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Economists Deflate Bubbling Mumblings

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are skyrocketing so why aren't more economists worried that this could be setting the stage for another housing bubble? 

The Nation's Top 10 Seller Markets

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Tight for-sale inventories are bringing out the competition in several markets. Find out where sellers are fetching the highest percentages above...

Aging Housing Stock Sparks Teardown Boom

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Home teardowns are growing more common in suburbs across the country, as developers raze the nation's older housing stock looking for where...

Real Estate Firms as News Portals Too?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Some companies are no longer relying on traditional media to get their messages out but are creating news vehicles to get the messages out...

Lot Shortage Problems Persist

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Finding suitable lots remains a top concern among homebuilders, and the problem could translate into higher prices for new home buyers. 

Realtor.com®: Now is the Time to Buy

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Purchasing a home right now could help potential buyers save more than $200,000 over the next 30 years, according to the inaugural Opportunity...

Home Features on Millennials’ Wish Lists

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

Can you guess what “must-have” updates and characters Gen Y buyers want in a home?

Spring Surge in New-Home Sales

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

New-home sales are gaining ground and so are prices. The median price for a new home soared 8.3 percent in April compared to a year ago, according...

NAR: Commercial Markets Post Modest Rise

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

“The commercial real estate sector is on the path to recovery, but subpar economic growth … and the industry trend toward squeezing...

Congress Urges Delay on New Mortgage Rules

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

About 300 lawmakers have waged a bipartisan effort urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to offer a “grace period” for...

Higher Rates Stifle Mortgage Demand

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 4 percent last week, prompting home owners to stall in refinancing their loans.

No. 1 Social Media Site for Salespeople …

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

LinkedIn has long been thought of the most popular social media site of salespeople, but a new leader has emerged. 

Are Some Markets Being Overvalued?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are inching up near peak levels once again, and an increasing number of markets are even being dubbed by some economists as "...

Builders Ready for First-Time Buyers' Return

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

First-time home buyers are slowly re-emerging, and some homebuilders are readying their housing stock for the entry-level buyer. 

REALTORS® Upbeat on Housing Outlook

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Real estate professionals have increased their home price expectations as they grow more optimistic about the housing market. However, they share...

Townhome Demand Remains Sluggish

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Townhome construction remains low, but builders remain optimistic that an upswing is on the horizon for the sector.

Company Touts Mobile Closings on Wheels

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Some closings are now being done from souped-up vans, in the hopes of adding greater convenience to the home buyer. 

Over 80% of New Rentals Are Luxury Projects

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

The majority of multifamily builders are focusing on high-end properties, and it's causing rents to soar across the country.

Home Sales Cooled Off This Spring

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Existing-home sales slowed in April, with all major regions of the country – except the Midwest – experiencing declines, NAR reports....

Single-Person Households Are on the Rise

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Single households now make up the second most common household type, even surpassing married households with minor children, reports show. ...

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