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Speculative Building Returns to Luxury Market

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

A practice that had mostly come to a halt after the housing crisis is heating up again as some developers take a gamble on building speculative...

Obama’s Housing Scorecard: Cautious Progress

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

The housing recovery is strengthening across the country, but the Obama administration cautions that the economy is still healing from the...

International Buyers View U.S. as 'Safe' Investment

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

Foreign buyers are showing a preference for purchasing properties in the U.S. over other countries, viewing real estate here as a safe place to...

Campaign to Make Texans 'Homeowners for Life’

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

The Texas Association of REALTORS® and the Texas State Affordable Housing Corp. have teamed up to teach Texas residents more about the steps...

Survey: Consumer Confidence in Housing Hot This Spring

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

Consumer attitudes are reflecting greater optimism in the housing market heading into real estate’s traditionally strong spring selling...

Home Buyers May Face Sticker Shock This Spring

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Home prices have risen so much in the past year that some buyers are coming out this spring to find prices are higher than they might have...

Buyers Want 'Green' More Than They Think

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Most buyers say they're not willing to pay extra for environmentally friendly home features – that is, unless you change the way you...

Landlords are Pushing Up Rents Again

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Between 2000 and 2012, apartment rents have risen 6 percent while renters’ incomes have fallen 13 percent. Apartment List’s chief...

Cities in Search of More Storm-Proof Trees

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Following a winter filled with snow and ice storms, more city officials in the Midwest and Northeast are taking a closer look at the stability of...

REALTOR® Lands on List Among Most Mispronounced Words

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

The word "REALTOR®" appeared on a recent list by Business Insider of “surprising words you’re probably mispronouncing....

3 Tips for Staging a Vacation Rental Property

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

With summer right around the corner, here are some tips from a professional stager for getting vacation rentals ready for the season.

Shadow Inventories Are Quickly Vanishing, Report Says

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

“Although there is good news that completed foreclosures are trending lower, the bigger news is the impressive decline in the foreclosure...

Silicon Valley Dominates Top Luxury Market List

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

Silicon Valley is home to three of the top nation’s top five luxury markets, according to a Coldwell Banker survey. Find out the other top...

Mortgage Rates on the Rise Again This Week

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.41 percent this week – more than a full percentage point higher than it was a year ago at this...

Is Your Clients' Data Secure?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

How do you ensure the security of your clients' personal and financial data? Here are some solutions you should implement in your business...

Brokerage Adds Division Catering to LGBT Customers

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

Dream Town Realty, based in Chicago, has launched a broker division aimed at better serving consumers who identify themselves within the lesbian,...

Nest Labs Pulls its Smoke Detectors Off Market

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

Google’s home automation company announced it has stopped selling its smoke and carbon monoxide detectors due to safety concerns. 

NAR-Backed Mortgage Debt Relief Clears Committee

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

The Senate Finance Committee has passed a two-year retroactive extension of tax relief for households who’ve had mortgage debt forgiven by a...

Retail Rents Rise as Construction Stays Flat

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

For the 12th consecutive quarter, rents for stores in shopping centers and malls were on the rise in the first quarter of 2014, a sign that retail...

7 Top-Performing Markets for Rental Returns

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

Rental properties are allowing investors to build wealth over the long-term while generating monthly income and watching their homes' values...

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