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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Amenities That Jack Up Sales Prices

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:00

Americans are willing to spend thousands of extra dollars of their pay in order to live in neighborhoods with these special characteristics.

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Contracts to Buy Homes Reaches 9-Year High

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00

Strong sales are causing home prices rising to an "unhealthy and unsustainable pace," NAR's latest pending home sales index shows....

5 Issues That Will Impact Real Estate

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00

Demographic shifts from retiring baby boomers and the rising of the millennial generation in home buying will have the most profound impact on the...

Heat Wave Sweeps Through Housing Market

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00

Home buyer traffic and searches on realtor.com® continued to set new highs in June.

 

The 20 Hottest Markets in June

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00

A new list reveals that housing markets in California make up nearly half of the nation's 20 hottest real estate markets right now.

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Why the Independent Contractor Decision is So Big For Real Estate

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00

Massachusetts' highest court ruled in favor of brokerages that want to classify their sales associates as independent contractors rather than...

Economists Pinpoint Inventory Shortage Causes

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00

As home prices rise, why are the inventories of homes for-sale still remaining so tight? Economists weigh in. 

 

Mortgage Typos Can Lead to Big Problems

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

A mortgage loan application filled with inaccurate information -- even just a small typo -- could have big consequences.

 

Homebuilder Outlines 5 Themes for Housing

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

Lennar Corp.'s CEO noted five major factors that will drive the housing market in the coming months. 

 

Study Questions Home Efficiency Upgrades

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

A new study makes a controversial finding: Home efficiency upgrades don't equate to much energy savings over the long run. Energy experts are...

45% of Homes Sold in Less Than a Month

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

Homes are spending less time on the market. Find out where properties are selling within 30 days.

 

3 Mistakes First-Time Buyers Make

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

First-time home buyers are emerging as a bigger force in the housing market. Here are three common mistakes they need to avoid. 

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Gay Marriage Ruling: 'Housing Game Changer'

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

"As with other momentous social landmarks, this progress will trigger key milestones along the path to home ownership," says the CEO of...

The Waiting Game for Millennials May Be Over

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

Millennials are gaining market share in the second half of the year as more decide to take the plunge into home ownership, a new analysis by...

More Renters May Be Stuck

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

As rental costs continue to soar, many renters still struggle to save for a home.

FHA's Price Cuts Lead to Pricier Home Buys

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

A newly released study suggests that borrowers have used recent premium cuts by the Federal Housing Administration to buy pricier homes. 

Are Builders Ignoring the Entry-Level Market?

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

Some builders remain skeptical on whether there is enough demand yet to warrant more entry-level building. 

Mortgage Rates Barely Budge This Week

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

"Buyers appear anxious to purchase homes before the expected increase in interest rates later this year," says Freddie Mac's chief...

5 DIY Projects That Save Money

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

These home improvement projects are easy enough for home owners to do themselves — and get an impressive return on investment.

Supreme Court Upholds Concept of ‘Disparate Impact’ in Fair Housing Claims

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court announced today that housing practices that have discriminatory effects may constitute violations of federal...

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