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Calif. Weighs Bill to Help Widows Stay in Homes

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00

A new bill introduced in the California state senate aims to help widowed spouses and children stay in their homes even after the primary mortgage...

Strong Cellular Coverage Boosts Building Values

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00

Commercial buildings with strong, reliable mobile coverage are finding it to be a significant advantage, particularly since so few buildings offer...

8 Bad ‘Home Improvement’ Habits

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00

Home owners can overdo it when it comes to the upkeep of the home. Here are a few good intentions that really aren’t so good for a home....

Millennials Want the 'Anti-Suburb Suburb’

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00

Young adult home buyers are changing communities by bringing their urban tastes to suburbia. 

Mortgage Rates Back on Free Fall

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates declined this week, giving a boost to buyer affordability, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

Best Places to Snag a Single-Family Rental

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00

Find out which markets offer some of the best prospects for investors. 

Study: Strong Wi-Fi Boosts Building Values

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00

Commercial buildings with strong, reliable mobile coverage are finding it to be a significant advantage, particularly since so few buildings offer...

Where is the Inventory?

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 00:00

The median price of existing homes is rising, but based on the continuing inventory problem, the increases don't seem to be motivating many...

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets This Month

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 00:00

The spring housing market may be off to an early start this year, especially in a handful of markets.

New-Home Sales Off to a Sluggish Start

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 00:00

“Consumers are exhibiting caution in the face of some uncertain market conditions,” says the builder tradegroup’s chief...

Facebook Gets More Emotional with ‘Reactions’

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 00:00

Capture the loves and wows this week. The social network giant moves beyond just "likes" and officially launches its emoji...

How’s Your City’s Well-Being?

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 00:00

Gallup released the latest findings from its Well-Being Index. See how your community stacks up. 

A Reminder of Dangers in Foreclosure Evictions

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 00:00

A sheriff deputy was killed and two other deputies wounded Wednesday in Bailey, Colo., when a man opened fire on police after they tried to serve...

NAR: Sales Make Gains, Prices ‘Rising Too Fast’

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

“The housing market has shown promising resilience in recent months, but home prices are still rising too fast because of ongoing supply...

Design Mistakes to Avoid With New Homes

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

An interior designer and custom builder offer their take on some of the worst mistakes when building new. Some of the “mistakes” they...

Florida Eyes Stiffer Penalties for Crimes Against Agents

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

Florida lawmakers are moving to enact into law stronger penalties against those who commit crimes against real estate professionals.

Google to End Its Mortgage Tool in March

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

After four months, Google is shuttering its Compare service, which offered an online price comparison tool for mortgages.

Loan Demand Cools in Latest Week

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

A slight increase in mortgage rates prompted a drop in loan demand. Still, applications for home purchases are 27 percent higher than they were a...

Are "Bestie Hoods" the Next Thing?

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

Eight longtime best friends purchased a tract on the Llano River outside Austin so they could build their own little getaway neighborhood.

How Housing and Retail Can Mix

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00

A new study outlines the best practices for integrating retail and multifamily development in a way that can reduce crime, increase walkability,...

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