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Buyer Competition Steepens in Tight Markets

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

Traditional home buyers are increasingly finding themselves up against deep-pocketed investors for the same house, as bidding wars brew in tight...

A Big Threat Facing Homebuilding

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

Builders say buyer demand is strong but they're struggling to keep up due to a labor shortage that is growing worse. 

Here's Where Buyers Are Paying All-Cash

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

While the number of all-cash transactions is dropping nationwide, a few pockets across the country are still seeing a large share of buyers paying...

Should You Add Selfies to Your Marketing?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 00:00

The rising popularity of selfies may be an opportunity to get more personal and engaging in your outreach to prospects. 

Builders Feel Like It's 2005

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

“The fact that builder confidence has returned to levels not seen since 2005 shows that housing continues to improve at a steady pace,...

Fewer Foreclosures May Bring Bigger Deals

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

As foreclosure timelines swell, some banks are asking whether foreclosed homes that have sat vacant for years need to be sold at a sizable...

Mortgage Rates Set New High for the Year

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

The average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.09 percent this week, the highest level since October of last year. ...

Owners to Focus on Home Improvement

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

Recent home equity gains are prompting more home owners to spruce up their homes. 

Calif. Drought to Lessen Lawns for New Homes

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

New homes in California are facing a changing landscape. California lawmakers this week approved new rules that will limit yard turf to about 25...

A House Fit for Royalty

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

A small city in the Pacific Northwest finally has a buyer for the castle in its forest.

Green Commercial Building Continues to Grow

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

A new survey reveals that Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Francisco, and Chicago are the three greenest cities in commercial real estate.

REALTORS® Handed Win in Patent Troll Suit

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

After eight years of legal battles, a federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that Move Inc., NAR, and the National Association of Homebuilders...

More Renters Face Crisis as Rental Costs Soar

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

About 11 million renters are spending a large amount of their paychecks on rent, according to a report. 

These States Have the Most Mortgage Gripes

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

Consumers continue to complain about problems with the mortgage industry, with a big bulk of criticism coming from five states. 

Report Calls for a Bigger Fight Against 'Blight'

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

The foreclosure crisis may be on the mend but many communities are still facing a blight crisis. 

How American Homes Have Evolved Since 1994

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

In 20 years, the American home has undergone several changes. View an infographic to see its evolution. 

Real Estate Pros Value Digital Communities

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

Agents believe that involvement in digital communities helps generate new business and build their brand.

Obtaining Referrals From Non-Clients

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

A new report shows that concentrating solely on past customers might not be the best way to generate referrals. Learn how to expand your pool of...

More Owners Fall Into an Equity Sweet Spot

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

With levels set to return to their peak by the end of this year or mid-2016, home owners will have more options.

What First-Time Buyers Are Willing to Sacrifice

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

A new survey reveals that some first-timers are willing to forego modern conveniences—even giving up phones, Internet, and Starbucks...

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