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Can Health Problems Lead to Foreclosure?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Undergoing a foreclosure can make home owners sick, leading to depression, illness, and even suicide, research shows. But existing health problems...

10 Housing Markets Where Singles Dominate

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00

Which housing markets are you most likely to have a high number of singles among your prospects? RealtyTrac, in culling data provided by Homefacts...

Little Libraries Run Afoul of Local Laws

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

Though small "Free Libraries" built on front yards across the nation are facing scrutiny by zoning committees and municipalities, they...

So Much for Downsizing

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

A study finds many Baby Boomers and seniors are choosing to buy larger homes in retirement instead of looking for smaller residences.

Portlandia Skewers Small-Home Living

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

The popular sketch comedy show points out the foibles of fitting too much life in a small space, but even inside the tiny house movement there are...

8 Ways to Beef Up Your Safety Knowledge

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

NAR’s first Member Safety Report shows a need for better safety education. Here’s how the REALTOR® Safety Program is expanding to...

Pending Home Sales Surge to 18-Month High

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

A rise in buyer demand pushed pending home sales upward in January to the highest level since August 2013.

Man Shot, Killed During Home Showing

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

A real estate agent was showing a married couple a home for-sale just outside of Fort Lauderdale, when a gunman barged in and shot and killed the...

REALTORS® More Confident for the Spring

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

REALTORS® are reporting more buyer activity in their markets. But a lack of homes for-sale remains a chief concern in meeting that rise in...

Owners Upbeat About Their Home Values

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

A new survey reveals a record number of home owners believe the value of their home is rising. That optimism is translating into record levels of...

Housing Flips May Start to Flop

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

Investors are showing signs of shying away from flipping homes as home prices rise. Home flipping fell to 2011 lows last quarter, according to a...

REALTORS® Urge Action on Patent Trolls

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

REALTORS® made a forceful case yesterday to lawmakers in Congress to curb so-called patent trolls—companies that use the threat of...

A Big Threat to the Spring Housing Market

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

Low inventories of homes for-sale threatens to dampen the spring selling season this year.

Mortgage Rates Continue to Move Up

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

Despite another uptick this week, fixed-rate mortgage continue to hover near May 2013 lows.

States Move to Limit Housing Defect Cases

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

Lawmakers in several states are moving to try to make construction-defect laws more stringent, which could make litigation more difficult for home...

New Homes Get Supersized

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

The median size of a completed new home last year reached a record high, but will the supersize trend stick around? 

Fannie: Time for Housing to ‘Shift Up a Gear’

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

A strengthening employment sector and rising income growth should soon translate into higher home sales, predicts Fannie Mae economists. 

Spring Thaw? Better Days Ahead for Housing

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

Home sales likely will remain subdued early on in the year before picking up in the second quarter and then maintaining a brisk pace for the rest...

New-Home Sales Stay Resilient

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

For the past two months, new home sales have been trending at post-recession highs, despite large dips in the Northeast this winter. 

McMansions Remain a Hot Buy

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

Large homes in the $750,000 to $1 million range are seeing some of the largest sales growth recently. 

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