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Company Touts Mobile Closings on Wheels

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Some closings are now being done from souped-up vans, in the hopes of adding greater convenience to the home buyer. 

Over 80% of New Rentals Are Luxury Projects

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

The majority of multifamily builders are focusing on high-end properties, and it's causing rents to soar across the country.

Home Sales Cooled Off This Spring

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Existing-home sales slowed in April, with all major regions of the country – except the Midwest – experiencing declines, NAR reports....

Single-Person Households Are on the Rise

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Single households now make up the second most common household type, even surpassing married households with minor children, reports show. ...

Mortgage Rates Take a Slight Dip This Week

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed-rate mortgages moved slightly lower this week, a welcome reversal following three consecutive weeks of increases.

Economists Revise Housing Forecasts

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Two reports released this week from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac economists reflect greater optimism in the housing market this year. 

Are Apt. Investors Looking to Cash Out Soon?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Investors are watching closely the wave of construction of new apartments and how that could impact vacancies as well as their abilities to...

Sunbelt Cities See Major Population Growth

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

New census population estimates show that the South has some of the fastest growing cities in America.

Minimum Wage Not Enough for Rising Rents

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

A new report finds that there is no state in the country where someone earning either the state or federal minimum wage could afford a market-rate...

Foreclosure Activity Surges to 18-Month High

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

The recent uptick in foreclosure activity reflects a continued "clean-up phase" from the housing crisis, not a start of a new crisis,...

Owners Place High Value on Good Yards

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

Eighty-four percent of adults say that the quality of a home's landscape and yard would affect their decision on whether or not to purchase a...

Water Recyclers Answer for Drought Stricken?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

New water filtering technology that recycles a home's water may soon become the answer to home owners in drought-ridden locations – and...

Realtor.com® Targets N.Y. in Ad Campaign

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

"Find your dream apartment in a New York minute?" The new localized campaign is part of realtor.com®'s move to expand its...

What Millennials Want in a Home

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

Boyce Thompson, former editor of Builder magazine shares the top five features for millennial home buyers.

Builders Pick Up Pace to Meet Rising Demand

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

In April, housing starts climbed to the highest level in nearly seven and a half years as builders respond to the rise in household formation.

Buyers Growing Wary From Rate Rises?

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

"Unfortunately, prospective home buyers may experience bouts of affordability shock in many housing markets" with swings in mortgage...

U.S. Has World's Hottest Luxury Market

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

Find out where high-end real estate prices are heating up the most around the globe. 

Agent Offers Home to Essay Contest Winner

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

A real estate professional is asking potential buyers to write a 200-word essay explaining why he should sell them his house, and the winning...

New Homes Are Getting Bigger Again

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

The average single-family home increased in size at the beginning of this year, showing the desire among buyers for more space.

It's Becoming Easier to Get a Mortgage

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:00

Several reports are showing a trend that should be welcome news to potential home buyers: Lenders are loosening up on credit.