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Is Your Greatest Fear Losing Your Phone?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

You may not realize how closely tied you are to your smartphone until you lose it. Scientists urge people to take steps to protect their phone now...

Suburbanites Are Happiest, Poll Finds

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

City centers and downtowns may be growing in demand among millennials and retiring baby boomers, but a new poll says residents are still happiest...

3 Tricks for Finding the Perfect Asking Price

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

Determining the right asking price that will generate the best offers involves psychological reasons as much as practical reasons.

HUD Tells NAR: Housing Counseling Is Top Priority

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

At an event with NAR, HUD Secretary Julian Castro said that there’s a growing need for agencies that offer housing counseling to help people...

Commercial Sectors Surge on Improved Economy

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

After several false starts, the economy is finally gaining ground, and stronger growth is boosting the outlook for all of the major commercial...

Lower Rates Give Loan Demand Slight Boost

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

After several weeks of drops in interest rates, mortgage applications finally got a modest lift as refinancers and home buyers took advantage of...

Study: Immigrants Fared Crisis Better Than U.S. Natives

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

The longer immigrants are in the U.S., the stronger their financial footing becomes and the more likely they are to buy homes, according to a new...

This Year's 10 Good Neighbor Awards Finalists

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

Get inspired by the heartfelt stories of these 10 REALTORS®, whose selfless acts of kindness have propelled them to be finalists for REALTOR...

3 Tricks for Setting the Perfect Asking Price

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

Determining the right asking price that will generate the best offers involves psychological reasons as much as practical reasons.

When Your Buyers Are Naked

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

What would you do if you were showing a home to a couple and they asked if they could take their clothes off to get more comfortable? This agent...

HARP Is ‘Not a Scam,’ FHFA Director Says

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

About 800,000 families across the country could benefit from the Home Affordable Refinance program, but fear is keeping them away, says FHFA...

‘Ransomware’ Threatens Android Users

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

In the past month, hundreds of thousands of Android users have received messages that claim to be from the FBI or a cyber security firm, locking...

Unexpected Drop in New-Home Sales

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

Sales of newly built single-family homes dipped 2.4 percent in July, catching many housing analysts off guard.

Study: Friendly Neighborhoods Reduce Risk of Heart Attack

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

The more social connections you have in your neighborhood, the less likely you are to die from a heart attack, a new study suggests.

REALTORS® Losing Confidence in Market

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

Tight for-sale inventories and difficulties obtaining mortgages are making real estate agents more skeptical that the market is going to remain...

When Your Buyers Get Naked

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

What would you do if you were showing a home to a couple and they asked if they could take their clothes off to get more comfortable? This agent...

Days to Close a Loan Drops to New Low

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Both closing times and credit requirements are dropping, according to the latest report from Ellie Mae.

Is Built-to-Rent a Market, or a Phase?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Construction of single-family homes that are built-to-rent is making up a smaller share of new-home construction, as rental demand weakens. But...

Boomerang Buyers Head Back Into the Market

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Those who lost a home to a foreclosure or short sale between 2007 and 2013 are projected to make about 10 percent of all U.S. home purchases this...

10 Markets Where Salaries Stretch Furthest

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Find out which markets offer the biggest bang for the housing buck.

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