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Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Ohio Real Estate Agent

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

A man charged in the murder of a Youngstown, Ohio real estate agent has avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty.

Mortgage Rates Hover at Yearly Lows

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers are locking in mortgage rates at some of the lowest rates of the year.

Foreclosure Inventory Falls 35%, Celebration Muted

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

While foreclosures have plunged nationwide in recent months, housing experts aren’t ready to say the foreclosure crisis is completely behind...

San Francisco Homes Hit Million-Dollar Median Milestone

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

For the first time in the city’s history, the median selling price for houses and condos in San Francisco reached seven figures. “It...

Trends Show Outlook for Mulitfamily Sector Bright

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

The multifamily market continues to outperform historical trends, with vacancy rates at a 13-year low, strong demand for new units being built,...

8 Cities Considered Top Family Towns

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

Here’s something to brag about. See if your city made the list. 

Tackling the Environment and Real Estate

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

NAR’s first environmental summit this week highlighted areas where environmental issues and real estate intersect, and encouraged...

Don't Ever Say This to a Client

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:00

Avoid these four faux pas when dealing with clients.

Who Is the Typical New-Home Buyer?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:00

New data collected for new-home closings over the past year offers up a closer look at the average new-home buyer and the prices of homes...

3 Social Media Trends Impacting Your Business

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:00

Image-centric networks are growing, and is Google+ losing favor? A Forbes.com columnist offers his predictions on the latest social media trends...

Home Ownership Rate Near 20-Year Low

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:00

The fallout from the housing crisis continues as the number of Americans who own homes dropped to the lowest level in nearly two decades in the...

Countrywide Acquisition Still Haunts BofA

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:00

Bank of America has been ordered to pay nearly $1.3 billion in penalties stemming from a Countrywide program nicknamed "the hustle."

5 Market Problems Scaring REALTORS®

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:00

REALTOR® confidence in current and future market conditions took a slight dip in June as several challenges continued to pose a threat to...

Altos: Critics Are Wrong About Where Housing Is Headed

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00

The housing market is going to surge in 2015, despite the bearish predictions from many critics in the housing industry recently, according to a...

Banks Issue Record Number of Million-Dollar Mortgages

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00

Wealthy borrowers are reportedly having an easier time getting a mortgage, as banks are issuing a record number of mortgages over $1 million while...

$22B Still Unclaimed in Government Mortgage Relief

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00

Nearly $22 billion remains available to help struggling home owners reduce their monthly mortgage payments and avoid foreclosure through the...

Loan Demand Slips on Drop in Refi Applications

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00

After last week’s mini refinance boom, applications for mortgages reversed course and slowed in the latest week, the MBA reports. 

Facebook Moves Mobile Users to Separate Messenger App

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00

Facebook users who use their mobile device will now need to download a separate Facebook Messenger app to send and receive messages from the...

Where's the Nation's Safest Metro? Hint: There's No Kids

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00

What's life like in the "adult Disney World"? Residents of this Florida retirement community appreciate the lack of crime, traffic,...

The Most Expensive Pocket Listing Ever?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00

The Spelling Manor, which made headlines a few years ago for being the priciest home on the market in the nation at the time, reportedly is up for...