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Top 10 Cities for Families

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:00

Find out what cities ranked as having the best quality of life for families with children.

15 Hottest Housing Markets Right Now

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00

As the market posts strong gains during the start of the spring buying season, these 15 spots are the best in the country from both a supply and...

Survey: Home Buyer Anxiety Runs High

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00

For some, getting a root canal or speaking in public is less worrying than the prospect of navigating the home-purchase process. 

Recession's After-Effect: Plunging Birth Rates

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00

The birth rate among Millennial women in their 20s is now at the slowest pace of any generation in U.S. history, and some researchers say a...

Home Owners Rush for Refi Savings

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00

More borrowers were able to reduce their monthly mortgage payments and shorten their loan terms in the first quarter of this year.

Mortgage Rates Inch Higher This Week

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00

The average on fixed-rate mortgages moved slightly higher this week, though borrowers continue to enjoy historical lows, Freddie Mac reports...

MLSs Increasing New-Home Data to Members

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00

A recent deal that promises to bring more new-construction listings to real estate pros in Florida signals the expansion of data sharing between...

More Buyers Than Usual Enter Spring Market

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00

Pending home sales rose in March for the third consecutive month, but economists caution that insufficient inventory and rising prices may keep...

6 Often-Overlooked Costs of Home Ownership

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00

Help prepare your buyers for the expenses they'll face as home owners in order to prevent unexpected surprises after they've purchased.

Why New-Home Prices Are Surging

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00

In 2014, new homes sold for an average of $343,000 — more than double what they sold for in 1970. What's really behind the dramatic...

The Best-Kept Secret in Rural Housing

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00

Learn more about this USDA loan product that helps relatively low-income households get safe and affordable financing.

Investors Eye New Buildings for Office Space

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00

Construction levels are rising above their historical averages in about one-third of the largest U.S. metros.

High Rents, Low Rates Top Draws to Owning

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00

More Americans believe now is a better time to purchase a home than it was a year ago, but they anticipate some challenges. 

Realtor.com®: 'This Is No Housing Bubble'

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are rising at a more rapid pace than they were just a few months ago, setting off renewed fears of a housing bubble. Find out why...

A Good Sign? Household Formation on the Rise

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

The U.S. home ownership rate plunged to a 25-year low in the first quarter, but a new report shows a silver lining. 

Agent Escapes Kidnapping at Gunpoint

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

An Arkansas real estate agent told police she was preparing paperwork during a private home showing when her client pulled a gun out of a diaper...

Baby Steps to Going Global

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

Building an international real estate brand is a long journey. But there are a few simple ways you can get ready to take the plunge.

Purchase Applications Unexpectedly Stall

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

Home buyers took a surprising pause during the height of the spring selling season, according to an index measuring mortgage application...

Facebook Messenger Adds Video Calling

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

The social networking giant has become the latest to enable free video calling, giving you another option for face-to-face meetings...

Housing Analysts Bet on 2016 as Standout Year

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00

This year has already marked solid gains in the housing market, but next year may hold the largest gains in years, according to housing...