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Priciest Single-Family Sale Ever in the U.S.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

A Greenwich, Conn., estate known as “Copper Beech Farm,” once the most expensive single-family home publicly listed in the U.S., has...

How Buyers Can Irk Sellers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Are your buyers being too pushy or disrespectful? Be aware of these common complaints from sellers.

Hispanics a Major Home Buying Force

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

A new report published by NAHREP finds that Hispanics are expected to comprise 50 percent of all new home buyers by 2020.

Counties with Highest, Lowest Property Taxes

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Home owners spend an average of about 1.4 percent of their home’s value on annual property taxes, but in some areas, that number is much...

Rising Home Prices Press Down Affordability

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Housing affordability is lower this year, as home prices continue to rise while wages stay mostly stagnant, according to NAR’s latest...

Houston Named Top Relocation City

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

For the fifth year in a row, "Space City" was the top U.S. destination for movers, according to U-Haul. Find out the other cities that...

Stories Behind 5 Unfortunately-Named Towns

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Next time someone tells you to go to Hell, make sure they're not talking about a cute little town in Michigan.

Study: Sprawl Damages Economic Mobility

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

A new report finds that living in sprawling metropolitan areas has major repercussions on people’s ability to move up the economic ladder....

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course This Week

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

Following two weeks of increases, average fixed-rate mortgages inched down this week, providing buyers some relief heading into the spring home-...

10 Metros With Highest Home Owner Incomes

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

Home owners in the San Jose, Calif., metro area have the highest median income in the nation, nearly $50,000 higher than the national average.

Average Days to Complete Foreclosure: 572

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

The time it takes for banks to complete a foreclosure on a property has ticked up 20 percent in the first quarter compared to year-ago levels,...

Mortgage Availability Hits 3-Year High

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

While it hasn't been this easy to get a mortgage years, experts say that underwriting is nowhere near as loose as it was in 2005 and 2006.

Sunnier Days Ahead in Housing, Freddie Says

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

The housing market is stronger today than at any point since the Great Recession and has made progress in several key areas after hitting bottom...

'Heartbleed' Bug Prompts Call to Change Internet Passwords

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

A massive security flaw exposed on, potentially, two-thirds of all websites could put at risk your private information, such as credit card...

FHA Program Puts Ex-Home Owners on Track to Buy Again Sooner

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

The FHA’s Back to Work Program is allowing home owners who lost their homes to a short sale or foreclosure to purchase a home, in some cases...

Foreclosures Rise as Banks Take More Action

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

Banks are now devoting more resources to dealing with the lingering inventory of nearly half a million already foreclosed homes that still need to...

Man With Foot Fetish Targets Ariz. Agents

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

About a dozen real estate professionals say a man has recently contacted them with more questions about their feet than the homes they have listed...

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.