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Home Owners Redefine the Luxury Bathroom

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00

A new survey shows a fair number of trade-offs in bathroom design since the recession. Learn what's still in demand.

Agent's Murder Sparks Call for Gun Training

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00

Real estate professionals are on high alert following the murder of an Arkansas real estate agent. The tragedy has prompted one association in...

The 10 Commandments to Agent Safety

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 00:00

Real estate safety has been thrust into the national spotlight after the recent murder of an Arkansas real estate agent. The Birmingham...

14 Priciest Neighborhoods for Renters

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 00:00

Nationally, the average monthly cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment in August was $939, but in some neighborhoods across the country renters are...

30-Year Mortgage Sinks to 4.19% This Week

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are falling, despite the cuts to the Federal Reserve's monthly bond purchases that were expected to send long-term rates higher...

Real Estate Firms More Upbeat About Profitability, Growth

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 00:00

Sixty-four percent of firms say they expect profitability from all real estate activities to rise in the next year, according to a new report from...

Luxury Buyers Are Spending Mega Bucks in These Markets

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 00:00

Find out the 10 U.S. cities that boasted the highest number of luxury home sales valued at $1 million-plus in the past year. 

Berkowitz: News Corp Will Make Realtor.com® More Competitive

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

News Corp's announced acquisition of Move Inc., which operates NAR's consumer-facing website,...

Distressed Properties Vanishing from Most Markets

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

Could the foreclosure crisis finally be fading away? REO and short sales comprised about 11 percent of total home sales in July, the lowest share...

Banks Accused of Falsely Reporting Foreclosures, Bankruptcies

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

Wells Fargo and Citigroup are being sued by borrowers who say the banks ruined their credit scores by wrongfully reporting foreclosures and...

Do You Live in a Smart Town?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

Movoto Real Estate set out to identify the smartest suburbs in the country. See if your city made the list. 

Where It's Still Safe for Single-Family Investors

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

The single-family rental market may be showing signs of softening, but RealtyTrac identified some of the following markets as still strong bets...

Who was Beverly Carter?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine spoke to those who knew the Arkansas real estate agent who captivated the industry after she disappeared from a home showing...

The Costly Mistake Home Owners May Regret

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

Millions of Americans missed the opportunity to refinance when mortgage rates were at historical lows — and the savings over the life of the...

Move Inc. Open Letter Details its Acquisition by News Corp.

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

An open letter to the industry from Move Chairman Joe Hanauer and CEO Steve Berkowitz details how the company's acquisition by News Corp will...

Loan Demand Barely Budges for Week, Despite Rate Drop

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is expected to make a jump by the end of the week that has prompted some loan officers to urge borrowers to lock...

First Comes Income Gains, Then Comes Housing?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

Younger adults may feel the confidence they need to start house hunting, as housing analysts say salaries for that group are showing some progress...

Office Sector Continues to Battle High Vacancies

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

The office sector is making strong gains in a few pockets across the country, but overall, growth remains lackluster five years after the...

Up Close and Personal: The 2014 Good Neighbor Awards Winners

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

These videos will introduce you to the five individuals recognized as this year’s REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards winners, who...