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Keep Winter Pests Where They Belong: Outside

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 00:00

With a difficult winter pounding away at much of the country, helping your customer base prevent infestations could lead to fond memories come...

7 Most Dangerous Cities

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 00:00

An FBI report shows the cities that have the highest rate of violence and property crimes. 

Survey: Most Facebook Users Don’t Post A Lot

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 00:00

Only 10 percent of Facebook users update their status daily, Pew Research finds.

With International Clients, It's Less About Money

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 00:00

To successfully navigate negotiations with global buyers, real estate agents need to be alert to buying signs and cultural taboos.

Double-Digit Gains for Home Prices in 2013

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 00:00

Home prices posted the highest annual rate of increase since 2005, with 10 states and the District of Columbia reaching new all-time price peaks,...

New Way to Sell a Home: Arrange a Sleepover

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 00:00

Some home buyers are asking to spend the night at a home before they make an offer on it, allowing them to gain a better perspective on what it...

Short Sales Fall Sharply as Home Prices Rise

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 00:00

With only 4 percent of December home sales being short sales, RealtyTrac says they've been on the decline since the second half of 2013.

If You Want to Flip, Do it Now

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 00:00

In 2013, single-family home flips snagged sellers a tidy profit. But the trend may not continue.

Don't Return That Call!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 00:00

Forbes warns consumers about a scam that involves calls from certain area codes, such as 473 and 809. 

Vacancy Rates Remain Above Pre-Bubble Levels

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 00:00

The number of homes sitting empty across the country remains high.

Foreclosure Contractors Face Greater Scrutiny

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 00:00

Banks are getting sticter about the hiring of workers who watch over homes in default or foreclosure, following hundreds of consumer lawsuits over...

Clear Capital Pops Housing Bubble Fears

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 00:00

Following the double-digit growth in home prices last year, economists predict the gains will now fall into line with inflation and more...

Condo Revival Slowly Emerging?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 00:00

The condo market is on an upswing, but sales are still more than 30 percent short of their peak.

FHA Moves to Accept E-Signatures

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration announced that it will allow lenders to start accepting electronic signatures on sales contracts. 

Seattle vs. Denver: In Real Estate, Who’s the Champ?

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 00:00

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will face off in this weekend’s Super Bowl, but which one has the winning housing market?

Frigid Weather, Rising Prices Cooling Sales Contracts

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 00:00

Pending home sales fell in December to their lowest levels since October 2011, NAR reports. 

Freddie: Mortgage Rates Move Lower Again

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages inched lower again this week, lowering borrowing costs for home shoppers and refinancers.

Foreclosure Pipeline Gradually Being Cleaned Out

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 00:00

The foreclosure crisis is fading away but still remains elevated in some parts of the country. Five states now account for nearly half of all the...

Study: Blacks Being Sidelined in Housing Market

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 00:00

African-Americans are 2.4 times more likely to be denied a mortgage than whites, and they have the lowest rate of home ownership among ethnic...

A Bump in the Road for Apartments?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 00:00

Though the vacancy rate for multifamily properties is at a healthy low, rents are hitting a ceiling and will likely stall, economist says.