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Office Sector Continues to Battle High Vacancies

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:00

The office sector is making strong gains in a few pockets across the country, but overall, growth remains lackluster five years after the...

Up Close and Personal: The 2014 Good Neighbor Awards Winners

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

These videos will introduce you to the five individuals recognized as this year’s REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards winners, who...

Purchase Contracts Dip in August

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

Pending home sales slowed in August, with all regions posting declines except for the West, according to NAR's latest index.

Real Estate Industry's Technology 'Blind Spot'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

While more real estate professionals are adopting technology to better assist buyers and sellers, technology can only drive a relationship so far...

Bank Accused of Driving Borrowers Into Foreclosure

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is accusing Flagstar Bank of stonewalling more than 2,000 borrowers and leading them into foreclosure...

Behind the Texas Housing Boom

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

More Americans are heading to the Lone Star State, with Texas having the largest net gain of new residents than any other state in the latest...

'Beverly Carter, You Left a Legacy'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00

Heavy hearts weighed on the real estate community Tuesday as condolences from practitioners around the country poured in for the loss of Arkansas...

Arkansas Agent Missing Days After Showing

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

The search continues for a real estate agent in the Little Rock area who has been missing since late last week after showing a vacant bank-owned...

10 Affordable Markets Beckon Millennials

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

Realtor.com® says these markets are “primed and ready” for Gen Y home buyers this fall.

Online Reviews Guide Remodeling Choices

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

The commercial real estate market is finding that negative online reviews can serve as blueprints for remodeling projects.

Where Home Prices Surged in August

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

Ohio stands out in a new analysis of median home price data.

When Mortgage Rates Rise...

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

With rate-hike forecasts looming, how long can buyers count on borrowing costs to stay low?

Redefault Rates Move Significantly Lower

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency credits "evolved" loan modification programs for the fact that fewer borrowers are...

Nearly 1 Million Homes Regain Equity

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

The home equity gains are “driving forward the rise in wealth for the typical home owner,” according to CoreLogic’s latest...

Money Magazine: 10 Best Small Cities to Live

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

What makes a top-ranking town? Money magazine says these cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 have all the right characteristics....

REALTORS® Remain Confident in Market Outlook

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

Most REALTORS® view their local market outlook as “strong” rather than “weak,” but they still cite the following...

Borrowing Costs Ease Slightly This Week

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages dropped slightly from the previous week, holding near yearly lows.

Buyers' Unmet Wish? Living in Transit-Friendly Areas

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

Fifty-eight percent of respondents in a recent survey say their ideal neighborhood would be in a transit-friendly community that contains “a...

Landscape Tips Protect Against Winter Temps

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

With a forecast of below-normal temps again this winter, help clients protect their landscape investment with these tips.

Freddie: Housing Market Stuck in a Rut

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

"We will continue to see 'two-steps-forward-and-one-step-backward' movement in our housing stability index until the broader economy...