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Tax Data Errors Among Top Consumer Gripes

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:00

Escrow amount-related issues are among the top complaints by home owners at closing, shows a new report. 

Top 20 Cities for Luxury Sales Revealed

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:00

America’s top cities and ZIP codes for luxury home listings and sales kept a stable pace of growth over the last year,...

First-Time Buyers Use Guest House for Savings

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:00

Some home buyers plan to cover the extra costs of home ownership by taking on a tenant in a multi-unit home. 

My, How Homes Have Changed!

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:00

Home designs and layouts have drastically changed since the 1950s. A new interactive graphic shows how the typical home has evolved throughout the...

Wells Fargo Settlement Largest in FHA History

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:00

The mortgage giant inked a final agreement with the federal government to pay $1.2 billion for FHA loan origination violations. 

Is Facebook Losing Some of Its Mojo?

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:00

Facebook is getting impersonal, a new survey suggests. Businesses may be partially to blame for the reason why too. 

Long & Foster to Host Open House Weekend

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:00

More franchises and brokerages are hosting large-scale open house weekends in an effort to lure more home buyers.

Seller Optimism Drops on Economic Nerves

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:00

A new poll from Fannie Mae shows a large drop in the number of consumers who think now is a good time to sell a home.

Mortgage Rates Hit New Low for 2016

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:00

Make sure your home buyers take note: Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level since February 2015. 

3 Steps for Calming Your Clients' Fears

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:00

Buying, selling, or making renovations to a home rank as top stressors in life. Here's what you can do to keep your buyers and sellers from...

How to Buy When You're in Debt

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:00

Even people strapped with student loans have a shot at purchasing a home. Here's how to work around their debt.

Buyer Cheat Sheet for a Seller's Market

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

With a limited number of homes for sale this season, home buyers need to be prepared to act fast. 

The Salary You Need to Afford a Home

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

Check out a 3-D map revealing how much buyers need to earn annually in 27 metros in order to be home owners.

Exterior Projects Top Remodeling List

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

When it comes to remodeling, most owners are focusing on improving their home's exterior over the next 12 months.

First-Time Buyers Bypass the Starter House

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

The majority of millennial first-time buyers say they aren’t looking for a home that merely meets their needs right now. They want a home...

Meet the REALTOR® at the Heart of the Marriage Equality Decision

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

Jim Obergefell had launched a career in real estate shortly before the landmark Supreme Court decision rerouted his plans.

Vacation Sales Cool Off, Investment Sales Surge

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

Tighter housing supplies are prompting a slide in vacation home sales, but investors are still finding and snatching up deals on investment...

More Single Female Buyers on the Hunt

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

“Women today don’t sit around and wait for Prince Charming.” They buy a home when they want to, says one real estate...

How Scammers Hack Into Your Transactions

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

Scammers hacking into the email of a real estate agent or lender to pilfer closing funds has become such a big concern that the Federal Trade...

Yard Improvements Top Owners’ Reno List

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00

When it comes to remodeling, most owners are focusing on improving their home's exterior over the next 12 months.

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