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Building Giant Considers Move to Home-Rental Market

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

Lennar Corp., one of the nation’s largest home builders, is “considering” a move to build homes intended to rent if first-time...

When Will Millennials Break Into Ownership?

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

The number of households in their 30s is expected to increase by 2.7 million over the coming decade, which should boost demand for new housing, a...

Easy Ways to Improve Your Client Relationships

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

There are several actions agents can take to be someone that everyone likes to work with, and none of them are difficult.

More Americans Squeezed by Housing Costs

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

Housing costs remain near record highs, with more than 35 percent of Americans spending 30 percent or more of their incomes on rent or mortgage...

REALTOR® Confidence Mostly Flat in May

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

Low housing supply relative to buyer demand, tougher lending standards, and lackluster growth in income and savings continued to constrain home...

Tech Tools REALTORS® Love the Most

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

Brokers and agents are spending more money on mobile technologies to make their businesses more efficient, a new survey finds. These are the tools...

10 Biggest Rebound Cities Since the Recession

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00

These are the top 10 cities that have posted the largest economic and housing gains since the recession officially ended five years ago.

New-Home Sales Surge Nearly 19%

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

“This increase is a welcome sign after a slow start to 2014,” says a builder trade group’s chief economist. 

Fannie: The Housing Market Resets Into Catch-Up Mode

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

The housing market is starting to show some improvement after a slow start to the year, but home sales likely will still likely be shy of 2013...

Why Builders Are Worried About Millennials

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

Millennials are going to be a big force in the housing industry in the years to come, but for homebuilders, they may be trouble.

Multifamily Sector Dodges Warnings

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

The multifamily market continues to post strong gains, despite warnings from analysts as early as 2011 saying that the sector was heading for a...

Loan Applications Take Another Dip

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

Applications for home mortgages softened last week, despite a drop in mortgage rates that lowered borrowing costs. 

Plant a Tree, Save on Energy

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

Stay top-of-mind with your base by giving them creative tips on how their landscaping can cut their energy bills substantially.

New App Highlights Homes You Can Afford

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

Realtor.com® and Banrate.com have created a home-affordability app that allows house hunters to target a price range they can afford and find...

4 Trends in Real Estate Right Now

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

The 48th annual conference for the National Association of Real Estate Editors, held recently in Houston, provided a snapshot of emerging trends...

Underwater Owners Refusing Short Sales

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

Real estate professionals say that their underwater sellers are less likely to consider a short sale, even if faced with foreclosure. This is the...

Solar-Panel Leases Turning Off Buyers

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers have to take over the previous owner's contract on a lease for solar panels. Turns out that's not a big selling point, and it...

'Regular Investment Buyers' Stake Their Claim

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

At the same time that institutional investors are scaling back on buying, all-cash home purchases are on the rise. So who’s behind the...

5 Types of Homes With Deepest Discounts

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

These distressed properties sell for the biggest discounts compared to non-distressed properties, and these are the five states where buyers are...

Existing-Home Sales up 4.9%

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 00:00

In May, home sales showed the highest monthly rise since August 2011. But existing-home sales remain 5 percent below year-ago levels.