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The Most Stable Housing Markets

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:00

The energy boom states continue to have some of the most-improved housing markets, with North Dakota and Wyoming leading the pack, according to...

Luxury Sales Heat Up Across the Country

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

It’s a scenario playing out throughout the country: The top 1 percent of the housing market is booming, while the rest of the market has...

Building Owners Call for Standard in Measuring Square Footage

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

"The current situation on measuring standards is totally unacceptable," according to the chair of an international coalition of real...

Detroit Finds Wiping Out Neighborhood Blight Proves Costly

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

The city faces a nearly $1 billion price tag in order to remove its blight, according to new estimates released by a special task force appointed...

Mortgage Applications Fall, Despite Lower Rates

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications softened last week, ending a three-week streak of rises in loan demand.

Real Estate Crowdfunding Site Raises $31M

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

Crowdfunding for real estate deals is gaining steam in the commercial sector.

Four-Legged Landscapers Mow Down the Competition

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:00

Who's horning in on property owners' lawn care routines now?

Survey: Spring Confidence to Heat Summer Market

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 00:00

More buyers are saying that summer is the best time to purchase a home, according to the latest Prudential Real Estate Consumer Outlook Survey.

Builders Pump Juice Into New-Home Market

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 00:00

"Builders are adding inventory in anticipation of a further release of pent-up demand," according to the National Association of Home...

Report: Home-Price Growth Slows Way Down

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 00:00

Median home-sale prices rose 6.1 percent year-over-year in April, a fraction of the 16.4 percent year-over-year pace last year, according to...

Negative Equity Key to Housing Roller Coaster?

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 00:00

Nearly 10 million U.S. households are underwater, and without equity, they can't afford the broker fees, closing costs, and down payments for...

Maybe Staging Isn't That Important...

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 00:00

A new study shows that buyers are inclined to pay the same amount for a home staged with "ugly" furniture versus "good furniture,...

Association-Wide Shaming for Ethics Violators

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 00:00

In a new pilot program, The California Association of REALTORS® will soon publish the names and photos of members who violate the Code of...

Home Sales, Inventories Reach a Turning Point?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00

Existing-home sales posted the first rise of the year in April, with improved inventory levels. Sales are expected to trend upward from this point...

Mortgage Rates Fall to 7-Month Low

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages reached new lows for the year this week. It is the fourth consecutive week that mortgage rates have dropped.

The State With the Fastest Housing Market Growth Is…

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00

For the third consecutive year, this state has stunned the nation with its soaring housing growth. Can you guess which state it is?

Credit Counseling to Lower FHA Borrowers’ Payments

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00

Federal Housing Administration borrowers may be able to lower their mortgage insurance premiums if they agree to undergo housing counseling,...

Top 10 Best Cities for Kids

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00

The majority of parents of school-aged children make their home-buying decisions with their kids in mind. Find out if your town made Livability....

Townhouse Market Softens With Fewer First-Time Buyers

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00

Despite sluggish demand lately, economists are optimistic about the future of the townhouse sector, given a large number of buyers who say they...

Sellers Have Nowhere to Go After the Sale

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00

With low inventories and quickly rising home prices, many sellers are becoming less confident that they will be able to find another home at an...