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Fannie: More Americans Say Buy, Sell Now

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

With sluggish inventory levels nationwide, here’s a welcome sign: Forty-two percent of Americans are now saying it’s a good time to...

Fed Chair Sounds Cautionary Note On Housing

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

Stagnant job and salary growth are causing a slowdown in the housing market and could pose a risk to the economic recovery, Federal Reserve...

Mortgage Delinquencies Drop by Double Digits

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

The mortgage delinquency rate nationwide stood at 3.61 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2014, down more than 24 percent compared to the...

More Metros Return to 'Normal' Housing Activity

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

Fifty-nine metros have fully returned to, or even exceeded, their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, a new index shows. 

Young Renters Say They Want to Own, But ...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

Most young renters think owning is a more sensible housing choice than renting for financial reasons, but they’re concerned about when and...

Commercial Market Sees Rising Incomes, Transactions

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

Despite challenges in the market, commercial real estate practitioners report an increase in sales transaction volume and the highest gross annual...

Survey: Buyers Prefer New, But Aren't Willing to Pay

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

More Americans say they prefer new homes over existing homes, but they aren’t too sure they’re willing to pay a premium in order to...

Mortgage Application Activity Rebounds, Up 5.3%

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications rose last week, with applications for home purchases driving most of the spike.

Boomers Becoming Creatures of Cohabit

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

As more baby boomers decide to age in place, they're combining households to share the burdens and workloads of daily life.

Spring Fling? Faster Sales, More Buyer Traffic

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

About 37 percent of real estate professionals report that properties sold in March had been on the market for less than a month, according to the...

After Arkansas Tornado, REALTORS® Become a Lifeline

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

Victims of the devastating April 27 tornado in Arkansas are finding friends in the real estate community, as REALTORS® — armed with...

Luxury Home Sales Soar Above Historical Average

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

Sales of homes that cost $1 million or more increased 7.8 percent year-over-year in March, while sales of homes that cost $250,000 or less dropped...

10 Metros With Largest Increases in Single-Family Homes

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

Some metros have been seeing a noticeable increase in their single-family inventories over the last seven years, according to a new analysis by...

New York’s ‘Ambitious’ Affordable Housing Plan

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

New York City’s mayor announced a plan to provide affordable housing to more than half a million New Yorkers over the next decade in a move...

The Country Eyeing U.S. Real Estate the Most

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

A new index reveals the countries that searched for U.S. real estate the most on realtor.com® in 2013.

Are Mortgages Becoming Easier to Obtain?

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

Lending giant Wells Fargo is the latest lender to lower its credit score requirements. 

10 Best Mid-Sized Markets for Buyers

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

Movoto Real Estate analyzed several housing indicators to uncover the most favorable mid-size cities for home buyers. 

Historic Low for Young Adult Home Ownership Rate

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

The home ownership rate for Millennials has fallen to its lowest level since the Census started tracking home ownership by age.

Sharing Economy Makes Inroads on Moving Industry

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

A startup called NextMover helps truck owners and pickup drivers earn extra cash by helping with small-scale, local moves.

Return of Equity Brings Back Cash-Out Refis

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

Cash-out refinancings are making a comeback, but housing experts say that this time, home owners are using them more responsibly. 

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