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Willing to Work for Bitcoins? This Brokerage Is!

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

Last month, two listings made news when the sellers said they were willing to accept bitcoins. Now, a real estate firm is publicly announcing it...

More Women Use Social Media Than Men

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

A new survey finds a greater female presence on every major social media network except for LinkedIn. 

What Are Your Gripes About Closings?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking for feedback on the most stressful, confusing, and problematic areas for consumers when it...

Banks Aim to Clear Foreclosure Backlogs

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

Banks are trying to capitalize on rising home prices by selling seized homes more quickly. 

More Homebuyers Willing to Compromise

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

Faced with tight inventories of homes for sale, more buyers are realizing they may have to bend a little in order to get the home they want.

10 Best Cities for an Active Retirement

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

Forbes ranks the top cities for those who plan to stay active in their golden years. 

Agent Hires Homeless Man to Market Business

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

“I’ve been sponsored by RE/MAX,” a homeless man in Denver says about his involvement in a real estate broker’s unusual...

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher Entering 2014

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage started the year more than a full percentage point above its average last year at this time.

Investors’ Bulk Buying Days Slipping Away?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

Home prices rose faster than rents in 2013, and investors are seeing their once winning strategy of buying up foreclosed homes in bulk is no...

Study: Borrowers' Mortgage Shopping Habits Differ Greatly

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

High income earners shop for mortgages distinctly different than lower income earners, finds a new Fannie May study.

The Year of the Skyscraper

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

A rise in the number of skyscraper projects is expected to change urban skylines in the coming year. 

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.