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Survey: Consumer Confidence in Housing Hot This Spring

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

Consumer attitudes are reflecting greater optimism in the housing market heading into real estate’s traditionally strong spring selling...

Home Buyers May Face Sticker Shock This Spring

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Home prices have risen so much in the past year that some buyers are coming out this spring to find prices are higher than they might have...

Buyers Want 'Green' More Than They Think

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Most buyers say they're not willing to pay extra for environmentally friendly home features – that is, unless you change the way you...

Landlords are Pushing Up Rents Again

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Between 2000 and 2012, apartment rents have risen 6 percent while renters’ incomes have fallen 13 percent. Apartment List’s chief...

Cities in Search of More Storm-Proof Trees

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Following a winter filled with snow and ice storms, more city officials in the Midwest and Northeast are taking a closer look at the stability of...

REALTOR® Lands on List Among Most Mispronounced Words

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

The word "REALTOR®" appeared on a recent list by Business Insider of “surprising words you’re probably mispronouncing....

3 Tips for Staging a Vacation Rental Property

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

With summer right around the corner, here are some tips from a professional stager for getting vacation rentals ready for the season.

Shadow Inventories Are Quickly Vanishing, Report Says

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

“Although there is good news that completed foreclosures are trending lower, the bigger news is the impressive decline in the foreclosure...

Silicon Valley Dominates Top Luxury Market List

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

Silicon Valley is home to three of the top nation’s top five luxury markets, according to a Coldwell Banker survey. Find out the other top...

Mortgage Rates on the Rise Again This Week

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.41 percent this week – more than a full percentage point higher than it was a year ago at this...

Is Your Clients' Data Secure?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

How do you ensure the security of your clients' personal and financial data? Here are some solutions you should implement in your business...

Brokerage Adds Division Catering to LGBT Customers

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

Dream Town Realty, based in Chicago, has launched a broker division aimed at better serving consumers who identify themselves within the lesbian,...

Nest Labs Pulls its Smoke Detectors Off Market

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

Google’s home automation company announced it has stopped selling its smoke and carbon monoxide detectors due to safety concerns. 

NAR-Backed Mortgage Debt Relief Clears Committee

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

The Senate Finance Committee has passed a two-year retroactive extension of tax relief for households who’ve had mortgage debt forgiven by a...

Retail Rents Rise as Construction Stays Flat

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

For the 12th consecutive quarter, rents for stores in shopping centers and malls were on the rise in the first quarter of 2014, a sign that retail...

7 Top-Performing Markets for Rental Returns

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

Rental properties are allowing investors to build wealth over the long-term while generating monthly income and watching their homes' values...

Mortgage Debt Relief Faces Big Vote Today

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

NAR is watching carefully as the Senate Finance Committee votes today on a two-year retroactive extension of tax relief for households who’...

Brown: FHA's Insurance Premiums Sidelining Buyers

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

As many as 375,000 potential home buyers were priced out of the market in 2013 because of FHA’s high mortgage insurance premiums and strict...

RealtyTrac Wipes Hyperlocal Neighborhood Info From Listings

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

RealtyTrac has removed property details such as nearby sex offenders and histories of drug labs from its for-sale listings only weeks after it...

Census: More People Are Moving South

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

Between 2010 and 2013, 51 percent of the population increase in 52 major metros nationwide was in the South, according to U.S. Census Bureau data...