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Survey: Lenders Fear Another Housing Bubble Is Brewing

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

A recent survey of mortgage bankers shows they’re concerned about another real estate bubble. Do they have reason to fear? 

Student Housing ‘Ripe With Opportunity’ in Real Estate

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

Student housing is getting more attention from the real estate industry as more developers take their projects upscale and bring them on campus....

Mortgage Applications Post Solid Jump

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications reversed course last week after several weeks of softening demand, as both applications for home purchases and refinances...

Builders Say Labor Shortages Grow More Widespread

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

Many builders say labor shortages are causing them to raise home prices, delay projects, or, in some extreme cases, even turn down projects....

Foreign Buyers Up Their Stake in U.S. Housing Market

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

A new survey sheds more light on the steady number of international buyers targeting U.S. properties. Find out where they’re looking for...

New Ideas to Lure More Buyers

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

With the housing recovery losing some of its steam, the real estate community is coming up with new ways to reach home buyers.

Dip in Foreclosures Only Temporary?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

Completed foreclosures fell 9.4 percent year-over-year in May, but analysts say the backlog is still large and foreclosure statistics could spike...

Extra Perks of a Condo-Hotel Drive Revival

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

Developers are combining a rebounding hospitality market with rising demand for luxury homes, and new condo-hotels are proving successful in...

Report Card On Agent Ratings: Do They Work?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

Consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet to rate the service level of real estate professionals. One association decided to evaluate the...

The Biggest Hurdles to Home Ownership

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

Housing analysts are pointing to student loan debt, overly strict lending standards, and lost equity as the leading culprits causing a slow...

8 States With the Most Job Growth

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

Nearly 80 percent of 372 metros tracked by the government now have more jobs this year than one year ago. Will their states' housing markets...

5 States With Highest Levels of Student Debt

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

Student loan debt has been shown to have a direct impact on the ability for first-time home owners to enter the market. Learn where this problem...

Home Owner Offers Bentley to Buyer Agent

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

You bring the buyer, you get a 2007 Bentley Convertible GTC. A Fairfield, Conn., home owner and his real estate professional are using a unique...

Lenders Penalized for Maternity Discrimination

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

"The birth of a child, a joyous event for a family, should not become the basis for denying that family a home mortgage," says a HUD...

Retail Rents on the Rise as Vacancies Dwindle

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

The U.S. retail real estate market is heating up, with shrinking vacancies allowing landlords to raise rents at shopping centers and strip malls....

Recovery Broadens as More Markets See Price Increases

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

Home prices were on the rise again last month, but in a stark contrast to last year, price increases were more generalized and less concentrated a...

5 Ways to Make Your Open House Better

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

There are several ways real estate professionals can host a successful open house without spending too much money. Try these.

Top Markets for Buying a Rental Property

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

As rental prices continue to rise, investors are still hunting for the best buys for single-family rentals. These are the places they should...

Shrinking Workspaces Dampen Office Recovery

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

Why the sluggish growth in the office sector as employment picks up? Some analysts say it reflects a larger trend of companies seeking to cut...

Early Victory for Move, NAR in Court Battle With Zillow, Samuelson

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

A judge issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday against Zillow and Errol Samuelson, saying that Samuelson misappropriated trade secrets in his...

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