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Rising Equity Prompts Fewer HELOC Defaults

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

Delinquency rates on home-equity loans have dropped to the lowest levels since 2008.

Scented Messages Coming to Your Smartphone?

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

The power of smell: Coming soon to a digital device near you!

10 States Reach New Price Peaks

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

Limited inventories of for-sale homes continue to push home prices higher across the country, and for 10 states, the limited listings even...

Relief in Mortgage Rates Likely to Stick Around

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

Amid overseas turmoil, mortgage rates likely will hover around 4 percent for awhile, Freddie Mac predicts. 

Home Remodeling Surge Coming: Here's Why

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

As the number of households belonging to older adults rises dramatically, mixed with the aging housing stock, home remodeling is likely to see a...

Landfills Don't Always Drop Home Values

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

A study discredits the assumption that a landfill would negatively impact the value of nearby homes, as long as the trash facility is a small one...

Seattle's Bold Move: Nix Single-Family Zoning?

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

In Seattle, the mayor's housing task force is reportedly in talks to make a sweeping change: Remove the city's single-family zoning, which...

Agent Asks for Suit Dismissal in 'Snake House'

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

A real estate professional is asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit that alleges an agent knowingly sold an Annapolis home that was infested with...

4 Ways to Settle Buyer Disagreements

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:00

Here's how you can creatively help your buyers to reach a housing compromise.

Antitrust Claim against NAR Dismissed

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:00

A federal judge in Maryland dismissed an antitrust case against the National Association of REALTORS®, handing the real estate industry an...

Survey Shows Value of Like-Kind Exchanges

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:00

A new report by NAR showed that the majority of REALTORS®  believe that like-kind exchange tax rules are important to their business.

REALTORS® Stay Upbeat in Market Outlook

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Find out what is behind the growing confidence. 

 

Wealth Gap Widening in Big Cities, Study Says

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Some areas are furthering the wealth gap by creating gated communities that separate the rich from the poor, suggests a new report. 

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NYC Sued Over its Affordable Housing Lotteries

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Affordable housing to low- and moderate-income households is being distributed unfairly, charges a new lawsuit by residents. 

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Greek Debt Crisis Spurs Bargain House Hunters

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Foreign investors are swooping in to snag cheap island villas in Greece as the country's financial troubles mount.

 

Woman Sentenced to Prison in Agent’s Murder

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

A woman who was charged, along with her estranged husband, in the abduction and slaying of real estate agent Beverly Carter pleaded guilty and was...

A Slip in Rates Lifts Mortgage Demand

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for both refinancings and home purchases gained ground last week, rising 4.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, as...

Realtor.com® Debuts First-Time Buyer Videos

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

In new campaign efforts to target the millennial homebuying pool, realtor.com® is launching a five-part video series that provides first-time...

More Home Owners Warm Up to Idea of Selling

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Thanks to stronger job and income growth, more consumers are viewing the current selling climate more favorably, which could help reverse the low...

Coldwell Banker Unveils Its 30 Under 30 List

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Coldwell Banker recognized 30 of its affiliated real estate professionals under the age of 30 who have soared to the top in sales, philanthropy,...

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