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Mortgage Rise Slightly This Week

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00

Despite the latest uptick, fixed-rate mortgages still remain near historical lows. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recalled Over Fire Fears

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00

The Galaxy Note 7 is being recalled worldwide over reports of battery fires, making it one of the biggest tech recalls in history. 

J.C. Penney Wants to Be the Mall King

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00

Many shopping center department stores are getting the boot, but J.C. Penney is still thriving. Find out why.

5 Fixes That Can Raise a Home’s Value

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00

Real estate veterans weigh in on home improvement projects that may offer some of the biggest impact at resale. 

Million-Dollar Sales Soften: Blip or Trend?

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00

Sales of million-dollar homes are dropping. Is this drop a sign of trouble ahead for the luxury sector? 

10 Beach Towns With Housing Bargains

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00

For home buyers looking to live on the beach, they may have the best chances here if on a tight budget. 

Wells Fargo Fined for Mailing Error to Owners

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $3.45 million for a delay in mailing letters to nearly 8,000 home owners in bankruptcy. 

Sales Contracts Surge to Highest Rate in 10 Years

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:00

All regions of the U.S. posted an increase in pending home sales last month, except for the Midwest. Read more from NAR’s latest housing...

The Room That Has Luxury Owners Bragging

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:00

Who has the best safe room? For some in the luxury sector, these rooms have sparked a point of competition among home owners for who has the most...

Help Your Clients Be More Home Savvy

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:00

A new survey shows that many home owners aren’t nearly as smart as they should be when it comes to home maintenance issues.

Could You Use a Reverse Mentor?

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:00

More companies are setting up reverse mentoring programs, realizing the younger generation may have some things to teach the older generation in...

Real Estate to Get Its Own Stock Category

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:00

Real estate companies will no longer be lumped in with banks and insurance firms in the stock market. The move to its own category likely will...

Why Aren't Mortgage Applications Higher?

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:00

More borrowers took advantage of low mortgage rates last week, but housing experts say that mortgage applications should be about double their...

Introducing the 2016 Good Neighbor Finalists

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine and NAR highlight the good works of 10 REALTORS® whose commitment to their communities goes above and beyond the norm....

Agents: What's Hampering Sales the Most

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:00

The latest REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey reveals the most pressing issues facing real estate professionals and their clients. 

Meet the 2016 Good Neighbor Finalists

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine and NAR highlight the good works of 10 REALTORS® whose commitment to their communities goes above and beyond the norm....

Buyers Will Pay More for Smart Tech Features

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:00

A growing number of studies show that home shoppers are placing more value on smart home features, and they’re willing to pay extra for...

Home Owners Using Airbnb Face Refi Snags

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:00

Online rental services are blurring the lines between residential and commercial property, and some home owners are finding that blurred line can...

Your Clients Have a Clutter Problem

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:00

In a new poll, Americans admit they have too much stuff and it’s overwhelming their homes. 

10 Best Metros on a Teacher's Salary

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:00

It’s back to school time! But teachers really have to make their salaries stretch, studies show. Find out the best metros to buy a home on a...

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