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Builder Confidence Rises Across the U.S.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to its highest point since the beginning of 2014.

Builders Expand Home Size to Capture Multigenerational Trend

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:00

Houses are getting bigger and are being laid out in different ways as builders attempt to cater to the nearly 20 percent of the population living...

Is the End of the Dead Battery Near?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:00

Developers are racing to create faster, more efficient ways to charge your tech devices, including a method for charging your smartphone with the...

Brokerage to Open Inside Rolls-Royce Dealership

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:00

Would you like a Rolls-Royce with that house? A luxury real estate brokerage is opening its office next month inside a Rolls-Royce showroom in...

Twin Cities Key to National Housing Market

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:00

Minneapolis-St. Paul serves as the best local market predictor of where nationwide housing prices will be heading in one year. Find out which...

Down Payments for Lower-Priced Homes Double

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:00

Buyers looking at lower-priced homes are not only facing major inventory hurdles, they’re also finding that they’re having to bring...

Mortgage Rates Roll Back to Yearly Low

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates continue on a downward streak this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging its low for the year of 4.12 percent.

Millennials Will Move to the ‘Burbs for Good Schools

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

The millennial generation is likely to compromise on finding quality school districts when house-hunting – more so than any other generation...

Housing Affordability Takes Another Dip

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

"While we are seeing a slight decrease in affordability, it is still fairly high by historical standards,” according to the latest...

City Design Linked to Residents’ Health

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

Older cities with more intersections and compact street networks correlate with healthier residents, according to a recent study.

Brokerage Shows Listing Activity With ‘Housing Dashboard’

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

Redfin offers a new online tool that allows sellers to see in real-time how many people are viewing their property online and what their agent is...

Mortgage Giant Boosts Incomes to Ignite More Lending

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender is raising commissions of its loan officers in the hopes that the added perk will spur its officers to...

Cranberry Company Gets a Taste for Real Estate

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00

A.D. Makepeace Co., the world’s largest cranberry grower, is developing a mixed-use residential and commercial development in Plymouth, Mass...

What You're Doing Wrong On Your Blog

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00

Blogs can be valuable in driving traffic and generating leads, but businesses often make several mistakes in executing their strategy.

'Normalized' Economy to Prop Up Housing?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00

“The economic growth and labor market gains we saw in the second quarter of this year are projected to continue, strengthening household...

Amerisave On the Hook for Alleged Mortgage Scheme

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Amerisave Mortgage to pay $19.3 million, accusing the lender of scamming thousands of...

Where Foreclosures Are Bucking National Drop

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00

RealtyTrac’s latest report shows some surprise spikes in foreclosure activity in a handful of markets that had previously been experiencing...

8 Best Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00

Those in the real estate industry are seeing business boom in these prime markets.

First-Time Buyers Stuck as Entry-Level Homes Dry Up

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:00

“It’s bad news for people looking for a starter home that all the choices are disappearing,” Lawrence Yun, chief economist at...

Housing’s Latest Threat: The Gap Between Rich, Poor

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:00

The gap between America’s richest and poorest metro areas is at an all-time high, and it’s prompting an uneven housing recovery, the...

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