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Green Boost for Affordable Housing in Va.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00

A new study shows how implementing energy efficient construction requirements in subsidized housing can make paying rent that much easier for cash...

Move Inc. Ready to Take on Zillow-Trulia

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00

Now, it's Move Inc.-News Corp vs. Zillow-Trulia, and Move CEO Ryan O'Hara promises a "spirited battle."

Home Owners, Appraisers Align on Price

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00

Appraisers were found to have higher opinions of home values than the home owners did, which means that many may have more equity in their home...

Higher Rates Are Softening Loan Demand

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00

With rates rising to the highest level since the beginning of this year, the market saw a decrease in mortgage applications. 

Harsh Winter Chills Builder Confidence

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00

Perceptions about newly built, single-family homes moved slightly lower in February, with dips mostly attributed to recent severe weather...

Both Home Prices and Affordability on the Rise

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00

Expect a hotter spring this year, as low interest rates and a healthier economy lure more home buyers to the marketplace.  

Application Period Opens for 2015 Good Neighbor Awards

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:00

Five dedicated real estate professionals will each receive a $10,000 grant for their charities and considerable media exposure...

FAA Takes Big Step Toward Allowing Drones

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:00

The FAA has proposed long-awaited rules that could give small commercial unmanned aerial vehicle systems a lift-off, but NAR is still cautioning...

Millennials Delay Weddings for Home Ownership

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:00

Home ownership may be worth putting off love, at least it is to millennials, a new survey shows. 

Denver Firm Removes Broker Rates From MLS

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:00

Under mounting pressure, the real estate company Trelora has agreed to remove a database that was divulging broker commission rates on every home...

Ever Hear of Silicon Prairie?

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:00

Find out which cities were just identified as the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country.

New Jobs Don’t Always Equate to More Buyers

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Glowing job reports recently are largely expected to translate into a strong spring selling season this year, but don’t expect the recent...

Mega-Rich Have a Big Appetite for Housing

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Multi-millionaires and billionaires tend to have high tastes in real estate, owning an average of 2.9 homes worth about $12.9 million, according...

Relationships, Real Estate Go Hand-in-Hand

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Relationship status may affect when and where buyers purchase a home and how much they spend on a home. View this infographic. 

Agent Reveals How She Survived an Attack

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

"My heart must have sank, and I just thought, 'You're dead, Janice. You are dead,'" a San Antonio real estate agent recalls...

Mortgage Rates Remain Near 2013 Lows

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed-rate mortgages are holding near historical lows, but did inch higher this week amid a stronger employment report, Freddie Mac...

Health Insurance Deadline is Sunday

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

Here are eight things you need to know about enrolling in the right health plan before your enrollment window closes.

Chicago Drawing Asian Investors to Midwest

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00

The Windy City is a natural entry point for foreign buyers into the Midwest market, real estate professionals say, but from...

7 Ways Your Closing Gifts Backfire

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Even with the best of intentions, your gift-giving gesture can be taken the wrong way if you don't do it with the right sentiment.

Dogs Find a Home with Coldwell Banker

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Coldwell Banker will unveil a new national television commercial during the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22 that sets out to touch the heart of dog...

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