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Solar-Panel Leases Turning Off Buyers

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

Home buyers have to take over the previous owner's contract on a lease for solar panels. Turns out that's not a big selling point, and it...

'Regular Investment Buyers' Stake Their Claim

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

At the same time that institutional investors are scaling back on buying, all-cash home purchases are on the rise. So who’s behind the...

5 Types of Homes With Deepest Discounts

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00

These distressed properties sell for the biggest discounts compared to non-distressed properties, and these are the five states where buyers are...

Existing-Home Sales up 4.9%

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 00:00

In May, home sales showed the highest monthly rise since August 2011. But existing-home sales remain 5 percent below year-ago levels.

Earthquake Insurance Booming in Oklahoma

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 00:00

Many residents and experts are blaming the increase in tremors in the state on fracking.

Do Real Estate Websites Violate Fair Housing?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 00:00

The National Fair Housing Alliance is reportedly investigating whether the use of neighborhood-level racial, ethnic, and linguistic information on...

10 States Ready for the New Economy

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 00:00

Which states are poised to fare the best in an era marked by globalization, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial development?

First-Timers: Take a Class, Save on Your Loan

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 00:00

The FHA will be ending its public comment period in mid-August on a proposed program that would allow first-time home buyers to get a discounted...

Lenders Happy to Make Larger Loans

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 00:00

One mortgage expert says this is one of the best times in history to shop for a jumbo mortgage.

Move Inc. Unmoved by Ransom Demand

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:00

Move Inc., the operator of realtor.com®, received a ransom demand in connection with a cyber attack that first struck the site Tuesday....

74% of Millennials Say They Plan to Move Within 5 Years

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:00

Millennials are planning to make more of a move in the housing market in the near future. Are you ready?

6 Housing Markets Surged to All-Time Highs

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:00

The housing market is bouncing back strong in some areas of the country. In one market, home prices are 63 percent higher than they were in 2007....

Mortgage Rates Down Slightly From Last Week

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages reversed course this week, pushing borrowing costs down slightly for home buyers or refinancers.

Chinese Investors Tee Up for Move on U.S. Golf Courses

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:00

The increased interest from Chinese investors in acquiring U.S. golf courses is helping to give a boost to some struggling clubs.

Tech Features Coveted by Baby Boomer Buyers

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:00

Get to know the home technology and design trends older Americans are looking for as they consider their next move.

Cyber Attack Brings Down Move Inc. Sites

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

Move Inc., the operator of realtor.com®, says a major distributed denial of service attack caused a 24-hour outage on its websites beginning...

Tight Inventory Deflates Home-Sales Expectations

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

"We're nearly halfway through the year, and single-family housing remains weaker than we projected six months ago, while multifamily...

Developer Must Remove $1.8M Home on Parkland

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

A Rhode Island developer says he shouldn’t be penalized for an innocent surveying mistake that resulted in a $1.8 million waterfront home...

15 Healthiest Counties for Children

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

The Northeast has some of the healthiest areas for kids in the U.S., according to a new study that evaluates health data of children across the...

Listing-Turned-Poem Snags $100K Above Ask

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:00

One agent in Washington, D.C., is using his ad copy to wax poetic, turning his listing descriptions into poems that would make Walt Whitman proud...

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