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Realtor.com® Expands Online Listings with NYC Agreement

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

Realtor.com® is expanding its listings in the New York market after a recent amendment to its policies now allows it to publish listings from...

Loan Demand Tumbles Again

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

For the fifth consecutive week, mortgage applications slipped, reaching the lowest level since early September.

Agent Urges Public to Deface His Bus Ads

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

In an unusual advertising ploy, an Edina Realty agent is asking residents to deface his bus bench ads and “to do your worst” to the...

L.A. Scores Densest City Title

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

With 7,000 residents per square mile, Los Angeles tops both New York and Chicago as the nation's most dense city.

Smartphone Database Aims to Prevent Thefts

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 00:00

The nation’s four largest U.S. carriers and the Federal Communications Commission have banded together to create a national lost-and-stolen...

Slump in Consumer Spending Points to Housing Hurdle

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 00:00

“As long as consumer spending is lagging on the personal shopping front, home buying is going to remain out of the question for many...

Chicago-Area MLS to Share Listings With Other MLSs

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 00:00

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) will use CoreLogic's MLS Data Co-...

Investors Target ‘Hipster’ ZIPs for Rental Returns

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 00:00

The hipster lifestyle can have a “major impact on local real estate markets, and mostly in a positive way,” according to a new survey...

Making the Most of Your Buyers' Winter Search

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 00:00

The holidays are the perfect time of year for some home buyers to purchase a house and snag a great year-end deal — but limited inventory...

How Much Income Home Buyers Need to Purchase

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 00:00

A new study estimates what home buyers in some of the biggest cities in the country need to earn in order to buy a median-priced home. In...

Advice for First-Time Home Buyers

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 00:00

The first time can be scary! Here are nine tips directly from real estate agents that will help guide your clients through every step of the home-...

Foreclosed Owners Get Second Chance Sooner

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 00:00

The FHA announced that they would shorten the waiting period for qualified borrowers who lost their home due to financial hardships and are...

Falling New-Home Sales Spark Worry

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 00:00

Builders are already concerned by what the spring selling season may bring, after a rapid run-up in prices earlier this year. 

Home Ownership is Key for Returning Troops

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 00:00

For 75 percent of military families, owning a home is one of the most important things to accomplish upon returning from service, according to a...

Judge Dismisses Home Inspector's Suit

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 00:00

A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Lincoln, Neb., home inspector who accused a real estate agent of calling him a "total idiot."

Trouble Ahead on Home Equity Loans?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 00:00

One economist predicts a "wave of disaster" with the reset on many home equity lines of credit. Could this mean a big sell-off for...

Short Sales Lose Favor With Lenders?

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 00:00

As home prices rise, lenders are showing less willingness to grant short sales.

New-Home Market Posts Big Gains as Permits Surge

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 00:00

Housing permits for home construction reached a five-and-a-half-year high in October, foreshadowing a strong uprise in new-home construction.

Century 21's Thanksgiving Anthem Generates Some Buzz

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 00:00

The ad industry is calling Century 21’s “Tryptophan Slow Jam” video, in honor of the holiday, “easily the strangest...

Loan Demand Slips in Latest Week

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage applications fell for the fourth consecutive week as mortgage rates edged up slightly, the MBA reports. 

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