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70% Unaware of Down-Payment Assistance

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00

The majority of adults in the U.S. say they hadn't heard of programs helping first-time buyers afford a down payment, including state and...

10 Markets to Grow the Most Next Year

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00

The U.S. housing market is expected to make strides overall in 2015, but 10 metros in particular are "ready for significant acceleration...

Mortgage Rates at Lowest Point Since May 2013

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00

Many consumers probably didn't think they'd see mortgage rates this low again.

2015: Year of the First-Time Home Buyer

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00

Increases in job opportunities will bring first-time buyers back into the market next year after mostly staying on the sidelines since the housing...

Housing Expenses Drain More People's Income

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00

Nearly 40 million Americans are spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing payments, property taxes, and other household expenses....

1 in 5 Markets Developing Housing Bubble?

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00

A fifth of housing markets have exceeded their historical affordability norms and may be showing early signs of a housing bubble, according to...

The Luxury Market's Achilles Heel

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00

Markets that are most dependent on international demand are seeing a steady and dramatic decline in sales of million-dollar-plus homes, a new...

Innocent Pleas in Beverly Carter's Death

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00

Two suspects charged with kidnapping and murdering the Arkansas real estate agent pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday.

Apartment Boom May Put Lid on Rising Rents

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00

As builders quickly ramp up building of apartments across the country to meet rising demand, vacancy rates are starting to rise. That could limit...

5 Ways to Keep Negotiations on Track

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00

There are a lot of things that could sink a deal, but during negotiations, there are several factors that are important to keep it from running...

60% of REALTORS® Make the Deals

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00

A new study finds that 60 percent of REALTORS® are capturing 100 percent of the business in their local markets.

10-Year Review: How’s Housing Really Doing?

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00

The housing market's last decade has seen a boom and a bust. Having survived both, what's today's new normal, and what's coming up...

Buyers Are Paying More for ‘New’

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00

As markets improve and prices climb, what new-home prospects will be frozen out — and how will they react?

Holiday Distracts Refi, Mortgage Shoppers

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates hit an 18-month low last week, but with holiday preparations distracting buyers, the only thing not on the table was mortgage...

More Builders Find the Sun Is a Selling Point

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00

With home owners' utility costs edging higher and higher, builders are looking for ways to help — and solar panels are one popular...

Help Your Clients' Tiny Space Feel Bigger

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

A few design and decorating tips can help your clients in condos and small houses feel like they've got more space than they actually do have...

Info You Should Have Ready for Clients

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

To impress home buyers, real estate agents should become masters of local market data. There are things you should know to convince your clients...

Help Extend Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® is calling on its members to speak up for home owners and help urge Congress to renew the Mortgage Debt...

Did Mortgages Just Get Easier to Obtain?

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new lending guidelines went into effect Monday, which are expected to help loosen up the tight credit standards...

HELOCs Being Put to Better Use

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

Though home equity lines of credit are becoming one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market, home owners are using the money for...

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