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Home Owners Have Big Interior Design Plans

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 home owners recently surveyed say they have achieved their design vision for their homes. Find out what’s...

Fannie Mae to Sell Its Iconic Headquarters

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

“We are focused on making responsible real estate decisions to ensure the wise use of resources, the safety and soundness of operations, and...

NAHB: Apartment, Condo Market Continues to Strengthen

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

The sector has shown steady growth since 2011, and strong demand is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, according to the builders...

6 Signs Your Clients Are Ready to Invest

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Are your clients looking to build their portfolio with investment properties? Help potential investors decide if now is the right time jump into...

Pending Home Sales Up in Nearly All Regions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

Pending home sales mostly increased across the country during the month of July. Find out which region saw the largest gains in contract activity...

65% of Markets See Moderate Home Prices

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

While home prices were up 3 percent month-over-month in the latest report, the national increase is masking what’s really going on in the...

Gov't Announces Partnership to Lower Mortgages of Military

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

The Obama Administration announced a new agreement this week with five of the nation’s largest banks aimed at helping active-duty military...

More Households Optimistic About Home Prices, Finances

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

The majority of households believe home prices will be on the rise within the next 12 months, according to the Federal Reserve.

Is Your Greatest Fear Losing Your Phone?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

You may not realize how closely tied you are to your smartphone until you lose it. Scientists urge people to take steps to protect their phone now...

Suburbanites Are Happiest, Poll Finds

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

City centers and downtowns may be growing in demand among millennials and retiring baby boomers, but a new poll says residents are still happiest...

3 Tricks for Finding the Perfect Asking Price

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

Determining the right asking price that will generate the best offers involves psychological reasons as much as practical reasons.

HUD Tells NAR: Housing Counseling Is Top Priority

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

At an event with NAR, HUD Secretary Julian Castro said that there’s a growing need for agencies that offer housing counseling to help people...

Commercial Sectors Surge on Improved Economy

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

After several false starts, the economy is finally gaining ground, and stronger growth is boosting the outlook for all of the major commercial...

Lower Rates Give Loan Demand Slight Boost

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

After several weeks of drops in interest rates, mortgage applications finally got a modest lift as refinancers and home buyers took advantage of...

Study: Immigrants Fared Crisis Better Than U.S. Natives

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

The longer immigrants are in the U.S., the stronger their financial footing becomes and the more likely they are to buy homes, according to a new...

This Year's 10 Good Neighbor Awards Finalists

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

Get inspired by the heartfelt stories of these 10 REALTORS®, whose selfless acts of kindness have propelled them to be finalists for REALTOR...

3 Tricks for Setting the Perfect Asking Price

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

Determining the right asking price that will generate the best offers involves psychological reasons as much as practical reasons.

When Your Buyers Are Naked

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

What would you do if you were showing a home to a couple and they asked if they could take their clothes off to get more comfortable? This agent...

HARP Is ‘Not a Scam,’ FHFA Director Says

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

About 800,000 families across the country could benefit from the Home Affordable Refinance program, but fear is keeping them away, says FHFA...

‘Ransomware’ Threatens Android Users

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

In the past month, hundreds of thousands of Android users have received messages that claim to be from the FBI or a cyber security firm, locking...

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