Home buyers say they are willing to spend thousands more in order to have certain interior features in a home.
The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) and its sponsoring organizations have formed a national education partnership that will be dedicated to providing consistent, quality valuation education.
Congress should focus on doing no harm to housing and America's 75 million homeowners by maintaining current tax laws for homeownership and real estate investment, NAR says.
The majority of home owners report know about flood insurance, yet only a small percentage actually add the extra coverage to their standard homeowner's insurance policy.
More Americans are once again on the hunt to snag a home at bargain prices, fix it up, and then try to resell it for a quick profit, new data shows.
"When sellers see their neighbors' homes selling quickly and for prices they never would have imagined a couple of years ago, they can't help but be optimistic about the market," says one real estate pro.
An immigration bill filed last week by a handful of bipartisan senators could trigger widespread change for the housing market if passed.
As housing values rise, home-equity loans and lines of credit are staging a comeback, MSN Money reports.
Home sales are mostly "stuck" this spring, due to the limited number of homes available to buy, says NAR's chief economist.
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