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Extra Perks of a Condo-Hotel Drive Revival

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

Developers are combining a rebounding hospitality market with rising demand for luxury homes, and new condo-hotels are proving successful in...

Report Card On Agent Ratings: Do They Work?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

Consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet to rate the service level of real estate professionals. One association decided to evaluate the...

The Biggest Hurdles to Home Ownership

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

Housing analysts are pointing to student loan debt, overly strict lending standards, and lost equity as the leading culprits causing a slow...

8 States With the Most Job Growth

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00

Nearly 80 percent of 372 metros tracked by the government now have more jobs this year than one year ago. Will their states' housing markets...

5 States With Highest Levels of Student Debt

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

Student loan debt has been shown to have a direct impact on the ability for first-time home owners to enter the market. Learn where this problem...

Home Owner Offers Bentley to Buyer Agent

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

You bring the buyer, you get a 2007 Bentley Convertible GTC. A Fairfield, Conn., home owner and his real estate professional are using a unique...

Lenders Penalized for Maternity Discrimination

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

"The birth of a child, a joyous event for a family, should not become the basis for denying that family a home mortgage," says a HUD...

Retail Rents on the Rise as Vacancies Dwindle

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

The U.S. retail real estate market is heating up, with shrinking vacancies allowing landlords to raise rents at shopping centers and strip malls....

Recovery Broadens as More Markets See Price Increases

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

Home prices were on the rise again last month, but in a stark contrast to last year, price increases were more generalized and less concentrated a...

5 Ways to Make Your Open House Better

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

There are several ways real estate professionals can host a successful open house without spending too much money. Try these.

Top Markets for Buying a Rental Property

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

As rental prices continue to rise, investors are still hunting for the best buys for single-family rentals. These are the places they should...

Shrinking Workspaces Dampen Office Recovery

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

Why the sluggish growth in the office sector as employment picks up? Some analysts say it reflects a larger trend of companies seeking to cut...

Early Victory for Move, NAR in Court Battle With Zillow, Samuelson

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

A judge issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday against Zillow and Errol Samuelson, saying that Samuelson misappropriated trade secrets in his...

Banks Warned to Prepare for Wave of HELOC Defaults

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

A group of federal regulators are warning banks that home equity lines of credit taken during the housing bubble will come due in the next several...

More Builders Say Energy Efficiency Is Priority

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

Energy efficiency is the most important development and driver in making a new house greener, according to a newly released survey.

More Home Owners Getting Bit by Selling Bug?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

A new survey shows why more home owners may be getting more inclined to soon make a move.  

Renters Feel Pinch as Landlords Raise Rents Again

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

The second quarter marked the 18th consecutive quarter for rent rises, at a time when income growth has mostly been stagnant.  

Lower Rates Aren't Lifting Loan Demand

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

For the fifth time in the past six weeks, mortgage applications dropped nationwide. 

Virginia Sets First-Time Buyers Up for Home Ownership

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

A new law championed by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® is helping first-time home buyers set up tax-free savings accounts to cover down...

FTC Accuses T-Mobile of Overcharging

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Trade Commission has announced legal action against cell phone carrier T-Mobile, accusing it of illegally earning hundreds of millions...

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