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Builders Start 2016 on a Cautious Note

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

Homebuilding got off to a sluggish start in the new year, with builders increasingly concerned about the high cost and lack of availability of...

Young Buyers Face Investor Competition

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

One underreported reason why first-time buyers are on the housing sidelines? Competition from investors.

Couple’s Home For Sale Without Them Knowing

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

A Tampa, Fla., couple, who had no plans to sell, says they were shocked when they found their home listed for sale online.

NY Goes Undercover to Expose Discrimination

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:00

The state of New York is launching a program that includes “testers” who will pose as prospective home buyers and renters to weed out...

Low Rates Spark Big Rush to Refinance

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

Refinance applications jumped 16 percent last week as 30-year fixed-rate mortgages reached their lowest rates since April 2015.

Remodels Can Cause Relationship Issues

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

'Til remodel do we part? A new survey finds that home projects can strain relationships and cause couples to keep secrets from one...

Even Barbie Has a Smart Home

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

Now that kids can use voice commands to tell Barbie's Dreamhouse to turn on the lights, will their parents demand the same in real life...

The Best Place to Be a Real Estate Agent

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

Turns out that “location, location, location” is also a mantra for real estate pros looking to thrive in their business.

Move, NAR, Zillow Showdown Heats Up

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

Real estate giants trade barbs as a hearing into evidence destruction approaches.

Where Renting Is on the Rise

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 00:00

The number of renters remains high in every large metro area nationwide, but in certain areas the rental rate has grown significant amounts since...

Put More Love Into Your Listing Ads

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® analyzed listings to find the terms of endearment used most often by real estate professionals in property descriptions. Their...

2015's Most Popular Franchise Websites

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 00:00

Find out which real estate franchise website had the most visits in 2015. 

Cities Plagued by Shrinking Inventory

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 00:00

The challenge facing most U.S. real estate markets isn't too many vacant homes but too few, shows a new report. Find out where inventories are...

Why Pets Are the Best in Showings

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 00:00

79 million pet-owning U.S. households believe that a house isn't truly a home without a pet, and as pet popularity...

Title Company Accused of Stealing Funds

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 00:00

The state seized control over a title company in the North Dallas area after millions of dollars of customer money disappeared. 

Keller Williams, Placester Develop Agent Tools

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 00:00

Keller Williams announced what it is calling an “innovation partnership” with the marketing company Placester to co-develop the next...

10 Hot Housing Markets for Singles

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:00

Singles deserve a special match on Valentine’s Day too. How about these cities that offer their best real estate chances and a shot at love...

5 Dating Tips That Apply to Home Shopping

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:00

Here’s a timely comparison for Valentine’s Day: Finding that perfect housing match is similar to searching for a soulmate, and at...

Home Prices Are Accelerating Again

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:00

“Even with slightly cooling demand, the unshakeable trend of inadequate supply in relation to the overall pool of prospective buyers...

How Low Will Mortgage Rates Go?

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:00

For the sixth consecutive week, mortgage rates were on a downward spiral as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hovers near its 2015-low. ...

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