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REALTORS® Tackle Tax Reform, Regulations

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00

Beverly Carter's Family Joins REALTORS®

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00

At the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., her husband and two sons implore practitioners...

Grace Period With New Closing Process?

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00

REALTORS® are requesting that Congress...

Owners, Appraisers Disagree on Home Values

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00

Home owners are increasingly overestimating the value of their homes, a new index shows. 

Median Home Price in San Jose Reaches $900K

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00

That's an 11.4 percent jump in the first quarter from a year earlier for the California city and is more than four times the U.S. median price...

Loan Demand Dips As Rates Rise

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00

A sharp rise in mortgage rates dampened loan application volume last week.

New Tools, Techniques in Appraisal World

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00

At a forum looking at how technological advancement is changing the world of valuations, experts from the lending, multiple listing services, and...

Home Prices Are Accelerating

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00

The number of metro areas seeing double-digit price appreciation doubled in the first quarter, as tight inventories and strong buyer demand...

Housing's Undersupply Raises Concerns

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00

About 1.5 million new housing units are needed each year to accommodate the rising population, but housing starts have only averaged about half of...

Foreclosures Plunge 65% From Peak

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00

Foreclosures and serious delinquency rates continue to drop as the home purchase market begins to emerge from its eight-year slump, according to a...

DTZ Acquires Cushman & Wakefield for $2B

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00

The two commercial giants will unite and create one of the world’s largest real estate companies. 

Sen. Capito: REALTORS® Help Lawmakers Understand Issues

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she’s looking forward to meeting with REALTORS® this week because she relies on them to get a good look...

CFPB Sues Lender Over Mortgage Overcharges

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against Nationwide Biweekly Administration Inc. and Loan Payment Administration LLC,...

Foreclosure Aid Programs Extended to 2016

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that it is extending its participation in the Home Affordable Mortgage Program and Home...

Millennials Say They'll Pay More on Rent

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

The majority of young adults say they'd be willing to spend extra in order to stay in an apartment they love, but the bigger question remains...

Cash Sales Are Weakening

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

The number of real estate transactions involving all-cash is dropping considerably.

Study: Housing Crisis Fueled Racial Inequality

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

The spike in foreclosures from the housing crisis led to one of the greatest migrations in U.S. history among minorities and whites that could...

The Top 'Mom State' in Housing Is...

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® highlights the four hottest housing markets with the most moms and children under age 18. 

3 Ways to Make More Friends on Social Media

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

One tip: You may want to post less often to your social media accounts, new research suggests. 

Stronger Economy Should Attract Buyers

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

The growing tide of good economic news means the days of rock-bottom mortgage rates are over, but the housing market is nevertheless well-...