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Job Growth to Drive 2014 Housing Market

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00

The housing recovery is expected to remain strong in the new year, driven by economic growth and an improving employment picture, economists say...

For Those Who Held On, Equity Has Returned

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00

Home prices surged 11.3 percent in 2013, helping home owners see gains in their pocketbooks. 

Top 10 Housing Bets for Investors

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00

Investments in single-family homes for rental properties will remain an attractive venture in many markets in the new year. Find out where....

Education Campaign on New Mortgage Rules

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching an education campaign to help make home buyers and home owners more aware of new mortgage...

3 SEO Trends to Make You More Findable Online

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00

If more real estate customers are looking online nowadays, how can you ensure they'll find you? Here are three ways to boost your SEO. ...

Give Your Sales Meetings Value

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00

Here are some quick tips for brokers looking to raise the caliber of their sales meetings to better train agents.

3 Big Reasons Why Home Sales Are Falling

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

For the first time in more than two years, existing-home sales are below year ago levels. What’s behind the drop in sales? 

‘Fracking’ Sparks Concern Over Nearby Home Values

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

Recent studies show that oil and gas drilling in residential neighborhoods is having an impact on property values. 

5 Top Searched ZIP Codes in 2013

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

Realtor.com® has released a list of the most-searched ZIP codes of the year. Find out what neighborhoods are attracting the most lurkers...

Freddie: Rising Mortgage Rates Chip Away at Affordability

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

The majority of housing markets remain affordable to the average family, but rising mortgage rates and rising housing prices are causing more...

30-Year Rates Average 4.47% This Week

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage rates were on the rise this week, following upbeat news for housing starts and building permits. 

5 Tips to Help Clients Improve Their Credit

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00

No credit or a bad credit score can be an obstacle to home buying, but you can offer advice to help clients improve their...

Fed: By End of 2014, Stimulus Will Be Over

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

The Fed’s bond-buying program has helped keep interest rates low, but it said this week that it’s time for the program to come to a...

3 Companies Fined $1.1B for Decades-Old Lead-Paint Work

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

The California Supreme Court is ordering three paint companies to clean up hazards from lead paint used decades ago in hundreds of thousands of...

Many Borrowers Facing Higher Mortgage Costs Next Year

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

Borrowers will likely see an increase in mortgage costs next spring, particularly those who don’t have a sizable down payment or have less-...

New-Home Construction Hits Fastest Pace in 5 Years

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

Construction of single-family homes and apartments in November rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million, a 23 percent increase...

Going Green Can Pay Off Big for Commercial

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report this month that details the benefits that green infrastructure can contribute to...

Going Green Can Pay Off Big for Commercial

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report this month that details the benefits that green infrastructure can contribute to...

Home Owners Stand to Recapture More Equity in 2014

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

A rebound in consumer confidence and economic growth in the new year should allow more home owners to escape the “negative equity trap,...

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