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Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electricity Costs

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

Home owners may find higher electricity costs are taking a bigger chunk from their wallets, particularly if you live in the New England region....

Renters Influenced by Online Property Reviews

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Peer ratings and reviews matter to apartment hunters, with 96 percent saying they influence their rental decision, according to a recent survey....

BofA Reaches Record Settlement Over Bad Loans

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement stemming from its sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis...

10 Markets Where Homebuilding Is Booming

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Housing starts are back on the rise, but where is new-home construction rising the most?  

Spring Was Healthiest Market in 3 Years

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

"This is the first time since the beginning of the recovery that we expect to see positive momentum throughout the second half of the year,...

8 Markets With Largest Gains in List Prices

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

In these markets, list prices have risen 17 percent or more in the last year.

Realtor.com®: Help Us Help You

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

At NAR's Leadership Summit this week, Move Inc. officials had a message for REALTORS®: If you don't like what's going on with...

Singles: Why We're Buying Now

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

As single home buyers are expected to be a greater force in the market, a new Century 21 survey of single home owners reveals the top three...

Homebuilders Pick Up Pace to Meet Shortages, Demand

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Construction of single-family and multifamily homes surged to the highest level since November, with housing permits showing a healthy gain that...

New-Home Sizes Show Signs of Leveling Off

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Following two years of home sizes getting bigger, the median size of new-homes appears to be leveling off as more entry-level buyers return to the...

Millennials Keep Current on Mortgage More Than Other Ages

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

“It is encouraging to see younger borrowers perform well, since their generation was significantly impacted by the recession and their loans...

Refis Tick Up Loan Demand in Latest Week

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

A drop in mortgage rates last week sparked a renewed interest among home owners in refinancing their mortgage. 

10 Most Popular Schools Viewed Online by Home Shoppers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Just in time for back-to-school season, realtor.com® reveals home buyers' most popular schools in the nation. 

Families Extend Aging Parents a Suite Deal

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Homes with in-law suites are providing families with options to keep generations together.

How to Get Your Brand Out There

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:00

Consumers have unlimited access to educational resources and information, and these are the forms of promotion that they consider to be most...

Dwindling Competition for Home Buyers?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:00

“The flurry of purchases by institutional investors and other cash buyers that kicked off two years ago when U.S. home prices hit bottom is...

Poor Credit Makes Homeowners Insurance Higher

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:00

Home owners with a lower credit score are finding that they could end up paying double for their homeowners insurance than those with stellar...

Smart Homes Draw Security Concerns

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:00

As homes get more connected to technology, security researchers are sounding the alarm on the vulnerabilities smart homes may pose.

Fannie Mae More Cautious On Housing Outlook

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:00

“There appears to be a conservatism among consumers and their willingness to take on big-ticket purchases, such as homes,” says Fannie...

.REALTOR Domains Coming in October

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:00

Get ready to claim your REALTOR® domain name on the Internet. The National Association of REALTORS® announced that the new .REALTOR top-...