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How Much You Should Earn to Buy a Home

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

Buyers need at least this much income in order to pay for the principal loan amount, interest, taxes, and insurance payments on a median-priced...

REALTORS® See Good Times Ahead

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

More real estate professionals have high hopes for residential sales in the coming months, as the job market improves, 30-year mortgage rates...

Buyers Say Price, Not Inventory, Is the Problem

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

Nearly 33 percent of home buyers say that "affordability in the area I want to buy" was the biggest obstacle to a home purchase in...

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Officially Extended

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

President Obama signed into law the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act, which will grant tax relief to home owners who did short sales in 2014.

Company Touts Easier Access to Credit Scores

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

Home shoppers need to know their credit score when embarking on a home purchase. One company says it's making it easier to compare scores for...

Beef Up Your Vendor Network

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

Strong connections with vendors can translate into new business, which means real estate agents need to do more than put vendors' website...

15 Financial Resolutions for Your Clients

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

Potential clients who have put getting into the housing market at the top of their to-do list next year may not realize how many steps it takes to...

More Markets Show Signs of Stabilizing

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

Freddie Mac’s latest Multi-Indicator Market Index shows a weak housing market overall but indicates signs of improvement from September to...

Study: Buying Trumps Renting in Most Places

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

A new analysis offers positive news for would-be home owners, although one segment of the population has a higher uphill climb than the rest.

Are Vets Missing Out on Home Ownership?

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

Loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs potentially offer big savings, and can be a way for qualified military personnel to break...

The College Playoff Champ in Real Estate Is…

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

As the playoffs heat up, which of the final four schools has the winning real estate market? The Wall Street Journal pits the rivals against one...

Building Costs Are on the Rise

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

Should new-home buyers be worried? Construction costs are surging at their fastest pace in six years.

How the 2014 Housing Market Will Shape 2015

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:00

A gradual build-up in housing kept it in recovery this year, all setting the stage for a much stronger market next year, according to a new...

New-Home Sales Dip, Builders Still Upbeat

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:00

New-home sales fell 1.6 percent in November, despite home builders remaining optimistic that the sector is taking a turn for the better.

FAA Issues Drone Warning Again to Real Estate

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:00

In a new safety campaign, FAA again singles out the real estate industry as on the do-not-fly list for commercial drones. 

Loan Demand Picks Up Before the Holidays

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:00

Americans applied for more mortgages last week, as applications for home purchases posted its first year-over-year increase.

Top 10 Most-Searched Neighborhoods in 2014

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:00

Which hot housing markets garnered the most searches online this year? Realtor.com® releases its most-searched neighborhood report. 

New Low-Cost Homes Battle Elements

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

A new prototype of a low-cost home provides a small dwelling with a three-hour build time, offering possibilities from disaster relief to...

The 'Naughtiest, Nicest Housing Market' List

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

It's the time of year when researchers look for cities that have been naughty — higher crime, foreclosure, and unemployment rates...

Market Poised for ‘Axis of Housing Happiness’

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

Two real estate professionals told CNBC they’re optimistic heading into 2015 about the housing market. What's behind that opinion?

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