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NAR Joins Move Lawsuit Against Zillow, Samuelson

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

Realtor.com® operator Move Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Zillow and former realtor.com® president Errol Samuelson, who unexpectedly...

The Town With the Highest Home Ownership Rate

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

Find out the list of 10 metro areas with the highest home ownership rates in the country. 

Tough Market? Turn to a Higher Power

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

A new study suggests that home sellers are more likely to reach for a statue of St. Joseph to help bring the luck of a quick sale when the market...

Modest Gain in Builder Sentiment for Spring

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

Several factors are raising concerns about meeting demand for the spring buying season, says NAHB’s chief economist.

San Francisco Raises Loan Limits for First-Time Buyers

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:00

The city is doubling the amount it will lend to first-time home buyers toward a down payment on their first house or condo — from $100,000...

Predictive Analytics Provider Joins REach™

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00

NAR kicks off the 2014 REach™ class with SmartZip Analytics, a company that provides...

Agent Sniffs Out Tax Error for Home Owners

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00

An Arizona real estate professional uncovered inaccuracies in the square footage listed on 35 homes in a neighborhood, which had caused property...

10 Markets Seeing Greatest Increases in Equity

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00

Even those who bought property at the height of the market are seeing positive equity in their homes, according to a recent NAR report. 

New Website Grades Neighborhood Appeal

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00

Is that an “A+” neighborhood or more like a “B-”? A new website is asking visitors to weigh in.

California Sued for Diverting Housing Funds

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00

Three home owner counseling organizations are accusing the state of California of diverting $369 million in funds to help struggling home owners...

CFPB Ready to Take on 'Zombies'

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is targeting "zombie" foreclosures, a growing problem where borrowers may unknowingly still own...

Senate Passes Flood Insurance Bill

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00

The U.S. Senate voted 72-22 yesterday to approve the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act that curtails flood insurance rate...

4 Million Renters Say They’re Eager to Buy

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00

The dream of home ownership remains very much alive: 10 percent of U.S. renters say they want to buy a home in the next year, according to a new...

Justice Dept. Faulted in Mortgage Fraud Probes

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00

A new report accuses the Department of Justice of overstating the success of its mortgage fraud program. 

A Fallout to the Refinancing Bubble?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00

Home owners who refinanced when fixed mortgage rates inched in record territory below 4 percent may be less likely to sell their homes as interest...

Mortgage Rates Take a Bump Up This Week

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage edges up to a 4.37 percent average this week, Freddie Mac reports. 

RE/MAX Urges Buyers to 'Dream' in New Ad Campaign

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:00

RE/MAX will roll out a new marketing campaign March 17 that encourages home buyers to dream about their next home but check it with reality.

Major Home Warranty Acquisition OK'd

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00

American Home Shield, the largest home warranty company in the nation, has been approved by regulators to acquire HSA Home Warranty.

Major Home Warranty Acquistion OK'd

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00

American Home Shield, the largest home warranty company in the nation, has been approved by regulators to acquire HSA Home Warranty.

Free — and Legal — Embed for Getty Photos

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00

Looking to spice up your website and blog with more photos? Getty Images, the world’s largest photo service, has opened the doors to its...

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