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Why Renters May Be in Trouble

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

Accelerating housing costs are squeezing out renters. 

‘Green’ Is Important for Buyers

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

Green isn't just popular for St. Patrick’s Day: more home buyers say green features are influencing their purchasing decisions. 

Builders Less Confident Heading Into Spring

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

Lot and labor shortages, as well as tight underwriting standards for credit, continue to shake homebuilder confidence.

Rental Giant Purchases Chicago’s Willis Tower

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

Private-equity firm Blackstone confirms it has struck a deal to purchase the 110-story Willis Tower in downtown Chicago.

Help Your Clients Count Their Chickens

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00

As some urban and suburban locations bend to demand and allow residents to keep chickens, your clients interested in this niche have more...

Overcrowded Open Houses Draw Police

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

Open houses in some markets are drawing such large crowds that police are being forced to shut them down, CNBC reports. 

Millennials Striking Out on Their Own

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

If the number of 18- to 34-year-olds who live with their parents return to pre-recession levels, that could mean an extra 400,000 young adults...

Home Improvement Spending Is Booming

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

The home improvement industry could see record-breaking spending in 2015.

GOP Convention Raises Cleveland Rents

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

The Republican National Convention is more than a year away but Cleveland home owners are already looking to cash in. 

Sizing Up Home Owners’ Greatest Utility Cost

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:00

The most expensive utility bill for home owners: The electric bill. But those costs can vary widely by state.

NAR Makes Global Connections at MIPIM

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:00

NAR shows its commitment to global commercial real estate interests and highlights investment opportunities in the U.S. at the...

Trulia, ListHub Reach Agreement Over Listings

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:00

Trulia has withdrawn its lawsuit against listing syndicator ListHub, after a recent clash over the state of a contract that was placing thousands...

Freddie: 2015 to Mark Best Year for Home Sales

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:00

The mortgage giant’s economists predict that about 40 percent of all home sales for the year will occur between now and the end of June.

Asian Investors Corner U.S. Commercial Market

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:00

Asian investors are heavily targeting the U.S. and Canada as prime spots for commercial investment opportunities. 

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher This Week

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:00

Higher mortgage rates this week mostly put averages back to where they were at the start of the year.

The Social Media Networks Businesses Hate

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:00

Manta.com, a network to find local businesses, recently polled more than 1,200 small business owners to find out which social media network is the...

Media Pessimism on Housing is Unwarranted

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:00

While news reports about a dip in the housing market abound, one economist explains why they’ve got it all wrong.

Why You Need to Smarten Up on Smart Homes

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

More sales associates are highlighting smart home appliances and technology in their listings, after increasing demand from home shoppers. ...

Mortgage Rate Fluctuations Have Big Impact

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

"Each 1 percent drop in interest rates in the last 15 years has allowed home sellers to raise the price 12 percent," according to a new...

Foreclosure Inventory Plunges 33%

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

The foreclosure inventory continues to shrink, with declines posted in all 50 states over the past year.