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Purchase Applications Unexpectedly Stall

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

Home buyers took a surprising pause during the height of the spring selling season, according to an index measuring mortgage application...

Facebook Messenger Adds Video Calling

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

The social networking giant has become the latest to enable free video calling, giving you another option for face-to-face meetings...

Housing Analysts Bet on 2016 as Standout Year

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00

This year has already marked solid gains in the housing market, but next year may hold the largest gains in years, according to housing...

REALTORS® Grow More Upbeat in Recovery

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00

Real estate professionals report they're seeing more buyer demand due to the easing of mortgage credit and availability.

$40 Million Homes Spark 'Copycat Effect'

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00

Homes priced at $40 million or more were almost nonexistent up until a few years ago. But a big upswing has been taking place in the super-luxury...

Blackstone CEO: Housing Is 'Good Investment'

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00

Even though home prices aren't rising by double-digits anymore, real estate is still a solid investment, the CEO of the largest single-family...

Don't Overlook the Trees, Buyers Aren't

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00

The number of trees on a lot can be a powerful influencer for home buyers.

When Renovating, Keep it Simple

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00

When it comes to remodeling, keep it simple. Small and cost-effective home improvements will likely get the best return on investment.

The 'Equity Rich' Are Feeling Stuck

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

In some markets, the rise of equity rich properties isn't translating into more listings. What's keeping these home owners from cashing in...

Shrinking Shadow Inventory to Raise Prices

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

The share of distressed property sales is now dwindling to a single-digit percentage, which likely will translate into higher home prices. ...

Builders' Top 8 Housing Gripes

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

The cost/availability of labor is the most significant problem that home builders say they're facing in the real estate recovery this year....

Consumers: Real Estate a 'Good Investment'

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

For the second year in a row, Americans believe that real estate is the best long-term investment, according to a survey from Gallup.

Beware of New WordPress Vulnerability

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

For those who use WordPress for your blog or website, beware of a new vulnerability on the platform that is prompting security researchers to warn...

FHA Lending Battle: DOJ Sues Quicken Loans

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

Tensions mount between the federal government and Quicken Loans with another lawsuit, and now Quicken Loans officials have become the latest...

‘Underwater’ Homes Inch Up in First Quarter

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

The share of seriously underwater home owners took a surprising turn in the first quarter, posting its first increase since the second quarter of...

Even 'Stale' Listings Are Finding Buyers

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Buyers tend to become "inventory blind" and tune out old listings, but that could be changing as desirable properties get fewer and...

Mortgage Rates Hover Around Yearly Lows

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.65 percent this week, remaining near its 2015 low and offering potential home buyers savings in...

New-Home Sales Tumble: Temporary Setback?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Sales of newly built single-family homes plunged 11.4 percent in March, led by large dips in the Midwest and South.

Consumers Show Shift in Home Ownership

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

"Home owners today seem to have a longer term perspective for their properties. Owners are telling us a home is more than its price tag,...

Walkability Adds Value in Commercial Market

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

A new index out this month seeks to measure the walkability of commercial sectors to help better determine value and potential investment...

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