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Builder Tries Crowdsourcing Home Floorplans

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 00:00

A builder is tapping into crowdsourcing in asking consumers to design its new model homes and floorplans. 

Developing a Thriving Global City

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 00:00

World leaders, urban planners, and other industry thinkers weigh in on what it takes for a city to attract top-tier talent and take on global...

Amp Up Your Website's Homepage Appeal

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 00:00

Revisit your website's homepage to make sure its doing enough to make buyers and sellers want to contact you. 

Your Sellers May Need Reality Check on Price

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 00:00

Your clients likely are overly optimistic about the value of their home, a new study finds.

 

Best of Suburbia: 10 Top Suburbs for Buying

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 00:00

Find out the best suburbs in the country for home buyers. 

 

Report Uncovers Hispanic Ownership Gap

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 00:00

Hispanics will be major drivers of the housing market in the next five years, but a large gap exists between those who aspire to be home owners...

Golf Losing Its Appeal in Real Estate?

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 00:00

More golf communities across the country are looking to up their game, discovering that to lure prospective home buyers they may need to offer...

LGBTs Worry About Housing Discrimination

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 00:00

The majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender respondents surveyed recently believe home ownership is a good investment, but they hold...

Proof That Buyer Demand Is Strong

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:00

Contracts for home signings surge to a nine-year high, led by gains in the Northeast and Midwest. 

Mortgage Rates Reach Highest Point of 2015

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages rose to the highest level of the year, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 3.87 percent this week, Freddie Mac...

10 Markets Where It's Best to be a Home Buyer

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are on the rise, but that doesn't mean that home buyers should necessarily expect to pay above a home's asking price. Here...

Where Owners Pay the Most in Property Taxes

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:00

The Northeast and Midwest, in general, have the highest property tax burdens compared to the West and Southwest, a new study finds. 

First Step for Buyers: Know Your Credit Score

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:00

A new survey finds that house hunters who know their credit scores feel significantly more prepared to buy a home. 

Getting the Word Out About Going Green

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:00

The Department of Energy announced yesterday they're partnering with NAR and other organizations to spread the word about the benefit of...

Economists Deflate Bubbling Mumblings

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are skyrocketing so why aren't more economists worried that this could be setting the stage for another housing bubble? 

The Nation's Top 10 Seller Markets

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Tight for-sale inventories are bringing out the competition in several markets. Find out where sellers are fetching the highest percentages above...

Aging Housing Stock Sparks Teardown Boom

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Home teardowns are growing more common in suburbs across the country, as developers raze the nation's older housing stock looking for where...

Real Estate Firms as News Portals Too?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Some companies are no longer relying on traditional media to get their messages out but are creating news vehicles to get the messages out...

Lot Shortage Problems Persist

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Finding suitable lots remains a top concern among homebuilders, and the problem could translate into higher prices for new home buyers. 

Realtor.com®: Now is the Time to Buy

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00

Purchasing a home right now could help potential buyers save more than $200,000 over the next 30 years, according to the inaugural Opportunity...

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