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3 Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

17 hours 30 min ago

Common mistakes include succumbing to “fashion architecture” and owners trying to speed up renovation projects, architects report.

Housing Market Made First Quarter Gains

17 hours 30 min ago

NAR’s chief economist offers his views on the state of the housing market from the first quarter of this year in his recent column at...

A Racial Divide Persists in Housing

17 hours 30 min ago

A new analysis uncovers an alarming finding: Homes in 40 percent of 300 of the largest metro areas where blacks represent the largest population...

10 Fastest-Growing Homebuilders

17 hours 30 min ago

You may want to acquaint yourself with the following builders. They've seen the largest sales increases over the past year. 

Ellie Mae Debuts Millennial Tracker

17 hours 30 min ago

A new online tool aims to reveal loan trends among this mammoth generation of potential home buyers. 

The 10 Best Cities for Families

17 hours 30 min ago

Livability ranks the cities that give children and parents the best opportunity to thrive.

Where REALTORS® Are Bullish on Prices

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

View a map to see price expectations over the next 12 months in your state. 

Set Buyers Straight on These 5 Mortgage Myths

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Some would-be home buyers may still be sitting on the sidelines because they have confusion over qualifying for a mortgage. Clear up the confusion...

Gen X Home Ownership on the Rise

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Generation X is the only demographic to show a year-over-year home ownership rate increase in the first quarter of 2016. 

4 Ways to Remove Smelly Odors

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Get rid of stinky smells prior to a home showing. Here’s how. 

Home Improvement Spending by Political Party

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Here’s one that may not be up for debate: Across party lines, who spends the most on home improvement projects? 

Second-Home Buyers Expand Hot-Spot Lists

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Home prices in some of the most luxurious second-home markets have exploded in recent years. That has prompted some second-home buyers to look...

Homebuilders Say Major Uptick Coming

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

New-home starts have been hovering at lows for years, but builders say a big turnaround is finally set to start this year. 

Home Ownership Rate Nears Record Lows

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

Home sales may be on the rise, but home ownership is declining in the U.S., according to new Census Bureau data. 

Mortgage Rates Inch Slightly Higher

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose higher this week but is expected to trickle back down in the coming week. 

12 Markets Where Investor Activity Is High

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

The share of institutional investors may be shrinking nationwide, but not in these places. 

Keller Williams Sees Increase in Agent Count

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

The franchise just surpassed the 139,000 associates mark, adding nearly 5,000 agents in one quarter alone. 

These 20 Housing Markets Are Heating Up

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Find out which housing markets in April are seeing homes sell the fastest and buyer demand surging.  

Starter Homes May Be Coming Back, After All

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

With an increasing number of builders devoting at least 50 percent of their business to building entry-level homes, is it time to declare that the...

Who Pays the Highest Property Taxes?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Take a look at this chart to see how your state ranks in the amount of property taxes home owners pay compared to other states. 

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