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Glut of Abandoned Homes Still Plagues Cities

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:00

Home owners are continuing to abandon properties that sit in foreclosure limbo, a reminder to many communities that the foreclosure crisis hasn...

Study: Multifamily in for Long-Term Shortage

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:00

Rejuvenating the nation's aging rental-housing stock will be key to meeting the rising demand of rentals in the future, says a researcher with...

3 Reasons Buyers, Sellers Need You

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:00

A large percentage of Americans say they could buy or sell without the help of a real estate agent — but they still used a practitioner when...

Despite Predictions, Baby Boomers Aren’t Downsizing Yet

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:00

As boomers hit age 65 and become empty nesters, many housing analysts forecasted that they would move into an apartment, condo, or townhouse. But...

Why Low Rates Aren't Always Good for Housing

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are near historic lows, which is great news for home owners and buyers. But the situation could prove to be a big thorn in the side...

New Campaign Stresses REALTOR® Value Online

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

NAR's new "Real People" ad aims to reinforce the REALTOR® brand with consumers, explaining how buying a home is nothing ...

LeBron James' Return: A Win for Cleveland's Housing Market?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

The NBA star says returning to his hometown is about much more than just basketball. 

Farmland Boom Shows Signs of Cooling

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

Following double-digit rates of appreciation, agricultural land prices may soften in the coming months. Find out why corn is to blame. 

Brokerage Giant Warns Agents Against Drones

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

NRT, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company, issued a call asking members to stop flying drones and using drone...

Wells Fargo Tops Profit Expectations

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender saw a 3.8 percent increase in second quarter profits, which executives attributed to positive signs in...

The Return of the First-Time Home Buyer?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

More millennials are moving out on their own, new studies suggest. Will the share of first-time buyers soon revert back to more normal levels?...

More Chinese Buyers Coming to America

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

Watch the California housing market, in particular, economists say. “It’s just the beginning of a tidal wave,” says NAR’s...

10 Fast-Moving Housing Markets

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

In some metro areas out West, homes are selling in less than a month.

Mortgage Rates Post Slight Bump Up This Week

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

Still, borrowing costs from mortgage rates are averaging lower than last year at this time. 

Report: Hurricanes Could Put 6.5 Million U.S. Homes at Risk

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

“This exposure could constitute significant risk for home owners and financial services companies, as many at-risk homes lack protection...

The 10 Priciest Places to Live in the World

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

In some cities in the world, you might pay $6.64 in U.S. dollars for a cup of coffee, or $6,960 to rent an unfurnished, two-bedroom apartment....

A GPS That Maps the ‘Emotionally Pleasant’ Route?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Happy trails may be in store for you and your clients. Researchers are developing a mapping service that highlights the most scenic route to a...

People Make Perfect Props in Listings

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Showhomes Tampa takes residential staging to a new level, recruiting middle-class occupants to live in upscale, vacant properties.

Top Amenities Buyers Will Make Sacrifices For

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers say they'd give up being close to public transportation, better schools, and entertainment and shopping in order to have these...

Tiny Homes Spark Big Movement

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Homes that are 500 square feet or less have grown in popularity in recent years. What’s behind the big interest?

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