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MBA Launches 'Know Before You Owe' Info

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 00:00

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) launched resource guidelines to educate consumers and lenders on the upcoming "Know Before You Owe...

Rising Mortgage Rates Won't Spook Buyers

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 00:00

If mortgage rates spike to 5 percent or more, home buyers say they'll still press on. 

How Sellers Irk Home Buyers

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 00:00

Home sellers can do lots of things that drive home buyers' nuts, from taking things in the home when they move out that they shouldn't...

Surging Rental Income Likely to Slow Soon

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 00:00

Rental costs are rising quickly as rental vacancy rates drop to the lowest level in three decades. But investors likely won't see those...

Stock Market Swings Shake Luxury Buyers

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 00:00

Large swings in the stock market over the last few weeks have reportedly led to some canceled purchases, delayed closings, and requests for price...

Off-Campus Housing Costs Miscalculated?

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 00:00

Many schools often underestimate the cost of off-campus housing – often by thousands of dollars, a new study warns.

Keller Williams Posts Record Expansion

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 00:00

Keller Williams surpassed 125,000 sales associates recently, increasing its associate count by 17 percent since January. 

Polychron to Congress: We Need Drones

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00

Testifying on Capitol Hill this week, NAR President Chris Polychron said commercial drone use will open doors for real estate and other industries...

$46 Million Off Nation's Priciest Listing

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00

Even at the reduced price, the 25-acre Palazzo di Amore in Beverly Hills is still the most expensive home in the U.S.

REALTORS® Aid Washington Wildfire Victims

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00

The state is in the middle of its worst wildfire season in history, and the REALTORS® Relief Foundation has stepped in to assist victims.

A Tribute to Ebby Halliday

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00

Watch NAR President Chris Polychron's fond remembrance of the real estate pioneer, who passed away Sept. 8 at age 104.

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady This Week

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages barely budged as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continued to hover below 4 percent. 

Best Day of the Year to Buy a Home

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00

Good news: It's coming up in the next few weeks. Here's why you should tell your buyers to act fast.

Real Estate Legend Ebby Halliday Dies at 104

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 00:00

The real estate industry mourns the passing of real estate icon Ebby Halliday.

New-Home Construction Is Trailing Job Growth

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 00:00

New NAR research shows that even as the labor market has strengthened, homebuilding failed to keep up and it's now leading to eroding...

Selling Concerns Grow Among Home Owners

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 00:00

Expectations over rising mortgage rates and concerns over the direction of the economy seem to be weighing on consumers' assessment of the...

Rising Prices Squeeze Out Young Buyers

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 00:00

In a new interview, Lawrence Yun tackles housing's affordability problem and shares how it impacts first-time buyers.

Foreclosures Down 68% From Peak

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 00:00

Job market gains and home-price appreciation are helping to push serious delinquency and foreclosure rates lower.

From 2007 to 2012, Builders Dropped by 50%

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 00:00

A significant number of builders exited the business between 2007 and 2012.

Owners Overvalue Homes by Larger Margin

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 00:00

For the seventh consecutive month, the gap has widened between what home owners' opinions of their home's worth compared to what...