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Commercial Drone Use Still Taboo

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

The National Transportation Safety Board ruled this week that the FAA does have authority to pursue enforcement actions against drone operators...

Now Mom, Dad Are Moving in …

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

Just as the boomerang generation finally moves out of their parents’ home, their aging parents are ready to move in with them. Architects...

Mortgage Applications Take Surprising Turn

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

Applications for home purchases, viewed as a leading gauge of future home sales, last week surged to their highest level since July. 

Builders’ Confidence on the Rise This Month

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

After a sluggish start to 2014, homebuilders are growing more optimistic for a rebound that sticks this time. 

When Luxury Niches Meet, Nirvana's in Reach

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

A new listing in Colorado will attract buyers who have an affinity for skiing... or wine... or mining.

FHA Turns Profit, NAR Urges Loan Changes

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Now that the Federal Housing Administration is back in the black, it should lower the costs of its loans so more home buyers can use them, the...

Most Affordable Big Cities

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Of the 25 largest metro areas in the U.S., which one offers the best shot at the average home owner being able to pay for a mortgage?

7 Smartest Cities in America

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Find out what gives these towns bragging rights as being the brainiest in the nation.

Why Homebuilding Flopped This Year

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

A rough start in 2014 kept homebuilding depleted through the rest of the year. Is there hope for a more robust recovery next year?

New Push to Teach Vets About Housing

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Nonprofit HOPE NOW has put together a podcast series helping U.S. service members understand housing laws and home ownership from a military...

5 Real Estate Predictions for 2015

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

The new year could be a seesaw. Freddie Mac says the home-purchase market will improve with the economy, but there will be some stumbling blocks...

Rush to Buy Homes During the Holidays?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

Is your seller doubtful that the holiday months can bring about a sale? Some studies suggest homes sold during the holidays align more closely to...

Pent-Up Demand Brewing Among Buyers

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

Home appreciation is normalizing, but sales are not, says realtor.com®’s chief economist. Find out what will finally unleash the pent-up...

Credit Unions Step in to Fill Lending Void

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

In a tight lending environment, home buyers are increasingly turning to credit unions to finance their home purchase. 

Walkable Cities Could Stem Mental Decline

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

Could sidewalks change the course of Alzheimer's disease?

British Editor Touts NAR as Best in World

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

The editor of Letting Agent Today singles out the National Association of REALTORS® for its mass publishing of industry-wide expertise,...

Builders Wary of New Code Costs

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

Single-family builders say new requirements regarding fire safety and energy efficiency could substantially drive up construction costs.

It's Final: News Corp Acquires Realtor.com®

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

Media giant News Corp has officially completed its acquisition of Move, Inc., firming up its stake in the online real estate arena and tying its...

Consumers Upbeat, but Agent Confidence Dips

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

Pending contracts to buy a home have been on the rise in recent months, so why are real estate pros feeling pessimistic? 

Cities Use Demolition to Fight Blight

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

A deconstruction movement is brewing across U.S. cities, in an effort to combat neighborhood blight and keep dilapidated homes from hampering...

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