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Borrowing Costs Ease Slightly This Week

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages dropped slightly from the previous week, holding near yearly lows.

Buyers' Unmet Wish? Living in Transit-Friendly Areas

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

Fifty-eight percent of respondents in a recent survey say their ideal neighborhood would be in a transit-friendly community that contains “a...

Landscape Tips Protect Against Winter Temps

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

With a forecast of below-normal temps again this winter, help clients protect their landscape investment with these tips.

Freddie: Housing Market Stuck in a Rut

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

"We will continue to see 'two-steps-forward-and-one-step-backward' movement in our housing stability index until the broader economy...

5 Critical Building Blocks to Your Success

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

Finding success in any field requires some basic tools to help get you there, and real estate is no different. These five tools should be at the...

Luxury Market Takes Larger Chunk of Sales

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

The share of home sales in the $200,000-and-below price range is down 9 percent from a year ago, while those above $200,000 have increased 10...

The World's Priciest Place to Live and Work

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

Hong Kong's five-year streak as the most expensive destination city for companies to relocate employees has ended. Find out which city now...

NAR to FAA: Lift Ban on Drones

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® sent a letter this week to the Federal Aviation Administration asking the agency to consider permitting...

New-Home Sales Surge to 6-Year High

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

Sales of new single-family homes soared 18 percent in August, as greater confidence in the recovery swept across the housing industry, despite...

Consumers Aren't Losing Confidence in Home Prices

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

"This may not be a great market, but it's a good market," notes an NAR researcher. 

Short-Lived Surge? Loan Demand Drops Again

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

Following last week’s nearly 8 percent spike in mortgage application activity, mortgage application volume reversed course and was back on...

Household Formation Is 'Disturbingly Slow,' Analyst Says

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

Fewer than 500,000 households were added in the year ending in March -- only one-third the average number formed in each of the preceding two...

New Crop of Multimillionaires From Soaring Farmland Values

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

Farmland has continued to beat the stock market in returns since the late 1990s. Some analysts call it a bubble ready to pop, but others aren...

Berkshire Hathaway Reaches 1,000th Office Milestone

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

Real estate brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices marked the one-year anniversary of its brand launch this week by announcing its 1,000th...

Help Prospects Sock Away Homebuying Bucks

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00

If the numbers just aren't coming out for your prospects, suggest a few techniques that might help them move past debt and into their own...

Dipping Into the Bank of Mom and Dad

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00

More first-time buyers are turning to their parents to help fund their home purchases, and some housing analysts say that without that buyer...

Mix Up Your Social Persona

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00

Understanding the intricacies of each social media platform can be difficult, and it's important to know that what's appropriate for...

Report: Blacks, Hispanics Receive Fewer Mortgages

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00

"Tightening the credit [rules] has an unusually high impact on minority borrowers," says the CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association....

Study: Student Debt Costs Housing $83B a Year

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00

Some 414,000 home sales won't happen this year because more buyers are strapped with monthly student-loan payments of $250 or more, according...

Why You May Need the 'Feng Shui Contingency'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00

Wealthy Chinese are increasingly targeting U.S. real estate, and some of the markets becoming havens for them to invest their fortunes are...

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