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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

HUD Delays Dual Agency Ban on FHA Short Sales

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has reportedly postponed a ban that would have prevented real estate professionals from...

Mortgage Rates Roll Back to July Levels

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 00:00

“These low rates should somewhat offset the house price gains seen the last number of months and keep housing affordability elevated,...

5 Tips for Working With Asian Clients

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 00:00

Asian buyers are among the main international purchasers of U.S. properties, so it’s important to understand their needs, as well as help...

RE/MAX Readies for Stock Market Debut

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 00:00

Investors’ eyes will be on RE/MAX next week, as the franchise plans to go public on Wednesday. 

Which Cities Have the Most ‘Honest’ Residents?

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 00:00

Reader’s Digest conducted a “lost wallet” experiment to find out the most honest cities across the globe. 

Push to Give Steve Jobs' Home Historical Status

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 00:00

The Apple co-founder's childhood home is where the first Apple computer was created.

Must-Do SEO Techniques for Real Estate Pros

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 00:00

Want to boost your site rankings, increase traffic, and generate more leads? He are some basic SEO tips to do just that.

Mortgage Fraud Down, But New Schemes Arise

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 00:00

Though mortgage fraud dropped 5.6 percent in the second quarter, schemers are coming up with different ways to cheat on loan applications.

Improved Home Equity Boosts Household Wealth

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 00:00

Gains in home equity and stock values helped lift household net worth by $1.3 trillion during the second quarter.

New-Home Sales Up, Pending Sales Lag

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 00:00

Sales of new single-family homes bounced back in August after a big drop in July, but pending home sales are a bit more rocky.

Study: $50 More Per Square Foot for Homes Near Good Schools

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 00:00

A new study by Redfin illustrates the price premium home buyers are willing to pay in order to live in a top-ranked school district.

Buyers to Pay a Premium for New Homes?

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

Many of the nation’s largest builders are raising their prices, even as existing-home prices begin to moderate.

Accused Burglar Argues It's Not Trespassing at Open Houses

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

An accused burglar at a series of real estate open houses in the Columbus, Ohio, area argues to an appeals court that he can’t be convicted...

Despite Headwinds, Housing Recovery Appears OK

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

The housing market appears to be resilient against several economic challenges for the time being, experts say. 

As Rates Fall, Loan Demand Rises Again

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:00

Home owners and buyers rush to take advantage of the recent drop in mortgage rates. 

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