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The Hot List: 20 Top-Performing Markets

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® releases its latest “hot list” – the top 20 performing markets in November. See if your city made the list....

Mortgage Rates Still Below 4%, For Now

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 00:00

For the third consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped, offering home buyers a chance to lock in lower mortgage rates ahead of...

An Often Overlooked Big Buying Segment

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 00:00

Active military and veterans comprised nearly a quarter of all home buyers last year.

These Markets Will Make a Splash Next Year

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® offers up its list of what it believes will be the hottest markets in 2016. Aren’t you curious? 

Tell Your Home Buyers: The Bargains Are Now

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:00

For home buyers chasing a bargain, they may want to act fast. Buyers who can get a home under contract around December tend to score the best...

Bah-Humbug! Holiday Lights Spark Feuds

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:00

Outdoor holiday lights are sparking some neighbor fights when some home owners teeter on too much of a festive display. 

A Good Time to Sell in These 10 Markets

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:00

Find out where home sellers are seeing the most sizable profits at resale. 

Study: Stellar Credit Scores Add Up to Savings

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:00

For every 10 point increase in credit scores, borrowers can expect to receive a lower mortgage interest rate, shows a new study.

Pantone Reveals the Top Colors for 2016

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:00

Pastels are back! For the first time ever, Pantone named two colors simultaneously as the Color of the Year. Find out how to incorporate these...

Dos and Don'ts for a First-Time Home Buyer

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00

Most first-time home buyer mistakes are easily avoidable. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help prepare first-time...

Big Expectations for Housing in 2016

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00

Are we on the cusp of another housing boom? Home sales are poised to zoom to the highest levels since 2006 next year, according to a 2016 housing...

10 States Zoom to New Price Highs

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00

Take a look at these lists to get a view of what markets are seeing accelerating home prices.  

Add Some Holiday Pizzazz to Your Marketing

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00

Need ideas to show holiday spirit in your social media outreach this season? One columnist shares thoughts on sprucing up your online presence.

What Amenities Do Renters Most Desire?

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00

What makes renters happy? They are fairly practical when it comes to what they most desire in their apartments. Find out what they want most....

Buyers Rushed to Lock in Loans Last Week

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:00

Loan applications for home purchases didn’t see any slowdown from the Thanksgiving holiday last week, as applications rose 8 percent week-to...

Strapped for a Present? Try a Whole Town

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

A South Dakota ghost town that vanished from the market a year ago is reappearing in listings —and priced lower than many homes ...

Inventory Concerns Limit Sales Contracts

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

Pending home sales have mostly plateaued this fall as home shoppers struggle to find enough homes for-sale, according to NAR’s latest report...

Neighbor Spats Online May Cost You Deals

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

Neighbors are increasingly turning to the Internet to vent about one another, their homeowner’s associations, or boards. The public rants...

FHFA: Loan Limits Mostly the Same for 2016

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

Only 39 counties will see increases in conforming loan limits next year, while the majority of the country will see limits stay the same. 

Real Values of Ownership: What Renters Miss

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00

In the Wall Street Journal, a writer opines what home ownership really means to a generation, way beyond the advantages of equity building....

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