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Condo Market on the Mend?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

The condo market, which has been mostly stagnant in recent years, is showing signs of revival nationwide, with the condo share of total home sales...

Where Rich Americans Have Their Eye on Real Estate

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

With more high-net-worth individuals in the United States viewing foreign property as wise investments, Alexa Luxe Living determined the 20...

Recovery Spreads Beyond Energy States

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

More western housing markets are returning to normal or exceeding their previous normal housing indicators. 

NAR, Trade Groups Urge FAA to Clarify Drone Use

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® has joined 32 other organizations in asking the Federal Aviation Administration to quickly issue a rule...

ZipRealty Ranks Most Affordable Housing Markets for 2014

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

“In the most affordable areas of the nation, homes are available for just over twice the annual average household income,” says...

Mortgage Applications for Purchases on the Upswing

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases are back on the rise in time for the spring selling season. 

PETA Drops Vegan Eatery Plans for Jeffrey Dahmer Home

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

The national animal rights organizations has announced that it will drop plans to turn serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s former childhood home...

NAR, Realtor.com® Team Up to Launch Mega-Campaign

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® and realtor.com® are combining their individualized marketing campaigns to prepare a coordinated...

Speculative Building Returns to Luxury Market

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

A practice that had mostly come to a halt after the housing crisis is heating up again as some developers take a gamble on building speculative...

Obama’s Housing Scorecard: Cautious Progress

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

The housing recovery is strengthening across the country, but the Obama administration cautions that the economy is still healing from the...

International Buyers View U.S. as 'Safe' Investment

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

Foreign buyers are showing a preference for purchasing properties in the U.S. over other countries, viewing real estate here as a safe place to...

Campaign to Make Texans 'Homeowners for Life’

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

The Texas Association of REALTORS® and the Texas State Affordable Housing Corp. have teamed up to teach Texas residents more about the steps...

Survey: Consumer Confidence in Housing Hot This Spring

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

Consumer attitudes are reflecting greater optimism in the housing market heading into real estate’s traditionally strong spring selling...

Home Buyers May Face Sticker Shock This Spring

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Home prices have risen so much in the past year that some buyers are coming out this spring to find prices are higher than they might have...

Buyers Want 'Green' More Than They Think

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Most buyers say they're not willing to pay extra for environmentally friendly home features – that is, unless you change the way you...

Landlords are Pushing Up Rents Again

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Between 2000 and 2012, apartment rents have risen 6 percent while renters’ incomes have fallen 13 percent. Apartment List’s chief...

Cities in Search of More Storm-Proof Trees

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

Following a winter filled with snow and ice storms, more city officials in the Midwest and Northeast are taking a closer look at the stability of...

REALTOR® Lands on List Among Most Mispronounced Words

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

The word "REALTOR®" appeared on a recent list by Business Insider of “surprising words you’re probably mispronouncing....

3 Tips for Staging a Vacation Rental Property

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:00

With summer right around the corner, here are some tips from a professional stager for getting vacation rentals ready for the season.

Shadow Inventories Are Quickly Vanishing, Report Says

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00

“Although there is good news that completed foreclosures are trending lower, the bigger news is the impressive decline in the foreclosure...