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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Owners More Upbeat Than Appraisers

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

The slight divergence in opinions may be a sign that home owners are a “bit overzealous in their estimates” of property values,...

Getting a Mortgage Is Easy, Consumers Say

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

Fifty-four percent of Americans say that they believe getting a mortgage is easy—a record high number for Fannie Mae’s ...

Announcing the 30 Under 30 Finalists for 2015

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Meet the 50 real estate pros who stood out to REALTOR® Magazine’s panel of judges as up-and-coming practitioners under the age of 30....

4 Indicators Show Rising of Millennial Buyers

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

The millennial generation is inching their way into home ownership. Here are four reasons why.

Who Has the Highest Property Taxes?

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Home owners who have owned five to 15 years had the highest effective property tax rates while those who have owned more than 20 years had the...

Buyers Willing to Camp Out to Snag a Home

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

The inventory crunch in real estate is prompting some home buyers to camp out overnight and wait in long lines for a chance to purchase a house....

High-End Homes See More Foreclosures

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Traditionally, fewer foreclosures tend to occur among the high-end home bracket, but since the recession, that has changed.

Apartment Growth Shifts to Suburbs

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Real estate investors are chasing growth in the apartment sector beyond the urban core and heading for what they are increasingly viewing as...

20 Housing Markets That Are Heating Up

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 00:00

Higher inventory and buyer demand are expected to boost closings in March, according to a new analysis from realtor.com®. 

Boom-Era HELOC Resets Raise Concerns

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 00:00

Millions of home equity lines of credit taken out during the housing boom are up to reset to higher interest rates soon, putting many borrowers at...

Suspect Escapes Death Penalty in Agent Murder

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 00:00

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter appeared in court recently and told a judge that he plans to...

Realtor.com® Bites into Big Apple Listings

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® is beefing up its of for-sale and for-rent listings in New York City through new partnerships with several prominent New York...

Could Hyperlocal Social Network Be Yelp 2.0?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

The social media start-up Nextdoor boasts a network of more than 53,000 "microcommunities" across the United States where a large...

Mortgage Rates Drop, Near 2013 Lows

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed mortgage rates moved lower for the first time in four weeks,  according to Freddie Mac's weekly...

Mortage Rates Drop, Near 2013 Lows

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed mortgage rates moved lower for the first time in four weeks,  according to Freddie Mac's weekly...

How to Weed Out Problem Tenants

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

Property managers entrusted by landlords to find good tenants need to develop a strong system for screening applicants. Here are 5 tips to spot...

The 10 Best Downtowns in the U.S.

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

What are the top performing downtowns in America? Livibility.com ranks the top 10.

Will No-Fly Zones Dictate the Future of Drone Use?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:00

In the vein of the Do Not Call list, one group attempts to offer protections for property owners who fear their privacy could be compromised by...

Smart Re-Listing Ideas as Spring Approaches

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:00

If clients are putting homes back on the market after the winter deep freeze, here are steps that will help them spring ahead.

Lower Mortgage Rates Still Leave Buyers Cold

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00

A slight downward tick in mortgage rates last week wasn't enough to encourage buyers to apply for loans, according to the Mortgage Bankers...

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