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15 Healthiest Cities in the U.S.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00

Find out which city nudged out a three-time reigning champ for the top spot as “healthiest” city in the nation. 

E-Mortgages Will Speed Closings, Cut Costs

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00

An electronic mortgage process could cut 30 days off the average time it takes to close a loan, according to a task force created by Fannie Mae....

'Retailers Are Hungry for Space'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00

Developers are ramping up construction in the retail sector as current supply dwindles, the economy improves, and as store chains look to expand....

NAR: ‘An Uptrend’ in Closing Sales Ahead

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00

“Higher inventory levels are giving buyers more choices, and a slight decline in mortgage interest rates this spring is raising prospective...

Mortgage Rates in a Falling Streak

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates inched down for the fifth consecutive week, lowering borrowing costs for home shoppers. 

Fannie's Site Revamp to Help Agents Move Short Sales Faster

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae announced that new functionality on its website provides real estate professionals with a way to contact Fannie Mae more...

Foreclosures Drop to Lowest Level Since Great Recession

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00

Foreclosures have been in a falling pattern over the past year, with completed foreclosures now at the lowest level since the Great Recession...

RealtyTrac: Top 10 Beach Town Housing Markets

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00

“Buying near the beach is one of the best ways to ensure a property will appreciate in value,” says a spokesperson for RealtyTrac,...

5 Tips for the Ultimate Backyard

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00

Help sellers transform an ordinary yard into the ultimate retreat or entertaining space this summer.

No. 1 Luxury Builder Doubles Quarterly Profit

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00

Toll Brothers, the nation's largest luxury homebuilder, reported that it has more than doubled its quarterly earnings with the sale of more...

Built-to-Rent Homes Come Down Off Highs

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00

The market share for built-to-rent single-family homes is showing signs of declining from its post-recession highs, according to the National...

When a Home Poses an Environmental Risk

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00

Identifying, assessing, and minimizing a property's environmental risks has become more complicated in light of several recent developments....

Report: Inventories Rise 14% Nationwide

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00

The number of single-family homes for sale is on the rise along with home prices, indicating a “healthier real estate marketplace than a...

Multifamily Market Drives Commercial Rebound

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS®' latest overview of the commercial market's four main sectors shows where they're likely...

The Most Stable Housing Markets

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00

The energy boom states continue to have some of the most-improved housing markets, with North Dakota and Wyoming leading the pack, according to...

Luxury Sales Heat Up Across the Country

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

It’s a scenario playing out throughout the country: The top 1 percent of the housing market is booming, while the rest of the market has...

Building Owners Call for Standard in Measuring Square Footage

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

"The current situation on measuring standards is totally unacceptable," according to the chair of an international coalition of real...

Detroit Finds Wiping Out Neighborhood Blight Proves Costly

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

The city faces a nearly $1 billion price tag in order to remove its blight, according to new estimates released by a special task force appointed...

Mortgage Applications Fall, Despite Lower Rates

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications softened last week, ending a three-week streak of rises in loan demand.

Real Estate Crowdfunding Site Raises $31M

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

Crowdfunding for real estate deals is gaining steam in the commercial sector.

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