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Wells Fargo Tops Profit Expectations

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender saw a 3.8 percent increase in second quarter profits, which executives attributed to positive signs in...

The Return of the First-Time Home Buyer?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

More millennials are moving out on their own, new studies suggest. Will the share of first-time buyers soon revert back to more normal levels?...

More Chinese Buyers Coming to America

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

Watch the California housing market, in particular, economists say. “It’s just the beginning of a tidal wave,” says NAR’s...

10 Fast-Moving Housing Markets

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

In some metro areas out West, homes are selling in less than a month.

Mortgage Rates Post Slight Bump Up This Week

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

Still, borrowing costs from mortgage rates are averaging lower than last year at this time. 

Report: Hurricanes Could Put 6.5 Million U.S. Homes at Risk

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

“This exposure could constitute significant risk for home owners and financial services companies, as many at-risk homes lack protection...

The 10 Priciest Places to Live in the World

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

In some cities in the world, you might pay $6.64 in U.S. dollars for a cup of coffee, or $6,960 to rent an unfurnished, two-bedroom apartment....

A GPS That Maps the ‘Emotionally Pleasant’ Route?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Happy trails may be in store for you and your clients. Researchers are developing a mapping service that highlights the most scenic route to a...

People Make Perfect Props in Listings

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Showhomes Tampa takes residential staging to a new level, recruiting middle-class occupants to live in upscale, vacant properties.

Top Amenities Buyers Will Make Sacrifices For

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers say they'd give up being close to public transportation, better schools, and entertainment and shopping in order to have these...

Tiny Homes Spark Big Movement

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Homes that are 500 square feet or less have grown in popularity in recent years. What’s behind the big interest?

Where the Priciest, Cheapest New Homes Are

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

The price of a new home can vary considerably throughout the country. Learn where new homes are the most and least expensive. 

Survey: Buyers, Sellers 'Not on the Same Page'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Buyers and sellers are taking a more aggressive stance in the market, with some sellers overpricing their homes and more buyers refusing to get in...

Castro Confirmed as HUD Secretary

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

The new secretary of Housing and Urban Development steps into his role with bipartisan support for his vision of the American dream of home...

Survey: Lenders Fear Another Housing Bubble Is Brewing

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

A recent survey of mortgage bankers shows they’re concerned about another real estate bubble. Do they have reason to fear? 

Student Housing ‘Ripe With Opportunity’ in Real Estate

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

Student housing is getting more attention from the real estate industry as more developers take their projects upscale and bring them on campus....

Mortgage Applications Post Solid Jump

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications reversed course last week after several weeks of softening demand, as both applications for home purchases and refinances...

Builders Say Labor Shortages Grow More Widespread

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

Many builders say labor shortages are causing them to raise home prices, delay projects, or, in some extreme cases, even turn down projects....

Foreign Buyers Up Their Stake in U.S. Housing Market

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

A new survey sheds more light on the steady number of international buyers targeting U.S. properties. Find out where they’re looking for...

New Ideas to Lure More Buyers

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

With the housing recovery losing some of its steam, the real estate community is coming up with new ways to reach home buyers.