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Economist: What 2014 Holds for Real Estate

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

Veteran housing economist David Berson, formerly of Fannie Mae and PMI Group, shares his thoughts on what the public needs to know about the...

Investors Slowing Down on Buying Spree

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

Big institutional investors are getting away from buying single-family rental homes in bulk and are narrowing their focus to only a few markets...

Detroit Initiatives Aim to Boost Housing

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

Detroit is trying to attract new residents, as nonprofit groups begin offering incentives to encourage more people to buy a home in Motor City.

KB Home Breaks Rough Profit Cycle

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

For the first time since 2007, the homebuilder recorded a first-quarter profit for this fiscal year. Its revenue increased 11 percent to $450.7...

10 Markets Where Inventories Are Rising Fast

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

Buyers who have faced tight housing inventories in recent months may finally be getting more options in these areas.

More Focusing on Paying Down Mortgage

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

As home prices rise, consumers are once again prioritizing their mortgage payments over paying down credit card debt, according to a new report...

More Homes Hit the Market in Time for Spring

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00

Inventories of homes for sale has increased 10 percent in the past year, signaling a strong, early start to the spring home-buying season,...

Housing Starts Mostly Hold Flat in February

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00

"Continuing the January trend and in line with our recent surveys, builders are in a holding pattern,” says the chairman of the...

Loan Demand Slips, Despite Falling Rates Last Week

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00

Applications for home purchases and refinancings posted decreases in activity, the MBA reports. 

Retirees Reaching for Reverse Mortgages Again

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00

Baby boomers are fueling a resurgence in reverse mortgages, and small lenders are stepping up to meet the need. 

Site Names Top 10 Best Downtowns in U.S.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00

Fort Worth, Texas, tops the list for having the best downtown in the nation. Find out what other cities have great downtowns, according to...

Dick Clark's "Flintstones" Home Faces Rocky Market

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00

A unique second home owned by the late TV star and New Year's Eve host has seen a second price cut in its two years on the market.

Website Wants Agents to Start Bidding War for Clients

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

A new site uses a “reverse auction platform” to try to change how customers can find and compare real estate agents, home inspectors,...

NAR Joins Move Lawsuit Against Zillow, Samuelson

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

Realtor.com® operator Move Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Zillow and former realtor.com® president Errol Samuelson, who unexpectedly...

The Town With the Highest Home Ownership Rate

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

Find out the list of 10 metro areas with the highest home ownership rates in the country. 

Tough Market? Turn to a Higher Power

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

A new study suggests that home sellers are more likely to reach for a statue of St. Joseph to help bring the luck of a quick sale when the market...

Modest Gain in Builder Sentiment for Spring

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

Several factors are raising concerns about meeting demand for the spring buying season, says NAHB’s chief economist.

San Francisco Raises Loan Limits for First-Time Buyers

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

The city is doubling the amount it will lend to first-time home buyers toward a down payment on their first house or condo — from $100,000...

Predictive Analytics Provider Joins REach™

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00

NAR kicks off the 2014 REach™ class with SmartZip Analytics, a company that provides...

Agent Sniffs Out Tax Error for Home Owners

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00

An Arizona real estate professional uncovered inaccuracies in the square footage listed on 35 homes in a neighborhood, which had caused property...

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