over the past 12 months? Multiple offers? Bidding wars? All of the great news has some wondering, is another housing bubble brewing? Experts think not. According to the business forecast aficionados at Kiplinger, there are huge differences between what we see happening today in even the h...

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Builder Confidence Hits 7-Year High, New Home Sales Rising

In continuing signs the housing market is on the upswing, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes hit a significant milestone in June, surging eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released this week. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. ...

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Home Sales Rise with Strong Increases – How to Get Your Piece of the Pie

Home sales are on their way up; Existing-home sales improved in May and remain solidly above a year ago, while the median price continued to rise by double-digit rates from a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says the recovery is strengthening and to expect limited housing supplies for the balance of the year in much of the countr...

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U.S. Housing Prices to Continue Stabilizing in 2013

BMO Economics commented recently that higher equity and home values must be providing some much-needed comfort to U.S. consumers, following the release of the S&P Case-Shiller home price index for June which showed a more-than-expected rise of 0.9 per cent, seasonally adjusted. “This represented the fifth straight monthly gain, and lands the index 0.5 per cent above year-earlier levels ...

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