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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...

Home Features on Millennials’ Wish Lists

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

Can you guess what “must-have” updates and characters Gen Y buyers want in a home?

Spring Surge in New-Home Sales

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

New-home sales are gaining ground and so are prices. The median price for a new home soared 8.3 percent in April compared to a year ago, according...

NAR: Commercial Markets Post Modest Rise

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

“The commercial real estate sector is on the path to recovery, but subpar economic growth … and the industry trend toward squeezing...

Congress Urges Delay on New Mortgage Rules

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

About 300 lawmakers have waged a bipartisan effort urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to offer a “grace period” for...

Higher Rates Stifle Mortgage Demand

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 4 percent last week, prompting home owners to stall in refinancing their loans.

No. 1 Social Media Site for Salespeople …

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

LinkedIn has long been thought of the most popular social media site of salespeople, but a new leader has emerged. 

Are Some Markets Being Overvalued?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are inching up near peak levels once again, and an increasing number of markets are even being dubbed by some economists as "...