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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. 

3 Gift Ideas for Millennial Home Buyers

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Find out which housewarming or closing gifts are most appreciated by first-time buyers.

Study: Cash Buyers Bought at 23% Discount

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Cash buyers are scoring a big discount on properties. Find out which markets are offering them the largest discounts. 

Fed Votes to Leave Interest Rates Alone

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates will likely stick around for longer. 

Background Checks on Renters Raise Questions

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued new guidance that warns property managers and landlords to tread carefully when...

Buyers Say They Need More Lending Info

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

You may want to consider teaming with a mortgage lender and sponsoring a financing seminar. Home buyers say more lending...

Open Houses Showcase High-Priced Artwork

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

Some real estate and staging professionals are using high-priced, original artwork to turn their luxury listings into art galleries, offering...

Freddie: Climate Change of Concern to Housing

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

Freddie Mac researchers are pushing the industry to more carefully consider the impact climate change could have to home...

Uptick in Rates Prompts Loan Apps to Drop

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates rose for the second consecutive week, prompting a recent decrease in the number of applicants for a home purchase and refinancing....

Rising Sales Contracts Make for Strong Spring

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

“This spring’s surprisingly low mortgage rates are easing some of the affordability pressures potential buyers are experiencing and...

Can Social Media Find the Next Hot 'Hood?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Researchers say that scanning Twitter posts and Foursquare check-ins can tip off where the next happening neighborhoods might be.

Can Social Media Find the Next Hot 'Hood?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Researchers say that scanning Twitter posts and Foursquare check-ins can tip off where the next happening neighborhoods might be.

Sanctions for Zillow in Move Lawsuit?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

A judge is considering whether Zillow is liable for evidence destruction in its legal battle with Move Inc. over alleged stolen trade secrets.

5 Reasons Why That Listing May Linger

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Here are five things to consider on why some homes sell and others sit.

New-Home Sales Drop, Mostly in West

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Sales of new homes took an unexpected turn in March, but most of the decline was rooted in the West, while other regions mostly saw sales climb....

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