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Credit Unions Step in to Fill Lending Void

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

In a tight lending environment, home buyers are increasingly turning to credit unions to finance their home purchase. 

Walkable Cities Could Stem Mental Decline

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

Could sidewalks change the course of Alzheimer's disease?

British Editor Touts NAR as Best in World

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

The editor of Letting Agent Today singles out the National Association of REALTORS® for its mass publishing of industry-wide expertise,...

Builders Wary of New Code Costs

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

Single-family builders say new requirements regarding fire safety and energy efficiency could substantially drive up construction costs.

It's Final: News Corp Acquires Realtor.com®

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

Media giant News Corp has officially completed its acquisition of Move, Inc., firming up its stake in the online real estate arena and tying its...

Consumers Upbeat, but Agent Confidence Dips

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

Pending contracts to buy a home have been on the rise in recent months, so why are real estate pros feeling pessimistic? 

Cities Use Demolition to Fight Blight

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

A deconstruction movement is brewing across U.S. cities, in an effort to combat neighborhood blight and keep dilapidated homes from hampering...

Wedding Gift Idea: Down Payment Registry

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

A homebuilder has launched an ad campaign urging engaged couples to sign up for a gift registry with a mortgage lender so that their wedding...

Best Home Markets for Executives

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

For what you pay in the nation’s priciest housing market for an average four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, you could buy 30 of those same type...

Mortgage Rates Still Near Yearly Lows

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is hovering around 4 percent, keeping borrowing costs low for refinancers and home buyers.

12 Things You Need to Know Right Now

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

Using Millennials to reinvigorate communities; no property protection under state marijuana laws; avoiding getting conned in construction projects...

As Rents Rise, Remodeling Activity Falls

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

Markets where rents are rising rapidly are seeing less home-improvement activity, translating to rental properties that aren't being upgraded...

Big Spike Shows Foreclosure Crisis Isn't Over

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

In October, foreclosures posted the biggest monthly gains since the peak of the crisis in 2010, but find out why housing analysts aren't...

Bank of America: We're Not Easing Up

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

BofA CEO Brian T. Moynihan says the lending giant has no plans to loosen mortgage standards, even as federal regulators seek to extend financing...

6 States Where Jobs, Housing Shine

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

Employment growth often fuels strong housing markets. Forbes.com takes a look at the biggest job-growth areas, which could provide insight into...

Creepy Phone Calls Put Mass. Agents on Edge

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

Police are warning real estate professionals in Massachusetts' South Coast region to be wary of suspicious phone calls after more than a dozen...

The Next Big Home Feature Buyers Want?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

More home owners are seeing the value in smart home technology — not just for the perceived benefits but also for the potential resale value...

Setting the Stage for Buyers' Return

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

Stable mortgage rates and new rules that make it easier to get a loan are beginning to attract home buyers back to the market after a long absence...

Building Boom Towns Defy Market Trends

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

While the new-home market has been slow nationally, activity has continued to bubble in many of the country's top metro markets.

Loan Demand Stalls, But VA Loans Outperform

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

While mortgage applications for refinancings and home purchases showed little change last week, one government-backed loan continues to bring...

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