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3 Reasons Mortgage Demand Is Dropping

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages sank to the lowest average of the year last week. Why aren’t more home buyers taking advantage of the cheaper borrowing...

Is Multitasking Making You Stupid?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

A new study shows that multitasking with electronic media can lower your IQ more than smoking marijuana or missing one night’s sleep....

Strengthening Job Market, Rising Inventories Lift Home Sales

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

Will the building momentum in existing-home sales stick for the rest of the year? NAR’s chief economist weighs in. 

Mortgage Rates Sink to New Low for 2014

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

Borrowing costs moved lower this week, as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped to a 4.10 percent average. 

Fading Flips? Fewer Investors Are Flipping Houses

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

“Home flipping is settling back into a more historically normal pattern after a flurry of flipping during the recent run-up in home prices...

NAHB: Townhouse Market Remains Mostly Flat

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

The lower share of first-time home buyers is likely the main culprit behind the flat-lining of the nationwide townhome market.

Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electricity Costs

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

Home owners may find higher electricity costs are taking a bigger chunk from their wallets, particularly if you live in the New England region....

Renters Influenced by Online Property Reviews

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Peer ratings and reviews matter to apartment hunters, with 96 percent saying they influence their rental decision, according to a recent survey....

BofA Reaches Record Settlement Over Bad Loans

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement stemming from its sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis...

10 Markets Where Homebuilding Is Booming

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Housing starts are back on the rise, but where is new-home construction rising the most?  

Spring Was Healthiest Market in 3 Years

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

"This is the first time since the beginning of the recovery that we expect to see positive momentum throughout the second half of the year,...

8 Markets With Largest Gains in List Prices

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

In these markets, list prices have risen 17 percent or more in the last year.

Realtor.com®: Help Us Help You

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

At NAR's Leadership Summit this week, Move Inc. officials had a message for REALTORS®: If you don't like what's going on with...

Singles: Why We're Buying Now

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

As single home buyers are expected to be a greater force in the market, a new Century 21 survey of single home owners reveals the top three...

Homebuilders Pick Up Pace to Meet Shortages, Demand

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Construction of single-family and multifamily homes surged to the highest level since November, with housing permits showing a healthy gain that...

New-Home Sizes Show Signs of Leveling Off

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Following two years of home sizes getting bigger, the median size of new-homes appears to be leveling off as more entry-level buyers return to the...

Millennials Keep Current on Mortgage More Than Other Ages

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

“It is encouraging to see younger borrowers perform well, since their generation was significantly impacted by the recession and their loans...

Refis Tick Up Loan Demand in Latest Week

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

A drop in mortgage rates last week sparked a renewed interest among home owners in refinancing their mortgage. 

10 Most Popular Schools Viewed Online by Home Shoppers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Just in time for back-to-school season, realtor.com® reveals home buyers' most popular schools in the nation. 

Families Extend Aging Parents a Suite Deal

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Homes with in-law suites are providing families with options to keep generations together.

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