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‘Foot Fetish’ Caller Resurfaces in Houston

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 00:00

The mysterious caller who likes to call real estate professionals to ask them personal questions about their feet has resurfaced, with reports of...

HARP Extended to 2017 as Bridge to New Refi Program

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency says it’s extending the refinancing program to help smooth the transition into a new refi product coming...

The Best Military Towns for Investing

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 00:00

“Acquiring [single-family rentals] near military bases may be one of the best real estate investment strategies,” says the CEO of...

Home Buyer Advantage Starts Now

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:00

From now until January, buyers likely will have more options of homes for sale with each passing month, as well as more negotiating power. ...

The Best Time to Invest Is Now?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:00

A MarketWatch columnist makes the case that right now is the best time ever to invest in real estate.

Home Owners Tackle Garage Messes

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:00

Many home owners are embarrassed by the amount of clutter in their garage, but they're trying to clean up their ways, as sales of garage-...

3 Things Pet Lovers Look for in a Home

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:00

More buyers are considering the needs of their pets when looking for housing, The New York Times reports.

More Millennials Turn to Their Home’s Equity

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:00

Millennials are taking out home equity loans at double the rate as baby boomers. 

Good for Buyers: Mortgage Rates Barely Budge

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates continue to hover around all-time lows with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 3.43 percent this week. 

This Month’s 20 Hottest Housing Markets

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® released its monthly list showing which real estate markets are seeing the most activity. Find out which cities topped the list...

The World’s Most Expensive House

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

This home has set a record-breaking list price.

A Trick Can Claim Your Client’s Down Payment

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

Hacking, while growing in frequency, nevertheless remains rare. But why not help prevent even a small chance of a crime from occurring by doing...

Metros Plagued With Surging Vacancies

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

These places have the highest share of properties for sale where nobody is home. 

Google Issues Warning to Sites With Pop Ups

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

Google says it plans to lower search ranks of sites that have pop-up ads. 

2016 Election: REALTORS® Positioned for Success

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would bring strong support for the real estate industry to the White House, NAR...

2016 Election: Any Outcome Will Be Good for Real Estate

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Regardless of your personal feelings about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, either one would bring strong support for the real...

New-Home Sales Near 10-Year High

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates, improving income growth, and steady job creation have helped propel purchases of new homes.

Baby Boomers Gaining Optimism in Housing

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Increased confidence may give future inventory a shot in the arm, according to a new survey from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Buyers Prove Sensitive to Mortgage Rates

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Total mortgage applications dropped 2.1 percent last week as interest rates ticked up.

Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in July

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Stubbornly low inventory coupled with continued price increases led to a 3.2 percent decline nationwide. How did your region fare?

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