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Buyers Want Space for Entertaining

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 00:00

As buyers focus on lifestyle features, homes for sale that are described as "perfect for entertaining" tend to fetch...

Mortgage Rates Climb on Strengthening Economy

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages were on the rise this week on reports of higher home sales and an improving job outlook.  

Smaller Housing Markets Nearing ‘Normal’ Faster

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

The nationwide housing market is inching closer to “normal,” and smaller metros are leading the way, according to a new index. ...

Investors Take a Step Back in More Markets

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

Rising home prices and limited inventories are prompting some investors to recede in housing markets where they once made up a big share of home...

A Look Back: Trending Real Estate Stories From 2013

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

Gauge your clients’ interests by perusing a collection of some of the top stories on realtor.com® from this year. 

Agent Uses GPS to Track Lost Signs

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

But he was surprised when his GPS led him to a competitor’s garage. 

 

Spike in New-Home Sales 'Negates' Interest-Rate Trouble?

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

Single-family new-home sales posted a sharp rise in October, but other factors still pose challenges for the real estate market, economists say....

Built-to-Rent New Homes on the Rise

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

New homes can command a premium with renters, and investors are taking notice. The percentage of homes built specifically as rentals is at a...

Next-Gen USB Connector Coming for Tech Gadgets

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

For the first time in 17 years, the USB connector is getting a makeover with a new plug type. But don’t expect it to be compatible with...

Report: 3 Banks Fail Mortgage Settlement Rules

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

Three of the nation's largest banks are falling short of new standards for dealing with mortgage customers, according to a report released by...

More Ultra-Lux Homes Falling Into Foreclosure

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

Foreclosure activity on homes valued at $5 million or more has soared 61 percent since October 2012, RealtyTrac reports.

Big Firms Trade the Suburbs for the City

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

Some of the largest companies in America are swapping their suburban campuses for downtown office space, betting that such a move will help them...

Spike in New-Home Sales 'Negate' Interest-Rate Trouble?

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:00

Single-family new-home sales posted a sharp rise in October, but other factors still pose challenges for the real estate market, economists say....

Nearly Half of States Within Reach of Peak Home Prices

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

Home prices are continuing to rise across the country, inching closer in many areas to within 10 percent of their home price peaks, CoreLogic...

Study: Professional Photos of Listings Boosts Sales

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

A new study finds that professionally photographed listings tend to sell for more money and sell faster than homes listed with photos from low-end...

Realtor.com® Expands Online Listings with NYC Agreement

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

Realtor.com® is expanding its listings in the New York market after a recent amendment to its policies now allows it to publish listings from...

Loan Demand Tumbles Again

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

For the fifth consecutive week, mortgage applications slipped, reaching the lowest level since early September.

Agent Urges Public to Deface His Bus Ads

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

In an unusual advertising ploy, an Edina Realty agent is asking residents to deface his bus bench ads and “to do your worst” to the...

L.A. Scores Densest City Title

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 00:00

With 7,000 residents per square mile, Los Angeles tops both New York and Chicago as the nation's most dense city.

Smartphone Database Aims to Prevent Thefts

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 00:00

The nation’s four largest U.S. carriers and the Federal Communications Commission have banded together to create a national lost-and-stolen...

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