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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Updated: 22 hours 53 min ago

Sign of Homebuying Rebound Soon

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:00

Despite higher mortgage rates, applications for home purchases were on their way up last week. 

Analyst Issues Warning on Zillow, Trulia

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

If ListHub is successful at blocking Trulia listings, it may weaken Zillow's negotiating position with brokers, Deutsche Bank analyst says.

Home Sales Off to a Bumpy Start in 2015

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

Low housing supplies and ongoing rises in home prices chilled home sales in January. View five leading housing stats and a regional breakdown of...

Townhome Market Shows Signs of a Comeback

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

Townhouse construction is back on the rise, as home buyers show an increasing appetite for this type of housing once again. 

High Land Rents Growing Problem for Farmers

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

The farming sector has enjoyed an agricultural boom for the past decade, but that is showing signs of coming to an end. 

10 Metros Attracting Gen Xers

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

Generation X has had the sharpest drop in home ownership since the recession, but find out the metros where they’re gravitating to. 

The Hottest Winter Home Markets

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

 Realtor.com® analyzed which metropolitan real estate markets were the most searched...

Industry Mourns Passing of Dale Colby

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

Fond remembrances of the former president of the California Association of REALTORS® and past NAR treasurer poured in over the weekend, after...

For Big Discounts, Look at Fixer-Uppers

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

Home buyers can still find real estate deals in some markets, particularly if they are willing to put in a little work.

Why Buyers May Find Mortgages Easier to Get

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

Good news for potential home shoppers: Lender requirements regarding credit scores, down payments, and other key terms are finally loosening up....

Refinancing May Help 1 in 3 FHA Borrowers

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

About 2.4 million borrowers with Federal Housing Administration loans could lower their mortgage costs by refinancing, according to a new study....

Builders Target Single, Female Baby Boomers

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

This powerful, diverse demographic is changing the way builders construct communities.

New York Battles 'Zombies' Again

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Abandoned homes left in foreclosure can decrease the property value of neighboring homes, and New York officials are trying once again to lead a...

Inventories Tighten Up Again

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Home owners aren’t selling, and the lack of housing inventory is restraining numerous markets across the country, realtor.com® reports...

Average U.S. Family Can Afford 63% of Homes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Low interest rates and home prices helped lift housing affordability slightly in the fourth quarter of 2014, a new affordability index shows....

A Reason to Lock In Mortgage Rates Now

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages inched higher for the second consecutive week amid a stronger employment report, according to Freddie Mac.

ListHub Cuts Off Trulia

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Following the finalization this week of Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia, ListHub announced that it will no longer send thousands of listings...

Home Building Slows: Midwest to Blame?

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Groundbreaking on new homes slowed last month, but the dip is likely temporary, builders say. 

Home Buyers Put Down More Money in 2014

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Buyers tended to make hefty down payments last year in their home purchases, as the share of buyers using low down payment loans plummeted to its...

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