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New-Home Sales Face a Setback

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:00

Sales of newly built single-family homes decreased for the first time this year, but builders aren't worried yet. 

Lower Rates Buoy Refis, Not New Mortgages

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:00

Lower mortgage rates are prompting homeowners to refinance, but applications for home purchases aren't rising.

Study: Link Between Housing, Medical Care

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:00

A survey of Miami residents living with HIV/AIDS found that those who don't have stable housing are less likely to receive proper health...

NAR’s Trademark Advocates Score Global Win

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00

An international authority on trademark issues named NAR’s legal department and one of its lawyers as leaders in the industry for their...

NAR's Trademark Advocates Score Global Win

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00

An international authority on trademark issues named NAR’s legal department and one of its lawyers as leaders in the industry for their...

Home Insurance Myths to Bust for Your Clients

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00

Most mortgage lenders require borrowers to purchase home insurance, but many buyers may be confused about what their policy covers. Set them...

Buyers Also Face Shortage of Quality Schools

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00

Funding for schools was slashed during the last housing crisis, and now many districts are struggling to update their education facilities and...

Rapid Rise in Rents Coming to a Halt?

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00

An overabundance of rental housing stock could slow price hikes in the rental market, tipping the favor back toward renters instead of landlords...

Survey: Rising Rates Won't Stop Young Buyers

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00

Most millennials express a sense of urgency to buy now before interest rates go higher, but many also say they'll wait for the right home,...

Vacant Lots in Urban Areas Are Disappearing

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00

As overcrowded cities stop expanding outward, lots are getting more difficult to find—and the squeeze won't do anything positive for...

Brokers Become Matchmakers for Roommates

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00

As more young renters require living with roommates to afford rent, real estate professionals are offering services to help them find the right...

The Word From D.C.: CFPB Restructuring

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

News from the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and other highlights from the Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

Despite Equity, Trading Up Isn’t Easy

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

“In today’s competitive landscape, moving up from [starter homes] to the white picket fence has become increasingly tough,”...

What Owners Want in Kitchen Remodels

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

Homeowners desire new flooring, countertops, cabinets, sinks, and faucets in their kitchen remodels. Here’s what they’re choosing for...

Renters Admit They Favor Homeownership

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

Affordability concerns aren’t spooking renters from their desire to one day own a home, a new survey shows. 

New Homes Continue Downsizing Trend

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

After years of increases, new single-family home sizes are leveling off.

S.F. Targets Teachers With Cheaper Housing

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00

City officials are increasingly alarmed that teachers can’t afford to live in the city, and they’re ponying up $44 million to do...

Big Expectations for Home Sales Through 2018

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:00

Real estate professionals will likely continue to see an increase in business over the next two years. But your home buyers may be needing to...

CFPB Investigates Zillow’s ‘Co-Marketing’ Ads

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reportedly is looking into whether some of Zillow’s advertising revenues violate regulations...

Analysis: Rampant Refis Ignited Housing Crisis

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:00

Mortgage refinance activity may have been the true hidden culprit behind the housing crash, a new study reveals. 

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