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Renters Feel Pinch as Landlords Raise Rents Again

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

The second quarter marked the 18th consecutive quarter for rent rises, at a time when income growth has mostly been stagnant.  

Lower Rates Aren't Lifting Loan Demand

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

For the fifth time in the past six weeks, mortgage applications dropped nationwide. 

Virginia Sets First-Time Buyers Up for Home Ownership

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

A new law championed by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® is helping first-time home buyers set up tax-free savings accounts to cover down...

FTC Accuses T-Mobile of Overcharging

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Trade Commission has announced legal action against cell phone carrier T-Mobile, accusing it of illegally earning hundreds of millions...

Is Your Chair Your Worst Enemy?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

New research shows that sitting too much can pose health risks to your organs, muscles, and even brain. Discover what's likely to harm you and...

FAA Subpoenas Practitioners Using Drones

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:00

The FAA is targeting several brokerages in New York City that use drones, slapping them with subpoenas and demanding they ground their model...

NAR: FHA's HAWK Program Still Needs Work

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:00

Officials with the National Association of REALTORS® say they’re concerned that the FHA's program to reduce first-time home buyers...

Realtor.com® Names Its First Chief Economist

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:00

Housing expert Jonathan P. Smoke will move into a new role as realtor.com®’s first chief economist, Move Inc. announced Monday.

10 States Reach New Home-Price Highs

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:00

“Home prices are continuing to climb across most of the country, which has both positive and negative implications for the housing market,...

Rental Payment Histories May Count in Credit Scores

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:00

Renters who have never been late with a rent payment may soon find that their stellar record can help lift their credit scores when it comes time...

Pending Home Sales Surge 6.1%

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:00

Pending home sales posted a sharp 6.1 percent rise in May, as lower mortgage rates and rising inventories helped propel the market into the summer...

Study: Home Prices Undervalued by 3%

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

Three-fourths of the 100 largest metros are still undervalued, according to one new analysis. Find out which markets have the largest...

4 Reasons Why Buyers Should Be Happy

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

Home shoppers are finding the market is shifting toward their favor on several fronts. 

Entire Town for Sale for $399K

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

For half the price of a one-bedroom apartment in New York City, you could be the proud owner of a South Dakota town.

'Zombies' Make Up 21% of Foreclosures

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

More than one-third of all zombie foreclosures nationwide are located in a single state.

Minorities to Drive Household Growth

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

By 2025, minorities are projected to make up nearly half of first-time home buyers by 2025 and account for more than one-third of U.S. households...

FAA Proposal Restricts Building Height Near Airports

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to drastically reduce the permitted height for thousands of buildings near airports across the...

Drones Used for Real Estate Photos Could Be Grounded

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Aviation Administration released its interpretation of model aircraft use this week, saying that real estate pros who use model...

Mortgage Rates Move Lower Than Last Year

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

Borrowing costs from mortgage rates were cheaper this week than at the same time last year, Freddie Mac reports.

Housing Market Shows Mixed Picture

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

The majority of housing markets are not yet stable, according to Freddie Mac’s latest market index reading. Find out which states and metros...

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