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Apple's iOS 9 Update Reports More Glitches

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00

Users have been complaining that they've been experiencing several problems in upgrading to Apple's iOS 9. Apple says it's working to...

6 Things Fall Home Buyers Should Notice

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Buying a home in the fall can be less stressful than during the peak spring-buying season, but there are a few things your clients need to keep in...

Honoring Beverly Carter By Putting Safety First

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

On the anniversary of Beverly Carter's death, new safety tools and protocols seek to keep agents safe when meeting strangers.

'Secret' Money-Saving Home Insurance Option?

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Home owners may want to look in to adding a "cosmetic damage exclusion" to their insurance policies, a mostly unknown way to curb annual...

New-Home Sales at Highest Level Since 2008

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Faced with labor and lot shortages, builders are gradually adding inventory to meet buyer demand, and new-home sales are starting to follow suit....

Mortgage Rates in Free Fall, After Fed's Vote

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

"These low mortgage rates have supported strong home sales, and 2015 is on pace to have the highest home sales total since 2007,"...

Property Taxes Are on the Rise

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Property tax collections have increased nearly $13 billion or by nearly 3 percent over the past year.

Energy Sector Fueled More Economies in 2014

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Texas mostly led the nation in fastest-growing economies in 2014. Half of the 16 metro areas where the economy grew at a 6 percent rate or more...

Bad Winter Coming? 10 Ways to Get Ready

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

With a possibly historic El Niño brewing, this winter could pack a wallop. Prepare your clients now for how to safeguard their home against...

Seniors Weather Economy With Higher Equity

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

An index that measures home values, home equity, and mortgage debt for home owners 62 and older surged to an all-time high in the second quarter...

CFPB Makes Rural Mortgages Easier to Obtain

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized a new rule that sets out to make credit in rural and underserved areas more accessible....

Home Values Pull Up in More States

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

The West sees the biggest improvement in housing markets nationwide, but one area of the country has been slow to rebound.

More Buyers Pay in Cash in These Cities

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

Major metros are accounting for the largest share of cash sales nationwide.

Facebook Rolls Out 3-D Video Capability

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

The social-networking giant now lets real estate professionals post 360-degree listing videos in their news feeds.

In Winter, These Housing Markets Are Hot

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00

Eighty percent of U.S. counties see a housing slowdown starting in September, according to realtor.com®. But a few markets buck that trend.

Drop in Rates Ramps Up Mortgage Demand

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00

The surge in loan applications follows on the heels of the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise interest rates, which helped push mortgage...

Why the Rental Picture Looks Grim

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00

Rental costs are escalating and it's unlikely to ease, even in the next decade, according to a new report from Harvard University's Joint...

Hispanic Women Up Their Stake in Real Estate

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00

Hispanic women are playing a larger role in the housing market and increasingly becoming a driving force behind the home buying transaction...

Baby Boomers Behind the Multifamily Surge?

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00

Young adults – ages 20 to 34 – drove the strong rebound in multifamily construction from 2007 to 2013, but now baby boomers are taking...

The Most Common Housing Style in the U.S.

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00

The most popular style of housing in America is the detached, single-family home, but what is the most common style in your area?