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The 10 'Easiest' Places to Buy a Home

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® debuts a new index that pinpoints which markets offer the best in affordability and choices for home buyers. 

Buyers Are Paying Less in Closing Fees

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Closing costs dropped 7.1 percent year-over-year, but experts warn costs are likely to rise in the coming months.

New Rental Units Too Pricey for Most Renters

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

"While new multifamily construction is easing some of the demand for new units, it is currently not sufficient to ease the broader...

5 Popular Trends in New-Home Construction

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Find out what building materials are trending in new homes, from garage enhancements to flooring and kitchen sinks.  

Texas Home Prices Reach New Highs

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

For the first time, the median price for Texas homes has soared to $200,000.

Millennials Seek Out Communal Living Spaces

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Rising rental costs aren't stopping millennials—especially as an increasing amount of businesses now offer communal living spaces...

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets Right Now

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

"These hottest markets are the best in the country from both a supply and demand perspective," according to a new report from realtor....

More Buyers Make Higher Down Payments

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

Down payments ticked up in the second quarter, according to a new report from LendingTree.

72% of Borrowers Rejected in Loan Program

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

An alarming number of borrowers are being rejected from a federal mortgage-assistance program, a federal watchdog report shows. 

Wells Fargo Ends Agent Loan Referral Deals

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

Under growing concerns over regulatory scrutiny, Wells Fargo announced that it is ending the practice of providing payments or services to real...

Here Come The Millionaires

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

The United States is one of the top four countries worldwide with the largest influx of millionaires entering the country.

Make Yourself More Persuasive

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

In real estate, persuasion can take you far, whether it's finding ways to save your clients money in a negotiation or trying to court new...

Mortgage Rates Dip Back Below 4%

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed mortgage rates fell again this week, offering temporary relief to home buyers and refinancers as rates recede once again from their...

Lenders Show Favoritism to Risky Clients?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage servicers are spending a disproportionate amount of time and resources on the riskiest of customers, according to a new J.D. Power study...

Rising Rental Costs Strike More Households

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Rental costs are climbing faster than wages across many parts of the country – a problem that has only worsened in the past year.

Bright Housing Future? 8 Cities for Job Growth

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

The economy is strengthening, but some pockets of the country are expected to see explosive employment growth in the coming months. Will their...

Why Hispanic Home Ownership Is Falling

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals blames dated lending standards as the main cause behind the falling Hispanic home...

What's Causing the Record Home Prices?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

The housing market was on a tear in June, as home sales hit their highest pace in eight years and the national median sales price marched to a...

Pending Home Sales Cool Off Slightly

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales reversed course and dropped in June, a slight ease to what has been a red-hot...

The 10 Healthiest Housing Markets in 2015

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

Boston emerges on top of a new list ranking the healthiest real estate markets. Find out which other cities topped the list. 

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