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Selling the Subdivision: What's Typical?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

An NAHB study defines for the first time the number of homes and other amenities in an average subdivision.

13 Years After 9/11: TRIA Reauthorization Lingers

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

A bill that would reauthorize the federal backstop for terrorism risk insurance has been approved by the Senate and a U.S. House committee but may...

Social Media Posts That Start Conversations

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

Real estate agents need to be proactive when it comes to their social media presence, creating template themes that enable them to plug holes in...

7 Reasons Renters Aren't Becoming Owners

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

Many households, particularly among younger professionals, are choosing to rent longer, despite surging rental costs. What is driving the sluggish...

Why the Housing Recovery Is Falling Short

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

"The deterioration in consumer attitudes about the current home-buying environment reflects a shift away from record home-purchase...

10 Hot Spots for Seniors by 2019

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

These are the metro markets that are expected to see the largest surge in residents aged 55 and over within the next five years. 

More Action Needed on 'Zombie' Foreclosures

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

Lawmakers in states such as New York, where the foreclosure process can take up to 800 days to complete, are attempting to do something about the...

Why It Pays to Be a Home Owner

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

Home owners are building net worth at a pace that is up to quadruple that of a renter.

Relocations Are Getting Shorter

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

Americans are moving shorter distances when relocating, and they are favoring suburbs and the Sunbelt region, hunting for lower density, more jobs...

Banks Causing Housing Slowdown?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

Some analysts are blaming the slowdown in the housing market on banks that are preventing too many prospective buyers from getting a mortgage.

Vote for your favorite 2014 Good Neighbor

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

A few weeks ago, we revealed the names of the 10 finalists for REALTOR® Magazine's 2014 Good...

More Retirees Carrying Mortgage Debt

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

Some analysts are blaming the refinancing boom in the early 2000s for strapping Americans with mortgage debt later in life.

Income Gap in U.S. Widens Post-Recession

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

Though the average income for U.S. families increased about 4 percent (accounting for inflation) between 2010 and 2013, nearly all of that growth...

FHA Ends Post-Payment Penalties

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration is overhauling a long-held policy of charging extra interest payments on loans it insures to borrowers who have...

ListHub Not Planning Move Against Realtor.com® Competitors

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Now that ListHub’s acquisition of Point2 has expanded its database to 85 percent of residential listings in the U....

Land Prices On the Rise This Year

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Land prices rose a median of 4 percent across the country for the 12 months ending in June, according to the 2014 Land Markets Survey.

Mortgage Rates Stay Near Yearly Lows

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

For the third consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage held steady, with borrowing costs for home buyers and refinancers remaining near...

Where Homes Are Most Affordable

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

In some markets, home owners may need to use only about 3 percent of their income to afford the mortgage payments on a median-priced home.

The Next Big Niche Market?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Americans 55 years old and older are increasingly expected to begin trading residences as they near retirement, and that has many predicting a...

Skyscraper Condos Reaching Height of Popularity

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Builders are reaching for the skies with recent condo projects, some soaring to the highest heights ever. Some of the buildings are the thinnest...