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Low Supply Levels Restrain Contract Signings

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 00:00

Without more new home construction, the current housing recovery could stall, NAR says in its latest housing data release. 

HUD Targets Housing-Related Health Hazards

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is awarding $3.3 million in grants to support research aimed at reducing health...

FHA Holding Back Owner-Occupancy Limit

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:00

NAR warns this action will make for a missed chance to improve the availability of FHA condo financing by deferring its decision to implement new...

Refi Volume Dips This Week

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:00

Total mortgage applications decreased 0.7 percent last week. But the blame for the drop can't be placed on applications for home purchases.

Repeat Home Buyers Are Vanishing

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:00

Is “one home and you’re done” the new mantra in home buying? A new study indicates a big drop of returning customers....

Where Buyers Can Get the Most Loan Help

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:00

In some cases, your clients could score up to $100,000 in down payment assistance.

Appraiser Shortage Sparks Sales Delays

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:00

The number of appraisers is rapidly shrinking and very few apprentices are lining up to fill the gap. This growing problem is already causing...

Meet the 2016 Good Neighbor Award Winners

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:00

Find out who’s taking home $10,000 to help build and strengthen their communities.

Study: Outdoor Projects Pay Back at Resale

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:00

Boosting the curb appeal of a home can pay back when it’s time to sell. Find out which projects offer the best added value.

New-Home Sales Hit Snag After 9-Year High

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:00

New single-family home sales posted the largest drop in nearly a year in August, but builders say they’re not alarmed.

Sellers Flee High-Priced States for Affordability

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:00

More home owners are leaving some of the fastest appreciating markets in favor of markets that are more affordable.

Average Time to Close: 46 Days

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:00

Find out which issues are causing the most delays to settlement. 

Real Estate, This Patent Troll Win is for You

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:00

Find out why the chances of your business getting distracted with an expensive, stressful, and time-consuming patent battle for using basic...

White House Urges More Affordable Housing

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:00

The Administration is urging local municipalities to stop the barriers that are impeding the construction of more affordable housing. ...

Study: Real Estate Cheapest in Fall, Winter

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00

Buyers could potentially save thousands of dollars on a home during the fall and winter months compared to buying in the summer time.

Red vs. Blue States: Which Has the Best Homes?

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00

When it comes to Republican red-voting states, Democrat blue-voting states or the swing states, who fares the best in real estate? Realtor.com...

3 Ways to Increase Your Online Rep for Free

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00

Could your online rep use a boost? Try these ideas. 

HUD Calls for Protection of Non-English Buyers

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00

"Having a limited ability to speak English should never be a reason to be denied a home. Every family that calls this nation home has the...

Fewer Americans Are in Poverty

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. poverty rate dropped 1.2 percentage points, the largest annual drop since 1999.

Homes Powered by Ocean Waves Now Possible

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00

A new way to generate electricity to power homes and buildings has emerged, which could offer a cheaper way to get energy to coastal areas....