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MLSs Promote Accessibility Features

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

A move to highlight a home’s accessibility features—everything from extra-wide doorways that can accommodate wheelchairs to first-...

Did New-Home Price Increases Go Too Far?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

Some builders are wondering if last year's hikes ended up shutting too many out of the market. 

More Worry About Home's Health

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

About a quarter of home owners express some level of concern about their house negatively impacting the health of their family, a new survey finds...

FHFA Seeks to Bolster Affordability

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is reinstating the program that allocates millions of dollars a year to spur development in affordable housing...

Mortgage Rates Up, But Remain Below 4%

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers and refinancers are locking in big savings. 

FAA Drone Rules Delayed to 2017

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:00

Real estate pros who were hoping to use drones to capture aerial photos of their listings may have to wait a lot longer than previously thought....

RE/MAX Co-Founder Steps in as New CEO

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:00

A familiar face will become the franchise network’s next CEO, as Margaret Kelly retires after nine years at the helm. 

Stinton: News Corp Deal Is a 'Global Play'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

The "triumvirate" of the media empire with NAR and realtor.com® "is a very strong, unique basis for approaching the consumer,...

Hottest Job Markets in Costliest Areas

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

People relocating for a job are facing a growing conundrum: Some of the strongest employment markets are in areas with the highest housing costs...

The Latest Social Media Giant to Watch

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

Instagram has beaten Twitter in number of users, increasing its base by 50 percent in just nine months.

Owners, Appraisers Getting on the Same Page

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

The discrepancy between appraisers' and home owners' opinions of home values is narrowing, leading to fewer lost deals because of...

Cities Poised for a Surge in Sales

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

More baby boomers are planning a move, and they're targeting cities with a lower cost of living, greater job potential, and warmer weather.

New IRS Standard Mileage Rates for 2015

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

The IRS issued its 2015 optional standard mileage rates, and they're rising from last year.

Fannie, Freddie Gift a Foreclosure-Free Holiday

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

The mortgage giants announced they plan to suspend evictions of foreclosed single-family homes during the holidays. 

Loan Defaults Plunge to Pre-Recession Levels

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

A rise in home sales and an improving economy are helping more home owners keep up with their mortgage payments, a trend expected to continue into...

Mortgage Demand Stuck in a Rut?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

Despite low mortgage rates, refinancing and home purchase applications have returned to the activity level of late November.

6 Features in Demand Among Luxury Buyers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

With luxury sales lighting up the transaction boards, buyers have their eyes on the marketplace. So what features are they loving in the search...

Search Keywords with New Facebook Tool

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

Facebook finally brings its users a way to find keywords within posts and photos that friends have shared.

Dealmaking: Do the Different Thing

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

Can you speed transactions along by doing the opposite of what the other side expects? One trainer argues that it's the way to go.

Why Renters Want to Own But Can't

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Though renters say they dream of owning a home one day, most of them will need to keep renting for at least the next three years, according to a...

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