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5 Cities Emerge as Recovery Stars

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00

These cities faced some of the biggest falls during the Great Recession, but now they’re seeing some of the most dramatic recoveries....

5 Million Households Lost to Roomie Trend

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00

Rising rents are causing more people to double up, which has led to a loss of about 5 million households in the past 10 years. 

Investors Recede – Will Buyers Fill the Void?

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00

As institutional investors and cash buyers slow down their purchases, more traditional buyers are key to maintain the recovery’s momentum,...

Moving Boomers Want a Bigger, Pricier Place

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00

But will they be able to afford to upsize? 

REALTOR® Party Allies Win Key Races

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00

Results of the 2014 midterm elections brought good news for supporters of housing policy.

What's at the Root of Buyer Remorse

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00

A dissatisfied client is never what you want. Here’s how one author says you can help prevent buyer’s remorse.

Home Prices Still Rising, But Pace Slows

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00

While every state showed year-over-year home price appreciation in September, the double-digit increases of before have faded to more modest...

Purchase Applications Post First Rise in Weeks

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00

Applications for home purchases, a leading indicator of home sales, increased 2.6 percent last week, even with a rise in interest rates.

7 Big Cities with Housing Affordability

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00

Life in a big city doesn’t always have to have a hefty price tag attached. These big cities are still known for being affordable. 

Older Owners Carry Mortgages Longer

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00

Today's older owners are failing to pay down their mortgages as diligently as those of previous generations.

Here's a Future Niche: Condos on Canals

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

With sea levels rising and land sinking, coastal cities have lots of prime real estate to save — and one of America's oldest cities is...

Where Are America's Tiniest Apartments?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

Quality of life includes having the space you need for your lifestyle. Renters in these cities might be especially ready to start looking for a...

Brokers Launch Pledge for Agent Safety

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

Two Iowa brokers are calling on other agents to join them in raising safety protocols while conducting home showings and open houses. 

College Towns Move to Head of the Class

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

College is paying off for local housing markets. Home values are surging higher than national averages in some of the nation's college towns...

Cities With Biggest Senior Populations

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

Find out where Forbes.com says the senior population is spiking the most in some of the nation's biggest cities.

7.4M Owners Lose Out by Not Refinancing

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

Recent reductions in the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage could net the population of borrowers big savings if they would refinance, according to a new...

One World Trade Center Open for Business

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

The building where the Twin Towers once stood in New York officially opened Monday, and new tenants moving in say it's time to look to the...

REALTOR® Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00

You'd think it would take a team of marketing geniuses to get the whole world involved in raising awareness for a disease most probably had...

First-Time Buyers at Lowest Level in Decades

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey reveals that the share of first-time buyers dropped 5 percentage points from a year ago to 33...

Surge in Rents Lead to Rising Evictions

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00

Rents have risen 7 percent in the past year while incomes have failed to keep pace, only inching up by an average of 1.8 percent.

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