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Wedding Gift Idea: Down Payment Registry

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

A homebuilder has launched an ad campaign urging engaged couples to sign up for a gift registry with a mortgage lender so that their wedding...

Best Home Markets for Executives

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

For what you pay in the nation’s priciest housing market for an average four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, you could buy 30 of those same type...

Mortgage Rates Still Near Yearly Lows

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is hovering around 4 percent, keeping borrowing costs low for refinancers and home buyers.

12 Things You Need to Know Right Now

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

Using Millennials to reinvigorate communities; no property protection under state marijuana laws; avoiding getting conned in construction projects...

As Rents Rise, Remodeling Activity Falls

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

Markets where rents are rising rapidly are seeing less home-improvement activity, translating to rental properties that aren't being upgraded...

Big Spike Shows Foreclosure Crisis Isn't Over

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

In October, foreclosures posted the biggest monthly gains since the peak of the crisis in 2010, but find out why housing analysts aren't...

Bank of America: We're Not Easing Up

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

BofA CEO Brian T. Moynihan says the lending giant has no plans to loosen mortgage standards, even as federal regulators seek to extend financing...

6 States Where Jobs, Housing Shine

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

Employment growth often fuels strong housing markets. Forbes.com takes a look at the biggest job-growth areas, which could provide insight into...

Creepy Phone Calls Put Mass. Agents on Edge

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00

Police are warning real estate professionals in Massachusetts' South Coast region to be wary of suspicious phone calls after more than a dozen...

The Next Big Home Feature Buyers Want?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

More home owners are seeing the value in smart home technology — not just for the perceived benefits but also for the potential resale value...

Setting the Stage for Buyers' Return

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

Stable mortgage rates and new rules that make it easier to get a loan are beginning to attract home buyers back to the market after a long absence...

Building Boom Towns Defy Market Trends

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

While the new-home market has been slow nationally, activity has continued to bubble in many of the country's top metro markets.

Loan Demand Stalls, But VA Loans Outperform

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

While mortgage applications for refinancings and home purchases showed little change last week, one government-backed loan continues to bring...

Million-Dollar Sales Are Soaring

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

Sales of million-dollar-plus homes are now approaching levels last seen in the 2007 housing boom peak.

Builder's Price Hikes Not Scaring Off Buyers

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

The nation's largest luxury homebuilder sold more homes at higher prices in the latest quarter, another sign of growing traction in...

Financing Barriers Stifle Condo Resurgence

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

Demand for condo units is rising in urban areas nationwide, but mortgage financing continues to squeeze out entry-level buyers.

Top 10 Cities for Veterans

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

Today marks Veterans Day, and to thank the vets in your community, you may not have to look far. A new study takes a look at where those who...

Survey: More Americans Ready to Sell

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

"The narrowing gap between home buying and home selling sentiment may foreshadow increased housing inventory levels and a better balance of...

NAR Code of Excellence to Raise Standards

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00

The Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS® has greenlit the creation of a Code of Excellence, which would require members...

Sharpen Your Negotiation Skills

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:00

If you want to become a better negotiator, you need to learn how to connect first.

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