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Minorities to Drive Household Growth

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

By 2025, minorities are projected to make up nearly half of first-time home buyers by 2025 and account for more than one-third of U.S. households...

FAA Proposal Restricts Building Height Near Airports

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to drastically reduce the permitted height for thousands of buildings near airports across the...

Drones Used for Real Estate Photos Could Be Grounded

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Aviation Administration released its interpretation of model aircraft use this week, saying that real estate pros who use model...

Mortgage Rates Move Lower Than Last Year

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

Borrowing costs from mortgage rates were cheaper this week than at the same time last year, Freddie Mac reports.

Housing Market Shows Mixed Picture

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

The majority of housing markets are not yet stable, according to Freddie Mac’s latest market index reading. Find out which states and metros...

Government’s Flagship Foreclosure Program Extended to 2016

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will extend its Making Home Affordable Program to help home owners avoid foreclosure, as well...

Sparking Buyer Urgency? Redfin Debuts ‘Hot Home’ Tool

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

The brokerage has launched “Hot Homes,” a feature that identifies to home shoppers which homes are likely to sell within two weeks.

Building Giant Considers Move to Home-Rental Market

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

Lennar Corp., one of the nation’s largest home builders, is “considering” a move to build homes intended to rent if first-time...

When Will Millennials Break Into Ownership?

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

The number of households in their 30s is expected to increase by 2.7 million over the coming decade, which should boost demand for new housing, a...

Easy Ways to Improve Your Client Relationships

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

There are several actions agents can take to be someone that everyone likes to work with, and none of them are difficult.

More Americans Squeezed by Housing Costs

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

Housing costs remain near record highs, with more than 35 percent of Americans spending 30 percent or more of their incomes on rent or mortgage...

REALTOR® Confidence Mostly Flat in May

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

Low housing supply relative to buyer demand, tougher lending standards, and lackluster growth in income and savings continued to constrain home...

Tech Tools REALTORS® Love the Most

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

Brokers and agents are spending more money on mobile technologies to make their businesses more efficient, a new survey finds. These are the tools...

10 Biggest Rebound Cities Since the Recession

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

These are the top 10 cities that have posted the largest economic and housing gains since the recession officially ended five years ago.

New-Home Sales Surge Nearly 19%

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

“This increase is a welcome sign after a slow start to 2014,” says a builder trade group’s chief economist. 

Fannie: The Housing Market Resets Into Catch-Up Mode

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

The housing market is starting to show some improvement after a slow start to the year, but home sales likely will still likely be shy of 2013...

Why Builders Are Worried About Millennials

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

Millennials are going to be a big force in the housing industry in the years to come, but for homebuilders, they may be trouble.

Multifamily Sector Dodges Warnings

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

The multifamily market continues to post strong gains, despite warnings from analysts as early as 2011 saying that the sector was heading for a...

Loan Applications Take Another Dip

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

Applications for home mortgages softened last week, despite a drop in mortgage rates that lowered borrowing costs. 

Plant a Tree, Save on Energy

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

Stay top-of-mind with your base by giving them creative tips on how their landscaping can cut their energy bills substantially.