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9 Cities with the Most Underwater Owners

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00

In these nine cities, more than one in five home owners has a home that is deemed seriously underwater. 

Affordability Takes a Hit in 2nd Quarter

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

Rising home prices are offsetting lower mortgage rates in dampening housing affordability in the second quarter, a new index shows. 

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady This Week

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

Home shoppers can still take advantage of rates near historic lows. 

Study Reveals Best Real Estate Pricing Strategy

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

Which is better: Setting the list price at $199,000 or $200,000? New research shows that the $1,000 difference can have a big effect on buyer...

Where Properties Sell the Fastest, Slowest

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

View a chart to see how long properties are staying on the market in your state compared to others. 

What's Your Business Card Photo Saying?

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

Many real estate professionals like to include a head shot on their business card. What message are you sending?

Commercial Outlook Is Solid If Unspectacular

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00

With the commercial real estate market entering the late stages of its current growth cycle, industry experts fear that another recession looms in...

Home Buyer Confidence on the Rise

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00

Younger households finally may be shifting toward buying rather than renting in greater numbers, a new survey by Fannie Mae finds. 

Median Home Price Tops $1 Million Here

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00

Home prices were on the rise in 83 percent of the metros across the country in the second quarter compared to a year earlier, according to the...

‘Granny Flats’ Meet Some Resistance

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00

These second-home units, often located in the back yard, are becoming difficult to build across the U.S., and in some cities, they're even...

Where a Dollar Stretches the Most

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00

A dollar can swing by more than 30 percent in terms of what it can buy depending on where you live.

5 Tips to Prevent a Flooded Basement

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00

Share these tips with your home owners to make sure their basement stays dry over the season. 

Who Pays What in Closing Costs: By State

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

Find out which states are paying the highest and lowest in closing costs on home purchases. 

Owners Still Overestimating Their Home's Price

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

Home owners and appraisers have differing opinions when it comes to home values. 

Zika Fears Factored Into Miami Home Assessments?

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

Fears over the mosquito-borne virus may now even affect property value assessments in some areas. 

Loan Apps Get 7% Bump on Lower Rates

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

Total mortgage applications reversed course in the latest week, as volume picked up thanks to a dip in mortgage rates. 

Gray Becomes the ‘It’ Paint Color in Interiors

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

More homes are going gray. Here are some tips to picking the right shade. 

5 Things Renters Should Know About Owning

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

For renters who aspire to home ownership, transitioning from an apartment to a house requires a shift in their thinking that they may not be...

Beat Procrastination Today, Not Tomorrow

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

Every job and every role brings the tasks that seem tougher or less pleasant than the reasons you took that job to begin with. Learn how to push...

Brace Your Buyers for Bidding Wars Here

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

In some markets, buyers are paying up to 8 percent above the list price to get the home they want.