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Video: Consumers Tell You What They Want

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

A Denver real estate team decided to get it from the horse's mouth: They asked consumers directly about what they want from their agents. They...

Slideshow: Scariest (or Funniest?) Home Decor

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

If you're brave enough, click through this slideshow to see some of the most ghoulish home decorations out there, but be prepared to get...

Despite Price Gains, Affordability Still In Play

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

The latest median home price on a single-family home is at $220,600, up from about $160,000 just a few years ago. But the big jump hasn’t...

Where to Find the Biggest, Priciest New Homes

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

Home features, building materials and design, and even price and financing can vary dramatically by region, a new study says. What areas get the...

Small Lenders Bend for Risky Borrowers

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

Borrowers with smaller blemishes on their credit history are starting to have more productive conversations about loans at smaller lenders.

Lower Rates Revive Refinancing Boom

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

With most rates at their lowest level in more than a year, refinancing applications surged by 11 percent last week.

Retiree Havens Where Social Security Goes Far

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

Social Security is the largest source of retirement income for many retirees. But only a few cities have basic living costs low enough to live on...

New LED Lighting Could Shine Up Listings

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

Right now, you can buy lightbulbs smart enough to turn on automatically when you enter a listed home. But could new types of LEDs make even those...

Ex-Owners Bamboozled Years After Foreclosure

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

Thousands of Americans who lost their homes to foreclosure years ago are being chased down by debt collectors, who say the former home owners...

Hoarding Is a Selling Agent's Nemesis

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

Hoarding can often be brought to a crisis point when a home owner has to move. 

Why Every Agent Needs a Tablet

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

Tablets make it easy for agents to show property details during an open house and handle various other tasks. Find out everything you can do.

Landscaping Boosts Home Values Up to 12%

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

A $150,000 home with no landscaping could fetch an additional $8,300 to $19,000 by adding a landscape with color and large plants, according to...

Major Incentives for Home Buyers This Fall

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

Homebuilders are throwing in some extras to lure home buyers back this fall. One buyer scored $10,000 off his closing costs, plus the price of a...

10 Best College Towns for House Flippers

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

These college towns are making the grade for best returns this year, with some investors seeing profits on their home flips of 60 percent or more...

Community Revitalization From the Ground Up

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00

Does your community have a lifeless block of vacant storefronts holding it back? Better Block might be able to help.

Agent Knocked Unconscious Outside Listing

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00

A 23-year-old Laguna Nigel, Calif., man has been arrested in connection with an assault of a real estate agent, who was reportedly placed in a...

Wave of Singles to Make Big Impact on Housing

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00

Half of all American adults now live in one-person households. What does this mean for the future of housing? 

Why Low Rates Aren't Enough for Buyers

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates have hovered nearly yearly lows for weeks, but the cheap rates are not spurring more home buying.

Home Listed for $1 Has One Big Catch

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00

This 4,820-square-foot house may look like a steal for a $1. However, buyers will want to read the fine print: It doesn’t come with any land...

Lending Giant Settles Maternity Suit

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will pay $5 million to settle allegations that they discriminated against potential borrowers who were pregnant or on...