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Home Values Tumble in Ferguson

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Home values in Ferguson, Mo., have plummeted nearly 50 percent since Michael Brown's death, new housing data shows.

Mortgage Applications Slip Last Week

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00

Despite a slight dip in interest rates, loan demand continues to fall, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports. 

Survey: More Homebuying Education, Please

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00

The majority of consumers say banks could offer more relevant and helpful information about the buying process, according to a TD Bank survey.

Housing Starts Take a Polar Plunge

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00

Analysts blame winter weather for a dismal start to homebuilding activity this year. Is a turnaround coming?

What's an Average Down Payment?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00

Here's how much the typical buyer is bringing to the closing table.

89% of U.S. Homes Ended 2014 With Equity

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00

If home prices rise by 5 percent, an additional 1 million home owners currently in negative equity could come back into the black.

The Trouble With Finding Younger Clients

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00

A slim majority of home buyers ages 25 to 34 say they’d rather find their next house online than work with a real estate broker, according...

Ariz. Agent Warns About Open House Attack

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00

A Phoenix area real estate agent is coming forward after she says she was sexually assaulted during an open house Sunday. She says other agents...

Freddie's 3% Down Payments Start Next Week

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

Just in time for the spring homebuying season, the GSE's move is expected to open the door for more first-time buyers.

Why Renters May Be in Trouble

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

Accelerating housing costs are squeezing out renters. 

‘Green’ Is Important for Buyers

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

Green isn't just popular for St. Patrick’s Day: more home buyers say green features are influencing their purchasing decisions. 

Builders Less Confident Heading Into Spring

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

Lot and labor shortages, as well as tight underwriting standards for credit, continue to shake homebuilder confidence.

Rental Giant Purchases Chicago’s Willis Tower

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

Private-equity firm Blackstone confirms it has struck a deal to purchase the 110-story Willis Tower in downtown Chicago.

Help Your Clients Count Their Chickens

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

As some urban and suburban locations bend to demand and allow residents to keep chickens, your clients interested in this niche have more...

Overcrowded Open Houses Draw Police

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

Open houses in some markets are drawing such large crowds that police are being forced to shut them down, CNBC reports. 

Millennials Striking Out on Their Own

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

If the number of 18- to 34-year-olds who live with their parents return to pre-recession levels, that could mean an extra 400,000 young adults...

Home Improvement Spending Is Booming

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

The home improvement industry could see record-breaking spending in 2015.

GOP Convention Raises Cleveland Rents

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

The Republican National Convention is more than a year away but Cleveland home owners are already looking to cash in. 

Sizing Up Home Owners’ Greatest Utility Cost

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

The most expensive utility bill for home owners: The electric bill. But those costs can vary widely by state.

NAR Makes Global Connections at MIPIM

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:00

NAR shows its commitment to global commercial real estate interests and highlights investment opportunities in the U.S. at the...