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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-...

As Home Ownership Drops, Inequality Rises

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

The U.S. has become more "unequal as the number of home owners has fallen while the number of renters has significantly risen," a new...

Study: Home Ownership Linked to Happiness

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

Home ownership can lead to status and independence – qualities that often are linked to happiness, a new analysis shows. 

Mortgage Rates Trend Higher

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed to average 3.80 percent this week while 15-year rates rose above 3 percent, both reaching their highest...

Many Potential Buyers Still Have Concerns

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

Consumers continue to express concerns about recent weakening economic conditions and high home prices, according to a new poll. 

Builders Try to Lure Buyers with 'Green'

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:00

Homebuilders are increasingly embracing green certifications and finding ways to incorporate greater sustainable features into their homes. Find...

FAA Widens Study on Drone Uses

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

NAR calls the Federal Aviation Administration’s latest announcement on UAVs "good for real estate," and says it could pave the way...

Housing Flips Slip to Lowest Level in Years

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

Four percent of all U.S. single-family home sales in the first quarter were flips, sold for a second time within a 12-month period. Find out where...

More Markets Fall Back into 'Normal' Range

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00

A greater number of the largest metro areas in the country have returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity...

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