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Days to Close a Loan Drops to New Low

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Both closing times and credit requirements are dropping, according to the latest report from Ellie Mae.

Is Built-to-Rent a Market, or a Phase?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Construction of single-family homes that are built-to-rent is making up a smaller share of new-home construction, as rental demand weakens. But...

Boomerang Buyers Head Back Into the Market

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Those who lost a home to a foreclosure or short sale between 2007 and 2013 are projected to make about 10 percent of all U.S. home purchases this...

10 Markets Where Salaries Stretch Furthest

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Find out which markets offer the biggest bang for the housing buck.

3 Reasons Mortgage Demand Is Dropping

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages sank to the lowest average of the year last week. Why aren’t more home buyers taking advantage of the cheaper borrowing...

Is Multitasking Making You Stupid?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

A new study shows that multitasking with electronic media can lower your IQ more than smoking marijuana or missing one night’s sleep....

Strengthening Job Market, Rising Inventories Lift Home Sales

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

Will the building momentum in existing-home sales stick for the rest of the year? NAR’s chief economist weighs in. 

Mortgage Rates Sink to New Low for 2014

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

Borrowing costs moved lower this week, as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped to a 4.10 percent average. 

Fading Flips? Fewer Investors Are Flipping Houses

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

“Home flipping is settling back into a more historically normal pattern after a flurry of flipping during the recent run-up in home prices...

NAHB: Townhouse Market Remains Mostly Flat

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

The lower share of first-time home buyers is likely the main culprit behind the flat-lining of the nationwide townhome market.

Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electricity Costs

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

Home owners may find higher electricity costs are taking a bigger chunk from their wallets, particularly if you live in the New England region....

Renters Influenced by Online Property Reviews

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Peer ratings and reviews matter to apartment hunters, with 96 percent saying they influence their rental decision, according to a recent survey....

BofA Reaches Record Settlement Over Bad Loans

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement stemming from its sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis...

10 Markets Where Homebuilding Is Booming

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Housing starts are back on the rise, but where is new-home construction rising the most?  

Spring Was Healthiest Market in 3 Years

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

"This is the first time since the beginning of the recovery that we expect to see positive momentum throughout the second half of the year,...

8 Markets With Largest Gains in List Prices

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

In these markets, list prices have risen 17 percent or more in the last year.

Realtor.com®: Help Us Help You

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

At NAR's Leadership Summit this week, Move Inc. officials had a message for REALTORS®: If you don't like what's going on with...

Singles: Why We're Buying Now

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

As single home buyers are expected to be a greater force in the market, a new Century 21 survey of single home owners reveals the top three...

Homebuilders Pick Up Pace to Meet Shortages, Demand

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Construction of single-family and multifamily homes surged to the highest level since November, with housing permits showing a healthy gain that...

New-Home Sizes Show Signs of Leveling Off

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Following two years of home sizes getting bigger, the median size of new-homes appears to be leveling off as more entry-level buyers return to the...

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