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Sunbelt Cities See Major Population Growth

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

New census population estimates show that the South has some of the fastest growing cities in America.

Minimum Wage Not Enough for Rising Rents

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

A new report finds that there is no state in the country where someone earning either the state or federal minimum wage could afford a market-rate...

Foreclosure Activity Surges to 18-Month High

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

The recent uptick in foreclosure activity reflects a continued "clean-up phase" from the housing crisis, not a start of a new crisis,...

Owners Place High Value on Good Yards

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

Eighty-four percent of adults say that the quality of a home's landscape and yard would affect their decision on whether or not to purchase a...

Water Recyclers Answer for Drought Stricken?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

New water filtering technology that recycles a home's water may soon become the answer to home owners in drought-ridden locations – and...

Realtor.com® Targets N.Y. in Ad Campaign

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

"Find your dream apartment in a New York minute?" The new localized campaign is part of realtor.com®'s move to expand its...

What Millennials Want in a Home

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

Boyce Thompson, former editor of Builder magazine shares the top five features for millennial home buyers.

Builders Pick Up Pace to Meet Rising Demand

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

In April, housing starts climbed to the highest level in nearly seven and a half years as builders respond to the rise in household formation.

Buyers Growing Wary From Rate Rises?

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

"Unfortunately, prospective home buyers may experience bouts of affordability shock in many housing markets" with swings in mortgage...

U.S. Has World's Hottest Luxury Market

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

Find out where high-end real estate prices are heating up the most around the globe. 

Agent Offers Home to Essay Contest Winner

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

A real estate professional is asking potential buyers to write a 200-word essay explaining why he should sell them his house, and the winning...

New Homes Are Getting Bigger Again

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00

The average single-family home increased in size at the beginning of this year, showing the desire among buyers for more space.

It's Becoming Easier to Get a Mortgage

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:00

Several reports are showing a trend that should be welcome news to potential home buyers: Lenders are loosening up on credit. 

Freddie: Rising Rents Won't Push Home Buyers

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:00

The majority of renters say they're staying put despite rising rents, finds a new survey by the mortgage giant. 

10 Most Active Markets for New-Home Sales

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:00

New-home sales nationwide remain way below historical averages, but there are pockets of strength across the country, particularly in the South....

In N.Y., Mortgage Firms Take on 'Zombies'

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:00

New York state continues to battle a high number of "zombie" properties and its latest move aims to make sure the abandoned properties...

Home Builders Are Less Confident

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:00

Builder confidence in the newly built, single-family home market fell this month, but housing analysts are attributing it to overly cautious home...

7 Words to Strike From Your Vocabulary

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:00

Get to the point faster when speaking with clients by banishing these words, which only serve as conversation filler.

Realogy Commits to More Military Vet Hiring

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:00

Realogy announced that it seeks to increase the number of its employees who are U.S. military veterans from 2 percent to about 6 percent of its...

NAR Board Approves Nationwide Listing Data Entry System

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:00

The NAR Board of Directors has voted to approve a partnership that is designed to create a single online portal for all listing data posted by...