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When Mortgage Rates Rise...

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

With rate-hike forecasts looming, how long can buyers count on borrowing costs to stay low?

Redefault Rates Move Significantly Lower

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency credits "evolved" loan modification programs for the fact that fewer borrowers are...

Nearly 1 Million Homes Regain Equity

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

The home equity gains are “driving forward the rise in wealth for the typical home owner,” according to CoreLogic’s latest...

Money Magazine: 10 Best Small Cities to Live

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

What makes a top-ranking town? Money magazine says these cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 have all the right characteristics....

REALTORS® Remain Confident in Market Outlook

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

Most REALTORS® view their local market outlook as “strong” rather than “weak,” but they still cite the following...

Borrowing Costs Ease Slightly This Week

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages dropped slightly from the previous week, holding near yearly lows.

Buyers' Unmet Wish? Living in Transit-Friendly Areas

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

Fifty-eight percent of respondents in a recent survey say their ideal neighborhood would be in a transit-friendly community that contains “a...

Landscape Tips Protect Against Winter Temps

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00

With a forecast of below-normal temps again this winter, help clients protect their landscape investment with these tips.

Freddie: Housing Market Stuck in a Rut

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

"We will continue to see 'two-steps-forward-and-one-step-backward' movement in our housing stability index until the broader economy...

5 Critical Building Blocks to Your Success

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

Finding success in any field requires some basic tools to help get you there, and real estate is no different. These five tools should be at the...

Luxury Market Takes Larger Chunk of Sales

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

The share of home sales in the $200,000-and-below price range is down 9 percent from a year ago, while those above $200,000 have increased 10...

The World's Priciest Place to Live and Work

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

Hong Kong's five-year streak as the most expensive destination city for companies to relocate employees has ended. Find out which city now...

NAR to FAA: Lift Ban on Drones

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® sent a letter this week to the Federal Aviation Administration asking the agency to consider permitting...

New-Home Sales Surge to 6-Year High

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00

Sales of new single-family homes soared 18 percent in August, as greater confidence in the recovery swept across the housing industry, despite...

Consumers Aren't Losing Confidence in Home Prices

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

"This may not be a great market, but it's a good market," notes an NAR researcher. 

Short-Lived Surge? Loan Demand Drops Again

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

Following last week’s nearly 8 percent spike in mortgage application activity, mortgage application volume reversed course and was back on...

Household Formation Is 'Disturbingly Slow,' Analyst Says

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

Fewer than 500,000 households were added in the year ending in March -- only one-third the average number formed in each of the preceding two...

New Crop of Multimillionaires From Soaring Farmland Values

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

Farmland has continued to beat the stock market in returns since the late 1990s. Some analysts call it a bubble ready to pop, but others aren...

Berkshire Hathaway Reaches 1,000th Office Milestone

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00

Real estate brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices marked the one-year anniversary of its brand launch this week by announcing its 1,000th...

Help Prospects Sock Away Homebuying Bucks

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00

If the numbers just aren't coming out for your prospects, suggest a few techniques that might help them move past debt and into their own...