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Rates Haven’t Been This Low Since 2013

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage took another dip this week, staying below the 4 percent threshold and keeping borrowing costs at the lowest rate...

Housing Hit by a ‘Hangover’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

Last year, many real estate markets saw double-digit price appreciation, but that's not the case this year as buyers show less urgency than...

Condo Rescissions Curbed, Plus Another RESPA Fine

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

This week's Voice for Real Estate video dives into four big stories.

5 Markets to Watch for Investors in 2015

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Typical investor magnets like San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and Seattle are getting new competition from some rapidly growing markets.

Office Market Reaches Recovery ‘Sweet Spot’

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

“This is the prettiest picture you’re likely to see in this economic cycle,” says a CoStar Group analyst on the resurgence of...

Google Wants to Reinvent Your E-mail Inbox

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Google is touting its new e-mail product this week called Inbox, which it says will overhaul how people view and work with their e-mail.

Housing Is Missing 700K in Sales

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

First-time buyers are the key to making up for the loss in sales, says the chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders.

Home Equity Rebound Slows its Pace

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

More home owners are eeking out equity again on their properties. But with slowing home appreciation, millions of home owners may still be at risk...

Claim Your .REALTOR Domain on Thursday

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

Tomorrow, National Association of REALTORS® members will be able to stake their claims to .REALTOR domains to establish their real estate...

September Marked 2014 High in Home Sales

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

With every region but the Midwest reporting gains, existing-home sales muscled up to their peak pace so far this year.

Home Buyers Aren’t Budging for Low Rates

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest level in nearly 18 months. Why aren’t home buyers rushing to take advantage?

College Grads May Be Key to Cities’ Growth

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

Millennials have the power to spur job growth in city centers, and metros may want to do more to attract today’s youth, new research says....

More Owners Delay Remodeling Projects, Again

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

A big rebound in spending on remodeling and home improvement last year hasn't kept its momentum through this year.

Ex-con in N.Y. Arrested for Deed Fraud

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

A spike in the water bill for an empty house in Queens, N.Y., tipped off the elderly owner who alleged that scammers had moved in and forged a new...

QRM Rule Opens More Doors for Consumers

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

The final qualified residential mortgage rule, which was released Tuesday, follows NAR's longtime advice to not include an onerous down...

10 Best ZIP Codes in 2014

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

The ZIP code of the country's best place to call home is 20004, according to real estate company Movoto.com.

Banks Betting Big on Apartment Projects

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

Lenders are making more commitments to financing multifamily projects, shrugging off any fears in the industry that an oversupply is brewing in...

Markets Still Plagued by Inventory Crunch

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

Some cities have posted drops of 25 percent or more in listings year-over-year, and home buyers there continue to struggle to find housing options...

4 Metros Singled Out as 'Overheated'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

In its list of top 50 markets nationwide, CoreLogic points to the cities that are at risk of being overvalued due to skyrocketing home-price...

FHFA's Dramatic Easing of Mortgage Standards

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced plans to drastically expand access to mortgages for first-time home buyers and those who have faced...

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