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Retirees Choosing to 'Upsize' Homes

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

Americans traditionally have chosen to downsize and live more modestly in retirement, but that may no longer be the case.

Less Equity? 'Underwater' Properties Tick Up

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

"Slowing home price appreciation in 2015 has resulted in the share of seriously underwater properties plateauing at about 13 percent of all...

Man Disguised as Woman Attacks Agent

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

Atlanta area police have arrested a man who allegedly wore a woman's dress and wig and attacked a female real estate professional during a...

More Young Adults Living at Home

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

A new study shows that despite improvements in the job market, millennials are staying put with their families.

Don’t Be Alarmed: Home Ownership Dips Again

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

The latest numbers show the U.S. home ownership rate continued to fall in the second quarter, but find out why economists are confident a change...

A Town’s Walkability Becomes More Key

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

A new survey shows why you may want to highlight the walkability of a neighborhood and area, particularly when you're working with first-...

Investors Bank on Rent-to-Own Comeback

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

Rent-to-own programs are starting to grow in popularity once again as a way for consumers with less-than-perfect credit who can’t qualify...

Loan Demand Barely Budges as Rates Drop

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage activity rose only slightly last week despite a small drop in interest rates, but applications remain well above year-ago levels. ...

ERA's Picks for ‘Hidden Gem’ Vacation Markets

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

ERA Real Estate offers up these five less-known markets for prospective buyers looking for an affordable vacation home. 

The $50,000 Man Cave in the Clouds

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

A treehouse is a common addition for homes with kids... but one man decided he wanted one for himself, and when he was done, he had himself a...

47% of Homes Are Selling in Less Than a Month

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

In some markets, home are selling faster than ever.

Millennial Buyers Reach Tipping Point in 2018?

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

Millennial home ownership levels may still be low for now, but that is expected to change in three more years, a new survey shows.

Better Days Ahead for First-Time Buyers

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

"Combined with a temporary reprieve from rising mortgage rates and slightly easier access to credit, buyers should find it easier to purchase...

Property Taxes Are Highest in the U.S.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

In an international comparison of property taxes, the United States has the highest amount in taxes collected on properties. 

7 Best Places to Successfully Age

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

What makes a city perfect for successfully aging? These cities have the "it"factor when it comes to aging comfortably in your Golden...

Google+ Disconnects from YouTube

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

Soon you won't need a Google+ account to create videos or make comments on YouTube. Find out what's next for the...

The 8 Biggest Concerns for REALTORS®

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

REALTORS® are "strongly confident" about the housing market's outlook, but confidence has eased somewhat since the beginning of...

New-Home Sales Dip to 7-Month Low

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

Sales of newly built single-family homes fell to the lowest level since last November, but builders remain upbeat that the housing recovery is...

Booming Rental Market Sets New Records

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

The rental market reached new highs in June as rental prices continued to surge.

What Home Buyers With Disabilities Want

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

A new survey by Century 21 reveals "a critical need" for real estate professionals to understand the particular needs and unique...

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