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Cash Sales Are Weakening

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

The number of real estate transactions involving all-cash is dropping considerably.

Study: Housing Crisis Fueled Racial Inequality

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

The spike in foreclosures from the housing crisis led to one of the greatest migrations in U.S. history among minorities and whites that could...

The Top 'Mom State' in Housing Is...

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® highlights the four hottest housing markets with the most moms and children under age 18. 

3 Ways to Make More Friends on Social Media

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

One tip: You may want to post less often to your social media accounts, new research suggests. 

Stronger Economy Should Attract Buyers

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

The growing tide of good economic news means the days of rock-bottom mortgage rates are over, but the housing market is nevertheless well-...

As Home Ownership Drops, Inequality Rises

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

The U.S. has become more "unequal as the number of home owners has fallen while the number of renters has significantly risen," a new...

Study: Home Ownership Linked to Happiness

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

Home ownership can lead to status and independence – qualities that often are linked to happiness, a new analysis shows. 

Mortgage Rates Trend Higher

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed to average 3.80 percent this week while 15-year rates rose above 3 percent, both reaching their highest...

Many Potential Buyers Still Have Concerns

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

Consumers continue to express concerns about recent weakening economic conditions and high home prices, according to a new poll. 

Builders Try to Lure Buyers with 'Green'

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

Homebuilders are increasingly embracing green certifications and finding ways to incorporate greater sustainable features into their homes. Find...

FAA Widens Study on Drone Uses

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

NAR calls the Federal Aviation Administration’s latest announcement on UAVs "good for real estate," and says it could pave the way...

Housing Flips Slip to Lowest Level in Years

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

Four percent of all U.S. single-family home sales in the first quarter were flips, sold for a second time within a 12-month period. Find out where...

More Markets Fall Back into 'Normal' Range

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

A greater number of the largest metro areas in the country have returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity...

Investors Eye Millennial Rising in Housing

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

As the millennial generation ages, investors see big opportunity in the housing market as these young adults transition into parenthood. 

Meet the 2015 Volunteer Works Recipients

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine and the Good Neighbor Society have announced the recipients of the seventh annual Volunteering Works program...

Ga. Sheriff Charged in Agent Shooting

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

An Atlanta area sheriff was charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday after he says he accidentally shot a real estate agent at a model home while...

Sharp Rise in Rates Doesn’t Deter Buyers

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases are staying mostly resilient against interest rate hikes. 

26 Million Consumers Are ‘Credit Invisible’

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that one in every 10 adults has a limited or nonexistent credit history, which could make it...

3 in 10 Americans Looking to Buy

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 00:00

Potential buyers cite rising rental prices and low interest rates as top reasons for wanting to purchase a home now, according to a recent Chase...

Sheriff: Agent Shooting Was ‘Tragic Accident’

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 00:00

An Atlanta area county sheriff claims to have shot a real estate agent by accident during an open house at a model home on Sunday. 

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