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4 Million Missing Mortgages, Study Says

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

Getting a mortgage became so difficult during 2009-2013 that millions of potential home buyers were shut out of the market. One agency has put an...

Home Prices Heat Up for Spring

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

"This is the hottest home price appreciation prior to the spring selling season in nine years," according to a new index. 

What Calif.'s Drought Could Mean for Housing

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

Lawmakers have called for unprecedented measures to curb residents' water consumption in California due to a severe drought, and the move...

A Cost-Saving Move for 7.1M Owners

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

An estimated 7.1 million home owners could benefit from refinancing their mortgage and reduce their monthly mortgage payments.

$1B in Mortgages Milestone for Navy Federal

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

The world's largest credit union announced that its mortgage closings surpassed $1 billion in March, its best month ever. 

Ready? ListHub/Zillow Agreement Ends

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

Today is the last day of the syndication agreement between ListHub and Zillow Group. If your listings are subject to this agreement, it's time...

The Top 10 Features for New Homes

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

Find out what builders say are the most popular – and least popular – features in today's homes. 

Agents Try Out the Twilight Open House

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

To make their open houses stand out, some real estate professionals are veering from the traditional weekend, afternoon open house and opening...

Strong Appreciation Heading to These Markets?

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

"Unemployment rates, housing supplies, and population trends remain the primary factors affecting the housing market," according to a...

Where the House Flippers Are: 10 Markets

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

House flips are comprising a quarter of home sales in some markets. Find out where. 

Best Cities for Recent Grads

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

A recent study by Rent.com discovers the top 10 cities for millennials post-graduation.

What Your Voice Says About You

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

A new study shows why it's important to have a vocal impact if you want to garner more job prospects. 

What's Trending Now in Real Estate

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00

The spring selling season is in full swing. Here's a break down of what you and your clients need to know about the state of the market.

Most Americans Want to Move in Retirement

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

The majority of Americans has big plans to move when they retire, but the big question is whether they'll go ahead with those plans when they...

Rental Growth Finally Easing?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

The hefty hikes in apartment rental fees in recent years are showing signs of slowing, but economists say it's likely a temporary blip than a...

30-Year Rates Hold Steady at 3.70%

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

"Mortgage rates were little changed this week, entering April about where we started the year," according to Freddie Mac’s weekly...

HUD Seeks to Educate Public on Fair Housing

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

April marks Fair Housing Month, and HUD is launching a national media campaign that sets out to help the public recognize housing discrimination...

A Clash Brews Over 'Pop-Up' Homes

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

"Pop-up" homes are common in cities like Washington, D.C., as developers look to squeeze bigger homes on smaller lots. But the growth in...

The New Hot Housing Market: Vacation Homes

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

It's a good time to have a vacation real estate niche. Vacation home sales jumped to a record high in 2014, according to a newly released...

These Markets Still Have Long Way to Recovery

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

The legacy of the aftermath of the housing crisis may linger in these metros for many more years to come.