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Chinese Investors Tee Up for Move on U.S. Golf Courses

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:00

The increased interest from Chinese investors in acquiring U.S. golf courses is helping to give a boost to some struggling clubs.

Tech Features Coveted by Baby Boomer Buyers

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:00

Get to know the home technology and design trends older Americans are looking for as they consider their next move.

Cyber Attack Brings Down Move Inc. Sites

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

Move Inc., the operator of realtor.com®, says a major distributed denial of service attack caused a 24-hour outage on its websites beginning...

Tight Inventory Deflates Home-Sales Expectations

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

"We're nearly halfway through the year, and single-family housing remains weaker than we projected six months ago, while multifamily...

Developer Must Remove $1.8M Home on Parkland

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

A Rhode Island developer says he shouldn’t be penalized for an innocent surveying mistake that resulted in a $1.8 million waterfront home...

15 Healthiest Counties for Children

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

The Northeast has some of the healthiest areas for kids in the U.S., according to a new study that evaluates health data of children across the...

Listing-Turned-Poem Snags $100K Above Ask

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

One agent in Washington, D.C., is using his ad copy to wax poetic, turning his listing descriptions into poems that would make Walt Whitman proud...

10.6M Homes at 'Very High Risk' of Natural Disasters

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

There are 373 counties in the U.S. where homes are in particular danger of hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes, according to RealtyTrac. But...

Builders Still Cautious on Adding More Inventory

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

Builders started on fewer single-family houses, condos, and apartments last month, as they continue to move carefully when adding inventory to the...

Home Owner-Landlords on the Rise

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

“It’s a major reason we have low inventory and limited sales growth,” says the CEO of a nationwide brokerage. 

CNBC Singles Out DocuSign, Redfin for Innovation

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

The two companies are recognized on CNBC’s second annual Disruptor 50 list, which spotlights companies whose “innovations are...

Builders Turn to Agents in Finding Qualified Buyers

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

Builders are increasingly reaching out to real estate professionals, hoping to build ties relationships so that agents will bring them more...

Rising Rates Soften Loan Demand in Latest Week

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

Interest rates rose last week, prompting a sharp fall in applications for home mortgages. 

Walkable Cities Rake In the Dough, Study Says

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

New research has determined that the more walkable space a city has, the more wealth-generating square footage it has as well.

Stagnant Wages Put Brakes on Rent Rise

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Rents rose in April at the slowest pace in the last 12 months, as median wages continued to slog and for-sale home prices take off.

Stagnant Wages Puts Brakes on Rent Rise

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Rents rose in April at the slowest pace in the last 12 months, as median wages continued to slog and for-sale home prices take off.

10 Safest States in the U.S.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

In honor of National Safety Month, social media network WalletHub analyzed 26 key metrics to arrive at a list of the safest places to live in the...

Low Mortgage Rates Could Slow Selling Activity

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates were at all-time lows last year, and those home owners who were able to lock in low rates may be less willing to sell in the future...

Spring Sees Dive in Housing Affordability

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

The average family found homes to be a little less affordable in April, as home prices continued to rise while incomes and mortgage rates remained...

You Don't Need That Much of a Down Payment

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Many consumers are overestimating  the down payment they need in order to purchase a home, believing that they need 11 percent to 15 percent...

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