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Half of Renters Are Struggling to Afford Rent

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

The rental affordability crisis is showing signs of worsening.

Foreclosure Starts Dip to 10-Year Lows

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

Banks are working through the backlog of lingering foreclosures, pushing bank repossession numbers higher in the short term even as foreclosure...

The Microkitchen: An Urban Trend?

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

In urban tech centers, kitchens are increasingly getting a makeover from younger owners who are desiring a smaller, high-tech area.

Gen-Z: What You Need to Know

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

The time “has already come to focus on Gen-Z, which promises to be just as, if not more, influential” than the millennials, according...

7 Tips for Safely Using a Snow Blower

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 00:00

Be sure to keep driveways and sidewalks clear to your listings. These tips could come in handy in the coming wintery months for areas that get...

Agents Report Bizarre, Threatening Calls

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 00:00

Real estate professionals are being targeted in a rash of phone calls from a man threatening harm to them and their family members.

Glowing Jobs Report Bolsters Loan Demand

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 00:00

The strengthening employment situation means it's likelier the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week, perhaps prompting...

Why You Should Avoid Using Periods in Texts

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 00:00

A new study suggests that ending your messages with a period can make you appear less sincere.

Owners More Upbeat About Home Values

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 00:00

Appraisers don't necessarily agree with what consumers think their homes are worth, but the gap between the two opinions is narrowing....

NAR Teams with Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 00:00

Starting in 2016, NAR and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America are teaming up for activities across the country that all strive to support their...

New Roof Is Greatest Remodeling Value

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 00:00

The first-ever “Remodeling Impact Report” compares REALTOR® opinions of value against owners' sense of joy from a project....

Repeat Buyers Plunge: Fannie Offers Help

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 00:00

The percentage of repeat home buyers has fallen 40 percent between 2002 and 2014. Fannie Mae says its programs can help repeat buyers move....

Man Arrested for Cyberstalking Agents

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 00:00

A Leesville, La., man was arrested this week for sending threatening and sexually explicit text messages to several real estate professionals in...

Where Owners Spend the Most on Renovations

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 00:00

Maryland home owners spend more on home renovations than anyone else in the country. Find out the other top ZIP codes for remodeling spending in...

Young Buyers Are Targeting These Metros

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® releases its list of the hottest cities for millennials wanting to buy a home in 2016.

Judging a Home by Its Driveway

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 00:00

A driveway can boost curb appeal and set the tone for an entire home.

Fannie, Freddie 3% Loans Not Very Popular

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00

Few home buyers are taking advantage of the low down payment loans that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debuted about a year ago, according to a new...

A Capitol Hill Win for Home Ownership

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00

Provision to include guarantee fees in transportation bill would have hurt home buyers

Baby Boomers Blamed for Clog in Housing

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00

Baby boomers are “clogging up the whole chain of home sales,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

Which Agent Rating Site Scores the Best?

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00

The Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® has released its latest report card that scores the most popular sites that rate real estate agents...

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