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Spring Fling? Faster Sales, More Buyer Traffic

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

About 37 percent of real estate professionals report that properties sold in March had been on the market for less than a month, according to the...

After Arkansas Tornado, REALTORS® Become a Lifeline

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

Victims of the devastating April 27 tornado in Arkansas are finding friends in the real estate community, as REALTORS® — armed with...

Luxury Home Sales Soar Above Historical Average

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

Sales of homes that cost $1 million or more increased 7.8 percent year-over-year in March, while sales of homes that cost $250,000 or less dropped...

10 Metros With Largest Increases in Single-Family Homes

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

Some metros have been seeing a noticeable increase in their single-family inventories over the last seven years, according to a new analysis by...

New York’s ‘Ambitious’ Affordable Housing Plan

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

New York City’s mayor announced a plan to provide affordable housing to more than half a million New Yorkers over the next decade in a move...

The Country Eyeing U.S. Real Estate the Most

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

A new index reveals the countries that searched for U.S. real estate the most on realtor.com® in 2013.

Are Mortgages Becoming Easier to Obtain?

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

Lending giant Wells Fargo is the latest lender to lower its credit score requirements. 

10 Best Mid-Sized Markets for Buyers

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

Movoto Real Estate analyzed several housing indicators to uncover the most favorable mid-size cities for home buyers. 

Historic Low for Young Adult Home Ownership Rate

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

The home ownership rate for Millennials has fallen to its lowest level since the Census started tracking home ownership by age.

Sharing Economy Makes Inroads on Moving Industry

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

A startup called NextMover helps truck owners and pickup drivers earn extra cash by helping with small-scale, local moves.

Return of Equity Brings Back Cash-Out Refis

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

Cash-out refinancings are making a comeback, but housing experts say that this time, home owners are using them more responsibly. 

Top 10 Most Popular Remodeling Jobs

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

According to builders, kitchens are no longer the most popular project. 

Americans Ready to Spend on Real Estate Again

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

PulteGroup’s latest Home Index Survey indicates that the country has a growing sense of optimism that the housing market is improving, and...

Why First-Time Buyers Are on Their Way Back

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

First-time home buyers have been a sluggish segment of the housing market in recent years, but a Barclays analyst gives three reasons why he is...

Markets Poised for Biggest Price Gains

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

According to a new report, home prices are expected to rise around 9 percent in the next 12 months in these five housing markets—which is...

More Options for Low Down-Payment Loans

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

With rising premiums for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration, more first-timers looking elsewhere for financing.

Illinois Has Highest Number of Affordable Markets

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

A new study using data from the Census and the National Association of REALTORS® finds the Midwest is best for affordability.

Mortgage Rates Drop Slightly This Week

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates have been seesawing in recent weeks. Freddie Mac reports that overall, they inched downward this week following last week’s...

Home Buyers' Biggest Regrets About the Purchase

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:00

In a new survey, Chase Bank found out what some of the most common things are that recent home buyers would change about their real estate...

Now Renters Getting Priced Out, Too?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:00

One out of three Americans live in a housing market where rent for a three-bedroom home takes more than 30 percent of their monthly median income...

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