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New Building Materials Nudge Homes Into the Future

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

Are you prepared to sell your clients on new building materials that could change the ways they live in their homes?

Why Redfin Is Predicting a Home Sales Surge

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

The brokerage says that a shift in pricing power from sellers to buyers will "drive an unusual surge in home sales this fall."

FHFA Seeks to Expand Mortgage Access

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a potentially controversial plan to provide greater support to low-income mortgage borrowers and...

First U.S. Mall Turned into Micro Homes

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

America's first indoor shopping mall has gotten a makeover in an on-trend real estate transformation.

Millennials and Boomers Trading Places

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Millennials and Baby Boomers are on the move, but they’re heading in opposite directions, according to a new report. 

Freddie: Economy Will Lift More Markets Soon

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Many housing markets remain weak overall, but those with stronger economies and favorable demographics are improving at a much stronger pace,...

Real Estate Lawyer Killed in Plane Crash

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Oliver E. Frascona—a popular real estate lawyer, educator, and columnist for REALTOR® Magazine—was killed in a plane crash with...

Economists Grow More Optimistic About Housing’s Outlook

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Find out the main reason economists are changing their tune about housing as they paint a more rosy picture for next year. 

Mortgage Rates Hold at Yearly Low This Week

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Home shoppers and home owners have another week to possibly snag the lowest mortgage rate of the year. 

Home Owners Have Big Interior Design Plans

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 home owners recently surveyed say they have achieved their design vision for their homes. Find out what’s...

Fannie Mae to Sell Its Iconic Headquarters

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

“We are focused on making responsible real estate decisions to ensure the wise use of resources, the safety and soundness of operations, and...

NAHB: Apartment, Condo Market Continues to Strengthen

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

The sector has shown steady growth since 2011, and strong demand is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, according to the builders...

6 Signs Your Clients Are Ready to Invest

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Are your clients looking to build their portfolio with investment properties? Help potential investors decide if now is the right time jump into...

Pending Home Sales Up in Nearly All Regions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

Pending home sales mostly increased across the country during the month of July. Find out which region saw the largest gains in contract activity...

65% of Markets See Moderate Home Prices

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

While home prices were up 3 percent month-over-month in the latest report, the national increase is masking what’s really going on in the...

Gov't Announces Partnership to Lower Mortgages of Military

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

The Obama Administration announced a new agreement this week with five of the nation’s largest banks aimed at helping active-duty military...

More Households Optimistic About Home Prices, Finances

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

The majority of households believe home prices will be on the rise within the next 12 months, according to the Federal Reserve.

Is Your Greatest Fear Losing Your Phone?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

You may not realize how closely tied you are to your smartphone until you lose it. Scientists urge people to take steps to protect their phone now...

Suburbanites Are Happiest, Poll Finds

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

City centers and downtowns may be growing in demand among millennials and retiring baby boomers, but a new poll says residents are still happiest...

3 Tricks for Finding the Perfect Asking Price

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

Determining the right asking price that will generate the best offers involves psychological reasons as much as practical reasons.