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Household’s Net Worth Hits Record High

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:00

Recent gains in the stock market and higher home prices helped Americans’ net worth soar to a record high in the second quarter, according...

The 12 Best Cities to Live Are ...

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:00

These cities are earning bragging rights. A new list from 24/7 Wall St. counts down the top cities to reside in based on crime rates, employment,...

Housing Crisis Didn’t Shake Most Americans' Confidence

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:00

Eighty-nine percent of about 1,000 Americans recently surveyed say buying a home is an important part of achieving the American Dream.

Creative Reuse Can Spur Commercial Deals

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:00

When large commercial properties like malls go under, an eye toward solving other community problems can bring the property back to thriving use...

Where Buyers Face Steepest Competition

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00

Can your clients compete against all-cash buyers? The following seven markets have the highest percentage of all-cash transactions.

Builders Haven't Felt This Confident Since 2005

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00

Builders are more bullish about their outlook for the new-home market. What's behind their renewed optimism? 

Where Did Americans Move This Summer?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00

During the prime moving season, more Americans "bucked recent trends" and left the Sun Belt and West Coast for the Midwest and Northeast...

Virtual Tours Are a Slam Dunk for Your Site

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00

Virtual home tours on YouTube drive far more traffic to broker websites than listings on large real estate syndication sites, according to an...

Get a Discount on Your Mortgage

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00

Under a new program, two banks will offer discounts on fixed-rate mortgages to low-income borrowers and those with subprime credit histories.

Millennials Finally Moving Out on Their Own?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00

Most of the growth in net household formation over the past year can be attributed to renters...

NAR Takes a Seat in FAA's Drone Talks

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

“NAR will use the opportunity to educate FAA officials on how REALTORS® are interested in utilizing this technology safely and...

Maybe Millennials' Housing Tastes Aren’t So Different

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

“A fundamental question about millennials is whether their coming of age in the Great Recession has shaped their goals and aspirations to be...

What’s Necessary to Bring Back First-Time Buyers...

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

Higher FHA fees continue to block too many first-time buyers from home ownership, and a change is needed, writes the CEO and president of Realogy...

MacArthur Grants Recognize Housing Activists

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

Two housing activists and community builders have been recognized by the MacArthur Foundation's Fellows Program for their efforts to ensure...

Loan Activity Rebounds in Latest Week

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

After posting a large drop the previous week, mortgage applications reversed course this week, as both applications for home purchases and...

Could Your City’s Next Traffic Lane Go to Texting Pedestrians?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

Washington, D.C., and a city in China have experimented with dividing their sidewalks into lanes for texting pedestrians and those who are walking...

Renters Account for Growth in Household Formation

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

Over the past four quarters, all the growth in net household formations has been among renters, according to Freddie Mac's latest report.

Rising Rents, Falling Wages Leave More Cash-Strapped

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

Nationwide, rents have risen by 6 percent over the last decade, while incomes have fallen 13 percent. More than half of all renters now are...

Another Dip in Home Affordability, But...

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

"The rise in mortgage rates was modest this month, so purchases at this time are still favorable" when compared to the rise in rents,...

Market Not Ready for 'Demographic Tsunami'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

"The older, aging population presents a number of challenges, as does the younger population with its greater diversity," says a former...

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