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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Updated: 19 hours 20 min ago

New-Home Prices May Have Finally Peaked

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Home builders may have exhausted buyers' tolerance for big price premium on new construction, but they may also be finally shifting their...

Why Home Owners Need to Get Moving

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Do potential sellers in your market need convincing? CNNMoney highlights several reasons why they should consider selling their home this spring....

Freddie: Frozen Housing Markets Thawing

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Many markets showed signs of weakening this winter, but Freddie Mac economists say they're now seeing a rebound. 

Housing Affordability Hits 2 Extremes

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

"Over the last 10 years, we have seen marketplace gyrations ranging from bubble to burst to recovery to stabilization, and we are now seeing...

New-Home Sales at Highest Pace Since 2008

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

The new-home market is getting a boost from existing home owners who are trading up to new construction and taking advantage of low mortgage rates...

What Buyers, Sellers Want From Their Agent

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

Consumers sound off on the top qualities they want in their real estate agent.

Most Millennials Unaware of Closing Costs

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

Closing costs are often 2 to 5 percent of the total purchase price of a home, and those extra costs are coming as a surprise to many young adult...

Low Mortgage Rates Drive Loan Demand Surge

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage application volume soared 9.5 percent last week as mortgage rates took a dip to the lowest levels since February.

Children's Book Brings Home the Idea of Home

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

A new illustrated book for youngsters shows homes and houses in a variety of cultures, letting them know that wherever they are, there's a...

Home Prices Surge to Fastest Pace in Year

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are 7.5 percent higher than a year ago – good news for home owners, but not so much for buyers. Find out what's behind the...

Mortgage Amounts Reach Record Highs

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

Average purchase loan amounts are exceeding levels reached prior to the recession, at a time when home prices had been surging to unsustainable...

5 Groups Who Really Want to Move

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

Newly released U.S. Census data highlights what segments of the population most say they want to move to a new residence. 

Fannie Mae: Housing’s Weak Outset to Reverse

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

"We continue to expect the economy to drag housing upward as we move into the second quarter," says Fannie Mae’s chief economist...

More Owners Remodel Using Credit

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

Home improvement spending is on track to exceed record highs this year, but how households are planning to fund all of those projects is showing...

5 Spring Home Buying Strategies

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00

The spring home-buying season is looking to be more competitive than ever. Here are some tips for your clients on how to approach the competitive...

Solar Panels Can be a Deal Killer

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00

More home owners are being lured into contracts for leasing solar panels. But they're finding it's creating problems when they go to sell...

Here's Where Hiring is on the Rise

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00

Usually a hot housing market trails a hot job market. Could the same hold true for these booming employment centers? Find out the current job hot-...

Investors Gamble on Trophy Spec Homes

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00

Some developers and investors are building multi-million dollar homes on spec, before a buyer is ever lined up. Their move could prove risky.

A Growth in Housing Counseling

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00

"Seeing that more people are realizing the value of housing counseling is a sign that the next wave of home buyers will be better prepared to...

What Has Homebuilders Worried?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00

Homebuilding continues to lag behind pre-recession levels, even as the economy shows gains and buyer demand is high. Why are builders still so...

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