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Loan Demand Slips as Mortgage Rates Inch Down

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications moved slightly lower last week, as interest rates dipped to the lowest averages since November, the Mortgage Bankers...

Even Millennia Ago, Home Was Where the Hearth Was

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:00

Housing may be part of the American dream, but a new archaeological site shows that the need for a home is an especially deeply rooted urge.

Good News for Landlords: Rents Still Rising

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:00

Average rental prices have ticked up nearly 4 percent nationwide, and the credit risk of tenants is improving, a new report by TransUnion shows....

10 States With the Most Millionaires

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:00

Where do home buyers have the most to spend on housing?

What to Know About WordPress Themes

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:00

You may not need as complicated of a theme as you think. Follow this advice for choosing a WordPress theme that works for you and doesn't suck...

Warehouses Becoming Boon for Commercial Real Estate

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:00

Online retailers such as Amazon are leading the trend in snapping up small warehouses close to urban areas in an effort to get products closer to...

Warm-Weather Home Searches Sizzle Amid Polar Vortex

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:00

Online home searches in the South and West are spiking as frigid temperatures grip the nation.

New-Home Sales Fall 7% in December

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:00

For the second consecutive month, new-home sales dropped, but most economists aren’t worried and say the market’s recovery is still on...

What's on REALTORS®' Minds

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

The REALTORS® Confidence Index released last week sheds some light on what practitioners' concerns are for the coming year.

You Need Responsive Design

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

Having a website with responsive design is no longer optional. Learn why.

New Low for First-Time Home Buyers

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

First-time home buyers accounted for a mere 27 percent of sales in December, the lowest percentage on record. 

Luxury Returns to Housing

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

House hunters are being attracted to luxury home features once again, as the affluent buyer steps back into the market. 

More Home Owners Spruce Up Their Homes

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

Home remodeling activity is at its highest level since 2004, a new index shows. 

Why You Should 'Yahoo' Yourself

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:00

Yahoo has become the most visited web destination, beating out Google for the past six months. 

Home Sales in 2013 Rise to Strongest Level in 7 Years

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

The final numbers are in: How did the housing market’s recovery fare last year? Also, take a look at a regional snapshot of how sales are...

Lower Mortgage Rates Give Buyers Some Relief

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

For the second consecutive week, averages of fixed-rate mortgages moved lower.

Top Gripe on Closings: Not Enough Time for Reviews

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been gathering feedback from industry professionals and consumers on problems they encounter during...

8 Best Large Metros for Home Ownership

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

Find out which large metros offer some of the best cost of living, home inventory levels, and home ownership prices. 

Is Facebook Losing Fans?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

Princeton University researchers are predicting that Facebook will lose 80 percent of its peak users within the next three years. 

The Connection Between Flailing and Failing

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 00:00

No matter what you're saying, your body English could be driving business away.