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Millennial Renters Dish on When They'll Buy

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00

In a recent survey, 53 percent of millennial renters who expect to buy homes say they plan to wait until after 2018 to do so – but age and...

CFPB Introduces New Tools for Buyers at NAR

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Senior officials from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) came to NAR yesterday to unveil tools designed to help consumers and real...

Fed Votes to Hold Off on Rate Hike, For Now

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates may stick around for awhile longer, following the Fed's decision Thursday to back away from an interest rate hike for...

Fed Votes to Holds Off on Rate Hike, For Now

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates may stick around for awhile longer, following the Fed's decision Thursday to back away from an interest rate hike for...

Buyers Leverage More Tech in Home Searches

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

House-hunters are increasingly turning to the Internet for their home search, but they still say they need a real estate agent’s expertise,...

Housing Starts Drop, But Builders Are Upbeat

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

The Commerce Department reports a slowdown in single-family and multifamily housing starts, a report that follows on the heels of a survey that...

Freddie: 30-Year Rates Stay Below 4%

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates continue to help support housing markets, Freddie Mac says.

5 Yard Maintenence Tips for Fall

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Fall yard care is essential to protect your landscaping from the harshness of winter. Follow these five tips and you'll have spring lawn...

This Isn't a Housing Bubble: Here's Why

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are rising rapidly, but economists are deflating concerns that another "housing bubble" is brewing. 

Should the Market Fear a 6% Jump in Rates?

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve's decision today could potentially bring a close to a seven-year streak of very low mortgage rates. Here's what an...

Builders Are More Upbeat Over Prospects

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00

Homebuilder confidence in the newly constructed single-family market continues to rise, this month reaching its highest reading since October 2005...

Fannie: Economy to Grow in Second Half

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00

Offsetting heightened anxiety on Wall Street, a strengthening economy due to an increase in consumer spending and job growth should aid the...

Shaking Off Concerns, Builders Expand Rentals

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00

Toll Brothers and Lennar – two of the nation's largest homebuilders – are expanding their footprint into the rental-apartment...

U.S. Named Hottest Global Housing Market

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00

The United States shows the most promise worldwide for highest returns for investors over the next five years.

Court Puts More Pressure on Zillow in Move, NAR Lawsuit

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00

A Seattle judge has ordered senior Zillow employee Curt Beardsley and an expert witness hired by Zillow to sit for additional depositions as...

An Inside Look at Our Upcoming Issue

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00

Get the scoop on features in the September/October issue of REALTOR® Magazine before it even reaches your mailbox in this new video.

Housing Affordability Takes Another Dip

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00

As rising home prices continue to outpace income gains, Americans across the nation are finding it harder to buy. 

91% of Properties Now Have Equity

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00

A new report finds that, for much of the country, the negative equity epidemic is lifting.

Bank Aims to Boost Hispanic Home Ownership

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00

Wells Fargo announced that it plans to originate $125 billion in mortgages in an effort to triple Hispanic household wealth over the next...

Loan Demand Down Ahead of Fed Meeting

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00

Total mortgage application volume dropped 7 percent last week as borrowers showed more caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision this...

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