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Rental Vacancy Rate Lowest in More Than a Decade

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 00:00

However, average rent prices aren't growing as much as expected, according to a new report.

Older Home Buyers Less Willing to Compromise?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 00:00

Older home shoppers are more picky in their home purchases than younger buyers, finds a new survey.

CoreLogic: Home Prices Up 12.4% for Year

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 00:00

Home prices nationwide continue to rise, but the pace of price increases is showing signs of slowing.

RE/MAX’s IPO Topping Expectations

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 00:00

RE/MAX Holdings Inc. is showing a better-than-expected demand for its initial public offering, set to debut on the New York Stock Exchange today...

Loan Demand Falls Even as Rates Inch Lower

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 00:00

An increase in mortgage applications for refinancings was offset by a large decrease in applications for home purchases last week, the Mortgage...

Facebook Users Can Now Search Timelines

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 00:00

Facebook’s new search function allows you to search status updates, photo captions, comments, and check-ins of your own and your network....

For Transit, Local Support Beats All

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 00:00

A new report determines that transit-oriented development works best when municipalities define a specific plan for the community.

City to Require Electric Car Chargers in New Homes

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 00:00

The city council in Palo Alto, Calif., has voted to draw up an ordinance to require all new single-family homes built in the city to come pre-...

Publishing Unfiltered Client Reviews: Good for Business?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 00:00

One of the nation’s largest brokerages announced that it is publishing every one of its client reviews — the good, the bad, and the...

New NYC Listing Takes Title as City's Priciest

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 00:00

A former co-op building with designs to become a mega mansion in Manhattan has hit the market with the most expensive listing price on record for...

With New iPhone Bug, Siri's a Problem

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 00:00

Technology experts are warning iPhone users of a new security bug in the iOS 7, urging them to turn Siri off on their phones' lockscreens.

Announcing the 2013 Good Neighbor Awards Winners

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 00:00

These five REALTORS®, named as this year’s REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards winners, demonstrate how REALTORS® value...

Survey: Recruiting Young Talent is Biggest Biz Obstacle

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 00:00

Real estate executives say their No. 1 business concern is attracting young, new talent to their ranks.

What a Government Shutdown Means for FHA Lending

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 00:00

HUD officials share what to expect concerning the status of FHA loans with a federal government shutdown looming at midnight eastern time.

Why Companies Should Buy Instead of Rent

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 00:00

One commercial real estate commentator gives three reasons why current market conditions are pointing some businesses toward buying, rather than...

Need a Down Payment? Sell Shares

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 00:00

A San Francisco company is offering home buyers down payment assistance, but it comes with one big catch: Home owners will have to share any...

Foreclosure Starts Cut in Half

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 00:00

The second quarter saw the smallest number of foreclosure starts in any quarter since early 2008, according to the Office of the Comptroller of...

What Wealthy Buyers Want

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 00:00

In-home wine cellars and tennis courts are becoming passe among the wealthy. Find out what's on luxury buyers' top amenities list. ...

FHA May Need Cash Injection

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration may need a $1.7 billion bailout from the U.S. Treasury for the first time in its history, media outlets are...

One Major Threat to Housing Recovery Recedes

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 00:00

The shadow inventory was once deemed a big threat to the housing recovery. But the latest numbers show that threat is quickly vanishing