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Escalating Building Costs Pose Pricing Problem

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

Builders are finding it increasingly difficult to build a home for under $150,000, despite the rising demand for affordable homes. Here's why...

Sorting Out the Housing During a Divorce

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

In a divorce, deciding what to do with the couple’s home can get complicated. As a real estate professional, you may find yourself in the...

When Dog Neighbors Just Can’t Get Along

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

Your client finds the perfect house but the dog next door is making it less than ideal. What can be done? 

Productivity Killers: Don’t Utter These Words

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

Here’s how to tame the pesky procrastination bug. 

 

Defaulting HELOCs: A Growing Concern

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

A growing number of home owners who tapped into their home equity during the housing bubble are now facing financial troubles. 

Lower Rates Boost Loan Demand

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

After two weeks of drops, mortgage applications made a much-needed climb. 

Excuse Me: Don't Be Rude Online

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

In front of a screen, it's easy to forget that the online world has its own rules to help prevent offending people. Check out these guidelines...

How to Handle 5 Difficult Personality Types

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Ever run across a know-it-all, someone who's impossible to please, or the ruthless person who talks behind your back? Here’s how to...

Potential Borrowers May Be 'Self-Sidelining'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

More consumer education is needed on what it takes to qualify for a mortgage because some would-be borrowers are needlessly sitting out, an...

Maine’s New Ad: We’ll Pay You to Move

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

The state of Maine wants to get more residents, and it’s willing to pay you if you’ll take a vacation there and then decide to make...

Where Properties Are Selling the Fastest

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Properties are selling faster, but there is still a lot of variation by state. View a map to see the average selling times in your state. 

Americans Are Feeling Wealthier, More Upbeat

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Consumers are more upbeat about income growth perceptions, which could provide a further boost to the housing market this summer,...

Buyers Gloomy Over Presidential Election

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

More than a quarter of home shoppers say they believe the outcome of the presidential election could make the housing market worse, according to a...

Loan Rolls Student Loan Debt in With Mortgage

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

A lender is touting a new type of loan that will roll student loan debt into a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. 

Landlords' Worst Nightmare: Filthy Tenants

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

A landlord fights back with a new site that outs some of the worst tenants. 

Move, Zillow Reach Settlement on Eve of Trial

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Zillow will pay $130 million to settle allegations against the company and two of its executives.

Another Reason for Tight Inventories

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage status may be a strong predictor of home owners’ willingness to sell.

Rent vs. Buy? This Index Says Definitely ‘Buy’

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

A nationwide buy versus rent index is moving deeper into the “buy” territory, indicating that housing markets across the country are...

New Homes: They’re Getting Supersized

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

The size of the typical American household may be shrinking, but new Census data shows the average size of new homes continues to grow.

Federal Gov't Names Final 9 Promise Zones

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

The Obama administration announced the final nine Promise Zone communities. These areas will receive aid from the government to help ignite...

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