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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,...

This Isn't Your Dad's Retail Land Ownership

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

A new real estate investment trust owned by Sears has gone public, allowing any member of the public to become one of the retail giant's...

What 6.5 Million Borrowers May Be Missing

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Millions of borrowers stand to save at least $200 a month on their mortgage payments, or even upwards to $500, according to a new report. ...

Investors Hold Out for Larger Gains

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Institutional investors believe their buy-and-hold strategy will prove to be a profitable move. 

 

Renters Face More Cost Increases

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Average effective rents climbed 3.6 percent during the second quarter compared to a year earlier, with some red-hot rental markets even seeing...

Builder Labor Shortage Grows More Severe

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Labor shortages are causing builders to have to pay higher wages and forcing them to raise home prices as well as making it more difficult for...

To the World, U.S. Real Estate Is a Good Deal

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

U.S. housing markets are the most affordable in the world, according to a new study. 

 

Where Should First-Time Buyers Live?

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Find out why these 10 states offer some of the best economic conditions and incentives for first-time homeowners.

Loan Demand Surges 75% Ahead of Last Year

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage activity is soaring, with first mortgages seeing the bulk of the growth, according to a new report.

 

8 Wealthiest Towns in the U.S.

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:00

The annual median household income in the wealthiest towns in the U.S. can be as high as three or four times the national median income. Find out...

You May Be a Compulsive Networker If...

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:00

Are you addicted to connecting with others? Forbes.com pinpoints the warning signs of a "compulsive networker."

 

Despite Corpse, Home Still Gets $1M Bid

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:00

Just how heated is San Francisco's housing market? Well, even a mummified corpse found among piles inside one home didn't deter...

Fewer Home Buyers Pay All-Cash

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 00:00

The share of home buyers using all-cash to pay for their real estate transactions dropped to the lowest level since November 2009, a new report...

Millennials Prefer Single-Family Homes Too

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 00:00

Millennials, just like their predecessors, are showing a strong desire for single-family homes-- a preference that will likely strengthen in the...

NAR: 'Buyers Are Coming Back In Force'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:00

NAR's chief economist weighs in on the state of the housing market and what to expect in the coming years, including in sales and revenue...

Study: Speedy Internet Boosts Home Values

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:00

Here's why you may want to start mentioning your listing's Internet speed in your marketing. 

 

The 12 Most Patriotic States Are ...

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:00

Find out which states bleed red, white, and blue the most. 

 

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