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Florida Eyes Stiffer Penalties for Crimes Against Agents

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

Florida lawmakers are moving to enact into law stronger penalties against those who commit crimes against real estate professionals.

Google to End Its Mortgage Tool in March

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

After four months, Google is shuttering its Compare service, which offered an online price comparison tool for mortgages.

Loan Demand Cools in Latest Week

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

A slight increase in mortgage rates prompted a drop in loan demand. Still, applications for home purchases are 27 percent higher than they were a...

Are "Bestie Hoods" the Next Thing?

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:00

Eight longtime best friends purchased a tract on the Llano River outside Austin so they could build their own little getaway neighborhood.

How Housing and Retail Can Mix

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00

A new study outlines the best practices for integrating retail and multifamily development in a way that can reduce crime, increase walkability,...

Easy Ways to Add Ambiance to Your Listing

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00

You don’t want the listing to be so neutral that it lacks any personality or visual interest. Learn some simple ways to enhance its look....

6 Common Questions From Sellers

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00

Home sellers have a lot of questions in getting their home ready for the market. Will you have all of the answers?

Bank of America Rolls Out 3% Loans

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00

Here’s more help for home buyers without a large down payment: Bank of America announced a new mortgage program with down payments as little...

States With Prompt Mortgage Payments

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00

North Dakota boasts the highest percentage of residents who pay their mortgages on time. But which state has the most late payments? 

Top Community Features for Baby Boomers

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00

A recent NAHB study shows that home buyers in the baby boomer generation prefer single-family detached homes away from high-traffic areas.

The Ultra-Wealthy Tighten Up on Home Buying

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00

The ultra-luxury real estate market is crashing back to Earth. A new article from Forbes shows why the market for $100 million homes is vanishing...

Owners Have More Equity Than They Realize

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00

Eighty percent of home owners are underestimating the value their home has gained in the housing recovery, a new study finds. 

Mortgage Rates May Be Headed for Record Low

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00

"Mortgage rates are going down again, and it's good for borrowers, but is it really good for the housing market and the broader economy?...

Your New Buyer: The Landlord Parent

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00

Parents are increasingly helping their adult children financially purchase a home, finding themselves in a new role going from parent to landlord...

House Flippers Turn to Crowdfunding

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00

Investors purchasing homes to spruce them up for a quick resale are looking beyond banks and tapping funding for their new projects through...

Where to Find the Most New Construction

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00

Buyers on the hunt for “new” may have the best luck in these metros.

Re-Evaluate Your Linking Strategy

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 00:00

The links on your website and blog can help boost your Google ranking. Here's how you can create content that will help draw in those searches...

The Questions Your Buyers Want Answered

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® asked real estate professionals to weigh in with the eight most common buyer questions. Answering these questions can help...

How Affordable Housing Helps Companies

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

Midwest cities could use its housing affordability to lure more companies and new workers. It’s worked for other cities. 

30-Year Mortgages Hold at 3.65% This Week

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates stayed low again this week, offering home buyers and refinancers another chance at lowering their home financing costs. 

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