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Loan Demand for Home Purchases on the Rise

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases ticked up last week as mortgage rates dropped to their lowest level since June, the Mortgage Bankers...

Baltimore's Inventory Reaches Grave Proportions

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 00:00

A new study shows that homes near graveyards wait longer for buyers but command higher prices when they do sell.

Michael Jordan’s $21M Home on Auction Block

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 00:00

The former basketball star’s approach to selling his mansion is a sign of an emerging trend in luxury real estate where more multi-million...

Single-Family Rentals Still on the Rise

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 00:00

In 32 of the country's top metropolitan regions, at least 20 percent of all occupied single-family homes were rentals in 2012, a big rise from...

Site Serves as Database of Deaths in Houses

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 00:00

In most states, there is no law requiring home sellers or real estate professionals to disclose to a buyer that there was a death in a home. But a...

3 Hurdles Home Sales are Facing Right Now

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 00:00

The government shutdown is just one of the things that threw "a monkey wrench" in the real estate transaction process, NAR 2013...

Study: When Stocks Rise, So Do Home Prices

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 00:00

Home prices in a given area tend to increase when the stock valuations of nearby publicly traded companies go up, according to a new Redfin study...

While Existing-Home Sales Fall, Prices Rise

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 00:00

Here are five key indicators for the housing market from the National Association of REALTORS®' latest existing-homes report.

NAR Commits to Big Data Analysis With New Hire

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

To help REALTORS® interpret big data and apply it to their business, NAR hired back its former director of digital engagement, Todd Carpenter...

35% Say They've Lived in a Haunted House

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

Realtor.com recently surveyed 1,400 home buyers to find out the desirability of haunted houses. The responses may surprise you. 

'No Flood Insurance Required' as a Selling Point

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

Flood insurance premiums are skyrocketing in many parts of the country, prompting real estate professionals to uncover a new selling point in...

Top Markets for House-Flipping Profits

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

In certain markets, investors are seeing an average of six-figure gross profits from single-family house flipping.

7 Cities Where Salaries Are Soaring

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

Could their housing markets be next? 

Alert: New String of Attacks Against Agents

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

Real estate professionals across the country have been attacked in model homes, during open houses, and in their own offices over the last few...

8 Cities Where Asking Prices Are Soaring

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

Asking prices on homes for-sale are edging higher nationwide, but these metros have seen median list prices surge by 26 percent or more in the...

Gov’t Shutdown May Have Lingering Effects

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

The mortgage industry may face a few clogs in the pipeline following the two-week government shutdown. 

Mortgage Rates Higher Amid Budget Crisis

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped to a 4.28 percent average this week, as rates edged higher leading up to the federal budget deadline,...

Housing Recovery Sparks Rise in Prenups

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

As the housing market improves, more couples are protecting their real estate assets through prenuptial agreements, finds a new survey.

Global Real Estate: Spotlight on Mexico

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

Opportunities are abundant in both inbound and outbound Mexican real estate markets. Here are three ways to connect with international business....

Want More Twitter Followers? Here's the Science on How

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

Researchers evaluated 500 active Twitter users over 15 months to see exactly how to gain followers on the social network. Here’s what they...

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