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Foreclosed Home Owners Return to Market

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

More boomerang buyers – those who have rebuild their credit after a foreclosure or short sale – are expected to re-enter the real...

‘Property Wars’ Star Ordered to Close Business

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

The Arizona Department of Real Estate is ordering “Property Wars” reality star John Ray and his firm to stop doing business because...

Tax Break Expires for Distressed Borrowers

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00

The 2007 measure exempted borrowers from federal taxes they normally would owe on assistance received from banks, primarily in the form of short...

Dome Homes the Next Big Thing?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00

Dome homes may become more popular in the future because of their reputation as holding up well against natural disasters.

Ex-Husband Charged in RE/MAX Agent's Murder

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00

Following a five-hour standoff with SWAT officers, the ex-husband of Suzanne Parsons, 49, was apprehended and charged with stabbing her to death...

More Than 3 Million Regained Equity in 2013

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00

More than two-thirds of all homes with a mortgage now have at least 20 percent equity, giving home owners more options in the housing market in...

Lower Down-Payment Requirements for Jumbo Loans

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00

Many small lenders, such as community banks and credit unions, say they are willing to cover jumbo loans with 5 percent to 10 percent down...

Sun Belt the Center of Population Shift

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00

More people are moving to the Sun Belt region, with many choosing to head South and West rather than to the Northeast and Midwest, the Census...

Agent Fatally Stabbed at RE/MAX Office

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

A real estate professional was killed after being stabbed in a RE/MAX office in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday.

Rising Flood Insurance Rates Sinking Sales in Florida

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

A big hike in flood insurance rates has forced home buyers to recede from the market in some areas, drastically hampering home sales, according to...

Home Owners Try to Score Super Bowl Dough

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

Home owners living near the site of Super Bowl XLVIII are advertising their homes as short-term rentals for fans coming to the game from out of...

13 Stories You Loved in 2013

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

Here are REALTOR® Magazine's 13 most popular stories of 2013.

NAR: Housing Market Is Stabilizing

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

“Although the final months of 2013 are finishing on a soft note, the year as a whole will end with the best sales total in seven years,...

Low-End Home Prices a Predictor of Overall Market Activity?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

Changes in low-end home prices lead changes in the high-end market by six months to a year, according to CoreLogic.

Housing's Best Buys for 2014

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

Find out where real estate is most undervalued, but where prices are predicted to increase in the new year. 

Buyers Get Extended Offer Period on REOs

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced an extension of their "first look" programs, allowing buyers a longer bidding window on REO...

As Mortgage Rates Climb, Home Sales Slip

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

Rising mortgage rates are biting into home sales, a trend that will likely continue as interest rates readjust in the new year.

Bank Giant Accused of Discriminatory Lending

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

National City Bank is being accused by two government agencies of charging African-American and Hispanic borrowers more on their mortgages when...

Chicago Real Estate Developer and Housing Advocate Dies

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

John W. Baird—prominent Chicago real estate developer and champion of fair housing, open space, and historic preservation—passed away...

The Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbors

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:00

Americans rank which celebrity they’d most want to have next door.

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