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LeBron James' Return: A Win for Cleveland's Housing Market?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

The NBA star says returning to his hometown is about much more than just basketball. 

Farmland Boom Shows Signs of Cooling

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

Following double-digit rates of appreciation, agricultural land prices may soften in the coming months. Find out why corn is to blame. 

Brokerage Giant Warns Agents Against Drones

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

NRT, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company, issued a call asking members to stop flying drones and using drone...

Wells Fargo Tops Profit Expectations

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender saw a 3.8 percent increase in second quarter profits, which executives attributed to positive signs in...

The Return of the First-Time Home Buyer?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

More millennials are moving out on their own, new studies suggest. Will the share of first-time buyers soon revert back to more normal levels?...

More Chinese Buyers Coming to America

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

Watch the California housing market, in particular, economists say. “It’s just the beginning of a tidal wave,” says NAR’s...

10 Fast-Moving Housing Markets

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

In some metro areas out West, homes are selling in less than a month.

Mortgage Rates Post Slight Bump Up This Week

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

Still, borrowing costs from mortgage rates are averaging lower than last year at this time. 

Report: Hurricanes Could Put 6.5 Million U.S. Homes at Risk

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

“This exposure could constitute significant risk for home owners and financial services companies, as many at-risk homes lack protection...

The 10 Priciest Places to Live in the World

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00

In some cities in the world, you might pay $6.64 in U.S. dollars for a cup of coffee, or $6,960 to rent an unfurnished, two-bedroom apartment....

A GPS That Maps the ‘Emotionally Pleasant’ Route?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Happy trails may be in store for you and your clients. Researchers are developing a mapping service that highlights the most scenic route to a...

People Make Perfect Props in Listings

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Showhomes Tampa takes residential staging to a new level, recruiting middle-class occupants to live in upscale, vacant properties.

Top Amenities Buyers Will Make Sacrifices For

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers say they'd give up being close to public transportation, better schools, and entertainment and shopping in order to have these...

Tiny Homes Spark Big Movement

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Homes that are 500 square feet or less have grown in popularity in recent years. What’s behind the big interest?

Where the Priciest, Cheapest New Homes Are

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

The price of a new home can vary considerably throughout the country. Learn where new homes are the most and least expensive. 

Survey: Buyers, Sellers 'Not on the Same Page'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Buyers and sellers are taking a more aggressive stance in the market, with some sellers overpricing their homes and more buyers refusing to get in...

Castro Confirmed as HUD Secretary

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

The new secretary of Housing and Urban Development steps into his role with bipartisan support for his vision of the American dream of home...

Survey: Lenders Fear Another Housing Bubble Is Brewing

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

A recent survey of mortgage bankers shows they’re concerned about another real estate bubble. Do they have reason to fear? 

Student Housing ‘Ripe With Opportunity’ in Real Estate

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

Student housing is getting more attention from the real estate industry as more developers take their projects upscale and bring them on campus....

Mortgage Applications Post Solid Jump

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications reversed course last week after several weeks of softening demand, as both applications for home purchases and refinances...

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