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Will Recovery Be Steadier in 2015?

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

The housing market this year has been on a roller coaster. Will 2015 be less volatile? More economists weigh in with their predictions.

Home Sales Lost Momentum in November

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

Existing-home sales fell last month as housing supply showed signs of tightening, according to NAR's latest housing report. 

Your Holiday Gift: Lower Gas Prices

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

The recent drops in gas prices may equate to some business savings for you. That's a gift this holiday season that's likely to stick...

More Groups Urge FHA To Lower Premiums

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

A group of 18 senators, along with the nation's bankers and trade organizations — including NAR — say the FHA has made its loans...

Home Buying Gets Cheaper This Week

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00

Despite the traditionally slow time of year, smart buyers might jump into the market as they see the lowest 30-year fixed-rate mortage rates in...

Fannie: Brighter Days Ahead in Housing

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00

“The housing market is likely to continue its gradual climb upward next year after a subpar 2014,” says Fannie Mae’s chief...

Rents Surge to Highest Pace in 6 Years

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00

It's bad news for renters but good for investors: Landlords are rapidly raising their rents. 

Military Foreclosure Protections Extended

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00

Foreclosure protection for active-duty military has been extended through the end of 2015.

CREA Wins Rights to .MLS Domain with NAR Support

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

The Canadian Real Estate Association, with support from the National Association of REALTORS®, has secured the rights to the .MLS Internet top...

.MLS Domain to Expand Internet Real Estate

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

The Canadian Real Estate Association, with support from the National Association of REALTORS®, has secured the rights to the .MLS Internet top...

City Offers to Lower Millennials' Student Debt

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

Can a smaller city in the chilly Northeast retain and grow its millennial population by offering to chip in on student loan debt? So far, Niagara...

New Move Inc. CEO Named

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

News Corp, which acquired Move Inc. last month, announced that Ryan O'Hara, former president of The Madison Square Garden Company and The...

Senate Approves Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

Home owners who did a short sale this year are one step closer to tax relief, as the bill heads to President Barack Obama for final approval.

FHA’s HAWK Program Nixed

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration's pilot program, designed to extend credit to underserved borrowers and help unlock savings on FHA-insured...

More Home Buyers Lying on Loan Docs

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

For the third consecutive year, mortgage fraud is on the rise as more loan applications are found to contain misrepresentations.

As Millennials Wait, Housing Bets on Boomers

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

While younger people increasingly delay home ownership, baby boomers are stepping in to fill the void. 

Mortgage Delinquencies Hit 5-Year Low

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

The number of first mortgages at least 90 days past due continues to fall.

Help Your Buyers Reduce Closing Costs

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

Many factors can increase the closing costs buyers face — but they can control some of them. Give your buyer clients more money at the table...

New-Home Market on Slow Route to Recovery

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

Construction in the new-home market fell last month, but analysts describe it more as a temporary blip after several months of increases rather...

Agents Still Rely on Print Marketing

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

Even though print marketing isn’t returning the same sales lead success as online promotions, real estate pros say they’re not giving...

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