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Younger Buyers to Dominate Luxury Market

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

A new survey finds that wealthy, younger buyers are more likely to buy and more willing to spend their older counterparts.

FHFA Credits Housing Prices for Lifting GSEs

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are regaining a firm financial footing due to rising home prices and mortgage rates, their regulator...

FBI Releases Most Dangerous Cities List

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

Violent crime is on the rise again across the nation. Find out where it’s most problematic. 

Top 10 ‘Hidden Gem’ Single-Family Rental Markets

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Investors are finding it’s the little-known areas that may offers some of the highest returns. Here are the top 10 markets offering the...

Existing-Home Sales Reach Highest Pace Since February '07

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Nationwide, existing-home sales increased in August, reaching their highest level in 6 1/2 years. What's more, the median price has showen...

Mortgage Rates Move Lower as Fed Delays Taper

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage rates inched lower after the Federal Reserve announced its decision to delay tapering its bond buying program, offering some relief to...

Sellers Can Use Their FHA, VA Loans as Marketing Tool

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Home owners who have a Federal Housing Administration or Department of Veterans Affairs loan may be able to sell their home and include their...

Loan Mods, Short Sales Outpace Foreclosure Sales

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Loan modifications are strengthening the housing recovery by helping delinquencies and foreclosures to fall, analysts say.

YouTube Videos Soon Available Offline

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

YouTube has announced that users soon will be able to watch videos without an Internet connection. 

Recovery in New-Home Market Accelerates

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 00:00

The recovery of the new-home market picked up speed in August, with builders beginning construction on more single-family homes and building...

Realtor.com®: Recovery Returning to Normal

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 00:00

As the peak home-buying season comes to an end, rising inventories and slower, steadier home-price increases in many markets are showing a...

Surprise Fed Move Could Ease Mortgage Rates

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 00:00

The Fed shocked the financial world on Wednesday when it announced it would delay tapering its $85 billion-a-month bond-purchase program. The move...

Consumers Put Mortgage Payoff Ahead of Other Debt

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 00:00

As home prices rise, consumers are once again placing a higher priority on paying off their mortgages.

Safety Tips Your Clients Should Heed

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 00:00

Since September is ...

New Certification for Relocating Military Families

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 00:00

NAR's Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council has debuted a new certification to help real estate professionals better meet the unique needs...

Recovery in New-Home Market Excelerates

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 00:00

The recovery of the new-home market picked up speed in August, with builders beginning construction on more single-family homes and building...

Ready to Buy, Sell: Move-Up Buyers Return

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:00

As home equity levels improve, the move-up buyer is back on the market. 

Lenders Revive 'Lock and Shop' Programs

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:00

Some lenders are bringing back “lock and shop” programs to help home buyers lock in mortgage rates during their house-hunt so they won...

Builders Worry Rising Rates Will Slow Business

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:00

Over the past year, builder confidence in the new-home recovery has been steadily rising, but the momentum has hit a pause.

More Home Owners Show Desire to Remodel

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:00

"The national upward trend in remodeling is unmistakable,” says an industry spokesman about the latest remodeling index results....

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