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App Offers a Way to Sniff Out More Inventory

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 00:00

A new app by RealtyTrac boasts that it can help brokers find more homes to sell in a low inventory environment. 

New Social Network Focuses on the Happy Moments

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 00:00

Will real estate have a presence on the latest social network that focuses on the happy things in life? 

Margin Loans Help Buyers Close Deals

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 00:00

More potential home buyers are turning to margin loans for short-term financing to close on a purchase or win a bidding war.

Pol Battles Eminent Domain — Again

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 00:00

Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., has reintroduced a bill aimed at shutting down a controversial plan that would allow municipal governments to use...

Detroit: Bankrupt Town With Bustling Housing Market?

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 00:00

The city’s economic woes don’t seem to be dampening its housing market, with properties reportedly in strong demand there.

10 Metros Where Rents Are Soaring

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 00:00

Investors in house-hunting mode should be eyeing these areas, which have seen the biggest jumps in rental rates over the last year.

Some States Still Bogged Down By Foreclosures

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 00:00

States with a judicial process for foreclosures have such large backlogs that it's keeping housing from recovering there, report says.

Fannie: Fast Rise in Mortgage Rates Could Hurt

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 00:00

The rise in mortgage rates over the last couple of months has been “significant” and could hamper the housing recovery, economists say...

Home Sales Down, Inventory Up

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 00:00

Existing-home sales declined in June, but have remained well above year-ago levels for the past two years.

Sellers Jack Up Price After Offer is Accepted

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 00:00

In a move dubbed “goalpost-shifting,” some sellers are weaseling out of deals to find higher offers. 

Where Home Prices Are Rising by the Most

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 00:00

Property values are on the rise nationally. Find out the 10 cities where they’ve risen the most in the past year. 

5 Home Inspection Red Flags

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 00:00

Home inspections nearly always uncover something in a home that will need to be monitored or fixed, but what repairs should buyers be particularly...

Flippers Must Choose Markets Carefully

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 00:00

House flippers are in a race take advantage of the recovering housing market, but they're opting for markets that haven’t had as large...

Good or Bad? ARMs Make a Comeback

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 00:00

The mortgages once blamed for the housing bust are luring home buyers again with their low introductory offers. 

Are Young Home Buyers Being Left Behind?

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 00:00

Young buyers have been left out of the housing recovery — more so than any other age group, according to a new USA Today analysis.

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No Need to Fear Rising Mortgage Rates

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae takes a close look at what history teaches us about how rising mortgage rates impact home prices and sales. 

A REALTOR® Boom? More Agents Enter the Business

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 00:00

Some housing markets are seeing a big increase in real estate professionals entering the business, as the housing market recovers. 

Mortgage Rates Nudge Slightly Lower This Week

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 00:00

Following several weeks of rises, mortgage rates took a small dip, giving some relief to home buyers. 

4 Ways to Stop Losing Leads

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 00:00

Don't let leads slip through your fingers. Here are four mistakes you should avoid in order to keep those potential clients intersted. ...

C21 Allows Buyers to Search for Homes by Schools

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 00:00

A new search function the brokerage is highlighting allows buyers to more easily search for homes within specific school boundaries. 

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