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Closing Process Changes: What To Expect

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00

New mortgage disclosure rules will take effect Oct. 3. Find out what lenders and real estate brokerages can expect from these big changes to home...

4 Costly Mistakes When Building New

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00

Help home buyers avoid buyer regret when building a new home by not falling for one of these common budget busters. 

The Baby Boomers Are Driving Growth

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00

While a lot of attention has been placed on Millennials' impact on housing, the baby boomers have been the "driving force" of...

The Top Exterior Finishes for New Homes Are…

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00

There's a clear champ when it comes to what builders are turning to as the most widely used exterior on new homes. 

Snake House Case Headed to Court

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00

Maryland home owners who sued their real estate agent over claims the agent knowingly sold them a house infested with snakes will now be taking...

Apple's iOS 9 Update Reports More Glitches

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00

Users have been complaining that they've been experiencing several problems in upgrading to Apple's iOS 9. Apple says it's working to...

6 Things Fall Home Buyers Should Notice

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Buying a home in the fall can be less stressful than during the peak spring-buying season, but there are a few things your clients need to keep in...

Honoring Beverly Carter By Putting Safety First

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

On the anniversary of Beverly Carter's death, new safety tools and protocols seek to keep agents safe when meeting strangers.

'Secret' Money-Saving Home Insurance Option?

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Home owners may want to look in to adding a "cosmetic damage exclusion" to their insurance policies, a mostly unknown way to curb annual...

New-Home Sales at Highest Level Since 2008

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Faced with labor and lot shortages, builders are gradually adding inventory to meet buyer demand, and new-home sales are starting to follow suit....

Mortgage Rates in Free Fall, After Fed's Vote

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

"These low mortgage rates have supported strong home sales, and 2015 is on pace to have the highest home sales total since 2007,"...

Property Taxes Are on the Rise

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Property tax collections have increased nearly $13 billion or by nearly 3 percent over the past year.

Energy Sector Fueled More Economies in 2014

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:00

Texas mostly led the nation in fastest-growing economies in 2014. Half of the 16 metro areas where the economy grew at a 6 percent rate or more...

Bad Winter Coming? 10 Ways to Get Ready

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

With a possibly historic El Niño brewing, this winter could pack a wallop. Prepare your clients now for how to safeguard their home against...

Seniors Weather Economy With Higher Equity

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

An index that measures home values, home equity, and mortgage debt for home owners 62 and older surged to an all-time high in the second quarter...

CFPB Makes Rural Mortgages Easier to Obtain

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized a new rule that sets out to make credit in rural and underserved areas more accessible....

Home Values Pull Up in More States

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

The West sees the biggest improvement in housing markets nationwide, but one area of the country has been slow to rebound.

More Buyers Pay in Cash in These Cities

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

Major metros are accounting for the largest share of cash sales nationwide.

Facebook Rolls Out 3-D Video Capability

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:00

The social-networking giant now lets real estate professionals post 360-degree listing videos in their news feeds.

In Winter, These Housing Markets Are Hot

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00

Eighty percent of U.S. counties see a housing slowdown starting in September, according to realtor.com®. But a few markets buck that trend.