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CNBC Singles Out DocuSign, Redfin for Innovation

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

The two companies are recognized on CNBC’s second annual Disruptor 50 list, which spotlights companies whose “innovations are...

Builders Turn to Agents in Finding Qualified Buyers

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

Builders are increasingly reaching out to real estate professionals, hoping to build ties relationships so that agents will bring them more...

Rising Rates Soften Loan Demand in Latest Week

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

Interest rates rose last week, prompting a sharp fall in applications for home mortgages. 

Walkable Cities Rake In the Dough, Study Says

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00

New research has determined that the more walkable space a city has, the more wealth-generating square footage it has as well.

Stagnant Wages Put Brakes on Rent Rise

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Rents rose in April at the slowest pace in the last 12 months, as median wages continued to slog and for-sale home prices take off.

Stagnant Wages Puts Brakes on Rent Rise

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Rents rose in April at the slowest pace in the last 12 months, as median wages continued to slog and for-sale home prices take off.

10 Safest States in the U.S.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

In honor of National Safety Month, social media network WalletHub analyzed 26 key metrics to arrive at a list of the safest places to live in the...

Low Mortgage Rates Could Slow Selling Activity

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates were at all-time lows last year, and those home owners who were able to lock in low rates may be less willing to sell in the future...

Spring Sees Dive in Housing Affordability

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

The average family found homes to be a little less affordable in April, as home prices continued to rise while incomes and mortgage rates remained...

You Don't Need That Much of a Down Payment

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Many consumers are overestimating  the down payment they need in order to purchase a home, believing that they need 11 percent to 15 percent...

How to Avoid Trouble With 'Coming Soon' Ads

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

“Failing to disclose the pros and cons of a limited marketing plan, such as ‘coming soon’ advertising, can violate state real...

Regulators Sound the Alarm on Pocket Listings

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Colorado regulators issued an opinion last week that urged real estate professionals to avoid selling property in off-the-market deals because...

Reality TV Skewing Home Remodeling Picture?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Reality television shows that feature instant home makeovers are popular, but some remodelers say that such shows paint an unrealistic picture of...

'Boomerang' Buyers Get Second Chance

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

A government program launched last summer by the Federal Housing Administration is helping people who lost their homes due to foreclosure or short...

Foreclosures Jump in Northeast, West

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Though foreclosures are down nationwide, there are pockets of heightened foreclosure activity in certain regions.

Home Owners Still Holding Out for Equity

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

While the home equity picture is looking brighter, many owners remain underwater.

Builders Feeling Better This Month

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of Home Builders says confidence is up, but it's still one point shy of the threshold for what is considered good...

Housing Bubble Fears Brew Overseas

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

The International Monetary Fund says that several global housing markets are overheating.

Mortgage Rates Rise for Second Straight Week

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates inched up this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 4.20 percent.

Luxury Comes at Different Costs

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

In Los Angeles, the luxury market may start at $4 million, while in Houston, luxury’s price tag may come at a much lower rate, starting at $...

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