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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Updated: 16 hours 58 min ago

‘Underwater’ Homes Inch Up in First Quarter

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

The share of seriously underwater home owners took a surprising turn in the first quarter, posting its first increase since the second quarter of...

Even 'Stale' Listings Are Finding Buyers

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Buyers tend to become "inventory blind" and tune out old listings, but that could be changing as desirable properties get fewer and...

Mortgage Rates Hover Around Yearly Lows

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.65 percent this week, remaining near its 2015 low and offering potential home buyers savings in...

New-Home Sales Tumble: Temporary Setback?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Sales of newly built single-family homes plunged 11.4 percent in March, led by large dips in the Midwest and South.

Consumers Show Shift in Home Ownership

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

"Home owners today seem to have a longer term perspective for their properties. Owners are telling us a home is more than its price tag,...

Walkability Adds Value in Commercial Market

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

A new index out this month seeks to measure the walkability of commercial sectors to help better determine value and potential investment...

Home Sales Surge to 18-Month High

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

The spring home sale season has finally sprung. Check out the latest existing-home sales report from NAR to see how your region is performing.

Landlords Say They're Raising Prices Again

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

CEOs of the largest companies renting out single-family homes tell Bloomberg they plan to raise rents up to 5.7 percent this year....

Quicken Loans Sues Gov't Over Fed Probe

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

Quicken Loans has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over demands that the lender admit to wrongdoing in its practices—...

New Tech Companies Enter Real Estate Space

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

Second Century Ventures unveiled the seven companies that will make up this year's REach class, who will benefit from education...

Luxury Home Hotspots

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

Find out the top ZIP codes for home sales in the $1-million-and-up sector. 

U.S. Housing Still a 'Good Buy' Internationally

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

NAR economists say typical foreign buyers will probably not face sticker shock when considering a property purchase in the United States....

Global Opportunities Come to the Heartland

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

Secondary real estate markets are becoming the primary focus of international buyers as they branch out from large urban areas in search of...

Incomes a Bigger Housing Thorn Than Credit

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® hosts a forum with the country's most acclaimed economists, who point to economic traumas curbing...

Hispanics Eye Larger Share of Market

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

Hispanics, already the fastest-growing segment of first-time and luxury home buyers, are expected to account for 7 million of the 17 million new...

Top 10 Earth-Friendly Counties

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

Today is Earth Day, and for these counties, there's a lot to brag about: good air quality, walkability, and affordability. 

Home Buyers Push Up Loan Demand

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases last week were 16 percent higher than the same week a year ago. 

Fracking Linked to Small Earthquakes

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

Researchers point to natural-gas drilling as the cause of a cluster of seismic events that struck the Dallas-Forth Worth area in recent months....

1.5M Buyers Are Coming Back

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00

Former home owners who lost their home to a foreclosure or a short sale are gradually re-entering the housing market and some housing analysts...

Listings That Reveal Energy Costs Sell for More

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00

Listings that disclose energy costs have a higher close rate and spend less time on the market than comparable homes, a new study finds.

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