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New Jobs Don’t Always Equate to More Buyers

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Glowing job reports recently are largely expected to translate into a strong spring selling season this year, but don’t expect the recent...

Mega-Rich Have a Big Appetite for Housing

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Multi-millionaires and billionaires tend to have high tastes in real estate, owning an average of 2.9 homes worth about $12.9 million, according...

Relationships, Real Estate Go Hand-in-Hand

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Relationship status may affect when and where buyers purchase a home and how much they spend on a home. View this infographic. 

Agent Reveals How She Survived an Attack

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

"My heart must have sank, and I just thought, 'You're dead, Janice. You are dead,'" a San Antonio real estate agent recalls...

Mortgage Rates Remain Near 2013 Lows

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed-rate mortgages are holding near historical lows, but did inch higher this week amid a stronger employment report, Freddie Mac...

Health Insurance Deadline is Sunday

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Here are eight things you need to know about enrolling in the right health plan before your enrollment window closes.

Chicago Drawing Asian Investors to Midwest

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

The Windy City is a natural entry point for foreign buyers into the Midwest market, real estate professionals say, but from...

7 Ways Your Closing Gifts Backfire

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Even with the best of intentions, your gift-giving gesture can be taken the wrong way if you don't do it with the right sentiment.

Dogs Find a Home with Coldwell Banker

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Coldwell Banker will unveil a new national television commercial during the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22 that sets out to touch the heart of dog...

Tight Supplies Put Home Prices on the Move

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Unless homebuilders significantly boost construction, housing supply shortages could develop and lead to further price acceleration this spring,...

FHA Defends Decision to Lower Fees to Buyers

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

The loan-insurer was put on the defensive Wednesday by lawmakers who questioned the agency’s recent decision to lower the insurance fees...

Many Borrowers Don’t Know Their Rate

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage payments often make up a person’s largest monthly expense – yet more than a third of borrowers have no clue what interest...

Seniors May Face Increasing Foreclosure Risk

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Debt levels among Americans age 55 and older continues to rise, which could put millions of baby boomers’ homes at risk, according to a new...

Income Increases Boosting Housing Optimism

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

Consumers are more positive about their personal finances at the start of this year, which is having a spillover effect on their attitudes toward...

MLS to Brokerage: Stop Leaking Brokers’ Rates

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

The Denver metro area’s multiple-listing service, REcolorado, has ordered a brokerage to shut down a database that is divulging buyer-broker...

Foreclosures on a Free Fall, 66% Below Peak

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

The steady decline in completed foreclosures is a good sign of healing in the housing market, but pockets of high foreclosure inventories across...

Banks Pay Military for Foreclosure Errors

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

"Service members should never have to worry about losing their home to an illegal foreclosure while they are serving our country," a...

As Mortgage Rates Inch Up, Applications Fall

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

Loan demand softened in the latest week as the 30-year mortgage rate rose to its highest level since early January. 

Iowa Students Build $500 House

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

It's not a typo: To demonstrate sustainable principles, students who hoped for a homebuilding budget of $3,350 brought it in for $489.

REALTORS® See Uptick in Housing Markets

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

An improving job market, low mortgage rates, and recent moves by the government to loosen up mortgage credit is fueling greater optimism among...

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