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Flood Insurance Rate Hike Imminent

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

People who choose to live in flood-prone areas will see their insurance rates rise as a result.

Most Americans Optimistic About Home Values

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

The majority of Americans say they expect home values to rise over the next 12 months, further showing that consumers are becoming less fearful...

Warren Buffett Launches Real Estate Franchise

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s flagship company, Berkshire Hathaway, opened its first real estate brokerage this week, and 25 more...

Client Endorsements Are Essential to Marketing

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

If you want to know how your clients can help your business grow, here are some tips on how to use their endorsements to your advantage.

Study: Homes Near Public Transit Worth More

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

Properties with nearby access to public transportation may be more insulated from fluctuations in home values, a new study suggests.

More 'Whisper Listings' Than Ever Before?

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

Listings marketed off the MLS appear to be on the rise in major housing markets, and some in the real estate industry are growing more concerned...

America's 10 Most Energy-Efficient Cities

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:00

Find out which cities are making the biggest efforts to promote energy-efficient living.

How Sellers Can Save With Prelisting Inspections

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

Experts say getting a home inspection prior to listing helps remove some of the unknowns from the home-selling equation. 

Buyers in a Hurry to Lock in Rates

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

As mortgage rates move up, buyers are moving in to secure interest rates before they're priced out of the market.

Fake Online Reviewers Face Penalties

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

More companies are getting caught posting fake online reviews raving about their products or services. 

Younger Buyers to Dominate Luxury Market

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

A new survey finds that wealthy, younger buyers are more likely to buy and more willing to spend their older counterparts.

FHFA Credits Housing Prices for Lifting GSEs

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are regaining a firm financial footing due to rising home prices and mortgage rates, their regulator...

FBI Releases Most Dangerous Cities List

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

Violent crime is on the rise again across the nation. Find out where it’s most problematic. 

Top 10 ‘Hidden Gem’ Single-Family Rental Markets

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Investors are finding it’s the little-known areas that may offers some of the highest returns. Here are the top 10 markets offering the...

Existing-Home Sales Reach Highest Pace Since February '07

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Nationwide, existing-home sales increased in August, reaching their highest level in 6 1/2 years. What's more, the median price has showen...

Mortgage Rates Move Lower as Fed Delays Taper

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage rates inched lower after the Federal Reserve announced its decision to delay tapering its bond buying program, offering some relief to...

Sellers Can Use Their FHA, VA Loans as Marketing Tool

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Home owners who have a Federal Housing Administration or Department of Veterans Affairs loan may be able to sell their home and include their...

Loan Mods, Short Sales Outpace Foreclosure Sales

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

Loan modifications are strengthening the housing recovery by helping delinquencies and foreclosures to fall, analysts say.

YouTube Videos Soon Available Offline

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:00

YouTube has announced that users soon will be able to watch videos without an Internet connection. 

Recovery in New-Home Market Accelerates

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 00:00

The recovery of the new-home market picked up speed in August, with builders beginning construction on more single-family homes and building...