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New Feature: Facebook Pings Your Nearby Friends

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

Facebook will be rolling out a new feature that notifies you when friends in your network are near you.

Renters Flock to States With Legal Pot

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

More renters are flocking to Colorado and Washington state — both of which made it legal to smoke pot starting Jan. 1 — according to...

Facebook Requires Separate App for Messages

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

Facebook is requiring its users to download a separate Messenger app in order to continue sending and receiving messages on the social-networking...

Mortgage Applications End 5-Week Decline

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

Loan demand for refinancings and home purchases increased last week as interest rates took a dip, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.

Report: A Third of Home Owners in Foreclosure Have Equity

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

More home owners caught in the foreclosure process are finding that their homes may no longer be underwater because of rising home prices,...

New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

The strongest recovery in the new-home sector is occurring in the Northeast and Midwest, where builders had been hampered by severe winter weather...

Shiller: Housing Seeing More Momentum Than Stocks

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

Economist Robert Shiller, a Yale University professor, told CNBC on Tuesday that even though the housing market is showing some signs of slowing,...

Lot Shortages Make Building Costs Higher

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Homebuilders who did not buy up land during the housing downturn are facing much higher costs today — and that may get passed on to home...

A New, Fun Way for Buyers to Sort Listings

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Doorsteps.com announces a new mobile real estate app that helps home shoppers learn about their preferences by giving photos a "thumbs up...

Builder Confidence Subdued This Spring

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Builder confidence in the new single-family home market has been in a holding pattern for the past three months, but builders remain optimistic...

Brokerage Awards Agents, Brokers Bigger Stake in Company

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Brokerage eXp Realty International Corp. is using stock options to give its agents and brokers a greater financial stake in the company, as well...

Manage the Controversy Around Dual Agency

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Some property professionals question how they could get the best deal for both the buyer and the seller simultaneously, while others say the...

Wells Fargo Expands E-Signature Options

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender will be accepting DocuSign e-signatures on documents generated and signed prior to closing, including...

Mortgage Delinquencies Creep Up Again

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

Reports are surfacing again of more home owners falling behind on their mortgage payments, a reversal from the dropping numbers seen over the last...

Detroit Auctions Vacant Homes for $1K Apiece

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

The city is asking the winning bidders on 15 vacant foreclosures to rehabilitate the homes within 30 days of possession and have them occupied...

10 States with Highest Foreclosure Rates

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

Even though foreclosure activity is at its lowest level since 2007 nationwide, these states are still seeing elevated numbers of foreclosures.

3 Reasons to Start Using Video Email

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

Video email can help real estate agents make a lasting impression on prospects. Here are three reasons why you should consider incorporating video...

8 Countries Where There's a Rush for U.S. Real Estate

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

International buyers are flocking to the U.S. in higher numbers this year in search of what they see as bargain prices, economic stability, and a...

Priciest Single-Family Sale Ever in the U.S.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

A Greenwich, Conn., estate known as “Copper Beech Farm,” once the most expensive single-family home publicly listed in the U.S., has...

How Buyers Can Irk Sellers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Are your buyers being too pushy or disrespectful? Be aware of these common complaints from sellers.