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Good for Buyers: Mortgage Rates Barely Budge

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates continue to hover around all-time lows with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 3.43 percent this week. 

This Month’s 20 Hottest Housing Markets

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® released its monthly list showing which real estate markets are seeing the most activity. Find out which cities topped the list...

The World’s Most Expensive House

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

This home has set a record-breaking list price.

A Trick Can Claim Your Client’s Down Payment

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

Hacking, while growing in frequency, nevertheless remains rare. But why not help prevent even a small chance of a crime from occurring by doing...

Metros Plagued With Surging Vacancies

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

These places have the highest share of properties for sale where nobody is home. 

Google Issues Warning to Sites With Pop Ups

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00

Google says it plans to lower search ranks of sites that have pop-up ads. 

2016 Election: REALTORS® Positioned for Success

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would bring strong support for the real estate industry to the White House, NAR...

2016 Election: Any Outcome Will Be Good for Real Estate

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Regardless of your personal feelings about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, either one would bring strong support for the real...

New-Home Sales Near 10-Year High

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates, improving income growth, and steady job creation have helped propel purchases of new homes.

Baby Boomers Gaining Optimism in Housing

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Increased confidence may give future inventory a shot in the arm, according to a new survey from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Buyers Prove Sensitive to Mortgage Rates

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Total mortgage applications dropped 2.1 percent last week as interest rates ticked up.

Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in July

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Stubbornly low inventory coupled with continued price increases led to a 3.2 percent decline nationwide. How did your region fare?

Major Redesign Slated for Loan Forms

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Wednesday the standardized form borrowers use to apply for a mortgage would be updated to make it easier on...

Should Builders Pay More Attention to the Sun?

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

Design for solar orientation may make home owners get better use of their spaces as well as make them more comfortable in a home, writes one...

Will That Home Work as You Age?

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

Most older adults say they intend to stay put in their homes as they age. But if that’s the case, they’ll need to more carefully...

Clients Expect Social Media Responses Within 1 Hour

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

If clients contact you on social media, they expect a quick response, or you risk making them angry.

The 8 Friendliest Places in the U.S.

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

If you live in one of these places, you are considered highly likable to others. 

Tiny Homes Are Making a Bigger Mark

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00

Small-home living is winning over more fans. Will you be ready to sell one? 

On Bubbles and Real Estate Robots

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

At the 2016 NAR Leadership Summit, Chief Economist Lawrence Yun offered up a few key predictions for the next year or two, as well as one long-...

The 8 Fastest Growing Housing Markets

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00

These are the cities to watch when it comes to real estate.