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Happy Living: Survey Reveals 15 Happiest Cities

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00

Are you in a happy place? A new index ranks cities based on their levels of well-being. 

Judge Your Popularity: Google+ Adds Page Views to Profiles

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00

You can now keep closer tabs on how many people are viewing your profile and pages on the social networking site. 

Site Makes Push for Open Data from Cities

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

A new site from the Open Knowledge Foundation gives you up-to-date information about how readily available data is from a number of cities.

'Ghost Listings' Could Scare Off Business

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

In New York City, there appears to be a significant number of "ghost listings" of properties that may not be on the market but are...

Low Down Payments for Fewer First-Time Buyers

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

REALTORS® are reporting less and less that their first-time buyers are obtaining mortgages with down payments of 6 percent or less.

Distressed Sales Continue to Tumble

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

Foreclosures and short sales accounted for a total of 16 percent of February home sales, down from 25 percent a year ago, according to the...

Multifamily REITs Rebound After Slow 2013

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

Multifamily real estate investment trusts are becoming real estate’s “red-hot category,” and it was the most profitable sector...

10 Metros With Most Single-Family Homes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

The Midwest boasts the largest share of single-family homes in the nation, according to an analysis by the National Association of Home Builders...

CFPB Fielding More Mortgage Gripes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

A new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report breaks down the most common complaints that the agency is receiving about mortgages.

96% of Markets Better Off Than in 2010

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

“The housing recovery has taken root in hundreds of counties across the country,” according to a new report by RealtyTrac.

Low Inventory Spurs More All-Cash Offers

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

Low housing inventories are making all-cash offers "mandatory in some markets," according to a new ZipRealty report. 

New Realtor.com®-Branded iPad Coming Soon

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

Move, Inc. says it will roll out a new iPad geared specifically for real estate professionals later this spring.

NAHB's Most Popular New-Home Features

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

Convenience, livability, and energy efficiency are top priorities in the construction of new homes this year, according to a new survey that...

12 Apartment Boom Towns

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:00

A new survey reveals cities that are seeing brisk multifamily business, based on apartment availability, as well as economic and population growth...

Mortgage Rates Are Inching Back Up

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

Fixed mortgage rates were on the rise this week, “applying additional pressure for those markets that are already feeling an affordability...

Franchise Kicks Off Spring With 'National Open House'

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is sponsoring a national Open House Weekend March 29 and 30 to lure more buyers out for the spring-buying...

Spring Design Trends for the Home

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

Here's a quick look at the hot trends in home interiors for this season.

Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers This Spring

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

“As we head into the home buying season, these markets show favorable conditions for first-time home buyers, which is encouraging because...

Fannie Extends Closing Cost Incentive to Buyers

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

Due to strong buyer response, Fannie Mae has announced it will extend the deadline for an incentive program that allows home buyers to receive up...

NAR: Pending Home Sales Continue to Cool

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

For the eighth consecutive month, contracts to purchase previously owned homes took a tumble in February, but the slowdown may be nearing an end,...

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