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Senate Passes TRIA Reauthorization

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:00

With both the House and Senate's stamp of approval to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act for six more years, the bill moves to President...

Lower Oil Prices Could Stall Home Appreciation

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:00

Some of the areas with the highest home-price appreciation are in states where the energy boom has been focused. Will the plummeting costs of oil...

Interest-Only Loans Return: Good or Bad?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:00

The loan product, once blamed for the subprime mortgage crisis, has evolved over the last few years. The changes may ease some of the industry...

Why Americans Are Cautious About Housing

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:00

Though Americans' confidence in the economy is growing, there are still a few factors making them uncertain about making a real estate move....

NAR: Home Sales Only Going Up From Here

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:00

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, shares his 2015 forecast and what to expect in housing this year.

FHA Lowers Its Harangued Mortgage Costs

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:00

Responding to recent calls from industry leaders and associations, the Federal Housing Administration announced it will lower its insurance...

Zillow, ListHub to End Listings Agreement

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00

The real estate website Zillow will cease receiving feeds of “hundreds of thousands” of for-sale listings from ListHub. Zillow...

Smaller Cities Saw Biggest Rent Hikes in 2014

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00

Some of the steepest increases in rental costs occurred in smaller to midsized cities last year, a break from the traditional pattern of seeing...

FAA OKs Aerial Photos for Arizona REALTOR®

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00

As long as he follows the FAA's stringent regulations, associate broker Douglas Trudeau of Tucson has been cleared to take aerial photographs...

Stronger Economy Drives New Home Buyers

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00

More young professionals are gradually returning to the real estate sector as recent labor and wage gains grow their confidence. 

Urban Institute to FHA: Stop Overcharging

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00

Is the FHA overcharging new borrowers to make up for undercharging older ones? An Urban Institute analysis suggests the agency needs to lower its...

Home Buyers Took a Break During the Holidays

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00

Beyond the seasonal slowdown, mortgage applications for home purchases remain 8 percent below last year's level, indicating that home buyers...

A Second Chance at First Impressions

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

A researcher reports in the Harvard Business Review that a bad first impression can be corrected with some thought and attention.

Ways to Connect With Clients Using Video

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

When you need to get in front of a client even though you can't be there in person, try these simple tactics using video.

Hike in Interest Rates Likely by Mid-Year

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

This is why your buyer clients may want to act sooner rather than later if they're looking for the best deal on a mortgage.

Upbeat Forecasts for Office Sector

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

The market for office space has been the slowest sector to recover since the recession, but it's finally showing signs of picking up ground....

Why Inventory Problems Aren't Going Away

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

Despite recent increases, new-home inventories remain near all-time lows and are unlikely to return to their highs any time soon.

10 Metros Poised for Highest Price Gains

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

Expect more from the Midwest real estate market as it heats up and outpaces the rest of the nation. Find out which metro markets are expected to...

6 Market Types You'll See This Year

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

Which type of housing market will yours be this year: a "stalwart," "tech magnet," or "comeback kid?" Learn more...

Deal Killer: When Sellers Try to Take Too Much

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00

Ever hear the one about the sellers who wanted to take the whole kitchen with them when they moved? Here’s why you need to make sure you...