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Loan Demand Barely Budges

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage application volume held mostly steady last week, but a notable change is occurring with the average loan size, the Mortgage Bankers...

TRID Start Date Bumped to Oct. 3

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

The real estate industry announces support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's move to push back the implementation of new mortgage...

To Buyers, Mortgage Rates May Be Overrated

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

Changes in down payment requirements have more influence over home buyers' willingness to buy than changes in mortgage rates, shows a new...

Top Housing Markets for First-Time Buyers

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

Find out which cities hold some of the best deals for first-time home buyers.

NYC Sheds Some Secrecy in Luxury Real Estate

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

New disclosure rules set out to remove a "veil of secrecy" that has surrounded luxury real estate sales in New York City.

Land Costs Have Skyrocketed Over 40 Years

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

The biggest growth in land prices has mostly centered in western and eastern states within the last four decades. 

The Cheapest Beach Towns in America

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

The price tag can put that dream of owning an oceanfront home out of reach to many people – but that's not the case in these 10 seaside...

Judge a Property by Its Sound

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

House hunters in some areas are now getting the ability to judge a home in a new way – by its sound level.

Builders Get Ready to Ramp Up Production

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

Building permits for single-family and multifamily construction surged to an eight-year high in June, signaling a pick up in homebuilding is on...

Buyer Competition Steepens in Tight Markets

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

Traditional home buyers are increasingly finding themselves up against deep-pocketed investors for the same house, as bidding wars brew in tight...

A Big Threat Facing Homebuilding

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

Builders say buyer demand is strong but they're struggling to keep up due to a labor shortage that is growing worse. 

Here's Where Buyers Are Paying All-Cash

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

While the number of all-cash transactions is dropping nationwide, a few pockets across the country are still seeing a large share of buyers paying...

Should You Add Selfies to Your Marketing?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

The rising popularity of selfies may be an opportunity to get more personal and engaging in your outreach to prospects. 

Builders Feel Like It's 2005

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

“The fact that builder confidence has returned to levels not seen since 2005 shows that housing continues to improve at a steady pace,...

Fewer Foreclosures May Bring Bigger Deals

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

As foreclosure timelines swell, some banks are asking whether foreclosed homes that have sat vacant for years need to be sold at a sizable...

Mortgage Rates Set New High for the Year

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

The average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.09 percent this week, the highest level since October of last year. ...

Owners to Focus on Home Improvement

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

Recent home equity gains are prompting more home owners to spruce up their homes. 

Calif. Drought to Lessen Lawns for New Homes

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

New homes in California are facing a changing landscape. California lawmakers this week approved new rules that will limit yard turf to about 25...

A House Fit for Royalty

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

A small city in the Pacific Northwest finally has a buyer for the castle in its forest.

Green Commercial Building Continues to Grow

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

A new survey reveals that Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Francisco, and Chicago are the three greenest cities in commercial real estate.

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