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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. 

Chinese Buyers Are Coming to America

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 00:00

Chinese buyers are becoming big purchasers of U.S. property, viewing it as a "safe haven for their wealth."

Lenders Add Green Tints to Mortgages

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 00:00

A variety of environmental interests is lending momentum to green housing.

Principal Reductions Best Way to Avoid Foreclosure, Experts Say

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 00:00

The likelihood of home owners redefaulting on their mortgages is much higher with interest-rate reductions than principal write-downs, according...

For Real Estate Predictions, Go West

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 00:00

Housing analysts are closely watching the Western region’s housing market for signs of what may be to come for the rest of the country.

Pending Sales Fall Again as Obstacles Build Up

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 00:00

The federal government shutdown, limited inventories and falling housing affordability have contributed to home buyers remaining on the sidelines...

Survey: Americans Still Thankful for Home Ownership

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 00:00

According to a new survey by NeighborWorks America, 88 percent of Americans say owning a home is still an important element of their “...

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