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Get a Discount on Your Mortgage

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00

Under a new program, two banks will offer discounts on fixed-rate mortgages to low-income borrowers and those with subprime credit histories.

Millennials Finally Moving Out on Their Own?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00

Most of the growth in net household formation over the past year can be attributed to renters...

NAR Takes a Seat in FAA's Drone Talks

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

“NAR will use the opportunity to educate FAA officials on how REALTORS® are interested in utilizing this technology safely and...

Maybe Millennials' Housing Tastes Aren’t So Different

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

“A fundamental question about millennials is whether their coming of age in the Great Recession has shaped their goals and aspirations to be...

What’s Necessary to Bring Back First-Time Buyers...

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

Higher FHA fees continue to block too many first-time buyers from home ownership, and a change is needed, writes the CEO and president of Realogy...

MacArthur Grants Recognize Housing Activists

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

Two housing activists and community builders have been recognized by the MacArthur Foundation's Fellows Program for their efforts to ensure...

Loan Activity Rebounds in Latest Week

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

After posting a large drop the previous week, mortgage applications reversed course this week, as both applications for home purchases and...

Could Your City’s Next Traffic Lane Go to Texting Pedestrians?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

Washington, D.C., and a city in China have experimented with dividing their sidewalks into lanes for texting pedestrians and those who are walking...

Renters Account for Growth in Household Formation

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

Over the past four quarters, all the growth in net household formations has been among renters, according to Freddie Mac's latest report.

Rising Rents, Falling Wages Leave More Cash-Strapped

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

Nationwide, rents have risen by 6 percent over the last decade, while incomes have fallen 13 percent. More than half of all renters now are...

Another Dip in Home Affordability, But...

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

"The rise in mortgage rates was modest this month, so purchases at this time are still favorable" when compared to the rise in rents,...

Market Not Ready for 'Demographic Tsunami'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

"The older, aging population presents a number of challenges, as does the younger population with its greater diversity," says a former...

6 Design Trends You'll See More Of

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

Bigger garages, the "super kitchen," and more strategically placed home offices? Learn which home-design trends will likely catch on in...

Does Your State Allow Clients to Be Recorded?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

In all 50 states, the use of a "nanny cam" to record video inside a home is permitted. But recording audio is an...

Tech Company Targets You With Cookies

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

A real estate software company recently bid for the attention of real estate brokers and agents by delivering 1,200 cookies to open houses across...

Economist Calls for National Policy to Reinforce Home Ownership

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

Realtor.com®'s Jonathan Smoke breaks down the good and the bad of the housing recovery, and says new directions are necessary to address the...

What Makes a City Smart?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

Everyone wants to live in a smart place. But the magic mix that makes a place smart is composed of a lot of different dynamics coming together all...

Wells Fargo: Fear Is Holding Many Buyers Back

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender says many customers believe it’s much more difficult to get a mortgage than it really is. ...

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...

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