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Top 10 Reasons Renters Keep Renting

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Can you overcome renters’ most common objections and convince them of the benefits of owning? 

Unkept Yard Lands Tenn. Woman in Jail

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

A judge sent a home owner in East Tennessee to jail after city officials decided her yard wasn't properly maintained.

Networking Site Sues Zillow, Alleges Fraud

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

Top Agent Network, a real estate business networking site, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Zillow stole its trade secrets and made a copycat...

Mortgage Giant Says 'Sorry' to Home Owners

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, has apologized to home owners after the company was accused of backdating...

Pending Home Sales Up, But Credit an Issue

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

For the first time in 11 months, pending home sales in September rose above year-over-year levels, but 15 percent of REALTORS® still say they...

Price Appreciation Slows to Single Digits

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

The double-digit gains in home values last year have mostly faded, but that doesn't mean they're not still rising. Fifty-nine percent of U...

Sellers Settle Into 'Waiting Game'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

With home-price growth slowing, more sellers are getting the message that the market is no longer tilting in their favor. Now they're planning...

New-Home Sales Inch to 6-Year High

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

For the third consecutive month, sales of newly built single-family homes edged up, but economists warn that the recovery remains fragile. ...

Housing's Big Game Changer: Marriage Delays

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

Marriage and real estate often go hand-in-hand, but a drastic decrease in the number of marriages among young adults could reshape the real estate...

Vant to Invest in Count Dracula's Home?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

Got quirky buyers looking for a unique home? Here's a fun investment idea to share this Halloween.

This Could Be the Nation's Luckiest Brokerage

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

This real estate office is on a winning streak: In the last 18 months, three separate agents at the Coldwell Banker-Premier Group in St. Louis, Mo...

Lenders Step Up to Help Vets Buy Homes

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

Big banks and mortgage companies are stepping up efforts to help returning vets obtain affordable housing, either through VA loans or even...

Bidder Offers $3M for 6,000 Foreclosed Homes

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

Detroit has launched a foreclosure spree in attempts to unload its blight, and one bidder has stepped up to buy thousands of the city’s most...

How I Stopped Being a Victim

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

Most of us either have been the victim of some form of intimidation, threat, or attack, or we know someone who has. One REALTOR® is here to...

Fannie Mae Less Bullish in Housing Forecast

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

The mortgage giant’s economists say they “we still believe housing will continue along its upward grind rather than have the breakout...

The Cheapest ZIP Codes for Housing

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

Find out where you can get a median-priced home for under $60,000: Movoto real estate reveals the most affordable ZIP codes for housing.  

‘Boomerang' Buyers Are Slow to Come Back

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

Only a small number of Americans who went through a foreclosure or short sale during the economic crisis have bought homes again, but their...

Rates Haven’t Been This Low Since 2013

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage took another dip this week, staying below the 4 percent threshold and keeping borrowing costs at the lowest rate...

Housing Hit by a ‘Hangover’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

Last year, many real estate markets saw double-digit price appreciation, but that's not the case this year as buyers show less urgency than...

Condo Rescissions Curbed, Plus Another RESPA Fine

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

This week's Voice for Real Estate video dives into four big stories.