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Putting the Home in Home Delivery

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00

A new book from Taschen covers the history of prefab homes, built at factories and sent to the buyers who'd then assemble them.

Poll: Americans Prefer Real Estate Over Stocks, Gold

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00

Americans believe real estate is the “best” long-term investment, over gold, stocks, savings accounts, and bonds, according to a new...

Brokerage Shows Why Sellers Should Rethink Pocket Listings

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00

Do off-MLS listings cause sellers to ultimately fetch a lower sales price? A real estate brokerage in San Francisco sought to find out.

10 Markets Where Asking Prices Have Risen Most

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00

The median list price nationwide was 5.3 percent higher in March compared to year ago levels. But in these 10 housing markets, asking prices were...

Study Suggests New Homes are Cheaper to Maintain

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00

Home owners of new homes tend to pay less on routine maintenance, utilities, and property insurance, according to a new study. 

Forbes Ranks Cities That Offer Best Family Life

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00

Forbes evaluated several housing and community factors to find out which cities offer some of the best opportunities for raising a family.

8 Start-Ups Enter NAR's 2014 REach Accelerator Class

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:00

REach, an NAR initiative that introduces innovative technology companies to the real estate marketplace, has added eight new companies to its...

Buyers Find More Housing Options This Spring

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

"Having more homes on the market may mean more affordable prices for first-time and move-up buyers. Lack of inventory in 2013 led to intense...

Number of 'Equity-Rich' Home Owners Is Growing

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

These equity-rich home owners may be a key to lifting the housing market recovery too, according to one housing analyst. 

Mortgage Rates Fall Back to 6-Week Lows

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

For the second consecutive week, fixed-mortgage rates eased, offering home buyers a slight bump in affordability, Freddie Mac reports.

Celebrate Fair Housing Month at Your Office

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

April is Fair Housing Month, a time to remember the landmark protections offered by the enactment of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968....

Young Residents Flock to City: Suburbia at Risk?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

Some suburban towns are growing concerned at the huge exodus of young people who have headed to the city and vowed to forsake the suburban life...

New Feature: Facebook Pings Your Nearby Friends

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

Facebook will be rolling out a new feature that notifies you when friends in your network are near you.

Renters Flock to States With Legal Pot

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

More renters are flocking to Colorado and Washington state — both of which made it legal to smoke pot starting Jan. 1 — according to...

Facebook Requires Separate App for Messages

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

Facebook is requiring its users to download a separate Messenger app in order to continue sending and receiving messages on the social-networking...

Mortgage Applications End 5-Week Decline

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

Loan demand for refinancings and home purchases increased last week as interest rates took a dip, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.

Report: A Third of Home Owners in Foreclosure Have Equity

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

More home owners caught in the foreclosure process are finding that their homes may no longer be underwater because of rising home prices,...

New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

The strongest recovery in the new-home sector is occurring in the Northeast and Midwest, where builders had been hampered by severe winter weather...

Shiller: Housing Seeing More Momentum Than Stocks

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

Economist Robert Shiller, a Yale University professor, told CNBC on Tuesday that even though the housing market is showing some signs of slowing,...

Lot Shortages Make Building Costs Higher

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Homebuilders who did not buy up land during the housing downturn are facing much higher costs today — and that may get passed on to home...