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Wealth Gap Widens Between Hispanics, Whites

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:00

Hispanic home ownership is growing at a rapid rate but household wealth still lags behind other races, a new report shows. 

Banks Stars in 2nd Realtor.com® Campaign

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

For the second year in a row, actress Elizabeth Banks will star in a new realtor.com® ad campaign aimed at bringing humor to the home-search...

Jumps in Home Prices Slowing in Some Cities

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

While prices surged 6.3 percent nationally in April, these major metros were experiencing growth at a more subdued rate.

Win for Home Owners in Clean Water Act Case

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that property owners don't have to wait until they have a permit denied before they can sue the federal...

5 Problems Uncovered in Home Inspections

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

Home inspectors say some of these issues can even show up in brand-new construction.

Senior Housing Facing Affordability Crisis?

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

Millions of older adults will struggle to find housing that is affordable and physically suits their needs, according to a new report.

Uncertainty Prompts Latest Slip in Mortgages

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

Speculation that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in June may be causing mortgage applications to fall.

5 Solid Property Investments This Year

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:00

Real estate investors might want to focus on these property types, which will likely offer them the most promise in profits.

Competition May Soon Be the Biggest Problem

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00

A new survey reveals home buyers’ top concerns, and a growing worry over competition is heating up.

Top 10 Outdoor Features and What You’ll Pay

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00

Where are you most likely to find gazebos, hot tubs, and outdoor kitchens, and how much of a premium will you pay for these outdoor perks?

Asking Prices Zoom to Record Highs

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00

Sellers are taking advantage of the strong spring real estate market by raising their asking prices.

Denver Ranked as Best Tech Hot Spot

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00

These are the best cities for tech professionals to live, based on wages and home prices. 

Credit Mistakes Potential Home Buyers Make

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00

These five problems could hinder your clients' dreams of buying a home.

Computer Vision Syndrome: It’s a Thing

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00

After you read this article you may want to look away from your computer screen for a few seconds. Here's why.

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets for May 2016

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® releases its monthly hot-market list. See which housing markets are the most in demand in the nation. 

Banks Rush to Offer 3% Down Payment Loans

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

As banks veer away from FHA loans, they are coming up with their own offerings of low down payment mortgages. 

Mortgage Rates Push Upward

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

This week, the fixed-rate mortgage climbed from 2016 lows, fueling speculations that a larger summer rate-hike could be in the midst. 

Pop-Up Staging Furniture Gets Modern Twist

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

An easier way to stage a property? Lightweight, flat-pack faux furniture are starting to look more like the real thing.

The 25 Top Selling Subdivisions in the U.S.

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

By neighborhood level, find out the subdivisions that posted the greatest closings nationwide. 

Rent Out of Reach for Many Americans

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

A new study shows that more Americans are struggling to afford a modest rental in the U.S.