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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Buying Is Cheaper Than Renting in Most Places

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00

From an affordability standpoint, renters who have saved enough to make a 10 percent down payment are better off buying in the majority of markets...

Real Estate Likely to Ride a 3-Year Wave

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00

Economists and housing analysts predict that this year will kick off "three more years of smooth sailing for U.S. real estate,"...

Will Lenders Take Foreclosed Owners Back?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00

Home owners who lost their home to foreclosure during the financial crisis are slowly trying to step back into home ownership. But a critical...

Mortgage Rates Take Another Dip

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed-rate mortgages moved lower this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage now averaging 3.66 percent.

'Tiny' Condos Are Selling for a Premium

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00

Don't judge a condo by its size. That's the lesson some home shoppers are getting this spring, where some of the tiniest residences are...

America's 10 Healthiest Cities

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00

These 10 cities in the U.S. succeed at providing a high quality of health care and supporting a healthy lifestyle to residents, according to a new...

The 20 Most Active Housing Markets

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

Sold signs are going up fast in these cities. Find out where homes are selling the fastest, sometimes even in less than a month. 

Office Rents Soar to 10-Year High

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

An improving job market is propelling an increased demand for office space.

Developers Attract with Luxe-Branded Condos

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

In some markets, developers are partnering up with major design labels – from Porsche to Armani – to brand their buildings in a way to...

Fed: Interest Rate Hikes Likely in June

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

In two months, the Federal Reserve will likely start raising rates, a move it hasn't taken since 2006. 

6 TED Talks on Real Estate

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

Looking to fill a few minutes with some potentially industry-changing ideas? Here are a half-dozen videos from thought leaders who want to change...

RE/MAX Tops 100,000 Agent Mark

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

The global franchiser reached a big milestone this month, now boasting an expansive network of 100,000 agents worldwide. 

How Facebook Ruins Us

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00

Don't internalize what your friends are posting online as a reflection of your own success or value.

Realogy Acquires Coldwell Banker Affiliate

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00

The country's largest residential real estate brokerage has made a big move to further expand its presence throughout the U.S.

More Proof Home-Buyer Demand Is Rising

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases made a big jump last week, increasing to its highest level since July 2013. 

Most Don't Know Their Credit Score

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00

Most Americans underestimate the importance of their credit score, with four in 10 saying they don't know what their credit scores are.

Threat to Housing Confidence Emerging

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00

A new survey by Fannie Mae shows how critical attitudes about income growth are to consumers' outlook on housing. 

States With Highest, Lowest Property Taxes

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00

Property taxes can make up a big chunk of a household's annual expenses, and it can vary considerably depending on where you live.

4 Million Missing Mortgages, Study Says

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

Getting a mortgage became so difficult during 2009-2013 that millions of potential home buyers were shut out of the market. One agency has put an...

Home Prices Heat Up for Spring

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

"This is the hottest home price appreciation prior to the spring selling season in nine years," according to a new index. 

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