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'Accuracy Matters' in Listing Ads, Realtor.com® Says in Campaign

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

“There’s nothing more irritating than finding a home you love during your search and learning that it has recently been taken off the...

11 Markets Where Cash Deals Make Up 50% of Sales

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

Cash is king in Florida home sales. The state boasts the highest number of metros where cash deals comprise more than half of sales. 

FICO to Lenders: Don’t Shrug Off Borrowers With Low Credit Scores

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

Executives at FICO say that the high credit score “cutoffs” that mortgage lenders imposed following the housing crisis are stricter...

Supersized Smartphones: Demand Grows for Big-Screen Phones

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

How big is your smartphone screen? One of the latest tech trends is to supersize your phone’s display.

Multiple Escalation Clauses Push Buyer Competition

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 00:00

Once a secret weapon, escalation clauses are now common enough to appear in multiple offers for the same property.

Housing's Slowdown Sparks Growing Concern

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Is a flagging housing recovery shaking confidence? Several housing economists are expressing concern about the slowdown. 

Move Posts Jump in Revenue, Realtor.com® Traffic

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Move Inc. announced 7 percent year-over-year growth in revenue for the first quarter, while realtor.com®’s traffic recently soared to a...

LinkedIn Offers New Tool to Measure Engagement

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

The social network seeks to engage its 300 million users beyond “likes” and clicks.

Builders See Growth in Master Communities

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Houston boasted the most housing starts in the nation last year, and one-third of those starts were in master planned communities, a growing...

Announcing the 2014 Volunteering Works Winners

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Meet the inspiring winners of the 2014 Volunteering Works Program, which helps REALTORS® expand their small-scale charitable efforts.

Top 10 Builders By Closings in 2013

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

D.R. Horton continues to lead the homebuilding industry with the highest number of closings. Find out who else is on the list.

30-Year Mortgage Rate Reaches New Low for the Year

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.21 percent this week, the lowest since November 2013, Freddie Mac reports.

More Home Buyers Bring Cash to Closing

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

All-cash sales made up 33 percent of transactions in the first quarter, despite a decrease in distressed sales and investor activity. So, who...

Sellers Are Becoming More Aggressive in Pricing

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

Forty percent of home sellers say they plan to price their homes above market value after seeing reports of rising home prices.

Rising FHA Costs Sideline Potential Buyers

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

NAR estimates that FHA’s higher mortgage insurance fees have prevented an estimated 375,000 home purchases in 2013. 

Top 10 Highest Grossing Builders in 2013

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

Find out who made Builder Magazine's list of builders who netted the highest revenues last year. 

3 Tips for Selling a Small Kitchen

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

If your seller's house is lacking in kitchen space, it's important to make it look as appealing as possible, says professional stager...

Realtor.com®: New Strategy Will Give Us the Edge

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

Realtor.com®’s plan to remove its listings from online real estate aggregators will not give its competitors the advantage, even if they...

10 Cities With Jobs for Recent College Grads

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

Personal finance social network WalletHub analyzes factors like entry-level jobs per capita and median starting salaries to find the best cities...

NAR Guide Helps MLSs Highlight Green Features

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® is offering a new Green MLS Implementation Guide, designed to encourage MLSs to promote the special...

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