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Campaign Targets Latino, Black Home Owners

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

The Hispanic Federation and the New York Urban League are teaming up to launch a public education campaign to raise awareness about the barriers...

10 Places Where Foreclosures Are Problematic

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

Foreclosures are fading fast in most markets, but in a handful of places they're still making up a high percentage of sales. Find out where....

Top Metros for Millennial Workers

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 00:00

A new study reveals the top metro areas for young people entering the workforce.

Mortgage Rates Edged Higher This Week

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed mortgage rates rose slightly this week, reacting to turmoil in the global economy.

Half Baths May Mean More Than Whole

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00

Among homes with more than five bathrooms, powder rooms may boost prices more than full baths.

Remind Your Clients: Do an Annual Inspection

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

Home owners can check over their house every year — done in an organized fashion, it can prevent small problems from becoming big ones and...

Retirees Want Best of Both Worlds

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

While the vast majority of subscribers to Where to Retire magazine seek single-family homes, they still want access to the benefits that...

Multifamily Energy Retrofits Bring Big Savings

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

A study demonstrates that efficiency upgrades to apartment buildings are cost effective and significantly reduce utility and water bills.

Agents Plan to Extend Sales Contract for TRID

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

About 56 percent of REALTORS® say they plan to change their purchase agreements to allow for a longer timeline for the closing process due to...

Were Low Interest Rates a Good or Bad Thing?

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

"Could the Fed's low interest rates come back to bite us?" That's the question Bankrate.com recently posed to leading economists...

Why September Is The Best Month for Buyers

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com®'s chief economist explains why this month will be the best time of the year for home buyers.

Construction Spending at Post-Recession High

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

Construction spending surged to the highest level in more than seven years in July, as the homebuilding industry continues to post improvements....

Study: Americans Are Addicted to E-mail

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

For many professionals, e-mail may be the best way to get in touch. 

Where Are Americans Moving?

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

New data reveals what counties are the biggest population gainers, as well as what counties are gaining and losing the most money.

FHA Proposal Aims to Woo Lenders

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration hopes new loan-certification documents will convince banks to open up FHA lending again. But will it backfire...

Mortgage Applications Surge 11% in One Week

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

Demand for home loans soared last week as interest rates took a temporary dip because of unrest in the stock market.

Losing Deals? Get Your Game Back

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

When everything's going wrong and it feels like you're failing at everything you try to do, will you be able to recover?

LinkedIn Introduces Chat-Style Messaging

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

The social network says the revamped messaging tool makes it easier to have shorter, more casual conversations on its site. 

Ruling on Labor Law Makes Builders Nervous

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

A government board ruled that subcontractors should be considered "joint employees" of homebuilders, but industry experts say that could...

Homes Still Selling Fast Heading Into Fall

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

Though days on market will increase slightly along seasonal trends, properties are even quicker to sell than this time last year.

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