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7.4M Owners Lose Out by Not Refinancing

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

Recent reductions in the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage could net the population of borrowers big savings if they would refinance, according to a new...

One World Trade Center Open for Business

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

The building where the Twin Towers once stood in New York officially opened Monday, and new tenants moving in say it's time to look to the...

REALTOR® Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

You'd think it would take a team of marketing geniuses to get the whole world involved in raising awareness for a disease most probably had...

First-Time Buyers at Lowest Level in Decades

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey reveals that the share of first-time buyers dropped 5 percentage points from a year ago to 33...

Surge in Rents Lead to Rising Evictions

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

Rents have risen 7 percent in the past year while incomes have failed to keep pace, only inching up by an average of 1.8 percent.

Get Ready to Corner New-Home Market in 2015

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

Single-family housing production is poised to surge next year, with expectations of a better economy and a rise in household formations. Are you...

After Equity Boom, Many Owners Still Stuck

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

Home appreciation has slowed drastically since last year’s rapid rise. For too many home owners, prices haven’t risen enough, and they...

Homeless to Find Shelter Inside Billboards?

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

A new project hopes to spark an international movement by transforming billboards into homes for the homeless.

Second Arrest Made in Ark. Agent's Murder

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

The wife of the man charged in connection with real estate agent Beverly Carter’s murder also has been arrested, facing the same charges of...

How Many Showings Until You Find 'the One'?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

Find out what the magic number of home tours is before most buyers find the home they want.

Buyers, Sellers Hopeful for Strong End to 2014

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

Eighty-two percent of respondents to a new Prudential Real Estate survey say housing is moving in the right direction in the final months of the...

Mortgage Rates Up, Still Below 4% Sweet Spot

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

Average fixed-rate mortgages rebounded from last week's lowest averages of the year, but buyers can still snag low rates.

Where Boomers Face Big Housing Shortages

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

At the current rate of the aging baby boomer population, several cities will be unable to meet their housing demands, which will likely keep them...

How Real Estate Divides the Sexes

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

Men and women make certain assumptions about each other's tastes in real estate when house hunting together. Whether any of it is true is...

The Creepiest Home Tours Ever

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00

When you work in real estate, you don't come across haunted houses only on Halloween. Practitioners share stories of stumbling into homes that...

7 Agents You Hate to Work With

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

Real estate agents were polled on social media about their pet peeves when it comes to working with other agents. These were their top 10 gripes,...

Fed Stimulus Over: What About Interest Rates?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve has ended its bond-purchasing program, known as "quantitative easing." Will interest rates shoot up?

Detroit's Mystery 'Blight Savior' Revealed

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

"This is more than just an acquisition of parcels. It's an opportunity to redevelop the city I was born in and plan to die in."

'Zombies' Terrorizing Housing Market Less

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

The number of zombie foreclosures — homes in the foreclosure process that are vacant — is falling precipitously around the country,...

What Makes Buyers So Predictable

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

Are you conscientious or neurotic? A new study suggests that an individual's personality is a determining factor in the real estate choices he...

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