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Vote for Your Favorite Cutting-Edge Architecture

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 00:00

Public voting is now open for this year’s Architizer A+ Awards. Finalist projects include breathtaking structures from the best in the...

Perfect Opportunity for Move Inc.?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

The blogosphere was alive with chatter Wednesday after the announcement of realtor.com® President Errol Samuelson's resignation. The...

Shut Out of the Housing Market? First-Timers Dwindle

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

First-time home buyers are particularly being hit hard by rising prices and tougher credit standards – and their decreasing market share...

Mortgage Applications Bounce Back

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

“Purchase applications improved dramatically this week, the first hint of stabilization following a steady downward trend since January,...

Multifamily Ready for Another Strong Year, Mortgage Giants Say

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

The multifamily sector is poised for a healthy 2014, but after this year, growth is expected to moderate to more historical levels, according to a...

More Subprime Mumblings Emerge

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

More lenders are jumping into the subprime loan market again, ready to give borrowers with flawed credit another shot at the housing market....

Google Invests $50 Million in Auction.com

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

Google is taking a bigger stake in real estate with a $50 million investment in Auction.com, an online real estate site.

Listings Could Predict Home Prices

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 00:00

Due to the growing volumes of price and listing data collected by websites and real estate professionals, economists hope to generate real-time...

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...