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Alert: New String of Attacks Against Agents

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

Real estate professionals across the country have been attacked in model homes, during open houses, and in their own offices over the last few...

8 Cities Where Asking Prices Are Soaring

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

Asking prices on homes for-sale are edging higher nationwide, but these metros have seen median list prices surge by 26 percent or more in the...

Gov’t Shutdown May Have Lingering Effects

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

The mortgage industry may face a few clogs in the pipeline following the two-week government shutdown. 

Mortgage Rates Higher Amid Budget Crisis

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped to a 4.28 percent average this week, as rates edged higher leading up to the federal budget deadline,...

Housing Recovery Sparks Rise in Prenups

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

As the housing market improves, more couples are protecting their real estate assets through prenuptial agreements, finds a new survey.

Global Real Estate: Spotlight on Mexico

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

Opportunities are abundant in both inbound and outbound Mexican real estate markets. Here are three ways to connect with international business....

Want More Twitter Followers? Here's the Science on How

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

Researchers evaluated 500 active Twitter users over 15 months to see exactly how to gain followers on the social network. Here’s what they...

Are Post-Crisis Policies Holding Down Home Ownership?

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

New regulations enacted in the wake of the housing crisis are severely limiting access to home ownership, according to one member of the...

Builders' Confidence Wanes in October

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

Confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes dropped in October as concerns mounted over rising mortgage rates and uncertainty...

Gov't Reopens, Averts Housing Impact

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan measure early Thursday that averts a U.S. default. The default had sparked widespread concern about the...

Housing Moves Toward 'Healthy Equilibrium'

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

Four main indicators for the housing market are showing signs of "steady leveling," according to realtor.com.

America's Priciest ZIP Codes

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

Houses don’t come cheap in these cities. Find out the most expensive ZIP codes in the country.

Apartment Demand Soars, Rents Constrained

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

Despite the persistent strength of the apartment market recovery, rent growth is being held in check by a weak labor market, according to Reis...

Buyers Beware: Mortgage Rates May Surge if Gov't Defaults

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 00:00

The clock is ticking for lawmakers to reach a decision on the debt ceiling. If they don’t, home buyers may face skyrocketing borrowing costs...

More MLSs Add New-Home Listings

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 00:00

Real estate professionals will have more access to new-home plans and community information to share with their customers. 

Is Buyer Demand Slipping?

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 00:00

The growing uncertainty in the economy may be jittering home buyers, according to a new survey.

Home Owners Willing to Spend More on Remodels

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 00:00

Home owners are willing to spend 30 percent of the value of their home when they remodel, a new survey finds.

MBA: Mortgage Applications Mostly Flat

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 00:00

The government shutdown is weighing on the mortgage market, the Mortgage Bankers Association says. 

Blog Themes Cater to Real Estate Pros

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 00:00

Agents using WordPress will appreciate three themes tuned to their needs.

Where New Homes Have the Largest Lots

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 00:00

Lot sizes for new homes in the New England area are nearly double those in other regions of the country, according to Census Bureau data.