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Were Low Interest Rates a Good or Bad Thing?

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

"Could the Fed's low interest rates come back to bite us?" That's the question Bankrate.com recently posed to leading economists...

Why September Is The Best Month for Buyers

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com®'s chief economist explains why this month will be the best time of the year for home buyers.

Construction Spending at Post-Recession High

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

Construction spending surged to the highest level in more than seven years in July, as the homebuilding industry continues to post improvements....

Study: Americans Are Addicted to E-mail

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

For many professionals, e-mail may be the best way to get in touch. 

Where Are Americans Moving?

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 00:00

New data reveals what counties are the biggest population gainers, as well as what counties are gaining and losing the most money.

FHA Proposal Aims to Woo Lenders

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration hopes new loan-certification documents will convince banks to open up FHA lending again. But will it backfire...

Mortgage Applications Surge 11% in One Week

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

Demand for home loans soared last week as interest rates took a temporary dip because of unrest in the stock market.

Losing Deals? Get Your Game Back

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

When everything's going wrong and it feels like you're failing at everything you try to do, will you be able to recover?

LinkedIn Introduces Chat-Style Messaging

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

The social network says the revamped messaging tool makes it easier to have shorter, more casual conversations on its site. 

Ruling on Labor Law Makes Builders Nervous

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

A government board ruled that subcontractors should be considered "joint employees" of homebuilders, but industry experts say that could...

Homes Still Selling Fast Heading Into Fall

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:00

Though days on market will increase slightly along seasonal trends, properties are even quicker to sell than this time last year.

Uptick in REO, Short Sales to Re-Emerge?

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:00

The fallout from a fragile economy may send REOs and short sales back on the rise in the coming months, according to a new report released by...

HUD, FHA Urge Home Inspections

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:00

Starting Sept. 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is including a mandate that instructs lenders to inform borrowers when...

Over 10-Year View, Home Sales Are Strong

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® finds that July 2015 existing-home sales are markedly higher than the 10-year July average.

RHS Making No-Down, 1% Loans Available

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:00

Find out why now is a good time for rural buyers to take advantage of this little-known loan program from the U.S. Rural Housing Service.

More Consumers Have Higher Credit Scores

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:00

A good credit score can pay off because the rates borrowers get between the highest and lowest acceptable FICO scores can vary by more than 2.4...

Bidding Wars Erupt in San Francisco

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:00

"It's easy to sell. The key is getting the extra $100,000," says one local real estate agent.

Want in on the Luxury Market? Learn to Speak 'Opportunity Gateways'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

Ultra-high net worth individuals are increasingly viewing home purchases as a way to gain citizenship and asset diversification. 

Advantage Shifting Slightly to Home Buyers

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

Buyers who may have been frustrated by their inability to find a home this spring and summer may be happy to find more balance coming to the...

Mobile Etiquette Rules Aren't Always Followed

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

A "do as I say, not as I do" culture appears to reign when it comes to technology and good manners. 

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