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HUD: Market Improves, But Still Healing

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00

The housing market has made notable gains in recent months in terms of home prices, foreclosures, and new-home construction, but government...

4 Million Homes Return to Positive Equity

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 00:00

Rising home prices helped many home owners welcome the return of equity in their homes last year. Find out which five states have the highest...

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course This Week

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 00:00

After four straight weeks of climbing, mortgage rates inched down this week, offering buyers some relief.

Judge Says FAA Lacks Authority to Ban Commercial Drone Use

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 00:00

Drones offer real estate professionals an opportunity to capture aerial photos for marketing real estate, but federal rules have been unclear on...

Credit Unions Offer Up Unique Home Loan Products

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers may want to check out mortgage products at credit unions, which are stepping up their loan offerings with some creative structuring...

Top 10 Markets for Commercial Real Estate

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 00:00

Coldwell Banker Commercial has ranked more than 80 markets on the performance of their office, retail, and multifamily sectors. 

Vote for Your Favorite Cutting-Edge Architecture

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 00:00

Public voting is now open for this year’s Architizer A+ Awards. Finalist projects include breathtaking structures from the best in the...

Perfect Opportunity for Move Inc.?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

The blogosphere was alive with chatter Wednesday after the announcement of realtor.com® President Errol Samuelson's resignation. The...

Shut Out of the Housing Market? First-Timers Dwindle

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

First-time home buyers are particularly being hit hard by rising prices and tougher credit standards – and their decreasing market share...

Mortgage Applications Bounce Back

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

“Purchase applications improved dramatically this week, the first hint of stabilization following a steady downward trend since January,...

Multifamily Ready for Another Strong Year, Mortgage Giants Say

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

The multifamily sector is poised for a healthy 2014, but after this year, growth is expected to moderate to more historical levels, according to a...

More Subprime Mumblings Emerge

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

More lenders are jumping into the subprime loan market again, ready to give borrowers with flawed credit another shot at the housing market....

Google Invests $50 Million in Auction.com

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

Google is taking a bigger stake in real estate with a $50 million investment in Auction.com, an online real estate site.

Listings Could Predict Home Prices

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 00:00

Due to the growing volumes of price and listing data collected by websites and real estate professionals, economists hope to generate real-time...

10 Smartest Cities in America

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 00:00

Nerds, rejoice! The glasses-wearing, book-carrying library cardholder may get laughed at in popular culture for embodying the...

House Passes Bill to Halt Flood Insurance Hikes

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

NAR applauds the House’s move, saying the measure — which now goes to the Senate — will help protect home owners from the...

Polar Vortex Hasn't Frozen Luxury Sales

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Though the frigid weather has cooled home sales in most of the nation this winter, the national median price for homes valued at more than $500,...

Security Tips When Using Public Wi-Fi

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Public Wi-Fi can be a hotspot for hackers to prey on your private information, including client data. So before you take advantage of free Wi-Fi...


Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Grammatical and spelling offenses in online listings — writing in all caps and overusing exclamation points, for instance — prompts...

Will 'Urban 'Burbs' Draw More Millennials to Suburbs?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Suburban developers are coining the term “urban 'burbs” as suburban communities move toward more urban environments to draw...