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Buyers From China Target These 10 U.S. States

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

“Chinese are widely interested in the U.S. markets. The data shows they are investing in many places and in greater amounts than most people...

This is the Most Recognizable Real Estate Brand

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

When it comes to real estate companies in the U.S., this one is the most familiar name out there.

Big Year Predicted for Commercial Success

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Commercial real estate investments are expected to produce solid returns this year, according to a new report.

Study: Buyers, Sellers Will Jump Off the Fence This Year

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Consumers say they’re more committed to buying or selling in 2014, despite two events in 2013 that shook their confidence, according to...

3 Hot Web Design Trends for 2014

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Does your website need an update? Here are the three trends leading Web design this year.

Mortgage Delinquencies in U.S. Fall Below 4%

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage delinquencies nationwide have plummeted to their lowest level in more than five years, as more home owners are coming out of the red on...

New Home Owners Targeted in Deed Scams

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Scammers are trying to get new home owners and to pay $83 for unnecessary property records — including deeds that are cheaper and readily...

Rising Prices Chip Away at Housing Affordability

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

“Home prices have been rising faster than incomes, while mortgage interest rates are above the record lows of a year ago,” says...

Study: Tech Industry Not to Blame for High Home Prices

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Home prices are 82 percent higher in “tech hub” locations than in other large metros. But the tech industry isn’t the factor...

5 Must-Haves of Millennial Buyers

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Millennials are the second-biggest segment of home buyers, and their wishlists for a home are different than those of previous generations....

Despite Dropping Rates, Loan Demand Softens

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases and refinancings fell in the latest week, the MBA reports. 

Lawsuit Tries to Expose Anonymous Online Reviewers

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Customers are taking to online channels to talk about businesses. But what if an anonymous poster writes a defamatory review? Courts are weighing...

Old Grain Towers Offer City Housing Expansion

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Developers looking for new spaces in congested cities are finding solutions in creative reuse of long-abandoned spaces.

Indiana to Do Away with 'Salesperson' Label

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Indiana real estate salespeople will be required to upgrade their licenses to the broker level by July 1.

One of L.A.'s Priciest Plots is in a Cemetery

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Location is everything, and for $10,300 per square foot, you could be buried just a few yards away from Marilyn Monroe.

Helping Unmarried Home Buyers Navigate the Purchase

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

More couples these days are purchasing homes together before they marry. Here are common challenges they will face when buying a home.

Sellers Getting Ahead of Spring Rush

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

While spring is typically the busiest time of the year for real estate, some home owners are making an early bet and putting their homes up for...

Reports of Mortgage-Servicing Errors on Rise

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Nearly half of complaints recently filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau were about mortgages, loan modifications, and foreclosure...

Survey: Most Americans Say Getting a Mortgage is Easier

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Fifty-two percent of U.S. consumers say they expect to qualify for a mortgage now, according to Fannie Mae's latest National Housing Survey....

Getting Your Content in Facebook's Paper

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:00

Facebook is promising a newly-focused user experience with its new reader app. Will it be a boon for businesses too?