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RealtyTrac: 'Foreclosure Floodwaters Have Receded'

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 00:00

Foreclosures are no longer being viewed as a widespread national problem, now mostly centered within a select few markets, according to the latest...

New Evidence of a Housing Bubble?

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 00:00

Home affordability continues dropping below long-term trends, but some experts say fears of a housing bubble are overblown.

Brokerage Relo Departments Expanding Services

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 00:00

As more employees are on the move again, brokerage relocation departments are expanding and evaluating new ways to serve workers who are changing...

Study: Walkable Neighborhoods Better for Kids

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 00:00

Children who live in walkable neighborhoods get 46 percent more physical activity than children who live in suburban areas that are designed for...

Century 21 Takes on Bobsledding

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 00:00

The brokerage giant announced that it will become the official sponsor of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, adding to its growing list of...

Mobile Real Estate Searches Exploding

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 00:00

A new survey shows that house hunters are increasingly turning to smartphones and tablets for real estate searches. Find out when these tech-savvy...

What Ranks High with Luxury Homebuyers

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 00:00

Luxury consumers are often viewed as trendsetters. A new survey reveals what luxury homebuyers are looking for in homes today and how can you help...

More Home Owners Recapture Long-Lost Equity

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 00:00

Two recent housing reports are confirming the same picture: Home owners are rapidly recapturing the equity they had lost in the last decade.

Are Rising Home Prices Prompting More Divorces?

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 00:00

As home prices rise, some unhappy couples are seeing it as an opportunity to part ways.

Home Owners Say Foreclosure Tactics Go Too Far

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 00:00

Some home owners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments are accusing the property management firms hired by banks to secure the...

Mortgage Applications Take Big Dive

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 00:00

Higher mortgage rates are curbing loan demand for home purchases and refinancings, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Improving Lives, One Wish at a Time

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

Meet Good Neighbor Award nominee Kristina Rhodes, who goes the extra mile to make dreams come true for sick children in her community.

Baby Boomers Turn to Cities for Retirement

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

More baby boomers are being lured to the city for retirement, selling their suburban McMansions for a smaller urban home where stores, restaurants...

Wells Fargo: Don’t Fear Rising Rates

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender insists that the recent surge in mortgage rates won’t slow the housing recovery.

Stunt Caused Crews to Raze Wrong House?

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

Wrecking crews say the owner of the home in Pontiac, Mich., that they were supposed to demolish swapped his address with that of the house next...

HUD Plan to Probe Neighborhood Discrimination

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

HUD is proposing a new rule that would allow it to track diversity in neighborhoods across the country and require municipalities to fix...

List of Improving Housing Markets Hits Record High

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

Now 291 U.S. housing markets are listed as "improving," but that may be partially explained by a change in the method used to calculate...

Donating His Heart and Soul

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

Condo Boom? Market Shows Signs of a Revival

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 00:00

The condo sector has seen lackluster growth the last few years, but it may finally be experiencing a turnaround.