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topStories Monday, October 31, 2016
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Homeownership Rate Rallies
Is the tide turning? The homeownership rate rallied slightly at 63.5 percent in the third quarter, higher than the 62.9 percent rate in the second quarter—the lowest point in more than 50 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership report. The third quarter homeownership rate did not differ considerably from last year’s third quarter, however, at 63.7 percent. On inventory, roughly 87 percent of housing was occupied in the third quarter, with 55.5 percent owner-occupied and 31.9 renter-occupied. The Midwest saw the highest homeownership rates in the third quarter at 68.6 percent; the West saw the lowest, at 58.2 percent. Homeownership rates in the third quarter were also highest among homeowners aged 65 and older, at 79.0 percent ...
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articles Inventory Vanishes in 'Unusual' October
For-sale inventory in October remained at an unusually low level for the season, with homes moving 2 percent faster than this time last year,® recently... READ MORE >
Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Tips for Improving Your Ranking
As you may already know, many people turn to online sources when it comes to finding a real estate agent. Mike Smiatacz, Business Development Market Manager... READ MORE >
Using Real-Time Demand to Increase the Bottom Line
In 2010, Tom Hosack was ahead of his time when he discovered he could predict transaction sides by carefully researching internet leads and watching website... READ MORE >
Staying Focused in a Competitive Market
In the following interview, Rusty Willis, broker with Real Living Capital City in Atlanta, Ga., discusses education, marketing, technology and more.... READ MORE >

Housecreep: A Website where Stigmatized Properties Run Amok
By Nick Caruso
On the top of the homepage for, we learn that "housecreep" is a verb meaning: to research and expose homes with secrets, criminal histories and unexplained mysteries. (Thus, housecreep is our new favorite real estate site.) Housecreep is where some of the darker aspects of real estate come to life.
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