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Could This Reignite the Shopping Mall Sector?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

A Canadian construction firm has unveiled plans to build the biggest mall in the U.S., at a time when many shopping mall operators are shying away...

Agents See Bright Spot for Townhomes

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

More real estate professionals are optimistic that home buyers will once again start looking at townhomes.

Survey Finds Younger Buyers Taking Over

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

A new NAR survey suggests concerns about younger buyers waiting in the wings are overblown.

Higher Rates Aren't Deterring These Buyers

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

Overall mortgage applications were down for the week amid the highest mortgage rates of the year, but high-end home buyers weren’t deterred...

Study: Bidding Wars Here to Stay

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

Just because the housing bubble is behind us doesn't mean buyers can bid farewell to competitive Even in the aftermath of the housing crisis,...

Repeat Foreclosures Jumped in January

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

This is first time in more than two years that repeat foreclosures have increased, according to a new report.

Owners More Upbeat Than Appraisers

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

The slight divergence in opinions may be a sign that home owners are a “bit overzealous in their estimates” of property values,...

Getting a Mortgage Is Easy, Consumers Say

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

Fifty-four percent of Americans say that they believe getting a mortgage is easy—a record high number for Fannie Mae’s ...

Announcing the 30 Under 30 Finalists for 2015

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Meet the 50 real estate pros who stood out to REALTOR® Magazine’s panel of judges as up-and-coming practitioners under the age of 30....

4 Indicators Show Rising of Millennial Buyers

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

The millennial generation is inching their way into home ownership. Here are four reasons why.

Who Has the Highest Property Taxes?

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Home owners who have owned five to 15 years had the highest effective property tax rates while those who have owned more than 20 years had the...

Buyers Willing to Camp Out to Snag a Home

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

The inventory crunch in real estate is prompting some home buyers to camp out overnight and wait in long lines for a chance to purchase a house....

High-End Homes See More Foreclosures

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Traditionally, fewer foreclosures tend to occur among the high-end home bracket, but since the recession, that has changed.

Apartment Growth Shifts to Suburbs

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Real estate investors are chasing growth in the apartment sector beyond the urban core and heading for what they are increasingly viewing as...

20 Housing Markets That Are Heating Up

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 00:00

Higher inventory and buyer demand are expected to boost closings in March, according to a new analysis from realtor.com®. 

Boom-Era HELOC Resets Raise Concerns

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 00:00

Millions of home equity lines of credit taken out during the housing boom are up to reset to higher interest rates soon, putting many borrowers at...

Suspect Escapes Death Penalty in Agent Murder

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 00:00

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter appeared in court recently and told a judge that he plans to...

Realtor.com® Bites into Big Apple Listings

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® is beefing up its of for-sale and for-rent listings in New York City through new partnerships with several prominent New York...

Could Hyperlocal Social Network Be Yelp 2.0?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

The social media start-up Nextdoor boasts a network of more than 53,000 "microcommunities" across the United States where a large...

Mortgage Rates Drop, Near 2013 Lows

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed mortgage rates moved lower for the first time in four weeks,  according to Freddie Mac's weekly...

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