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Why It Pays to Be a Home Owner

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

Home owners are building net worth at a pace that is up to quadruple that of a renter.

Relocations Are Getting Shorter

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

Americans are moving shorter distances when relocating, and they are favoring suburbs and the Sunbelt region, hunting for lower density, more jobs...

Banks Causing Housing Slowdown?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

Some analysts are blaming the slowdown in the housing market on banks that are preventing too many prospective buyers from getting a mortgage.

Vote for your favorite 2014 Good Neighbor

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

A few weeks ago, we revealed the names of the 10 finalists for REALTOR® Magazine's 2014 Good...

More Retirees Carrying Mortgage Debt

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

Some analysts are blaming the refinancing boom in the early 2000s for strapping Americans with mortgage debt later in life.

Income Gap in U.S. Widens Post-Recession

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

Though the average income for U.S. families increased about 4 percent (accounting for inflation) between 2010 and 2013, nearly all of that growth...

FHA Ends Post-Payment Penalties

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration is overhauling a long-held policy of charging extra interest payments on loans it insures to borrowers who have...

ListHub Not Planning Move Against Realtor.com® Competitors

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Now that ListHub’s acquisition of Point2 has expanded its database to 85 percent of residential listings in the U....

Land Prices On the Rise This Year

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Land prices rose a median of 4 percent across the country for the 12 months ending in June, according to the 2014 Land Markets Survey.

Mortgage Rates Stay Near Yearly Lows

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

For the third consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage held steady, with borrowing costs for home buyers and refinancers remaining near...

Where Homes Are Most Affordable

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

In some markets, home owners may need to use only about 3 percent of their income to afford the mortgage payments on a median-priced home.

The Next Big Niche Market?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Americans 55 years old and older are increasingly expected to begin trading residences as they near retirement, and that has many predicting a...

Skyscraper Condos Reaching Height of Popularity

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Builders are reaching for the skies with recent condo projects, some soaring to the highest heights ever. Some of the buildings are the thinnest...

More States See Rising Home Prices

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

"Northeastern and Midwestern states are migrating to the forefront of home-price rankings," according to a new report by CoreLogic....

Why This Builder Is More Bullish on Housing

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

Toll Brothers, a luxury homebuilding giant, reported that it doubled its profit during the third quarter, attributing it to higher home prices.

Chinese Buyers Looking to Build

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

Chinese nationals are not just targeting the U.S. to buy residential homes anymore. They're looking for land to build on, too.

Is This the Nation’s Next Housing Crisis?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

The lack of affordable, accessible, and well-located homes is failing to meet the needs of an aging population and could be the nation's next...

ListHub Expansion to Unify Listing Platforms

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

Real estate brokerages will soon have a simpler way of managing their listings now that ListHub is expanding its database to cover 85 percent of...

Where Autumn is Hot for House Hunting

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

September often marks the beginning of the slow season for home searches, but in some markets, the house-hunt actually tends to pick up during the...

Baby Boomers to Face Serious Housing Crunch?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

A new report warns that baby boomers will face housing concerns as they approach retirement with less savings and more debt, including mortgage...