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Student Loans Causing Housing Shift, CFPB Says

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

For the first time in at least a decade, households with student-loan debt are less likely to have a mortgage than those without student-loan debt...

Toughest Markets for Renters to Become Home Owners

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

Tougher mortgage underwriting standards and tight inventories are pushing first-time home buyers out of the market, and these cities have it the...

Commercial Market Posts Gains Across the Board

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

The commercial real estate market continues to rebound, showing steady gains in pricing and transaction activity in all major property types...

Developer Sues Zuckerberg Over Real Estate Dispute

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

A Northern California real estate developer is accusing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of failing to introduce him to other potential home...

Walking a Fine Line With Celebrity Homes

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

Real estate professionals tasked with selling celebrity homes have to balance the need for privacy with the need to generate exposure.

BuyOwner.com CEO Enlists REALTOR® to Sell His Home

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 00:00

Al Bennati’s company may aim to help people sell homes without a real estate professional, but when it came to selling his own home, he...

Rentals Drive Housing Starts to 1 Million Mark

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 00:00

NAHB says the increase in multifamily units is due to the formation of young households, which will form the demand for ownership in the future....

Bank Repos on the Rise in 26 States

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 00:00

RealtyTrac says the rise in bank repossessions is a sign that those markets are working through the final remnants of foreclosures left over from...

NAR Approves Core Organizational Standards

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 00:00

All REALTOR® associations will be required to operate under new standards passed Saturday by NAR’s Board of Directors.

NAR Set to Vote on Core Organizational Standards

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:00

Long-term survival as a trade association and industry advocate requires the association to “raise the bar,” proposal says.

Medical Marijuana Issues Hazy for Single-Family Homes

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:00

The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use is making it more difficult for landlords when it comes to what kinds of rules they can...

Home Sales Struggle, but Improvement Seen

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun forecasts a small drop in existing home sales to 4.9 million this year.

3 Ways to Answer RPAC Objections

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Here are ideas on how to effectively communicate the value of RPAC as discussed at the REALTOR® Party Conference & Trade Expo this week....

NAR Backs Changes in Foreign Investment Taxation

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

The 1980 law aims to establish equity in the tax treatment of U.S. and international buyers.

Avoid These 5 Property Management Mistakes

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Balancing agreements with both property owners and renters can leave property managers open to litigation from all sides. This advice from the...

Preserving Mortgage Options is REALTORS®’ Hill Priority

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Thousands of REALTORS® in Washington this week are letting lawmakers know how important it is that the FHA remain available to people who rely...

Realtor.com® Unveils Profile Enhancements

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Robust content—including check-ins, blog posts, and client recommendations—will be highlights of the enhanced Find-a-REALTOR® tool...

Matthews: 2016 Election Has Already Started

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

Political commentator Chris Matthews explained to REALTORS® gathered at the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo why the coming...

Only 30% of Condo Buildings are FHA Approved

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 00:00

The Orange County Association of REALTORS® has launched a campaign encouraging HOAs and condo boards to get FHA- and VA-certified.

3 Topics Raising Our Eyebrows in D.C.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:00

It’s been an eventful week at the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. Lots of news has come from the meetings...