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Next Big Investment: A Million-Dollar Flip

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 00:00

With the market for foreclosure flips saturated, some investors are turning to flipping million-dollar properties and betting on larger returns....

More Buyers Go for ‘Green’

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 00:00

Nearly nine out of 10 recent home buyers say that heating and cooling costs were “somewhat important” or “very important”...

Neighbors Irked by Home's Breast Cancer Display

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 00:00

A New Jersey home owner painted his vacant, boarded-up home a bright purple and accented it with large, plastic pink ribbons. But the home’s...

Middle-Class Buyers Getting Edged Out?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 00:00

Middle-class home buyers are struggling to find enough affordable homes on the market as rising prices, higher interest rates, and flat incomes...

Builders Push Buyer Incentives as Sales Slow

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 00:00

Some are going so far as to offer tens of thousands of dollars in cash incentives as well as free home upgrades.

As Debt Ceiling Nears, NAR Warns of Housing Impacts

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 00:00

All it takes is a one-percentage point increase in mortgage interest rates because of a debt ceiling breach by the federal...

Mortgage Rates Rise for First Time in 5 Weeks

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are up slightly this week, following more than a month of declines in borrowing costs. 

And the Largest Real Estate Franchisor Is...

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 00:00

Franchise Times releases its 2013 rankings of the largest real estate franchisors based on sales volume. 

Austin Board Turns Back on Third-Party Listing Sites

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 00:00

A REALTOR® board has made a bold move to stop syndicating real estate listings on third-party Web sites that are not affiliated with a REALTOR...

CoreLogic: 1.2M Homes at Risk for Wildfires in West

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 00:00

The threat of wildfires has grown over the last half-century, putting more homes at risk. 

Neighborhoods: More Walkable, More Desirable

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 00:00

"There's a strong preference for being in a neighborhood where people can walk to shops, restaurants, parks,” says an NAR...

You Own the Home, Builders Own What's Under It

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

Builders are increasingly retaining the mineral rights to homes they sell, meaning they own the natural resources that lie under houses.

Everything, Including Housing Boom, is Bigger in Texas

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

There's been a “suburban land rush” in the Lone Star State, with home prices rising rapidly and buyer demand getting stronger.

AARP Names Cheapest Places to Retire

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

Only $30,000 a year for retirement? Here’s where to live.

NAR on FHFA’s Loan Limits: Don't Drop Them

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® is garnering media attention for challenging the Federal Housing Finance Agency's plan to reduce the...

Why it Might Be Cheaper to Buy Now

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

Housing experts say that home buyers who delay their home purchases may pay for it later with a higher mortgage rate.

Your Stories: Tales of the Shutdown

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

As the effects of the government shutdown ripple through the real estate industry, we asked practitioners to tell us how their businesses are...

Your Stories: Tales of the Shutdown

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

As the effects of the government shutdown ripple through the real estate industry, we asked practitioners to tell us how their businesses are...

Housing's Big Thorn: Student Loan Debt?

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

Three-fourths of the drop in household formation can be directly correlated to student debt, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

Home Heating Bills to Get Pricier This Year

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

More than 90 percent of homes will likely face higher heating expenses during this year’s cold season, the Energy Department says. 

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