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More Banks Open to Short Sales

September 5, 2012: 

To meet the terms of the $26 billion mortgage settlement, the nation's five largest banks are getting more agreeable to short sales, shows a new government report.

More Housing Indexes Point to Pricing Rebound

September 5, 2012: 

Several housing indicators in recent months are all revealing something that buyers and sellers can no longer deny: Home prices are rising in most markets.

Small Commercial Building Sales Back to 2008 Levels

September 5, 2012: 

In the small buildings market, more and more buyers are taking advantage of prices that have yet to rebound from the property boom going bust.

Will the Presidential Election Affect Real Estate?

September 5, 2012: 

"The next president, whoever it turns out to be, is going to have a couple of big housing issues to address," says a housing analyst.

More Investors See Promise in REITs

September 5, 2012: 

Real estate investment trusts are increasingly being eyed by investors as a potential income source—possibly delivering yields of 4 percent or more—at a time when other investments are drying up.

Bulk REO Sales Program Faces More Criticism

September 5, 2012: 

The government's plans to proceed with a bulk sales program of foreclosure properties is creating an outcry among many in the real estate industry.

Housing Market Shows 'Sustainable' Improvement

September 5, 2012: 

The rebounding market has economists predicting that housing will likely add to economic growth this year for the first time in seven years.

Tips: Opening and Closing a Vacation Home

September 5, 2012: 

Stay in touch with recent second-home purchasers by sharing valuable end-of-summer info they'll thank you for.

Where Foreclosures Are the Biggest Problem Still

September 4, 2012: 

While foreclosures are falling, some states continue to battle a high number. Find out where.

3 Buyer Pet Peeves When Touring Homes

September 4, 2012: 

What makes buyers grimace when they tour a home for-sale? Don't let one of your listings fall prey to one of these common buyer pet peeves.

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