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Facebook Debuts 'Save' Feature for News Feeds

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:00

You may be able to keep better track of your clients' posts with this new Facebook feature.

New-Home Construction to Be Low for a While

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:00

The number of new homes being built will likely remain low for the next two years because of slow household formation, a new research report finds...

Ex-Lender Gets Prison Time for Short-Sale Payoffs

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:00

A U.S. district judge in Los Angeles has sentenced a former Bank of America mortgage employee to 30 months in prison for taking $1.2 million in...

What Consumers Want Smart Homes to Do

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:00

As smart homes become more popular, consumers are showing an affinity for certain features — but not the high-tech gadgetry that controls...

JPMorgan Threatens to Stop FHA Loans

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:00

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the second-largest securitizer of FHA loans, says that without clearer rules on government-sanctioned penalties, it will...

REALTORS® Discuss FHA's Future at White House Event

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00

NAR President Steve Brown served on a panel discussing the future of the Federal Housing Administration on the occasion of the agency's 80th...

Second Language Skills Boost Agents

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00

Real estate agents across the country are leveraging their second-language skills to get ahead in their local markets, particularly as the number...

RE/MAX Allows Buyers to Shop by Traffic

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00

The franchise’s new search tool helps house hunters understand how a new home might affect their commute time.

Multigenerational Households Reach Record High

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00

The changing makeup of households is being driven by young adults, a new report notes. 

5 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00

First-timers can be eager to jump into home ownership. But real estate experts say they see them committing the same mistakes, time and time again...

Why the Second Half of 2014 Will Be Better Than the First

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00

The housing market has been sluggish in many markets over the past six months. But here are some signs that the situation may be improving....

Billionaire: Home Ownership Still the Best Investment

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00

"From an individual perspective, the best-deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you're the owner-occupier of,...

Foreclosure Timelines Grow Even Longer

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00

In the second quarter of 2014, the national average time to complete a foreclosure was 577 days — or more than a year and a half.

Mortgage Rates Down Slightly This Week

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00

National averages on fixed-rate mortgages inched down this week, keeping borrowing costs near historic lows, Freddie Mac reports.

New Effort to Reduce Impact of Windstorms

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00

On Monday, the U.S. House passed the National Windstorm...

Dip in Housing Starts: Blame It On the South

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00

Housing production fell 9.3 percent nationwide in June, pulled down by a sharp decline in housing starts in the South. Meanwhile, gains were...

Majority of Home Owners Planning to Renovate

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00

Sixty-seven percent of consumers say they're planning a home renovation within the next six months. Find out which remodeling jobs they're...

Decline in Foreclosures Reaches 'Important Milestone'

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00

"Foreclosures are no longer a widespread contagion threatening to derail the housing market's return to full health," according to a...

Builder Confidence Rises Above Key Benchmark

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00

New-home builders are getting more confident about the single-family market, as signs of strengthening demand abound, according to NAHB.

Pet Amenities the Next Big Thing?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00

In what is thought to be a first for the homebuilding industry, Standard Pacific Homes is constructing models that offer a pet suite as an...

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