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Remodeling Spending Near 2006 Peak

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:00

The home improvement business is nearing its previous 2006 peak, as home owners take on larger scale remodels. 

Baby Boomers Chart New Direction in Housing

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:00

Adults 55-plus are ignoring conventional wisdom on the housing life cycle. Their refusal to retire will likely make them an active part of the...

HUD Investigates Down Payment Aid Programs

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:00

An inspector general has raised concerns over down payment assistance programs, with some FHA buyers getting stuck paying slightly higher rates....

3 Ways to Keep Cool Without AC

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:00

No air conditioning? No problem! Here are some ways you can keep a home cool even in the peak of summer heat.

The Top 7 States for Job Growth

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:00

The job growth of an area has been strongly linked to a stronger housing market. Find out the states that are adding jobs at some of the fastest...

How Much Do Americans Own in Their Home?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:00

“Home ownership is important to building wealth,” says a director at the Urban Institute about a new report that reveals how much...

Top 7 Cities for Job Growth in the U.S.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:00

The job growth of an area has been strongly linked to a stronger housing market. Find out the states that are adding jobs at some of the fastest...

5 Big Neighborhood Comeback Stories

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:00

Some may have cast these areas aside in the past, but these neighborhoods are proving to be great places to buy a home now.

Lot Prices Surge to Record Highs

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:00

Buyers nowadays should expect to pay a lot for their lot.

Home Sales Up as First-Time Buyers Re-Emerge

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:00

Existing-home sales continue their four-month streak in gains, thanks to first-time buyers entering the market. Read more from NAR’s latest...

Housing Is for Everyone — No Exceptions

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

At NAR’s ‘Housing for All’ symposium, attendees take action to feed the hungry and debate how to strengthen communities by...

Builders Ramp Up Production This Summer

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

Economists expect single-family housing starts to continue to strengthen throughout the year, buoyed by job growth, new household formations, and...

A Better Way to Self-Promote

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

Let others know you’re the real deal without ever actually having to say it. 

Millennials Want Suburbs That Feel Like a City

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

Developers are taking note of young professionals' desire for a “hipper, urban-esque” suburbia.

Refinance Boom Loses Steam on Higher Rates

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates ticked up slightly last week, softening home owners’ rush to refinance their mortgages. 

Master Bathrooms: Most Luxurious Spot in the Home?

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:00

“What we’re seeing now is master bathrooms and master bedrooms being almost the same size,” says one developer. 

Honey, I Shrunk the Lawn

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

As lot sizes slowly get smaller, houses are getting larger, with one inevitable result: Lawns are shrinking.

These Real Estate Markets Are Getting Very Hot

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

While no one is uttering the words “bubble” yet, these housing markets are showing some signs of overheating, according to new realtor...

First-Time Buyers Not Picking “Starter Homes”

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

Today’s first-time home buyers are bypassing the “starter home” and instead buying larger homes that meet their needs now and in...

Coldwell Banker Names New CEO

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

There are some big changes in store for Coldwell Banker as ERA’s current CEO Charlie Young becomes the new CEO, effective Sept. 1.

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