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Low Mortgage Rates Are Lingering

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

The average percentage rates for fixed-rate mortgages inched up slightly this week, but continue to hover near yearly lows.

Priced to Sell at $30M? Apparently, Yes!

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

The luxury market is gaining momentum, and the homes fetching some of the heftiest price tags are spending less time sitting on the market.

NYC's Big Push to Add Affordable Housing

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

Any future real estate project in New York City needing a zoning change from the city will be required to add affordable units.

Big Upswing in Foreclosure Activity

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

"The August foreclosure numbers demonstrate that although the foreclosure crisis is well behind us, the messy business of cleaning up the...

These Analysts Are Still Bullish on Housing

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

A slowdown in price growth and in the housing market hasn't prompted Capital Economics analysts to change their housing forecast. They still...

Why 20% of Households Are Throwing Away $11,500

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

About 20 percent of households who would benefit from refinancing are not doing it — and they could be losing out on lessening their...

Study: Greener Neighborhoods Make for Healthier Babies

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

Pregnant women living in "green" neighborhoods are more likely to deliver healthier babies, suggests a new study.

More Singles Than Ever: How It Affects Real Estate

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

Single Americans now make up more than half of the adult population, the first time the number of singles has passed the 50 percent mark since the...

The Wish List of Your Future Buyers: Gen Z

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

This generation of teens is eager to become home owners one day, and its members are willing to make some unusual sacrifices if it means they can...

Mortgage Giant Opens Door for Earlier Return of Ex-Home Owners

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

Former distressed borrowers may be able to jump back into home ownership sooner under a new Fannie Mae policy. 

Buyers Facing Less Competition From Cash Buyers

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

The percentage of cash sales fell to 33 percent of total home sales in June, which marks the lowest share since September 2008.

Low Mortgage Rates Aren’t Budging Loan Demand

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates continue to hover near yearly lows, but the low rates aren’t creating a rush from home buyers or home owners.

Could Millennials Kill Off the McMansion?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

The millennial generation is growing accustomed to more cramped corridors through apartment living. How will that influence their tastes when it...

Selling the Subdivision: What's Typical?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

An NAHB study defines for the first time the number of homes and other amenities in an average subdivision.

13 Years After 9/11: TRIA Reauthorization Lingers

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

A bill that would reauthorize the federal backstop for terrorism risk insurance has been approved by the Senate and a U.S. House committee but may...

Social Media Posts That Start Conversations

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

Real estate agents need to be proactive when it comes to their social media presence, creating template themes that enable them to plug holes in...

7 Reasons Renters Aren't Becoming Owners

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

Many households, particularly among younger professionals, are choosing to rent longer, despite surging rental costs. What is driving the sluggish...

Why the Housing Recovery Is Falling Short

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

"The deterioration in consumer attitudes about the current home-buying environment reflects a shift away from record home-purchase...

10 Hot Spots for Seniors by 2019

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

These are the metro markets that are expected to see the largest surge in residents aged 55 and over within the next five years. 

More Action Needed on 'Zombie' Foreclosures

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

Lawmakers in states such as New York, where the foreclosure process can take up to 800 days to complete, are attempting to do something about the...

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