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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Updated: 4 hours 54 min ago

Housing's Slowdown Sparks Growing Concern

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Is a flagging housing recovery shaking confidence? Several housing economists are expressing concern about the slowdown. 

Move Posts Jump in Revenue, Realtor.com® Traffic

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Move Inc. announced 7 percent year-over-year growth in revenue for the first quarter, while realtor.com®’s traffic recently soared to a...

LinkedIn Offers New Tool to Measure Engagement

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

The social network seeks to engage its 300 million users beyond “likes” and clicks.

Builders See Growth in Master Communities

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Houston boasted the most housing starts in the nation last year, and one-third of those starts were in master planned communities, a growing...

Announcing the 2014 Volunteering Works Winners

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

Meet the inspiring winners of the 2014 Volunteering Works Program, which helps REALTORS® expand their small-scale charitable efforts.

Top 10 Builders By Closings in 2013

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 00:00

D.R. Horton continues to lead the homebuilding industry with the highest number of closings. Find out who else is on the list.

30-Year Mortgage Rate Reaches New Low for the Year

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.21 percent this week, the lowest since November 2013, Freddie Mac reports.

More Home Buyers Bring Cash to Closing

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

All-cash sales made up 33 percent of transactions in the first quarter, despite a decrease in distressed sales and investor activity. So, who...

Sellers Are Becoming More Aggressive in Pricing

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

Forty percent of home sellers say they plan to price their homes above market value after seeing reports of rising home prices.

Rising FHA Costs Sideline Potential Buyers

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

NAR estimates that FHA’s higher mortgage insurance fees have prevented an estimated 375,000 home purchases in 2013. 

Top 10 Highest Grossing Builders in 2013

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

Find out who made Builder Magazine's list of builders who netted the highest revenues last year. 

3 Tips for Selling a Small Kitchen

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:00

If your seller's house is lacking in kitchen space, it's important to make it look as appealing as possible, says professional stager...

Realtor.com®: New Strategy Will Give Us the Edge

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

Realtor.com®’s plan to remove its listings from online real estate aggregators will not give its competitors the advantage, even if they...

10 Cities With Jobs for Recent College Grads

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

Personal finance social network WalletHub analyzes factors like entry-level jobs per capita and median starting salaries to find the best cities...

NAR Guide Helps MLSs Highlight Green Features

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® is offering a new Green MLS Implementation Guide, designed to encourage MLSs to promote the special...

Fannie: More Americans Say Buy, Sell Now

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

With sluggish inventory levels nationwide, here’s a welcome sign: Forty-two percent of Americans are now saying it’s a good time to...

Fed Chair Sounds Cautionary Note On Housing

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

Stagnant job and salary growth are causing a slowdown in the housing market and could pose a risk to the economic recovery, Federal Reserve...

Mortgage Delinquencies Drop by Double Digits

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:00

The mortgage delinquency rate nationwide stood at 3.61 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2014, down more than 24 percent compared to the...

More Metros Return to 'Normal' Housing Activity

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

Fifty-nine metros have fully returned to, or even exceeded, their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, a new index shows. 

Young Renters Say They Want to Own, But ...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

Most young renters think owning is a more sensible housing choice than renting for financial reasons, but they’re concerned about when and...

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