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Homeless to Find Shelter Inside Billboards?

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

A new project hopes to spark an international movement by transforming billboards into homes for the homeless.

Second Arrest Made in Ark. Agent's Murder

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

The wife of the man charged in connection with real estate agent Beverly Carter’s murder also has been arrested, facing the same charges of...

How Many Showings Until You Find 'the One'?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

Find out what the magic number of home tours is before most buyers find the home they want.

Buyers, Sellers Hopeful for Strong End to 2014

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

Eighty-two percent of respondents to a new Prudential Real Estate survey say housing is moving in the right direction in the final months of the...

Mortgage Rates Up, Still Below 4% Sweet Spot

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

Average fixed-rate mortgages rebounded from last week's lowest averages of the year, but buyers can still snag low rates.

Where Boomers Face Big Housing Shortages

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

At the current rate of the aging baby boomer population, several cities will be unable to meet their housing demands, which will likely keep them...

How Real Estate Divides the Sexes

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

Men and women make certain assumptions about each other's tastes in real estate when house hunting together. Whether any of it is true is...

The Creepiest Home Tours Ever

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

When you work in real estate, you don't come across haunted houses only on Halloween. Practitioners share stories of stumbling into homes that...

7 Agents You Hate to Work With

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

Real estate agents were polled on social media about their pet peeves when it comes to working with other agents. These were their top 10 gripes,...

Fed Stimulus Over: What About Interest Rates?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve has ended its bond-purchasing program, known as "quantitative easing." Will interest rates shoot up?

Detroit's Mystery 'Blight Savior' Revealed

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

"This is more than just an acquisition of parcels. It's an opportunity to redevelop the city I was born in and plan to die in."

'Zombies' Terrorizing Housing Market Less

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

The number of zombie foreclosures — homes in the foreclosure process that are vacant — is falling precipitously around the country,...

What Makes Buyers So Predictable

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

Are you conscientious or neurotic? A new study suggests that an individual's personality is a determining factor in the real estate choices he...

Where the Owner Doesn't Live in the Home

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

A growing number of new homes are being purchased by "absentee buyers" — entities or investors who don’t actually live on...

Fed: Bond-Buying Stimulus Is Officially Over

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

So what does this mean for interest rates? 

Detroit’s Mystery 'Blight' Bidder Revealed

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

“This is more than just an acquisition of parcels. It’s an opportunity to redevelop the city I was born in,” says the winning...

Where the Absentee-Owner Dominates

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

A growing number of new homes are being purchased by absentee owners – people who don’t actually live in the homes. In some markets,...

Housing’s Zombies Still Lurk, But Bite Lessens

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

The number of homes in the foreclosure process that are vacant – known as zombie foreclosures – are lessening their trail of...

Don’t Blame Millennials for Ownership Drop

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

The home ownership rate dropped to a 20-year low in the third quarter, and a new analysis points the finger at an unexpected group.

Mortgage Fraud Up – Where Is It Highest?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage fraud rose 3.2 percent year over year nationwide. But in some areas of Florida, mortgage fraud has doubled.

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