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Why This Builder Is More Bullish on Housing

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

Toll Brothers, a luxury homebuilding giant, reported that it doubled its profit during the third quarter, attributing it to higher home prices.

Chinese Buyers Looking to Build

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

Chinese nationals are not just targeting the U.S. to buy residential homes anymore. They're looking for land to build on, too.

Is This the Nation’s Next Housing Crisis?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

The lack of affordable, accessible, and well-located homes is failing to meet the needs of an aging population and could be the nation's next...

ListHub Expansion to Unify Listing Platforms

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

Real estate brokerages will soon have a simpler way of managing their listings now that ListHub is expanding its database to cover 85 percent of...

Where Autumn is Hot for House Hunting

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

September often marks the beginning of the slow season for home searches, but in some markets, the house-hunt actually tends to pick up during the...

Baby Boomers to Face Serious Housing Crunch?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

A new report warns that baby boomers will face housing concerns as they approach retirement with less savings and more debt, including mortgage...

Student Debt Burden Holding First-Time Buyers Back

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

Recent college graduates with student loan debt who want to own a home will need to earn about one-third more annually than those who are debt-...

Trend: Squeezing More Homes Onto Smaller Lots

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

As buyers look for larger single-family homes, they may not notice that the lots these homes sit on have been getting smaller, says the Census...

Falling Rates Spur Loan Demand in Latest Week

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications were on the rise last week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage sank to its lowest level of the year.

Sluggish Housing Market Blamed for Drop in Title Insurance Volume

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

Title insurance premium volume fell 16.6 percent during the second quarter of this year compared to last year.

New Building Materials Nudge Homes Into the Future

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

Are you prepared to sell your clients on new building materials that could change the ways they live in their homes?

Why Redfin Is Predicting a Home Sales Surge

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

The brokerage says that a shift in pricing power from sellers to buyers will "drive an unusual surge in home sales this fall."

FHFA Seeks to Expand Mortgage Access

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a potentially controversial plan to provide greater support to low-income mortgage borrowers and...

First U.S. Mall Turned into Micro Homes

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

America's first indoor shopping mall has gotten a makeover in an on-trend real estate transformation.

Millennials and Boomers Trading Places

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Millennials and Baby Boomers are on the move, but they’re heading in opposite directions, according to a new report. 

Freddie: Economy Will Lift More Markets Soon

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Many housing markets remain weak overall, but those with stronger economies and favorable demographics are improving at a much stronger pace,...

Real Estate Lawyer Killed in Plane Crash

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Oliver E. Frascona—a popular real estate lawyer, educator, and columnist for REALTOR® Magazine—was killed in a plane crash with...

Economists Grow More Optimistic About Housing’s Outlook

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Find out the main reason economists are changing their tune about housing as they paint a more rosy picture for next year. 

Mortgage Rates Hold at Yearly Low This Week

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Home shoppers and home owners have another week to possibly snag the lowest mortgage rate of the year. 

Home Owners Have Big Interior Design Plans

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 home owners recently surveyed say they have achieved their design vision for their homes. Find out what’s...

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