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Low Down Payments for Fewer First-Time Buyers

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

REALTORS® are reporting less and less that their first-time buyers are obtaining mortgages with down payments of 6 percent or less.

Distressed Sales Continue to Tumble

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

Foreclosures and short sales accounted for a total of 16 percent of February home sales, down from 25 percent a year ago, according to the...

Multifamily REITs Rebound After Slow 2013

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

Multifamily real estate investment trusts are becoming real estate’s “red-hot category,” and it was the most profitable sector...

10 Metros With Most Single-Family Homes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

The Midwest boasts the largest share of single-family homes in the nation, according to an analysis by the National Association of Home Builders...

CFPB Fielding More Mortgage Gripes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

A new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report breaks down the most common complaints that the agency is receiving about mortgages.

96% of Markets Better Off Than in 2010

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

“The housing recovery has taken root in hundreds of counties across the country,” according to a new report by RealtyTrac.

Low Inventory Spurs More All-Cash Offers

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

Low housing inventories are making all-cash offers "mandatory in some markets," according to a new ZipRealty report. 

New Realtor.com®-Branded iPad Coming Soon

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

Move, Inc. says it will roll out a new iPad geared specifically for real estate professionals later this spring.

NAHB's Most Popular New-Home Features

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

Convenience, livability, and energy efficiency are top priorities in the construction of new homes this year, according to a new survey that...

12 Apartment Boom Towns

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

A new survey reveals cities that are seeing brisk multifamily business, based on apartment availability, as well as economic and population growth...

Mortgage Rates Are Inching Back Up

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

Fixed mortgage rates were on the rise this week, “applying additional pressure for those markets that are already feeling an affordability...

Franchise Kicks Off Spring With 'National Open House'

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is sponsoring a national Open House Weekend March 29 and 30 to lure more buyers out for the spring-buying...

Spring Design Trends for the Home

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

Here's a quick look at the hot trends in home interiors for this season.

Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers This Spring

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

“As we head into the home buying season, these markets show favorable conditions for first-time home buyers, which is encouraging because...

Fannie Extends Closing Cost Incentive to Buyers

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

Due to strong buyer response, Fannie Mae has announced it will extend the deadline for an incentive program that allows home buyers to receive up...

NAR: Pending Home Sales Continue to Cool

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

For the eighth consecutive month, contracts to purchase previously owned homes took a tumble in February, but the slowdown may be nearing an end,...

Man Arrested After Attack on Tenn. Agent

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:00

A man was taken into police custody in connection with aggravated kidnapping and robbery, sexual battery, and theft of property between $500 and $...

West Coast Home Builder Expands East

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:00

San Jose, Calif.-based UCP Inc. announced that it is acquiring Citizen Homes Inc., which builds homes on the East Coast. It's the latest in a...

Property Taxes at a 20-Year High

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:00

Property taxes continue to increase, as the amount collected by state and local governments in 2013 reached the highest level in about two decades...

New Freddie Index Gauges 'Normal' Markets

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s housing market is improving, based on a three-month trend, and is inching closer to a stable range — but it still has a...

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