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More Professionals Weigh a Job in Real Estate

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00

As the housing market recovers, so does the number of professionals who are making real estate their new career. 

Lenders Blame QM Rule for Fewer Home Loans

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00

New mortgage rules enacted this year are prompting banks to issue fewer home loans, according to a Federal Reserve Board survey. 

Did Expanded Jobless Benefits Lead to Lower Foreclosure Rates?

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00

A new study suggests that about 1.4 million foreclosures between 2008 and 2012 were prevented because of the expansion of unemployment insurance...

Refi Applications Boost Loan Demand

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00

As mortgage rates hover nearly yearly lows, more home owners are viewing it as the last opportunity to take advantage by refinancing and lowering...

Is the Next Hot Neighborhood Accessible by Elevator?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00

Could the next big niche be the top 10 floors of the national skyscraper boom? Find out which cities' hot new neighborhoods are hundreds of...

Connecticut Law Aims to Speed Up Foreclosures

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00

Connecticut wants to battle its high foreclosure inventory with new legislation that seeks to speed up foreclosures and expedite the sales process...

Easy Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Litigation

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00

Here are 12 things real estate practitioners should be doing to make sure they cover all their bases with clients.

Affordable Housing Propels Fastest-Growing Cities

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00

Some of the nation’s fastest-growing cities are those where housing costs are lower than the national average, a reversal from the start of...

Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers: A Cue for Real Estate?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00

The Millennial generation is larger than the baby boomers — 87 million versus 76 million — and they’re expected to be a...

Study: Every $1K Price Hike Sidelines 200K Buyers

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00

For every $1,000 increase in the cost of median-priced new homes, an estimated 206,269 households are pushed out of the market, according to a...

Rising Closing Costs Pinch Buyers' Wallets

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00

Rising home prices aren’t the only thing that may give buyers sticker shock: Mortgage closing costs have soared nearly 6 percent over the...

Housing Slowdown Could Be Good for Buyers

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

More stagnant home prices could open up the market to more first-time buyers.

16.5 Million Suburban Americans Live in Poverty

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

Many consider the suburbs to be a haven for the middle class, but a new report by the Brookings Institution paints a different picture.

Realtor.com®: 'Supplying the Best Insights'

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

The portal's first-ever economist explains how he plans to empower both real estate professionals and consumers with the industry data that...

Agents Warned of Vacation Rental Scams

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

Police are warning real estate companies and home owners to watch out for con artists who are duplicating advertisements of vacation rentals and...

Lender to Ease Standards for Some Borrowers

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. is launching several mortgage products that will ease underwriting standards for qualified borrowers.

Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Ohio Real Estate Agent

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

A man charged in the murder of a Youngstown, Ohio real estate agent has avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty.

Mortgage Rates Hover at Yearly Lows

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers are locking in mortgage rates at some of the lowest rates of the year.

Foreclosure Inventory Falls 35%, Celebration Muted

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

While foreclosures have plunged nationwide in recent months, housing experts aren’t ready to say the foreclosure crisis is completely behind...

San Francisco Homes Hit Million-Dollar Median Milestone

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

For the first time in the city’s history, the median selling price for houses and condos in San Francisco reached seven figures. “It...

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