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Tiny Houses Create Expanding Niche

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:00

As home prices climb and McMansions shrink, some buyers are keeping their eyes on minimalist housing that puts the emphasis on efficient design....

A 10-Year Housing Surge on the Horizon?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

The market is poised for one of its largest expansions in history with 15.9 million new households forming in the next decade, according to a new...

6 Ways to Become a YouTube Star

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

Video may be the key to future success in online marketing, but it's not about fancy software or graphic wizardry. Get more eyeballs on your...

Iowa Agent Receives Gang-Related Threat

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

A Des Moines real estate agent says she received a threatening call from a man who told her that she was to become the recipient of a gang...

7 Most, Least Affordable College Towns

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

College towns are often viewed as stable real estate investments, but the equation varies from location to location. Find out where your buck goes...

New-Home Sales Climb in July

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

Builders are reporting higher sales and buyer traffic, which is also giving them greater confidence to start adding more inventory. 

Loan Demand Holds Steady, For Now

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

According to one financial analysis, this is just “the calm before the storm.” 

Is the Market Losing Some Momentum?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

"REALTOR® respondents expressed concern that the steep pace of price appreciation is eroding affordability," according to a new...

Poor Credit? Expect Higher Insurance Bills

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

Owners who have a fair – or median – credit score were found to pay 32 percent more for home insurance than someone with stellar...

'Black Monday' Rattles Housing Market

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

Chinese home buyers, in particular, may be more cautious in entering the U.S. housing market following Monday's massive stock market sell-off...

WalletHub: 13 Best Places to Retire

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

The publication uses 24 metrics to sift out the most retirement-friendly hotspots. 

Fannie: The Economy Underperforms

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

Income growth needs to strengthen, particularly among younger households, in order to drive significant housing growth, according to a new report...

Meet the 2015 Good Neighbor Award Finalists

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

These ten REALTORS® have distinguished themselves as extraordinary volunteers, improving the quality of life for those all...

Top 6 Home Buyer Concerns

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

Find out what housing market conditions worry house hunters the most.

First-Time Home Buyers Are Receding

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

"The fact that first-time buyers represented a lower share of the market compared to a year ago even though sales are considerably higher is...

Money Concerns Hold Millennial Buyers Back

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

The millennial generation may be slow to home ownership, but a new survey by Fannie Mae shows that an overwhelming majority of millennial renters...

Apartments May Be Pricier, But They're Smaller

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

Despite rising rental costs, renters shouldn't expect more space for that extra money.

Son of Slain Agent Urges Greater Safety

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

The son of an Arkansas real estate agent who was kidnapped and murdered while showing a home nearly a year ago is urging the real estate community...

For Your Sellers: What Movers Leave Behind

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

Make sure your sellers don't get stuck with a load of belongings that their movers wouldn't take on moving day. 

6 Key Housing Stats to Gauge the Market

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:00

Check out an overview of the National Association of REALTORS®' latest existing-home sales report to find out how rising home prices and...