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Commercial Market Sees Rising Incomes, Transactions

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

Despite challenges in the market, commercial real estate practitioners report an increase in sales transaction volume and the highest gross annual...

Survey: Buyers Prefer New, But Aren't Willing to Pay

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

More Americans say they prefer new homes over existing homes, but they aren’t too sure they’re willing to pay a premium in order to...

Mortgage Application Activity Rebounds, Up 5.3%

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications rose last week, with applications for home purchases driving most of the spike.

Boomers Becoming Creatures of Cohabit

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

As more baby boomers decide to age in place, they're combining households to share the burdens and workloads of daily life.

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.

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