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Now for the Bad News About Falling Oil Prices

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 00:00

A drop in oil prices can be great for savings at the pump, but some housing markets are seeing the bad side to that drop.  

Loan Demand Posts Whopping 21% Surge

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 00:00

More borrowers rushed to fill out a loan application to purchase a home at the start of this year, with home purchase applications now 19 percent...

‘Remarkable Improvement’ in Foreclosures

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 00:00

“While there are still pockets of areas with high foreclosure activity, 30 states have foreclosure rates below the national average, which...

Perfect Staging ... for Game of Thrones Fans

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 00:00

A French design company has unveiled its latest outrageous piece of furniture — a skull-shaped chair that seems tailor-made for fans of the...

How 5M Buyers Could Save Big

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 00:00

More than 5 million borrowers who could qualify and benefit from refinancing have still not taken advantage, and they may soon be too late if they...

Why Buyers, Sellers Shouldn't Panic

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 00:00

Here are four reasons why we’re far from a 2007-like real estate meltdown. 

In Omaha: Man Tries to Lure Female Agents

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 00:00

Following a similar string of reports across the country, a suspicious man in Omaha is reportedly trying to lure female real estate agents to fake...

Playboy Mansion Comes With Big Contingency

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 00:00

The Playboy mansion—home to Hugh Hefner--is reportedly going up for-sale in the next month but the sale is expected to come with a ...

Phantom Vibration Syndrome: Yes, You Have It

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 00:00

You’re likely glued to your smartphone during your workday and that over-attachment may now be causing you to always be on alert, research...

More Older Home Owners Choose to Rent

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 00:00

A recent study gives a snapshot of the downsizing trends for the 55-to-64 age group.

Places Most Likely to Overachieve in 2016

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 00:00

These housing markets with strong job sectors mixed with affordable home prices will fare the best this year, notes NAR’s chief economist....

Foreign Investors See Big Opportunity in U.S.

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 00:00

A new report surveying foreign investors indicates that the U.S. will be the country with the best opportunities for price appreciation in 2016....

More Americans Say It’s a Good Time to Sell

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 00:00

Consumers are feeling more confident about their finances and employment, which could bode well for home ownership. 

What Americans Say Would Make Them Move

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 00:00

A new survey identifies the 11 most motivating factors when it comes to moving. 

Voted Most Likely to Overachieve in 2016

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 00:00

The markets with strong job sectors mixed with affordable home prices will fare the best this year, notes NAR’s chief economist. 

Study: The Word ‘Bargain’ Isn’t Such a Bargain

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 00:00

Make sure you don’t misuse the word. A new study shows that real estate listings containing the word “bargain” aren’t the...

Are Model Homes Falling Out of Style?

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 00:00

The decorated model home may be waning in popularity as more builders look to slash it from their budgets. 

Midsized Cities Best for Families

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 00:00

The affordability factor is just one reason why small cities and the suburbs are a good bet for middle-class families, according to a new study....

How Did Housing Really Do in 2015?

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 00:00

The housing market improved in 2015, but how close is it to finally to being back to normal?

 

Mortgage Rates Start Year Dipping Below 4%

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 00:00

Fears over rising mortgage rates are still unnecessary, for now. 

 

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