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Berkowitz: News Corp Will Make Realtor.com® More Competitive

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

News Corp's announced acquisition of Move Inc., which operates NAR's consumer-facing website,...

Distressed Properties Vanishing from Most Markets

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

Could the foreclosure crisis finally be fading away? REO and short sales comprised about 11 percent of total home sales in July, the lowest share...

Banks Accused of Falsely Reporting Foreclosures, Bankruptcies

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

Wells Fargo and Citigroup are being sued by borrowers who say the banks ruined their credit scores by wrongfully reporting foreclosures and...

Do You Live in a Smart Town?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

Movoto Real Estate set out to identify the smartest suburbs in the country. See if your city made the list. 

Where It's Still Safe for Single-Family Investors

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

The single-family rental market may be showing signs of softening, but RealtyTrac identified some of the following markets as still strong bets...

Who was Beverly Carter?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine spoke to those who knew the Arkansas real estate agent who captivated the industry after she disappeared from a home showing...

The Costly Mistake Home Owners May Regret

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

Millions of Americans missed the opportunity to refinance when mortgage rates were at historical lows — and the savings over the life of the...

Move Inc. Open Letter Details its Acquisition by News Corp.

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

An open letter to the industry from Move Chairman Joe Hanauer and CEO Steve Berkowitz details how the company's acquisition by News Corp will...

Loan Demand Barely Budges for Week, Despite Rate Drop

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is expected to make a jump by the end of the week that has prompted some loan officers to urge borrowers to lock...

First Comes Income Gains, Then Comes Housing?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

Younger adults may feel the confidence they need to start house hunting, as housing analysts say salaries for that group are showing some progress...

Office Sector Continues to Battle High Vacancies

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

The office sector is making strong gains in a few pockets across the country, but overall, growth remains lackluster five years after the...

Up Close and Personal: The 2014 Good Neighbor Awards Winners

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

These videos will introduce you to the five individuals recognized as this year’s REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards winners, who...

Purchase Contracts Dip in August

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

Pending home sales slowed in August, with all regions posting declines except for the West, according to NAR's latest index.

Real Estate Industry's Technology 'Blind Spot'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

While more real estate professionals are adopting technology to better assist buyers and sellers, technology can only drive a relationship so far...

Bank Accused of Driving Borrowers Into Foreclosure

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is accusing Flagstar Bank of stonewalling more than 2,000 borrowers and leading them into foreclosure...

Behind the Texas Housing Boom

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

More Americans are heading to the Lone Star State, with Texas having the largest net gain of new residents than any other state in the latest...

'Beverly Carter, You Left a Legacy'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

Heavy hearts weighed on the real estate community Tuesday as condolences from practitioners around the country poured in for the loss of Arkansas...

Arkansas Agent Missing Days After Showing

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

The search continues for a real estate agent in the Little Rock area who has been missing since late last week after showing a vacant bank-owned...

10 Affordable Markets Beckon Millennials

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

Realtor.com® says these markets are “primed and ready” for Gen Y home buyers this fall.

Online Reviews Guide Remodeling Choices

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

The commercial real estate market is finding that negative online reviews can serve as blueprints for remodeling projects.

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