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New IRS Standard Mileage Rates for 2015

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

The IRS issued its 2015 optional standard mileage rates, and they're rising from last year.

Fannie, Freddie Gift a Foreclosure-Free Holiday

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

The mortgage giants announced they plan to suspend evictions of foreclosed single-family homes during the holidays. 

Loan Defaults Plunge to Pre-Recession Levels

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

A rise in home sales and an improving economy are helping more home owners keep up with their mortgage payments, a trend expected to continue into...

Mortgage Demand Stuck in a Rut?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

Despite low mortgage rates, refinancing and home purchase applications have returned to the activity level of late November.

6 Features in Demand Among Luxury Buyers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

With luxury sales lighting up the transaction boards, buyers have their eyes on the marketplace. So what features are they loving in the search...

Search Keywords with New Facebook Tool

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

Facebook finally brings its users a way to find keywords within posts and photos that friends have shared.

Dealmaking: Do the Different Thing

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

Can you speed transactions along by doing the opposite of what the other side expects? One trainer argues that it's the way to go.

Why Renters Want to Own But Can't

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Though renters say they dream of owning a home one day, most of them will need to keep renting for at least the next three years, according to a...

Millennials Prefer Practical Homes

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Younger home buyers are showing preferences for smaller, older, and less expensive homes, according to the National Association of Home Builders...

Real Estate's Most Loyal Age Group

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

"If not for them, we would have seen a much lower home ownership rate overall, more homes on the market, and more weakness," according...

House Hunters: Winter Doesn't Scare Us Off

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Must-watch video: A team of real estate professionals in Denver asks bundled-up consumers if the cold could keep them away from searching for the...

Buyers' and Sellers' Confidence Diverges

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

The gap between those who say it's a good time to buy a home and those who say it's a good time to sell is growing larger.

3% Down Payments May Be Game Changer

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's latest low-down-payment loans could open the door to more first-time home buyers who had been struggling to...

Owning Still Trumps Renting in Overall Wealth

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00

Despite of the recent housing crisis, researchers continue to find evidence that home ownership contributes to individual wealth. 

House OK's Short Sale Tax Break, On to Senate

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00

The U.S. House passed a bill last week that would extend key tax breaks to financially distressed home owners who went through a short sale. The...

Qualifying for Mortgage Isn't Impossible

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00

Nearly 60 percent of would-be buyers say they want to buy a home but are disheartened because they believe their mortgage application would be...

Job Market Gains Likely to Lead to More Sales

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00

With the uptick in employment, expect more home sales and increased commercial leasing activity next year.

Ferguson Case Takes Toll on Housing Market

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00

The unrest stemming from the recent protests and riots over the acquittal of a police officer who shot an unarmed teenager has dampened the real...

What Your 'About Me' Says About You

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00

Want to know how your online personality comes across? A REALTOR® Magazine consumer panel will provide feedback on your web presence.

HAMP Borrowers Can Earn Extra $5K Reward

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00

The government is throwing in more incentives to keep borrowers who modify their loans through the Home Affordable Modification Program current on...