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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Home Prices Surge Above Wage Growth

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Home price appreciation outpaced wage growth in 76 percent of the U.S. markets during the past two years, a new report finds.

Mortgage Rates Drop Even Lower This Week

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is still well below 4 percent and 15-year rates inched below 3 percent this week, which may give buyers extra...

Millennial Buyers May Need Parents’ Help

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

More millennials are leaving their parents' homes to form their own households, but they may need their parents' help to do it.

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Micro Apartments: The Next Big Thing?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Tiny studio apartments may be the next trend for the multifamily sector, as developers rush to start new projects of apartments averaging 380...

Investors Turn to Crowdfunding for Flips

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

As home prices rise, investors looking to cash in are back to flipping properties, but they’re using online crowdfunding sites to fund their...

Tipping Point for Millennial Home Buyers?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

If forecasts hold true, you’re likely going to see more clients in their 20s and early 30s shift into home-shopping mode this spring....

Help Buyers Deal With Kitchen Compromises

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Not everyone can have a palatial cooking space. If your buyers are facing the prospect of a downsized kitchen, bring these design tips to the...

Get the Timing Right for Your Open House

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Find out the most popular day and time to open up the doors of your listing, and learn how to avoid the potential "church effect"...

New-Home Prices May Have Finally Peaked

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Home builders may have exhausted buyers' tolerance for big price premium on new construction, but they may also be finally shifting their...

Why Home Owners Need to Get Moving

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Do potential sellers in your market need convincing? CNNMoney highlights several reasons why they should consider selling their home this spring....

Freddie: Frozen Housing Markets Thawing

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Many markets showed signs of weakening this winter, but Freddie Mac economists say they're now seeing a rebound. 

Housing Affordability Hits 2 Extremes

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

"Over the last 10 years, we have seen marketplace gyrations ranging from bubble to burst to recovery to stabilization, and we are now seeing...

New-Home Sales at Highest Pace Since 2008

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

The new-home market is getting a boost from existing home owners who are trading up to new construction and taking advantage of low mortgage rates...

What Buyers, Sellers Want From Their Agent

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

Consumers sound off on the top qualities they want in their real estate agent.

Most Millennials Unaware of Closing Costs

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

Closing costs are often 2 to 5 percent of the total purchase price of a home, and those extra costs are coming as a surprise to many young adult...

Low Mortgage Rates Drive Loan Demand Surge

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage application volume soared 9.5 percent last week as mortgage rates took a dip to the lowest levels since February.

Children's Book Brings Home the Idea of Home

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

A new illustrated book for youngsters shows homes and houses in a variety of cultures, letting them know that wherever they are, there's a...

Home Prices Surge to Fastest Pace in Year

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are 7.5 percent higher than a year ago – good news for home owners, but not so much for buyers. Find out what's behind the...

Mortgage Amounts Reach Record Highs

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

Average purchase loan amounts are exceeding levels reached prior to the recession, at a time when home prices had been surging to unsustainable...

5 Groups Who Really Want to Move

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

Newly released U.S. Census data highlights what segments of the population most say they want to move to a new residence. 

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