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What's Trending Now in Real Estate

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00

The spring selling season is in full swing. Here's a break down of what you and your clients need to know about the state of the market.

Most Americans Want to Move in Retirement

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

The majority of Americans has big plans to move when they retire, but the big question is whether they'll go ahead with those plans when they...

Rental Growth Finally Easing?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

The hefty hikes in apartment rental fees in recent years are showing signs of slowing, but economists say it's likely a temporary blip than a...

30-Year Rates Hold Steady at 3.70%

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

"Mortgage rates were little changed this week, entering April about where we started the year," according to Freddie Mac’s weekly...

HUD Seeks to Educate Public on Fair Housing

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

April marks Fair Housing Month, and HUD is launching a national media campaign that sets out to help the public recognize housing discrimination...

A Clash Brews Over 'Pop-Up' Homes

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

"Pop-up" homes are common in cities like Washington, D.C., as developers look to squeeze bigger homes on smaller lots. But the growth in...

The New Hot Housing Market: Vacation Homes

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

It's a good time to have a vacation real estate niche. Vacation home sales jumped to a record high in 2014, according to a newly released...

These Markets Still Have Long Way to Recovery

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

The legacy of the aftermath of the housing crisis may linger in these metros for many more years to come. 

Tech-Centered Office Markets Outperform

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

The top performing office markets tend to be in areas where technology companies are quickly expanding.

This Room May Greatly Affect Your Sales Price

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

Don't underestimate the value of your listing’s loo. 

Credit Unions and Real Estate: A Perfect Pairing?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

Many consumers may be under the assumption that credit unions are only reserved for certain clientele or that you have to be part of a credit...

Industry Hears Call for Credit Scoring Changes

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

Real estate and mortgage industry experts met at...

Market Is Healthiest in Years, New Index Says

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

A new housing index says the health of the national real estate market is at its highest level since 2001, with only two markets even slightly...

7 Cities Where Populations Are Soaring

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

Population growth in many of the nation’s metro areas has slowed in recent years, but a small number of metros are still showing rapid...

CFPB Launches ‘Know Before You Owe’ Tool Kit

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau debuted a new tool kit this week that home buyers can leverage to become smarter mortgage shoppers. The...

Loan Demand Is on the Upswing for Spring

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases and refinancings continue to post a strong rebound, despite some volatility in interest rates. 

Do Internet Buyers Think They’re Too Smart?

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

Many home buyers and sellers scour the Internet for real estate information, but could all that searching over the Web make them overconfident? A...

In SF, A Total Dive Hits $411K Over the Ask

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

How crazy is inventory in your market? Probably not crazy enough to bring in a price more than 50% above the listing. But we can dream, right?

Midwest, West Lead Pending Home Sales

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

Pending home sales in February surged to the highest level since June 2013, led by significant gains in contract signings in the Midwest and West...

Don't Ignore Boomerang Buyers

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

The housing market is ignoring the largest pool of prospects, says one housing analyst.