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From 2007 to 2012, Builders Dropped by 50%

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 00:00

A significant number of builders exited the business between 2007 and 2012.

Owners Overvalue Homes by Larger Margin

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 00:00

For the seventh consecutive month, the gap has widened between what home owners' opinions of their home's worth compared to what...

Why the New-Home Market Is Still Lagging

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 00:00

Although the housing market is rebounding, some analysts say it isn't contributing to overall economic growth, with new construction of single...

Des Moines Association Ups Agent Safety

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 00:00

The Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS® has announced an initiative that sets out to better keep real estate agents safe. 

‘No Californian’ Stickers Slapped on For Sale Signs

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 00:00

Portland real estate professionals are increasingly finding their For Sale signs in the city vandalized with “No Californians”...

Loan Demand Slips on Higher Rates

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 00:00

The slight climb in interest rates last week sent mortgage applications tumbling.

Help Your Clients Deal With Fall Spruce-ups

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

Home owners who care about their property will spend some time on yard maintenance in the fall. Help them help themselves by reminding them of...

Sellers Remain Hesitant to List Homes

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

Consumers remain optimistic about the long-term prospects of the housing market, but home owners say they're hesitant to list their home for-...

Fannie, Freddie Extend Foreclosure Timelines

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are increasing the maximum number of days for a foreclosure sale in the majority of the...

43% of Homes at High Natural Disaster Risk

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

A new report finds that home values tend to be highest in areas that are at the highest risk for natural hazards. 

Campaign Targets Latino, Black Home Owners

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

The Hispanic Federation and the New York Urban League are teaming up to launch a public education campaign to raise awareness about the barriers...

10 Places Where Foreclosures Are Problematic

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

Foreclosures are fading fast in most markets, but in a handful of places they're still making up a high percentage of sales. Find out where....

Top Metros for Millennial Workers

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

A new study reveals the top metro areas for young people entering the workforce.

Mortgage Rates Edged Higher This Week

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed mortgage rates rose slightly this week, reacting to turmoil in the global economy.

Half Baths May Mean More Than Whole

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00

Among homes with more than five bathrooms, powder rooms may boost prices more than full baths.

Remind Your Clients: Do an Annual Inspection

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

Home owners can check over their house every year — done in an organized fashion, it can prevent small problems from becoming big ones and...

Retirees Want Best of Both Worlds

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

While the vast majority of subscribers to Where to Retire magazine seek single-family homes, they still want access to the benefits that...

Multifamily Energy Retrofits Bring Big Savings

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

A study demonstrates that efficiency upgrades to apartment buildings are cost effective and significantly reduce utility and water bills.

Agents Plan to Extend Sales Contract for TRID

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

About 56 percent of REALTORS® say they plan to change their purchase agreements to allow for a longer timeline for the closing process due to...

Were Low Interest Rates a Good or Bad Thing?

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

"Could the Fed's low interest rates come back to bite us?" That's the question Bankrate.com recently posed to leading economists...