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Your Home’s 10 Dating Deal Breakers

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:00

Single men and women say they think twice about their dates when they see these problems in their home. 

Lenders Told It’s Customary to Share Closing Disclosure With Agents

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed clarifications to the rules it instituted last year that should provide...

Mortgage Rates Move Upwards, But Stay Low

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:00

Freddie Mac reports that fixed-rate mortgages rose again this week, albeit slightly, and remain near historic lows.

First Half Review: Housing Is Doing Well

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:00

But how long will it last? Realtor.com®’s Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke answers. 

Rate of Homeownership Hits 50-Year Low

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:00

The home ownership rate dropped again, but it’s no reason to be a Debbie Downer. Here’s why. 

10 Best Cities for Seniors Ranked

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:00

The SeniorScore calculated by one site takes into account more than 100 variables across major categories, such as health and safety, to pinpoint...

How to Create a Winning Real Estate Team

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

More real estate professionals than ever are seeking to build a dynamic sales team. Here are some new insights that can help...

3 Ways to Get Others Talking About You

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

Want to be known as the real estate expert in your community? Try these free ways to get others talking.  

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets for July 2016

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® releases its latest list showing the top performing markets this month. Take a look.

New Crop of Commercial Members Springs Up

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

With a recovering economy, more agents are getting into the commercial real estate game.

Fannie Mae Tweaks 3% Loan Program

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

Fannie Mae says it will continue to evolve its HomeReady program "to expand access to credit responsibly and promote successful home...

4 of 5 Americans Rate Housing a Good Investment

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

"The survey shows that most Americans believe that owning a home remains an integral part of the American Dream and that policymakers need to...

Shipping Container Homes Aren’t Far-Fetched

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

One developer has bought up land in Houston hoping to spawn an entire neighborhood of shipping container homes. So far, he has one listing...

FinCEN GTOs Expand Beyond NYC and Florida

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

The Treasury Department’s efforts to detect money laundering through all-cash real estate purchases means greater reporting requirements for...

Housing Shortages Stifle Sales Contracts

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

Until inventory conditions improve, many prospective buyers will likely be outbid or priced out of the market. Find out more, including...

New-Home Sales Post a Strong Rebound

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

Sales of new single-family homes soared to highs last month that haven’t been seen since 2008, led by gains in the West and Midwest....

Olympic Athletes Face Housing Woes in Rio

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

The Summer Olympics are just days away, but some report Athletes Village suffers from blocked toilets, leaking pipes, exposed wiring, and more.

Rising Prices, Rates Subdue Mortgage Activity

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates remain at historical lows but any fluctuation – even slight – can cause a pause among borrowers. 

What Are Americans’ Top Housing Concerns?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

It might not be just low inventory and high prices that are holding buyers back. A new survey shows an “anxious new normal” is...

The Place Where Home Owners Are Happiest

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 00:00

A new study shows where Americans are the most satisfied.