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Don't Call Millennials a 'Renter Generation'

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:00

For those who've cast millennials as a generation of renters, more surveys are showing that not to be true. Young adults are the most...

Many Owners May Underestimate Their Equity

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:00

A large number of home owners may be erroneously perceiving themselves as underwater on their mortgage, according to a new report.

Banks Are Loosening Up on Jumbo Loans

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:00

The jumbo loan market is getting bigger as banks loosen up underwriting standards to attract more of the high-end housing market. 

Survey Reveals How Buyers Size Up Homes

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:00

What are the two chief motivators for house hunters in choosing the right home? A survey reveals what the majority of buyers are looking for....

House Flipping Loses Traction

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:00

The percentage of homes being flipped by investors fell to 4.5 percent of all single-family home sales in the second quarter, despite an increase...

Freddie: 3%-Down Loans Make Strong Debut

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:00

Freddie Mac reported a $4.2 billion total profit during the second quarter, citing a strong start to its new 3 percent down payment product....

7 Places Sellers Forget to Clean

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:00

There are common blind spots where dirt likes to gather, and they also happen to be places buyers might be scrutinizing. Share quick tips with...

More States Break Previous Home Price Peaks

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia soared to new highs in home prices in June.

Century 21 Sweeps Satisfaction Survey

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

In J.D. Power's 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, this franchise took home the gold across four categories of consumers, though there...

New Crop of Investors Lured to Farmland

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

Investors are flocking to farmland again, hoping to capitalize on what they view as a temporary slump in the agriculture industry that has pushed...

Commercial Sale Breaks Online Auction Record

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

The $96 million sale of the Manhattan Towers in an online auction has become the largest e-commerce transaction ever, according to Guinness...

Loan Demand Gets Boost from Refinancings

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

After three mostly stagnant weeks, total mortgage applications were on the rise last week, with refinancing applications mostly leading the charge...

Who Faces the Most Financial Hurdles?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

A new study shows that millennials have the biggest job ahead of them in terms of repairing their credit. 

The 10 'Easiest' Places to Buy a Home

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® debuts a new index that pinpoints which markets offer the best in affordability and choices for home buyers. 

Buyers Are Paying Less in Closing Fees

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Closing costs dropped 7.1 percent year-over-year, but experts warn costs are likely to rise in the coming months.

New Rental Units Too Pricey for Most Renters

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

"While new multifamily construction is easing some of the demand for new units, it is currently not sufficient to ease the broader...

5 Popular Trends in New-Home Construction

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Find out what building materials are trending in new homes, from garage enhancements to flooring and kitchen sinks.  

Texas Home Prices Reach New Highs

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

For the first time, the median price for Texas homes has soared to $200,000.

Millennials Seek Out Communal Living Spaces

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Rising rental costs aren't stopping millennials—especially as an increasing amount of businesses now offer communal living spaces...

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets Right Now

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

"These hottest markets are the best in the country from both a supply and demand perspective," according to a new report from realtor....