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Shrinking Inventory May Raise Prices Again

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00

“More inventories are needed, not less. Or else, home prices could re-accelerate,” according to NAR’s chief economist. 

Get Ready for the Return of 7.3M Ex-Owners

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00

The first wave of home owners who had lost their home to foreclosure or a short sale during the foreclosure crisis are re-emerging. Are you...

Millennials to Drive Down Home Sizes

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00

A growing number of first-time buyers will likely lead to smaller homes – a downsizing home trend that may start showing itself in 2015 even...

FHA: Lower Premiums Will Not Cost Taxpayers

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration’s new lower annual premiums on insurance for home buyers will not come at the cost of another taxpayer...

REALTOR Magazine Q&A with Move/realtor.com CEO Ryan O’Hara

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine catches up with Move Inc.’s new CEO Ryan O’Hara on the eve of Real Estate Connect to learn more about both his...

Housing Demand Rises, Supply Is Bigger Issue

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

“Supply is quickly becoming the biggest concern for healthy growth in home sales in 2015,” says the chief economist of realtor.com...

Smaller Down Payments Lure More Buyers

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

Some home buyers are stepping off the sidelines as more lenders require less money up-front on a home purchase. 

The ‘Equity Rich’ Home Owner Is Back

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

About 20 percent of all properties with a mortgage are now considered “equity rich,” with home owners who have at least 50 percent...

60% of U.S. Cities Still in Recovery Mode

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

Many of U.S. cities are still playing catch up to their pre-recession levels. 

ListHub Updates Customers Ahead of Zillow Split

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

In a letter sent out today, ListHub detailed the terms proposed to Zillow before the third-party portal announced in January that it would halt...

Successful Cities Invest in Technology, Energy

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

The most dynamic cities in the U.S are driven by growth in technology and energy, according to a recent study by The Milken Institute.

Existing-Home Sales Rebound: 5 Stats to Know

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

Existing-home sales bounced back at the end of 2014, setting the stage for a stronger start into the new year. Here is the latest housing data...

Mortgage Rates Fall Even Lower This Week

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.63 percent this week, its lowest average since 2013. 

Suburbs Draw Millennials Wanting More Space

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

Forget the city condo. Most young professionals really favor a home in the suburbs, a new survey reveals. 

Ready for a Jolt to the Housing Market?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

Fannie Mae economists are much more positive about the prospects of the housing market and household formation this year. Find out why they’...

2 Bank Giants Fined for Mortgage Kickbacks

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

“Our action today … should serve as a warning for all those in the mortgage market,” says the director of the Consumer...

Hot Trend Watch: Tiny Homes

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

Could you imagine living in 97 square feet? Tiny houses – some might even call them teeny-tiny – are growing in popularity among...

Housing Starts Reach Six Year Highs

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

Housing starts for single-family homes surged to the highest level in more than six-and-a-half years in December, a promising sign that marked the...

Auctions Trigger More Housing Flips

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

Investors are seeing an opportunity where inventory of new or existing homes is falling short in some markets to meet buyer demand, according to a...

Job Growth Still Lags Pre-Recession Levels

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

U.S. cities are poised to see a rise in employment over this year but only about half of the nation’s cities are...

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