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10 Smartest Cities in America

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 00:00

Nerds, rejoice! The glasses-wearing, book-carrying library cardholder may get laughed at in popular culture for embodying the...

House Passes Bill to Halt Flood Insurance Hikes

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

NAR applauds the House’s move, saying the measure — which now goes to the Senate — will help protect home owners from the...

Polar Vortex Hasn't Frozen Luxury Sales

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Though the frigid weather has cooled home sales in most of the nation this winter, the national median price for homes valued at more than $500,...

Security Tips When Using Public Wi-Fi

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Public Wi-Fi can be a hotspot for hackers to prey on your private information, including client data. So before you take advantage of free Wi-Fi...


Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Grammatical and spelling offenses in online listings — writing in all caps and overusing exclamation points, for instance — prompts...

Will 'Urban 'Burbs' Draw More Millennials to Suburbs?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Suburban developers are coining the term “urban 'burbs” as suburban communities move toward more urban environments to draw...

Brown: Flood Insurance Hikes Drowning Home Owners

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

About 40,000 home sales across the country have already been disrupted because of increases in flood insurance premiums, NAR reports.

Texas Leads in New-Home Sales Nationwide

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Thirty percent of all Texas homes purchased in 2013 were new homes, nearly double the share of new homes among U.S. home sales for the year.

Foreclosures Reverse Downward Trend

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Completed foreclosures ticked up 11.8 percent in January compared to December 2013, according to CoreLogic. Still, that's 19 percent below...

Illinois Agents Weigh 'No Guns' Signs at Showings

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Illinois' new conceal carry law, allowing people to carry concealed guns in public, is prompting some real estate professionals in the state...

How Much Is That Doggy Worth in Your Marketing?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 00:00

Many real estate agents use photos of themselves and their dogs to market their services, but there are several mistakes they must avoid when it...

Uneven Recovery to Continue for 5 Years

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

A new study predicts that the median price of single-family homes will return to 2006-era peaks by 2018. But some areas will get there faster than...

Can Snapchat Help Brands Connect?

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

Almost three-quarters of college students surveyed recently said that they would open a Snapchat from a brand they knew.

Demand for REOs Is Softening, Fannie Says

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

The combination of higher prices and higher interest rates is weakening demand for REO properties in some markets.

More Jobs Are Heading West

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

The Western region is leading the United States in job growth, benefiting from a strengthening housing market and bustling energy and technology...

Pending Home Sales Mostly Flat in January

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

New contracts for home sales showed monthly gains in the South and Northeast, but those gains were offset by declines in the West and Midwest,...

Phone Ban Doesn't Include Maps

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

A California appeals court ruled that it is legal for drivers to view digital maps on their smartphones, despite state laws that restrict phone...

How to Tell When a Neighborhood Will Be Hot

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 00:00

These five signs indicate that a neighborhood is about to soar in popularity.

Wells Fargo Cuts More Mortgage Workers

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest originator of residential loans has cut its home-lending workforce by nearly 12 percent since last year, as the...

Developers' Confidence in Multifamily Slipping

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 00:00

According to the National Association of Home Builders' Multifamily Production Index, developer sentiment in the apartment and condo markets...