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FAA Issues Drone Warning Again to Real Estate

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:00

In a new safety campaign, FAA again singles out the real estate industry as on the do-not-fly list for commercial drones. 

Loan Demand Picks Up Before the Holidays

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:00

Americans applied for more mortgages last week, as applications for home purchases posted its first year-over-year increase.

Top 10 Most-Searched Neighborhoods in 2014

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:00

Which hot housing markets garnered the most searches online this year? Realtor.com® releases its most-searched neighborhood report. 

New Low-Cost Homes Battle Elements

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

A new prototype of a low-cost home provides a small dwelling with a three-hour build time, offering possibilities from disaster relief to...

The 'Naughtiest, Nicest Housing Market' List

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

It's the time of year when researchers look for cities that have been naughty — higher crime, foreclosure, and unemployment rates...

Market Poised for ‘Axis of Housing Happiness’

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

Two real estate professionals told CNBC they’re optimistic heading into 2015 about the housing market. What's behind that opinion?

Fitch: 2 Markets at Risk of Overheating

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

With energy prices dropping so quickly, that movement is putting some of the hottest housing markets in the country at risk of becoming overvalued...

10 Places with Fiercest Buyer Competition

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

Most of the country saw moderate sales this year, but a few markets had neighborhoods so competitive that bidding wars broke out. Find out where....

Top Moving Trends for 2015

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:00

Consumers should beware of moving scams and be prepared to book movers far in advance in the spring and summer months, according to some of the...

Build Charisma to Build Your Sphere

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

Charisma can be learned, experts say. Follow these tips to make a greater impression on your contacts to stay top-of-mind.

Top Amenities Buyers Will Splurge On

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

From spacious closets to more luxurious laundry rooms, find out what the most in-demand features are for new-home buyers. 

Resolve to Communicate Better in 2015

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

Real estate agents should use the New Year to brush up on their personal and PR communication skills.

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.

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