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Silicon Valley Dominates Top Luxury Market List

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

Silicon Valley is home to three of the top nation’s top five luxury markets, according to a Coldwell Banker survey. Find out the other top...

Mortgage Rates on the Rise Again This Week

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.41 percent this week – more than a full percentage point higher than it was a year ago at this...

Is Your Clients' Data Secure?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

How do you ensure the security of your clients' personal and financial data? Here are some solutions you should implement in your business...

Brokerage Adds Division Catering to LGBT Customers

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

Dream Town Realty, based in Chicago, has launched a broker division aimed at better serving consumers who identify themselves within the lesbian,...

Nest Labs Pulls its Smoke Detectors Off Market

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

Google’s home automation company announced it has stopped selling its smoke and carbon monoxide detectors due to safety concerns. 

NAR-Backed Mortgage Debt Relief Clears Committee

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

The Senate Finance Committee has passed a two-year retroactive extension of tax relief for households who’ve had mortgage debt forgiven by a...

Retail Rents Rise as Construction Stays Flat

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

For the 12th consecutive quarter, rents for stores in shopping centers and malls were on the rise in the first quarter of 2014, a sign that retail...

7 Top-Performing Markets for Rental Returns

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

Rental properties are allowing investors to build wealth over the long-term while generating monthly income and watching their homes' values...

Mortgage Debt Relief Faces Big Vote Today

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

NAR is watching carefully as the Senate Finance Committee votes today on a two-year retroactive extension of tax relief for households who’...

Brown: FHA's Insurance Premiums Sidelining Buyers

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

As many as 375,000 potential home buyers were priced out of the market in 2013 because of FHA’s high mortgage insurance premiums and strict...

RealtyTrac Wipes Hyperlocal Neighborhood Info From Listings

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

RealtyTrac has removed property details such as nearby sex offenders and histories of drug labs from its for-sale listings only weeks after it...

Census: More People Are Moving South

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

Between 2010 and 2013, 51 percent of the population increase in 52 major metros nationwide was in the South, according to U.S. Census Bureau data...

Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2013; Investment Property Declines

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00

Vacation-home sales jumped almost 30 percent in 2013, while investment homes dropped by 8.5 percent, according to NAR’s 2014 Investment and...

Many Closings Temporarily Stalled After Ellie Mae Outage

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00

A massive software outage affecting Ellie Mae, a mortgage technology developer, caused several loan processing delays affecting many closings.

CoreLogic: Home Prices Likely to Moderate Soon

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00

Home prices will likely level off within the next year as home equity releases pent-up supply, according to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index....

Mortgage Applications Swing in Purchase Loans Favor

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00

Overall mortgage applications dropped again last week, but applications for home purchases – viewed as a leading gauge for future home sales...

Happy Living: Survey Reveals 15 Happiest Cities

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00

Are you in a happy place? A new index ranks cities based on their levels of well-being. 

Judge Your Popularity: Google+ Adds Page Views to Profiles

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00

You can now keep closer tabs on how many people are viewing your profile and pages on the social networking site. 

Site Makes Push for Open Data from Cities

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

A new site from the Open Knowledge Foundation gives you up-to-date information about how readily available data is from a number of cities.

'Ghost Listings' Could Scare Off Business

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

In New York City, there appears to be a significant number of "ghost listings" of properties that may not be on the market but are...

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