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Commercial Real Estate Sector Rising

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:00

Commercial real estate pros can expect continued improvement during the next few years, but they need to keep a close eye on the Federal Reserve...

Avoid the Con in Construction

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:00

Avoid legal trouble when it comes to general contractors.

Making the Case for Energy-Efficient Homes

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 00:00

Consumers don’t always know the advantages of energy-efficient homes. Here’s how to sell them.

A Whopping $195M for SoCal Mega-Mansion

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

A 25-acre Beverly Hills estate known as the Palazzo di Amore has become one of the priciest residential listings in the nation. Find out the crazy...

The Dangers of Fracking Negotiation

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

Should you get involved in negotiating mineral rights leases for homeowner clients?

Renters Face Affordability Crisis

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

Strong demand is pushing rents up, and the increases are biting into more renters’ wallets.

Slight Uptick in Markets Returning to ‘Normal’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

With nearly 17 percent of 350 metros at or above their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, an industry group says the recovery is...

20% Down Payment Takes 12 Years of Saving

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

At the current personal savings rate, first-time buyers may have to save for 12.5 years before they have enough to make a 20 percent down payment...

Mortgage Rates Push Back Above 4%

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00

For the second consecutive week, average fixed-rate mortgages increased, bumping the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage back above 4 percent for the...

Building Reality Into the American Dream

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00

REALTOR® volunteers returned to New Orleans to continue their committment to rebuilding the Crescent City in conjunction with Habitat for...

You Own Your Community

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00

As representatives for home owners, real estate agents are responsible for the quality of life in neighborhoods and can guide...

The NAR Past Presidents Ice Bucket Challenge

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00

Twelve past NAR presidents gathered in front of the Hilton Riverfront Hotel Thursday to partake in the ice bucket challenge during the 2014...

Housing’s Big Drag: Down Payments or Debt?

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00

Two big barriers home buyers face are saving for a down payment and carrying extra debt, such as student loans and car payments. But which is...

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...