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Industry News From REALTOR® Magazine

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Home Features on Millennials’ Wish Lists

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

Can you guess what “must-have” updates and characters Gen Y buyers want in a home?

Spring Surge in New-Home Sales

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

New-home sales are gaining ground and so are prices. The median price for a new home soared 8.3 percent in April compared to a year ago, according...

NAR: Commercial Markets Post Modest Rise

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

“The commercial real estate sector is on the path to recovery, but subpar economic growth … and the industry trend toward squeezing...

Congress Urges Delay on New Mortgage Rules

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

About 300 lawmakers have waged a bipartisan effort urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to offer a “grace period” for...

Higher Rates Stifle Mortgage Demand

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 4 percent last week, prompting home owners to stall in refinancing their loans.

No. 1 Social Media Site for Salespeople …

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00

LinkedIn has long been thought of the most popular social media site of salespeople, but a new leader has emerged. 

Are Some Markets Being Overvalued?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are inching up near peak levels once again, and an increasing number of markets are even being dubbed by some economists as "...

Builders Ready for First-Time Buyers' Return

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

First-time home buyers are slowly re-emerging, and some homebuilders are readying their housing stock for the entry-level buyer. 

REALTORS® Upbeat on Housing Outlook

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Real estate professionals have increased their home price expectations as they grow more optimistic about the housing market. However, they share...

Townhome Demand Remains Sluggish

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Townhome construction remains low, but builders remain optimistic that an upswing is on the horizon for the sector.

Company Touts Mobile Closings on Wheels

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

Some closings are now being done from souped-up vans, in the hopes of adding greater convenience to the home buyer. 

Over 80% of New Rentals Are Luxury Projects

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 00:00

The majority of multifamily builders are focusing on high-end properties, and it's causing rents to soar across the country.

Home Sales Cooled Off This Spring

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Existing-home sales slowed in April, with all major regions of the country – except the Midwest – experiencing declines, NAR reports....

Single-Person Households Are on the Rise

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Single households now make up the second most common household type, even surpassing married households with minor children, reports show. ...

Mortgage Rates Take a Slight Dip This Week

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed-rate mortgages moved slightly lower this week, a welcome reversal following three consecutive weeks of increases.

Economists Revise Housing Forecasts

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Two reports released this week from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac economists reflect greater optimism in the housing market this year. 

Are Apt. Investors Looking to Cash Out Soon?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Investors are watching closely the wave of construction of new apartments and how that could impact vacancies as well as their abilities to...

Sunbelt Cities See Major Population Growth

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

New census population estimates show that the South has some of the fastest growing cities in America.

Minimum Wage Not Enough for Rising Rents

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

A new report finds that there is no state in the country where someone earning either the state or federal minimum wage could afford a market-rate...

Foreclosure Activity Surges to 18-Month High

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:00

The recent uptick in foreclosure activity reflects a continued "clean-up phase" from the housing crisis, not a start of a new crisis,...

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