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Realtor.com® Adds New Features to App

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 00:00

Version 5.0 of realtor.com®'s real estate app includes larger, higher resolution photos and ability to share listings on social media...

Did Cash Buyers Save the Housing Market?

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 00:00

“Without cash sales overall, sales today would be much lower and the price declines would have been worse,” suggests a new report....

States Crack Down on Squatters

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 00:00

States are making it tougher for squatters to make claims to properties they don’t own.

Builders Haven’t Felt This Upbeat Since 2006

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 00:00

Builders continue to feel more optimistic about the direction of the recovery for newly built single-family homes.

U.S. Survey Reveals Homes' Characteristics

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 00:00

What’s the median monthly mortgage payment of home owners? The latest American Housing Survey reveals what home owners are paying, as well...

Refinancing Demand Slips to 2-Year Low as Rates Rise

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are on the rise, slowing refinances but not deterring home buyers.

Pondering the Presales Puzzle

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 00:00

Developers in many big cities are finding that presales are vital to the completion of their projects.

Is Your Neighborhood Walkable?

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 00:00

Mapping data company Maponics LLC is now offering a tool that rates the walkability of neighborhoods.

More Household Formation to Buoy Demand

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 00:00

The growth in household formation is causing an increase in demand for all types of housing, according to a new report.

New Plans Allow Phone Upgrades Sooner

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 00:00

Phone carriers are tweaking their plans to allow tech-lovers the opportunity to upgrade their smartphones after just a year—and at a lower...

Homebuilding Plagued by Shortages

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 00:00

A shortage of building supplies and skilled labor is causing construction to lag demand.

Customers Most Satisfied at This Company

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 00:00

J.D. Power reveals which real estate companies rank highest for customer satisfaction in its latest Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction study.

'Boomerang Buyers' Are Staging a Comeback

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 00:00

Former home owners who went through a foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy are ready to buy again and poised to flood the market. Will you be...

Housing Inventories Rising Faster Than Usual

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:00

The number of homes for sale in June reached the highest level in the past year and numbers are posting higher than normal gains for this time of...

Using Social Media the Right Way

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:00

Make sure that you're using the right platform for each of your various social media messages.

Obama Administration Still Wary on Recovery

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:00

Home prices are rising and foreclosures are falling, but the Obama administration’s latest housing scorecard exercises a cautious tone once...

Lenders Near End of Foreclosure Payouts

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:00

Many home owners who were in foreclosure in 2009 and 2010 are eligible for payouts as part of a foreclosure settlement, but so far only about two-...

5 Cities Where Salaries Are Rising Most

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:00

On average, U.S. employees saw a 2.5 percent rise in their wages in the past year. But in some places of the country, workers are seeing even...

Where Housing Bargains May Still Lurk

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:00

The market hasn’t reached bottom everywhere. Foreclosure spikes in some states mean that prices aren't rising evenly. 

Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise, Fed Eases Fears

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage rates moved higher again this week as speculation continued about whether the Federal Reserve will end its future bond purchases. But...