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Baby Boomers to Face Serious Housing Crunch?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

A new report warns that baby boomers will face housing concerns as they approach retirement with less savings and more debt, including mortgage...

Student Debt Burden Holding First-Time Buyers Back

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

Recent college graduates with student loan debt who want to own a home will need to earn about one-third more annually than those who are debt-...

Trend: Squeezing More Homes Onto Smaller Lots

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

As buyers look for larger single-family homes, they may not notice that the lots these homes sit on have been getting smaller, says the Census...

Falling Rates Spur Loan Demand in Latest Week

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications were on the rise last week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage sank to its lowest level of the year.

Sluggish Housing Market Blamed for Drop in Title Insurance Volume

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

Title insurance premium volume fell 16.6 percent during the second quarter of this year compared to last year.

New Building Materials Nudge Homes Into the Future

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

Are you prepared to sell your clients on new building materials that could change the ways they live in their homes?

Why Redfin Is Predicting a Home Sales Surge

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

The brokerage says that a shift in pricing power from sellers to buyers will "drive an unusual surge in home sales this fall."

FHFA Seeks to Expand Mortgage Access

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a potentially controversial plan to provide greater support to low-income mortgage borrowers and...

First U.S. Mall Turned into Micro Homes

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

America's first indoor shopping mall has gotten a makeover in an on-trend real estate transformation.

Millennials and Boomers Trading Places

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Millennials and Baby Boomers are on the move, but they’re heading in opposite directions, according to a new report. 

Freddie: Economy Will Lift More Markets Soon

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Many housing markets remain weak overall, but those with stronger economies and favorable demographics are improving at a much stronger pace,...

Real Estate Lawyer Killed in Plane Crash

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Oliver E. Frascona—a popular real estate lawyer, educator, and columnist for REALTOR® Magazine—was killed in a plane crash with...

Economists Grow More Optimistic About Housing’s Outlook

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Find out the main reason economists are changing their tune about housing as they paint a more rosy picture for next year. 

Mortgage Rates Hold at Yearly Low This Week

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Home shoppers and home owners have another week to possibly snag the lowest mortgage rate of the year. 

Home Owners Have Big Interior Design Plans

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 home owners recently surveyed say they have achieved their design vision for their homes. Find out what’s...

Fannie Mae to Sell Its Iconic Headquarters

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

“We are focused on making responsible real estate decisions to ensure the wise use of resources, the safety and soundness of operations, and...

NAHB: Apartment, Condo Market Continues to Strengthen

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

The sector has shown steady growth since 2011, and strong demand is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, according to the builders...

6 Signs Your Clients Are Ready to Invest

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Are your clients looking to build their portfolio with investment properties? Help potential investors decide if now is the right time jump into...

Pending Home Sales Up in Nearly All Regions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

Pending home sales mostly increased across the country during the month of July. Find out which region saw the largest gains in contract activity...

65% of Markets See Moderate Home Prices

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

While home prices were up 3 percent month-over-month in the latest report, the national increase is masking what’s really going on in the...

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