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1.4M More Homeowners Regain Equity

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 00:00

Now about a quarter of all U.S. residential properties are considered "equity rich," according to a new report. 

Where Investors Get the Biggest Returns

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 00:00

The markets with the highest rents do not always offer the highest rental yield.

Championing Real Estate in D.C.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00

 

Thousands of REALTORS® head to the nation's capital to advance industry priorities.

REALTORS® Showcase Political Influence

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00

NAR kicks off REALTOR® Advocacy Month, encouraging associations nationwide to celebrate their collective ability to prop up real estate–...

5 Tips For Attracting Referrals

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00

Referrals are an important part of generating real estate business. But how do you attract word-of-mouth customers without coming off as desperate...

Bad Credit Can Triple Home Insurance Costs

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00

Low credit scores commonly increase the costs consumers pay, but a new study warns that, in some states, the cost of home insurance can skyrocket...

The Upgrades That Make Landlords Quiver

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00

Renters have a strong desire to make a place their own, but landlords warn it could cost them their security deposit if they make too many changes...

New-Home Prices Surge: The Real Reason

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00

Builders say the reason is much deeper than a shortage of homes for sale. 

Mortgage Rates Barely Move This Week

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00

After last week’s uptick, borrowers got some relief with rates mostly in a holding pattern this week.  

Housing Quality Plays Role in Tornado Risk

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00

The biggest factors related to tornado fatalities were housing quality and income level, a new study says. 

First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

“Younger and cash-constrained first-time buyers are responding to the low inventory of affordable homes by purchasing properties that...

Interest Rates Dodge Another Close Call

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve voted on Wednesday to leave its benchmark interest rate alone. But the Fed hinted at hikes on the horizon. What does this mean...

Are the Suburbs Having a Rental Boom?

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Renters are moving to the suburbs in greater numbers than the city, a new analysis shows. 

Brownfield Funds Key to Redevelopment

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

One administrator worries about the uncertain future of the EPA program that helps towns identify properties dogged with pollution problems and...

Companies Tighten Up on Relocation

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Relocating employees are having to dip more into their own pockets as more companies gradually back away from offering moving cost assistance....

Watch Out for Google Docs Phishing Attack

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

A new scam making headlines this week is masking itself as Google Docs in trying to gain access to your contacts and address book.

Millennials Finally Flee Parents’ Homes

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 00:00

“Stronger income growth and an accelerated rate of marriage are likely two primary reasons why millennials are starting to leave their...

Public Builder Report Card: Who Made an ‘A’?

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 00:00

If your home buyers are considering buying new, be sure to share this score card so they’ll know how the public builders are stacking up...

An Uptick in Housing Starts Matters to Buyers

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 00:00

Whether buying a new or used home, buyers should take note of housing starts. It can have an impact on the price they pay. 

Just How Much Is That Stellar View Worth?

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 00:00

Homes with a good view fetch a premium, particularly among city dwellers. Here’s how much more they’re willing to pay for that view....

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