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Study: Every $1K Price Hike Sidelines 200K Buyers

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00

For every $1,000 increase in the cost of median-priced new homes, an estimated 206,269 households are pushed out of the market, according to a...

Rising Closing Costs Pinch Buyers' Wallets

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:00

Rising home prices aren’t the only thing that may give buyers sticker shock: Mortgage closing costs have soared nearly 6 percent over the...

Housing Slowdown Could Be Good for Buyers

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

More stagnant home prices could open up the market to more first-time buyers.

16.5 Million Suburban Americans Live in Poverty

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

Many consider the suburbs to be a haven for the middle class, but a new report by the Brookings Institution paints a different picture.

Realtor.com®: 'Supplying the Best Insights'

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

The portal's first-ever economist explains how he plans to empower both real estate professionals and consumers with the industry data that...

Agents Warned of Vacation Rental Scams

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

Police are warning real estate companies and home owners to watch out for con artists who are duplicating advertisements of vacation rentals and...

Lender to Ease Standards for Some Borrowers

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00

Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. is launching several mortgage products that will ease underwriting standards for qualified borrowers.

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...

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