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4 Ways to Settle Buyer Disagreements

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:00

Here's how you can creatively help your buyers to reach a housing compromise.

Antitrust Claim against NAR Dismissed

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:00

A federal judge in Maryland dismissed an antitrust case against the National Association of REALTORS®, handing the real estate industry an...

Survey Shows Value of Like-Kind Exchanges

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:00

A new report by NAR showed that the majority of REALTORS®  believe that like-kind exchange tax rules are important to their business.

REALTORS® Stay Upbeat in Market Outlook

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Find out what is behind the growing confidence. 

 

Wealth Gap Widening in Big Cities, Study Says

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Some areas are furthering the wealth gap by creating gated communities that separate the rich from the poor, suggests a new report. 

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NYC Sued Over its Affordable Housing Lotteries

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Affordable housing to low- and moderate-income households is being distributed unfairly, charges a new lawsuit by residents. 

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Greek Debt Crisis Spurs Bargain House Hunters

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Foreign investors are swooping in to snag cheap island villas in Greece as the country's financial troubles mount.

 

Woman Sentenced to Prison in Agent’s Murder

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

A woman who was charged, along with her estranged husband, in the abduction and slaying of real estate agent Beverly Carter pleaded guilty and was...

A Slip in Rates Lifts Mortgage Demand

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for both refinancings and home purchases gained ground last week, rising 4.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, as...

Realtor.com® Debuts First-Time Buyer Videos

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

In new campaign efforts to target the millennial homebuying pool, realtor.com® is launching a five-part video series that provides first-time...

More Home Owners Warm Up to Idea of Selling

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Thanks to stronger job and income growth, more consumers are viewing the current selling climate more favorably, which could help reverse the low...

Coldwell Banker Unveils Its 30 Under 30 List

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00

Coldwell Banker recognized 30 of its affiliated real estate professionals under the age of 30 who have soared to the top in sales, philanthropy,...

This Isn't Your Dad's Retail Land Ownership

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

A new real estate investment trust owned by Sears has gone public, allowing any member of the public to become one of the retail giant's...

What 6.5 Million Borrowers May Be Missing

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Millions of borrowers stand to save at least $200 a month on their mortgage payments, or even upwards to $500, according to a new report. ...

Investors Hold Out for Larger Gains

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Institutional investors believe their buy-and-hold strategy will prove to be a profitable move. 

 

Renters Face More Cost Increases

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Average effective rents climbed 3.6 percent during the second quarter compared to a year earlier, with some red-hot rental markets even seeing...

Builder Labor Shortage Grows More Severe

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Labor shortages are causing builders to have to pay higher wages and forcing them to raise home prices as well as making it more difficult for...

To the World, U.S. Real Estate Is a Good Deal

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

U.S. housing markets are the most affordable in the world, according to a new study. 

 

Where Should First-Time Buyers Live?

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00

Find out why these 10 states offer some of the best economic conditions and incentives for first-time homeowners.

Loan Demand Surges 75% Ahead of Last Year

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage activity is soaring, with first mortgages seeing the bulk of the growth, according to a new report.

 

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