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Some Listings Are Getting a Virtual Renovation

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

Real estate agencies are using virtual staging to paint the picture of a home’s potential, hoping that doing so will attract more buyers to...

The Kind of Smart Homes People Actually Want

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

A new survey reveals what's most important to Americans when it comes to smart home technology, and what's holding them back from...

Is That Nanny Cam Recording You in a Listing?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

You and your buyers should walk through every home like there is a nanny cam recording your private conversations. If you are recorded, it could...

10 Ways to Be Safer on the Job

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

With September being REALTOR® Safety Month, agents and brokers offer their best safety advice when meeting clients in the field.

Top School Districts Lift Home Prices

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

Homes within highly rated school districts tend to have a higher median sales price, sell for a greater percentage over the list price, and sell...

Low Mortgage Rates Are Lingering

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

The average percentage rates for fixed-rate mortgages inched up slightly this week, but continue to hover near yearly lows.

Priced to Sell at $30M? Apparently, Yes!

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

The luxury market is gaining momentum, and the homes fetching some of the heftiest price tags are spending less time sitting on the market.

NYC's Big Push to Add Affordable Housing

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

Any future real estate project in New York City needing a zoning change from the city will be required to add affordable units.

Big Upswing in Foreclosure Activity

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

"The August foreclosure numbers demonstrate that although the foreclosure crisis is well behind us, the messy business of cleaning up the...

These Analysts Are Still Bullish on Housing

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

A slowdown in price growth and in the housing market hasn't prompted Capital Economics analysts to change their housing forecast. They still...

Why 20% of Households Are Throwing Away $11,500

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

About 20 percent of households who would benefit from refinancing are not doing it — and they could be losing out on lessening their...

Study: Greener Neighborhoods Make for Healthier Babies

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

Pregnant women living in "green" neighborhoods are more likely to deliver healthier babies, suggests a new study.

More Singles Than Ever: How It Affects Real Estate

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00

Single Americans now make up more than half of the adult population, the first time the number of singles has passed the 50 percent mark since the...

The Wish List of Your Future Buyers: Gen Z

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

This generation of teens is eager to become home owners one day, and its members are willing to make some unusual sacrifices if it means they can...

Mortgage Giant Opens Door for Earlier Return of Ex-Home Owners

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

Former distressed borrowers may be able to jump back into home ownership sooner under a new Fannie Mae policy. 

Buyers Facing Less Competition From Cash Buyers

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

The percentage of cash sales fell to 33 percent of total home sales in June, which marks the lowest share since September 2008.

Low Mortgage Rates Aren’t Budging Loan Demand

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates continue to hover near yearly lows, but the low rates aren’t creating a rush from home buyers or home owners.

Could Millennials Kill Off the McMansion?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

The millennial generation is growing accustomed to more cramped corridors through apartment living. How will that influence their tastes when it...

Selling the Subdivision: What's Typical?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00

An NAHB study defines for the first time the number of homes and other amenities in an average subdivision.

13 Years After 9/11: TRIA Reauthorization Lingers

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00

A bill that would reauthorize the federal backstop for terrorism risk insurance has been approved by the Senate and a U.S. House committee but may...