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Housing Demand Rises, Supply Is Bigger Issue

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

“Supply is quickly becoming the biggest concern for healthy growth in home sales in 2015,” says the chief economist of realtor.com...

Smaller Down Payments Lure More Buyers

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

Some home buyers are stepping off the sidelines as more lenders require less money up-front on a home purchase. 

The ‘Equity Rich’ Home Owner Is Back

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

About 20 percent of all properties with a mortgage are now considered “equity rich,” with home owners who have at least 50 percent...

60% of U.S. Cities Still in Recovery Mode

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

Many of U.S. cities are still playing catch up to their pre-recession levels. 

ListHub Updates Customers Ahead of Zillow Split

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00

In a letter sent out today, ListHub detailed the terms proposed to Zillow before the third-party portal announced in January that it would halt...

Successful Cities Invest in Technology, Energy

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

The most dynamic cities in the U.S are driven by growth in technology and energy, according to a recent study by The Milken Institute.

Existing-Home Sales Rebound: 5 Stats to Know

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

Existing-home sales bounced back at the end of 2014, setting the stage for a stronger start into the new year. Here is the latest housing data...

Mortgage Rates Fall Even Lower This Week

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.63 percent this week, its lowest average since 2013. 

Suburbs Draw Millennials Wanting More Space

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

Forget the city condo. Most young professionals really favor a home in the suburbs, a new survey reveals. 

Ready for a Jolt to the Housing Market?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

Fannie Mae economists are much more positive about the prospects of the housing market and household formation this year. Find out why they’...

2 Bank Giants Fined for Mortgage Kickbacks

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

“Our action today … should serve as a warning for all those in the mortgage market,” says the director of the Consumer...

Hot Trend Watch: Tiny Homes

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00

Could you imagine living in 97 square feet? Tiny houses – some might even call them teeny-tiny – are growing in popularity among...

Housing Starts Reach Six Year Highs

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

Housing starts for single-family homes surged to the highest level in more than six-and-a-half years in December, a promising sign that marked the...

Auctions Trigger More Housing Flips

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

Investors are seeing an opportunity where inventory of new or existing homes is falling short in some markets to meet buyer demand, according to a...

Job Growth Still Lags Pre-Recession Levels

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

U.S. cities are poised to see a rise in employment over this year but only about half of the nation’s cities are...

Volunteer and Mentor Program Seeks Entries

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine seeks applications from Realtors® who want to transform their charitable efforts.

Obama: FHA Premium Cut Helps Middle Class

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

Housing is a key component of the president's plan to rebuild the economy for middle-class Americans, with the FHA premium cut expected to...

Over a Decade, How Does the Market Fare?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

In a look at the last 10 years of data, National Association of REALTORS® researchers offer a few observations to gauge how far the real...

Improving Economy Helps Buoy Housing

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

Recent drops in oil prices and mortgage rates, along with positive tailwinds in the economy, are helping to jump-start the housing market in the...

Lower Rates Drive a Refinancing Rush

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

As mortgage rates tumble, a wave of home owners is taking advantage by refinancing mortgages and unlocking monthly savings. 

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