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Housing Starts Reach Six Year Highs

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

Housing starts for single-family homes surged to the highest level in more than six-and-a-half years in December, a promising sign that marked the...

Auctions Trigger More Housing Flips

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

Investors are seeing an opportunity where inventory of new or existing homes is falling short in some markets to meet buyer demand, according to a...

Job Growth Still Lags Pre-Recession Levels

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

U.S. cities are poised to see a rise in employment over this year but only about half of the nation’s cities are...

Volunteer and Mentor Program Seeks Entries

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00

REALTOR® Magazine seeks applications from Realtors® who want to transform their charitable efforts.

Obama: FHA Premium Cut Helps Middle Class

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

Housing is a key component of the president's plan to rebuild the economy for middle-class Americans, with the FHA premium cut expected to...

Over a Decade, How Does the Market Fare?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

In a look at the last 10 years of data, National Association of REALTORS® researchers offer a few observations to gauge how far the real...

Improving Economy Helps Buoy Housing

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

Recent drops in oil prices and mortgage rates, along with positive tailwinds in the economy, are helping to jump-start the housing market in the...

Lower Rates Drive a Refinancing Rush

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

As mortgage rates tumble, a wave of home owners is taking advantage by refinancing mortgages and unlocking monthly savings. 

Homebuilders Remain Cautiously Confident

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

Despite sales that remain sluggish, builders are slowly regaining confidence in the new-home market.

4 Things You Don’t Know About Outdoor Kitchens

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00

Outdoor kitchens are a growing favorite among affluent buyers, but a new survey reveals some unexpected details in this design niche.

Why Mortgage Rates Don't Move Buyers

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00

Lower mortgage rates don’t serve as a major motivator in getting buyers to make a home purchase. Find out what the biggest drivers really...

RE/MAX Earns Top Spot on Franchise List

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00

For the third consecutive year, RE/MAX was the highest-ranking real estate company to land on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2015 Franchise 500...

Real Estate Mogul Shot in Office Parking Lot

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00

Police continue to search for the gunman who shot the CEO of William Holdings Property Management as he was leaving his office Friday night in...

How to Become the Go-To Agent

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00

Make sure your top marketing strategy involves obtaining referrals from past clients.

Make Your Buyers Shop Smarter: 3 Tips

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 00:00

With a strengthening employment market, many economists are predicting more buyers seeing a much more active housing market in the coming months....

5 States with Highest, Lowest Foreclosure Rates

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 00:00

Five states alone account for nearly half of all the completed foreclosures nationally.

Open House Jewelry Thief Gets Year in Jail

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 00:00

A Maryland woman was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation for stealing more than $82,000 worth of jewelry from 12 luxury...

U.S. May Be Weaker Bet for Foreigners

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 00:00

REALTORS® saw a 35 percent growth in U.S. home sales to foreigners last year, but the strengthening of the U.S. dollar will likely lead to...

Housing Market Only 75% Back to Normal

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 00:00

The housing market has been on the mend for the past few years, but it’s not quite back to what is considered “normal,”...

Why Everyone Is Talking About Mortgage Rates

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages haven’t been this low since May 2013, as home buyers and refinancers look to take advantage of the lower borrowing...