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Investors Bank on Rent-to-Own Comeback

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

Rent-to-own programs are starting to grow in popularity once again as a way for consumers with less-than-perfect credit who can’t qualify...

Loan Demand Barely Budges as Rates Drop

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage activity rose only slightly last week despite a small drop in interest rates, but applications remain well above year-ago levels. ...

ERA's Picks for ‘Hidden Gem’ Vacation Markets

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

ERA Real Estate offers up these five less-known markets for prospective buyers looking for an affordable vacation home. 

The $50,000 Man Cave in the Clouds

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

A treehouse is a common addition for homes with kids... but one man decided he wanted one for himself, and when he was done, he had himself a...

47% of Homes Are Selling in Less Than a Month

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

In some markets, home are selling faster than ever.

Millennial Buyers Reach Tipping Point in 2018?

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

Millennial home ownership levels may still be low for now, but that is expected to change in three more years, a new survey shows.

Better Days Ahead for First-Time Buyers

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

"Combined with a temporary reprieve from rising mortgage rates and slightly easier access to credit, buyers should find it easier to purchase...

Property Taxes Are Highest in the U.S.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

In an international comparison of property taxes, the United States has the highest amount in taxes collected on properties. 

7 Best Places to Successfully Age

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

What makes a city perfect for successfully aging? These cities have the "it"factor when it comes to aging comfortably in your Golden...

Google+ Disconnects from YouTube

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

Soon you won't need a Google+ account to create videos or make comments on YouTube. Find out what's next for the...

The 8 Biggest Concerns for REALTORS®

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

REALTORS® are "strongly confident" about the housing market's outlook, but confidence has eased somewhat since the beginning of...

New-Home Sales Dip to 7-Month Low

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

Sales of newly built single-family homes fell to the lowest level since last November, but builders remain upbeat that the housing recovery is...

Booming Rental Market Sets New Records

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

The rental market reached new highs in June as rental prices continued to surge.

What Home Buyers With Disabilities Want

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

A new survey by Century 21 reveals "a critical need" for real estate professionals to understand the particular needs and unique...

History Buffs Can Snag Civil War-Era Homes

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

Out of 1.8 million active listings in the U.S. at the end of May, more than 32,000 were on or near one of about 300 Civil War battle sites....

How to Improve Your Presentation Skills

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

Whether hosting a buyer or seller seminar or making a sales pitch at your next listing presentation, use these tips to strengthen your speaking...

3 Reasons Why It's a Great Time for Sellers

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Find out why this year is shaping up to be a great year to be a home seller. 

Real Estate Ranks Tops Among Investments

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Americans are again seeing residential housing as a "golden ticket," a new survey shows. 

Mortgage Rates Ease From Yearly High

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages this week reversed course and dropped from last week’s highest average for the year.

Fannie: Economy to Strengthen in Second Half

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Economic activity is expected to accelerate in the second half of the year, and the housing market is part of what's behind that growth,...

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