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The 'Equity Rich' Are Feeling Stuck

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

In some markets, the rise of equity rich properties isn't translating into more listings. What's keeping these home owners from cashing in...

Shrinking Shadow Inventory to Raise Prices

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

The share of distressed property sales is now dwindling to a single-digit percentage, which likely will translate into higher home prices. ...

Builders' Top 8 Housing Gripes

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

The cost/availability of labor is the most significant problem that home builders say they're facing in the real estate recovery this year....

Consumers: Real Estate a 'Good Investment'

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

For the second year in a row, Americans believe that real estate is the best long-term investment, according to a survey from Gallup.

Beware of New WordPress Vulnerability

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

For those who use WordPress for your blog or website, beware of a new vulnerability on the platform that is prompting security researchers to warn...

FHA Lending Battle: DOJ Sues Quicken Loans

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

Tensions mount between the federal government and Quicken Loans with another lawsuit, and now Quicken Loans officials have become the latest...

‘Underwater’ Homes Inch Up in First Quarter

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

The share of seriously underwater home owners took a surprising turn in the first quarter, posting its first increase since the second quarter of...

Even 'Stale' Listings Are Finding Buyers

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Buyers tend to become "inventory blind" and tune out old listings, but that could be changing as desirable properties get fewer and...

Mortgage Rates Hover Around Yearly Lows

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.65 percent this week, remaining near its 2015 low and offering potential home buyers savings in...

New-Home Sales Tumble: Temporary Setback?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Sales of newly built single-family homes plunged 11.4 percent in March, led by large dips in the Midwest and South.

Consumers Show Shift in Home Ownership

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

"Home owners today seem to have a longer term perspective for their properties. Owners are telling us a home is more than its price tag,...

Walkability Adds Value in Commercial Market

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

A new index out this month seeks to measure the walkability of commercial sectors to help better determine value and potential investment...

Home Sales Surge to 18-Month High

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

The spring home sale season has finally sprung. Check out the latest existing-home sales report from NAR to see how your region is performing.

Landlords Say They're Raising Prices Again

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

CEOs of the largest companies renting out single-family homes tell Bloomberg they plan to raise rents up to 5.7 percent this year....

Quicken Loans Sues Gov't Over Fed Probe

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

Quicken Loans has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over demands that the lender admit to wrongdoing in its practices—...

New Tech Companies Enter Real Estate Space

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

Second Century Ventures unveiled the seven companies that will make up this year's REach class, who will benefit from education...

Luxury Home Hotspots

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

Find out the top ZIP codes for home sales in the $1-million-and-up sector. 

U.S. Housing Still a 'Good Buy' Internationally

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

NAR economists say typical foreign buyers will probably not face sticker shock when considering a property purchase in the United States....

Global Opportunities Come to the Heartland

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

Secondary real estate markets are becoming the primary focus of international buyers as they branch out from large urban areas in search of...

Incomes a Bigger Housing Thorn Than Credit

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® hosts a forum with the country's most acclaimed economists, who point to economic traumas curbing...

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