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Rising Rents, Falling Wages Leave More Cash-Strapped

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

Nationwide, rents have risen by 6 percent over the last decade, while incomes have fallen 13 percent. More than half of all renters now are...

Another Dip in Home Affordability, But...

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

"The rise in mortgage rates was modest this month, so purchases at this time are still favorable" when compared to the rise in rents,...

Market Not Ready for 'Demographic Tsunami'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

"The older, aging population presents a number of challenges, as does the younger population with its greater diversity," says a former...

6 Design Trends You'll See More Of

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

Bigger garages, the "super kitchen," and more strategically placed home offices? Learn which home-design trends will likely catch on in...

Does Your State Allow Clients to Be Recorded?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

In all 50 states, the use of a "nanny cam" to record video inside a home is permitted. But recording audio is an...

Tech Company Targets You With Cookies

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

A real estate software company recently bid for the attention of real estate brokers and agents by delivering 1,200 cookies to open houses across...

Economist Calls for National Policy to Reinforce Home Ownership

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

Realtor.com®'s Jonathan Smoke breaks down the good and the bad of the housing recovery, and says new directions are necessary to address the...

What Makes a City Smart?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

Everyone wants to live in a smart place. But the magic mix that makes a place smart is composed of a lot of different dynamics coming together all...

Wells Fargo: Fear Is Holding Many Buyers Back

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender says many customers believe it’s much more difficult to get a mortgage than it really is. ...

Some Listings Are Getting a Virtual Renovation

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

Real estate agencies are using virtual staging to paint the picture of a home’s potential, hoping that doing so will attract more buyers to...

The Kind of Smart Homes People Actually Want

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

A new survey reveals what's most important to Americans when it comes to smart home technology, and what's holding them back from...

Is That Nanny Cam Recording You in a Listing?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

You and your buyers should walk through every home like there is a nanny cam recording your private conversations. If you are recorded, it could...

10 Ways to Be Safer on the Job

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

With September being REALTOR® Safety Month, agents and brokers offer their best safety advice when meeting clients in the field.

Top School Districts Lift Home Prices

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

Homes within highly rated school districts tend to have a higher median sales price, sell for a greater percentage over the list price, and sell...

Low Mortgage Rates Are Lingering

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

The average percentage rates for fixed-rate mortgages inched up slightly this week, but continue to hover near yearly lows.

Priced to Sell at $30M? Apparently, Yes!

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

The luxury market is gaining momentum, and the homes fetching some of the heftiest price tags are spending less time sitting on the market.

NYC's Big Push to Add Affordable Housing

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

Any future real estate project in New York City needing a zoning change from the city will be required to add affordable units.

Big Upswing in Foreclosure Activity

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

"The August foreclosure numbers demonstrate that although the foreclosure crisis is well behind us, the messy business of cleaning up the...

These Analysts Are Still Bullish on Housing

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

A slowdown in price growth and in the housing market hasn't prompted Capital Economics analysts to change their housing forecast. They still...

Why 20% of Households Are Throwing Away $11,500

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

About 20 percent of households who would benefit from refinancing are not doing it — and they could be losing out on lessening their...

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