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While Existing-Home Sales Fall, Prices Rise

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 00:00

Here are five key indicators for the housing market from the National Association of REALTORS®' latest existing-homes report.

NAR Commits to Big Data Analysis With New Hire

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

To help REALTORS® interpret big data and apply it to their business, NAR hired back its former director of digital engagement, Todd Carpenter...

35% Say They've Lived in a Haunted House

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

Realtor.com recently surveyed 1,400 home buyers to find out the desirability of haunted houses. The responses may surprise you. 

'No Flood Insurance Required' as a Selling Point

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

Flood insurance premiums are skyrocketing in many parts of the country, prompting real estate professionals to uncover a new selling point in...

Top Markets for House-Flipping Profits

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

In certain markets, investors are seeing an average of six-figure gross profits from single-family house flipping.

7 Cities Where Salaries Are Soaring

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

Could their housing markets be next? 

Alert: New String of Attacks Against Agents

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 00:00

Real estate professionals across the country have been attacked in model homes, during open houses, and in their own offices over the last few...

8 Cities Where Asking Prices Are Soaring

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

Asking prices on homes for-sale are edging higher nationwide, but these metros have seen median list prices surge by 26 percent or more in the...

Gov’t Shutdown May Have Lingering Effects

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

The mortgage industry may face a few clogs in the pipeline following the two-week government shutdown. 

Mortgage Rates Higher Amid Budget Crisis

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped to a 4.28 percent average this week, as rates edged higher leading up to the federal budget deadline,...

Housing Recovery Sparks Rise in Prenups

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

As the housing market improves, more couples are protecting their real estate assets through prenuptial agreements, finds a new survey.

Global Real Estate: Spotlight on Mexico

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

Opportunities are abundant in both inbound and outbound Mexican real estate markets. Here are three ways to connect with international business....

Want More Twitter Followers? Here's the Science on How

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 00:00

Researchers evaluated 500 active Twitter users over 15 months to see exactly how to gain followers on the social network. Here’s what they...

Are Post-Crisis Policies Holding Down Home Ownership?

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

New regulations enacted in the wake of the housing crisis are severely limiting access to home ownership, according to one member of the...

Builders' Confidence Wanes in October

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

Confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes dropped in October as concerns mounted over rising mortgage rates and uncertainty...

Gov't Reopens, Averts Housing Impact

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan measure early Thursday that averts a U.S. default. The default had sparked widespread concern about the...

Housing Moves Toward 'Healthy Equilibrium'

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

Four main indicators for the housing market are showing signs of "steady leveling," according to realtor.com.

America's Priciest ZIP Codes

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

Houses don’t come cheap in these cities. Find out the most expensive ZIP codes in the country.

Apartment Demand Soars, Rents Constrained

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:00

Despite the persistent strength of the apartment market recovery, rent growth is being held in check by a weak labor market, according to Reis...

Buyers Beware: Mortgage Rates May Surge if Gov't Defaults

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 00:00

The clock is ticking for lawmakers to reach a decision on the debt ceiling. If they don’t, home buyers may face skyrocketing borrowing costs...