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These States Have the Most Mortgage Gripes

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

Consumers continue to complain about problems with the mortgage industry, with a big bulk of criticism coming from five states. 

Report Calls for a Bigger Fight Against 'Blight'

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

The foreclosure crisis may be on the mend but many communities are still facing a blight crisis. 

How American Homes Have Evolved Since 1994

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

In 20 years, the American home has undergone several changes. View an infographic to see its evolution. 

Real Estate Pros Value Digital Communities

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

Agents believe that involvement in digital communities helps generate new business and build their brand.

Obtaining Referrals From Non-Clients

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

A new report shows that concentrating solely on past customers might not be the best way to generate referrals. Learn how to expand your pool of...

More Owners Fall Into an Equity Sweet Spot

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

With levels set to return to their peak by the end of this year or mid-2016, home owners will have more options.

What First-Time Buyers Are Willing to Sacrifice

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

A new survey reveals that some first-timers are willing to forego modern conveniences—even giving up phones, Internet, and Starbucks...

10 Cities Where Home Owners Love Pools Most

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

Is your listing keeping up with the competition? Find out where pools are practically a must-have amenity.

Loan Demand Remains Volatile

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

Though mortgage rates remained low, applications to purchase a home plunged this week. 

Investors Show Slight Favor to Flipping

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

Property flipping continues to inch out a hold-to-rent strategy among investors who bid on properties at auctions, a new survey shows. 

Obama Lauds HUD's New Fair Housing Rule

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

President Obama says the Fair Housing Act and the latest final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will help...

More Than Half of Homes Sold at a Discount

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

Prices may be on the rise, but about 63 percent of homes sold at a discount compared to the list price in May.

Luxury Brokers Go to Extremes With Marketing

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

Find out how luxury brokers are creating elaborate marketing concepts to sell multi-million dollar listings.

10 Most, Least Expensive Energy States

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

About 7.3 percent of the average owner’s total income goes toward energy costs. Learn where home owners face the steepest and lowest energy...

Report: Another Big Dip in Foreclosure Rates

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

The number of foreclosures nationwide dropped to 41,000 in May, now a nearly 65 percent drop from the peak in 2010. 

What's Chipping Away at Housing Affordability

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

All regions of the U.S. saw a drop in housing affordability last month. Find out what's behind the drops. 

The 10 Most Stable Housing Markets

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

In these markets, home prices have risen consistently over the past 25 years, with few downturns. 

Buying Trumps Renting in 66% of Markets

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

Making monthly house payments on a three-bedroom property is more affordable than paying fair market rent on a three-bedroom property in 188 of...

These Markets Are Still in a Foreclosure Crisis

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

The foreclosure picture has drastically improved over the past year, but a handful of states and metros continue to see an elevated share of...

Rising Equity Prompts Fewer HELOC Defaults

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

Delinquency rates on home-equity loans have dropped to the lowest levels since 2008.

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