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New Crop of Commercial Members Springs Up

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

With a recovering economy, more agents are getting into the commercial real estate game.

Fannie Mae Tweaks 3% Loan Program

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

Fannie Mae says it will continue to evolve its HomeReady program "to expand access to credit responsibly and promote successful home...

4 of 5 Americans Rate Housing a Good Investment

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

"The survey shows that most Americans believe that owning a home remains an integral part of the American Dream and that policymakers need to...

Shipping Container Homes Aren’t Far-Fetched

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00

One developer has bought up land in Houston hoping to spawn an entire neighborhood of shipping container homes. So far, he has one listing...

FinCEN GTOs Expand Beyond NYC and Florida

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

The Treasury Department’s efforts to detect money laundering through all-cash real estate purchases means greater reporting requirements for...

Housing Shortages Stifle Sales Contracts

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

Until inventory conditions improve, many prospective buyers will likely be outbid or priced out of the market. Find out more, including...

New-Home Sales Post a Strong Rebound

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

Sales of new single-family homes soared to highs last month that haven’t been seen since 2008, led by gains in the West and Midwest....

Olympic Athletes Face Housing Woes in Rio

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

The Summer Olympics are just days away, but some report Athletes Village suffers from blocked toilets, leaking pipes, exposed wiring, and more.

Rising Prices, Rates Subdue Mortgage Activity

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates remain at historical lows but any fluctuation – even slight – can cause a pause among borrowers. 

What Are Americans’ Top Housing Concerns?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00

It might not be just low inventory and high prices that are holding buyers back. A new survey shows an “anxious new normal” is...

The Place Where Home Owners Are Happiest

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 00:00

A new study shows where Americans are the most satisfied.

Is the Election Spooking Some Buyers?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 00:00

The presidential election is now in full force, and it may be deterring some buyers and sellers from making a move, real estate professionals say...

5 Things Successful People Say Every Day

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 00:00

Want the keys to success? Forbes.com columnist Neil Patel reveals the key things successful people tell themselves each day to stay motivated....

Is Your Seller’s Baby Cam a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 00:00

Here's what you need to know about surveillance cameras when you’re showing a house or recording a phone...

Commercial’s Latest Success Story: Restaurants

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 00:00

E-commerce may be driving stores out of retail centers, but restaurants are going to bring shoppers back in, landlords say. 

The Coolest Home Invention Ever

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 00:00

A heat wave has struck the nation, and more home owners may especially be thankful for this one device. 

Reverse Mortgages Slowly Make a Comeback

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 00:00

After mostly fading from the marketplace, more lenders are now stepping back in and offering reverse mortgages.

Owning Beats Renting in These High-Priced Areas

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 00:00

It still can make more financial sense to own than rent, even in some high-priced locales. 

What Is Your Google Identity?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 00:00

Your first impression is likely going to be shaped by Google. Here are some things you can do to improve your personal branding online. 

Poll: Real Estate Better Than Stocks, Gold

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 00:00

Consumers believe real estate offers the best potential for the long-term investment returns, a new survey shows. 

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