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Lower Down-Payment Requirements for Jumbo Loans

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00

Many small lenders, such as community banks and credit unions, say they are willing to cover jumbo loans with 5 percent to 10 percent down...

Sun Belt the Center of Population Shift

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00

More people are moving to the Sun Belt region, with many choosing to head South and West rather than to the Northeast and Midwest, the Census...

Agent Fatally Stabbed at RE/MAX Office

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

A real estate professional was killed after being stabbed in a RE/MAX office in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday.

Rising Flood Insurance Rates Sinking Sales in Florida

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

A big hike in flood insurance rates has forced home buyers to recede from the market in some areas, drastically hampering home sales, according to...

Home Owners Try to Score Super Bowl Dough

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

Home owners living near the site of Super Bowl XLVIII are advertising their homes as short-term rentals for fans coming to the game from out of...

13 Stories You Loved in 2013

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

Here are REALTOR® Magazine's 13 most popular stories of 2013.

NAR: Housing Market Is Stabilizing

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

“Although the final months of 2013 are finishing on a soft note, the year as a whole will end with the best sales total in seven years,...

Low-End Home Prices a Predictor of Overall Market Activity?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

Changes in low-end home prices lead changes in the high-end market by six months to a year, according to CoreLogic.

Housing's Best Buys for 2014

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

Find out where real estate is most undervalued, but where prices are predicted to increase in the new year. 

Buyers Get Extended Offer Period on REOs

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced an extension of their "first look" programs, allowing buyers a longer bidding window on REO...

As Mortgage Rates Climb, Home Sales Slip

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

Rising mortgage rates are biting into home sales, a trend that will likely continue as interest rates readjust in the new year.

Bank Giant Accused of Discriminatory Lending

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

National City Bank is being accused by two government agencies of charging African-American and Hispanic borrowers more on their mortgages when...

Chicago Real Estate Developer and Housing Advocate Dies

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

John W. Baird—prominent Chicago real estate developer and champion of fair housing, open space, and historic preservation—passed away...

The Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbors

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

Americans rank which celebrity they’d most want to have next door.

Strong Demand Helps Buck Winter Trend

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:00

These 10 housing markets are leading the nation with largest year-over-year list price increases. 

Study: Staging Doesn't Influence Selling Price

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:00

While effective home staging can influence first impressions of a property, new research concludes that the strategy by itself may not convince...

Investors Likely to Curb Buying in 2014

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:00

A new report finds that, while investors will expand their holdings into 2014, the expansion will be "decidedly more restrained than the...

Buyers Facing Fewer Bidding Wars

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:00

One brokerage reports that bidding wars are easing in many markets and that buyers may face less competition in their attempts to snag a home this...

Mortgage Rates to Enter New Year Mostly Flat

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.48 percent this week, rising slightly from last week’s average, Freddie Mac reports. 

Postal Stamps on the Rise Again

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:00

If your 2014 business plan includes sending handwritten thank-you cards or any other first-class mailings, you may want to stock up on forever...

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