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Builder Confidence Subdued This Spring

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Builder confidence in the new single-family home market has been in a holding pattern for the past three months, but builders remain optimistic...

Brokerage Awards Agents, Brokers Bigger Stake in Company

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Brokerage eXp Realty International Corp. is using stock options to give its agents and brokers a greater financial stake in the company, as well...

Manage the Controversy Around Dual Agency

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Some property professionals question how they could get the best deal for both the buyer and the seller simultaneously, while others say the...

Wells Fargo Expands E-Signature Options

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender will be accepting DocuSign e-signatures on documents generated and signed prior to closing, including...

Mortgage Delinquencies Creep Up Again

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

Reports are surfacing again of more home owners falling behind on their mortgage payments, a reversal from the dropping numbers seen over the last...

Detroit Auctions Vacant Homes for $1K Apiece

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

The city is asking the winning bidders on 15 vacant foreclosures to rehabilitate the homes within 30 days of possession and have them occupied...

10 States with Highest Foreclosure Rates

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

Even though foreclosure activity is at its lowest level since 2007 nationwide, these states are still seeing elevated numbers of foreclosures.

3 Reasons to Start Using Video Email

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

Video email can help real estate agents make a lasting impression on prospects. Here are three reasons why you should consider incorporating video...

8 Countries Where There's a Rush for U.S. Real Estate

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

International buyers are flocking to the U.S. in higher numbers this year in search of what they see as bargain prices, economic stability, and a...

Priciest Single-Family Sale Ever in the U.S.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

A Greenwich, Conn., estate known as “Copper Beech Farm,” once the most expensive single-family home publicly listed in the U.S., has...

How Buyers Can Irk Sellers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Are your buyers being too pushy or disrespectful? Be aware of these common complaints from sellers.

Hispanics a Major Home Buying Force

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

A new report published by NAHREP finds that Hispanics are expected to comprise 50 percent of all new home buyers by 2020.

Counties with Highest, Lowest Property Taxes

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Home owners spend an average of about 1.4 percent of their home’s value on annual property taxes, but in some areas, that number is much...

Rising Home Prices Press Down Affordability

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Housing affordability is lower this year, as home prices continue to rise while wages stay mostly stagnant, according to NAR’s latest...

Houston Named Top Relocation City

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

For the fifth year in a row, "Space City" was the top U.S. destination for movers, according to U-Haul. Find out the other cities that...

Stories Behind 5 Unfortunately-Named Towns

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Next time someone tells you to go to Hell, make sure they're not talking about a cute little town in Michigan.

Study: Sprawl Damages Economic Mobility

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

A new report finds that living in sprawling metropolitan areas has major repercussions on people’s ability to move up the economic ladder....

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course This Week

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

Following two weeks of increases, average fixed-rate mortgages inched down this week, providing buyers some relief heading into the spring home-...

10 Metros With Highest Home Owner Incomes

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

Home owners in the San Jose, Calif., metro area have the highest median income in the nation, nearly $50,000 higher than the national average.

Average Days to Complete Foreclosure: 572

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

The time it takes for banks to complete a foreclosure on a property has ticked up 20 percent in the first quarter compared to year-ago levels,...

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