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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. 

Could This Reignite the Shopping Mall Sector?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

A Canadian construction firm has unveiled plans to build the biggest mall in the U.S., at a time when many shopping mall operators are shying away...

Agents See Bright Spot for Townhomes

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

More real estate professionals are optimistic that home buyers will once again start looking at townhomes.

Survey Finds Younger Buyers Taking Over

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

A new NAR survey suggests concerns about younger buyers waiting in the wings are overblown.

Higher Rates Aren't Deterring These Buyers

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00

Overall mortgage applications were down for the week amid the highest mortgage rates of the year, but high-end home buyers weren’t deterred...

Study: Bidding Wars Here to Stay

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

Just because the housing bubble is behind us doesn't mean buyers can bid farewell to competitive Even in the aftermath of the housing crisis,...

Repeat Foreclosures Jumped in January

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

This is first time in more than two years that repeat foreclosures have increased, according to a new report.

Owners More Upbeat Than Appraisers

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

The slight divergence in opinions may be a sign that home owners are a “bit overzealous in their estimates” of property values,...

Getting a Mortgage Is Easy, Consumers Say

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00

Fifty-four percent of Americans say that they believe getting a mortgage is easy—a record high number for Fannie Mae’s ...

Announcing the 30 Under 30 Finalists for 2015

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Meet the 50 real estate pros who stood out to REALTOR® Magazine’s panel of judges as up-and-coming practitioners under the age of 30....

4 Indicators Show Rising of Millennial Buyers

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

The millennial generation is inching their way into home ownership. Here are four reasons why.

Who Has the Highest Property Taxes?

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Home owners who have owned five to 15 years had the highest effective property tax rates while those who have owned more than 20 years had the...

Buyers Willing to Camp Out to Snag a Home

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

The inventory crunch in real estate is prompting some home buyers to camp out overnight and wait in long lines for a chance to purchase a house....

High-End Homes See More Foreclosures

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Traditionally, fewer foreclosures tend to occur among the high-end home bracket, but since the recession, that has changed.

Apartment Growth Shifts to Suburbs

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00

Real estate investors are chasing growth in the apartment sector beyond the urban core and heading for what they are increasingly viewing as...

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