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3 Topics Raising Our Eyebrows in D.C.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

It’s been an eventful week at the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. Lots of news has come from the meetings...

Survey Reveals What’s Hot and Not in Home Features

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Find out what some of the most popular home features are for luring buyers. 

Housing Heavyweights Welcome REALTORS® to D.C.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Members of Congress tell real estate professionals that their efforts are needed to get legislative action on the Hill.

FHFA Unveils New Plans to Make Mortgages Easier to Obtain

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Tight lending conditions have been blamed for hindering the housing recovery, but a series of announcements by the Federal Housing Finance Agency...

NAR Advances Plan to Track More Members' Activities

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® is moving closer to an overhaul of the way it collects member data, envisioning more extensive tracking...

REALTORS® Remain 'Trusted' Players as Political Environment Shifts

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Washington may be deadlocked, but two of the country’s top political strategists explain that REALTORS® remain well-positioned to...

FHA and NAR: Partners for 80 Years

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Today, the FHA is celebrating its 80th anniversary, and like it did during the Great Depression, the agency is working with REALTORS® to help...

Loan Demand Rises 3.6%

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications were on the rise this week as interest rates dropped to the lowest level in six months, the Mortgage Bankers Association...

Home Prices Show Signs of Cooling

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

“The cooling rate of price growth is needed to preserve favorable housing affordability conditions in the future,” says NAR’s...

'Accuracy Matters' in Listing Ads, Realtor.com® Says in Campaign

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

“There’s nothing more irritating than finding a home you love during your search and learning that it has recently been taken off the...

11 Markets Where Cash Deals Make Up 50% of Sales

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

Cash is king in Florida home sales. The state boasts the highest number of metros where cash deals comprise more than half of sales. 

FICO to Lenders: Don’t Shrug Off Borrowers With Low Credit Scores

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

Executives at FICO say that the high credit score “cutoffs” that mortgage lenders imposed following the housing crisis are stricter...

Supersized Smartphones: Demand Grows for Big-Screen Phones

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

How big is your smartphone screen? One of the latest tech trends is to supersize your phone’s display.

Multiple Escalation Clauses Push Buyer Competition

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

Once a secret weapon, escalation clauses are now common enough to appear in multiple offers for the same property.

Housing's Slowdown Sparks Growing Concern

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Is a flagging housing recovery shaking confidence? Several housing economists are expressing concern about the slowdown. 

Move Posts Jump in Revenue, Realtor.com® Traffic

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Move Inc. announced 7 percent year-over-year growth in revenue for the first quarter, while realtor.com®’s traffic recently soared to a...

LinkedIn Offers New Tool to Measure Engagement

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

The social network seeks to engage its 300 million users beyond “likes” and clicks.

Builders See Growth in Master Communities

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Houston boasted the most housing starts in the nation last year, and one-third of those starts were in master planned communities, a growing...

Announcing the 2014 Volunteering Works Winners

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Meet the inspiring winners of the 2014 Volunteering Works Program, which helps REALTORS® expand their small-scale charitable efforts.

Top 10 Builders By Closings in 2013

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

D.R. Horton continues to lead the homebuilding industry with the highest number of closings. Find out who else is on the list.

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