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The 10 Best Cities for Families

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:00

Livability ranks the cities that give children and parents the best opportunity to thrive.

Where REALTORS® Are Bullish on Prices

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

View a map to see price expectations over the next 12 months in your state. 

Set Buyers Straight on These 5 Mortgage Myths

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Some would-be home buyers may still be sitting on the sidelines because they have confusion over qualifying for a mortgage. Clear up the confusion...

Gen X Home Ownership on the Rise

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Generation X is the only demographic to show a year-over-year home ownership rate increase in the first quarter of 2016. 

4 Ways to Remove Smelly Odors

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Get rid of stinky smells prior to a home showing. Here’s how. 

Home Improvement Spending by Political Party

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Here’s one that may not be up for debate: Across party lines, who spends the most on home improvement projects? 

Second-Home Buyers Expand Hot-Spot Lists

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00

Home prices in some of the most luxurious second-home markets have exploded in recent years. That has prompted some second-home buyers to look...

Homebuilders Say Major Uptick Coming

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

New-home starts have been hovering at lows for years, but builders say a big turnaround is finally set to start this year. 

Home Ownership Rate Nears Record Lows

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

Home sales may be on the rise, but home ownership is declining in the U.S., according to new Census Bureau data. 

Mortgage Rates Inch Slightly Higher

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose higher this week but is expected to trickle back down in the coming week. 

12 Markets Where Investor Activity Is High

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

The share of institutional investors may be shrinking nationwide, but not in these places. 

Keller Williams Sees Increase in Agent Count

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:00

The franchise just surpassed the 139,000 associates mark, adding nearly 5,000 agents in one quarter alone. 

These 20 Housing Markets Are Heating Up

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Find out which housing markets in April are seeing homes sell the fastest and buyer demand surging.  

Starter Homes May Be Coming Back, After All

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

With an increasing number of builders devoting at least 50 percent of their business to building entry-level homes, is it time to declare that the...

Who Pays the Highest Property Taxes?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Take a look at this chart to see how your state ranks in the amount of property taxes home owners pay compared to other states. 

3 Gift Ideas for Millennial Home Buyers

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Find out which housewarming or closing gifts are most appreciated by first-time buyers.

Study: Cash Buyers Bought at 23% Discount

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Cash buyers are scoring a big discount on properties. Find out which markets are offering them the largest discounts. 

Fed Votes to Leave Interest Rates Alone

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates will likely stick around for longer. 

Background Checks on Renters Raise Questions

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued new guidance that warns property managers and landlords to tread carefully when...

Buyers Say They Need More Lending Info

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

You may want to consider teaming with a mortgage lender and sponsoring a financing seminar. Home buyers say more lending...