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Home Owners May Make Better Drivers

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

A new study finds home owners file fewer auto-insurance claims than renters.

Marriage, Mortgage No Longer Hand-in-Hand

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

Many young people are comfortable committing to a house before a wedding.

Industry Mourns Fair Housing Champion

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

Former Massachusetts Sen. Edward Brooke, co-author of the Fair Housing Act and the first black man in history to win popular election to the U.S....

Mortgage Rates End 2014 Near Yearly Lows

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage rates defied forecasts in 2014 as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage closed the year still hovering under 4 percent lows. 

Perfect New Year’s Resolution: Save for a House

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

For many Americans, the jump into the new year marks an important step forward toward achieving a New Year’s resolution, and saving for a...

Sales Contracts Continue to Edge Up

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

Home sales contracts have been stable in recent months – even inching up slightly – but have yet to have a full breakout to match the...

Zillow, Trulia Merger Faces More Delays

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

Continued requests for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission has once again delayed Zillow’s planned $2.9 billion...

The Surprising Hot Spot for Moves in 2014

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

Find out which state topped the list as hottest moving destination in 2014, according to United Van Lines’ 38th Annual National Movers Study...

Home Automation, Robots Debuting at CES

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00

From smart beds that monitor your sleep to robots that clean windows to TVs with resolution like you've never seen, here are predictions for...

Price Gap Widens Between New and Old Homes

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:00

A shortage of new-home construction is putting higher premiums on new homes.

Distressed-Home Prices Surge to 5-Year High

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:00

Prices of homes that are in foreclosure or bank-owned increased 18 percent from a year go, while non-distressed homes are up 14 percent in the...

How Much Longer Will Apartment Boom Last?

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:00

Apartment construction has reached its highest monthly pace since the beginning of 2006, but some experts say the highs in the multifamily sector...

New-Home Construction Turnaround Expected

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:00

Housing analysts say builders will try to expand their reach in 2015 and focus on markets that have largely been off their radar.

Basic Content Marketing Strategies

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:00

Content marketing enables real estate agents to have an ongoing conversation with prospects.

10 Reasons 2015 Will Rock for Real Estate

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:00

After a slowdown in the market this year, housing analysts and economists have high hopes for 2015. Here are 10 housing indicators to watch in the...

How Much You Should Earn to Buy a Home

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

Buyers need at least this much income in order to pay for the principal loan amount, interest, taxes, and insurance payments on a median-priced...

REALTORS® See Good Times Ahead

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

More real estate professionals have high hopes for residential sales in the coming months, as the job market improves, 30-year mortgage rates...

Buyers Say Price, Not Inventory, Is the Problem

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

Nearly 33 percent of home buyers say that "affordability in the area I want to buy" was the biggest obstacle to a home purchase in...

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Officially Extended

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

President Obama signed into law the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act, which will grant tax relief to home owners who did short sales in 2014.

Company Touts Easier Access to Credit Scores

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

Home shoppers need to know their credit score when embarking on a home purchase. One company says it's making it easier to compare scores for...

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