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Homeless Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Agent

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 00:00

A southeastern Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to robbing a real estate agent with a steak knife after a showing. 

REALTORS® Forecast Home Price Increases

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 00:00

Learn where real estate professionals are predicting some of the largest increases in home prices in the next 12 months. 

Will Twitter Ditch #, @ Symbols?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 00:00

In an attempt to help newer users feel more comfortable with the platform, Twitter may discontinue the use of the @ symbol to tag users, and...

Developers Use Specialized Scents to Entice Buyers

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 00:00

Some condo developers are trying to lure buyers by creating customized scents that are aimed at creating positive impressions of a building....

Home Design Amps Up Happiness

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 00:00

Eighty-seven percent of 6,000 survey respondents recently said that their home design influences their overall happiness.

NAR President Urges GSE Reform at White House Roundtable

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 00:00

This is the time to move forward on reform of the secondary mortgage market and bring greater stability to the market, said Steve Brown, president...

Existing-Home Sales Take a Brief Dip Before Spring

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 00:00

The cold weather was blamed for disrupting many home sales across the country in February. See how your region fared in NAR’s latest...

Freddie: Mortgage Rates Fall, But Rises Likely Next Week

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 00:00

Freddie Mac says that the drop in mortgage rates this week may be temporary, due to the Fed’s recent announcement that it would begin...

Real Estate Companies Land on 'World's Most Ethical' List

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 00:00

Reaology Holdings Corp., along with two U.S. commercial companies, were among 144 companies recently singled out by the Ethisphere Institute as...

Buyers Turn to 'Pre-Underwriting' to Compete With Cash Buyers

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 00:00

Some lenders are helping buyers better compete against all-cash buyers by putting borrowers’ loan applications through a more thorough...

Vote for Your Favorite 30 Under 30 Finalist

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 00:00

Starting today, Friday, March 21 and running through noon CST on Friday, March 28, members of the public will be able to vote for their favorite...

Economist: What 2014 Holds for Real Estate

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

Veteran housing economist David Berson, formerly of Fannie Mae and PMI Group, shares his thoughts on what the public needs to know about the...

Investors Slowing Down on Buying Spree

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

Big institutional investors are getting away from buying single-family rental homes in bulk and are narrowing their focus to only a few markets...

Detroit Initiatives Aim to Boost Housing

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

Detroit is trying to attract new residents, as nonprofit groups begin offering incentives to encourage more people to buy a home in Motor City.

KB Home Breaks Rough Profit Cycle

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

For the first time since 2007, the homebuilder recorded a first-quarter profit for this fiscal year. Its revenue increased 11 percent to $450.7...

10 Markets Where Inventories Are Rising Fast

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

Buyers who have faced tight housing inventories in recent months may finally be getting more options in these areas.

More Focusing on Paying Down Mortgage

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 00:00

As home prices rise, consumers are once again prioritizing their mortgage payments over paying down credit card debt, according to a new report...

More Homes Hit the Market in Time for Spring

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00

Inventories of homes for sale has increased 10 percent in the past year, signaling a strong, early start to the spring home-buying season,...

Housing Starts Mostly Hold Flat in February

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00

"Continuing the January trend and in line with our recent surveys, builders are in a holding pattern,” says the chairman of the...

Loan Demand Slips, Despite Falling Rates Last Week

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00

Applications for home purchases and refinancings posted decreases in activity, the MBA reports. 

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