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Study: $50 More Per Square Foot for Homes Near Good Schools

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 00:00

A new study by Redfin illustrates the price premium home buyers are willing to pay in order to live in a top-ranked school district.

Buyers to Pay a Premium for New Homes?

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

Many of the nation’s largest builders are raising their prices, even as existing-home prices begin to moderate.

Accused Burglar Argues It's Not Trespassing at Open Houses

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

An accused burglar at a series of real estate open houses in the Columbus, Ohio, area argues to an appeals court that he can’t be convicted...

Despite Headwinds, Housing Recovery Appears OK

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

The housing market appears to be resilient against several economic challenges for the time being, experts say. 

As Rates Fall, Loan Demand Rises Again

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

Home owners and buyers rush to take advantage of the recent drop in mortgage rates. 

More Home Owners Find Loans to Pay for Solar

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

With solar panel prices dropping, more home owners are finding the upgrade to be within reach. 

Flood Insurance Rate Hike Imminent

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

People who choose to live in flood-prone areas will see their insurance rates rise as a result.

Most Americans Optimistic About Home Values

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

The majority of Americans say they expect home values to rise over the next 12 months, further showing that consumers are becoming less fearful...

Warren Buffett Launches Real Estate Franchise

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s flagship company, Berkshire Hathaway, opened its first real estate brokerage this week, and 25 more...

Client Endorsements Are Essential to Marketing

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

If you want to know how your clients can help your business grow, here are some tips on how to use their endorsements to your advantage.

Study: Homes Near Public Transit Worth More

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

Properties with nearby access to public transportation may be more insulated from fluctuations in home values, a new study suggests.

More 'Whisper Listings' Than Ever Before?

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

Listings marketed off the MLS appear to be on the rise in major housing markets, and some in the real estate industry are growing more concerned...

America's 10 Most Energy-Efficient Cities

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

Find out which cities are making the biggest efforts to promote energy-efficient living.

How Sellers Can Save With Prelisting Inspections

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

Experts say getting a home inspection prior to listing helps remove some of the unknowns from the home-selling equation. 

Buyers in a Hurry to Lock in Rates

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

As mortgage rates move up, buyers are moving in to secure interest rates before they're priced out of the market.

Fake Online Reviewers Face Penalties

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

More companies are getting caught posting fake online reviews raving about their products or services. 

Younger Buyers to Dominate Luxury Market

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

A new survey finds that wealthy, younger buyers are more likely to buy and more willing to spend their older counterparts.

FHFA Credits Housing Prices for Lifting GSEs

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are regaining a firm financial footing due to rising home prices and mortgage rates, their regulator...

FBI Releases Most Dangerous Cities List

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

Violent crime is on the rise again across the nation. Find out where it’s most problematic. 

Top 10 ‘Hidden Gem’ Single-Family Rental Markets

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Investors are finding it’s the little-known areas that may offers some of the highest returns. Here are the top 10 markets offering the...