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Where It’s Better to Buy Than Rent

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00

In these 15 cities it's better financially to buy a home rather than rent, a new index finds. 

Why Your Car Is Your Best Tech Tool

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00

Giving you the ability to manage almost all aspects of your professional life right from the driver’s seat, here are three reasons why your...

HAMP to Be Replaced with ‘Flex Modification’

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00

As the Home Affordable Mortgage Program nears the end, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a new program to help struggling home owners.

Is There an Eviction Crisis Brewing?

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00

In 2015, an estimated 2.7 million people were evicted from rental units in the U.S. Is the housing market partially to blame? 

Is the Starter Home Coming Back?

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00

Millennials are finding they may be able to jump into homeownership sooner if they’re willing to purchase a home that requires some TLC and...

Fed Hikes Rates: The Mortgage Impact

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve made its move Wednesday in raising short-term interest rates, and now those in real estate are waiting for what happens next....

Yahoo: 1 Billion User Accounts Hacked

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00

Here’s what to do immediately if you have a Yahoo account.  

Families Can Get $11,000 More In Loan Funds

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00

Interest rates are inching up and credit can still be hard to get but there is one bright spot for households hoping to buy a home soon: they can...

The 10 Healthiest States to Call Home

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 00:00

You may have the chance to live longer if you reside in one of these ultra-healthy states. 

Here Come Housing’s Headwinds in 2017

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 00:00

Does the new year look bright or dim? The public's having trouble reading the tea leaves and you can help. NAR offers up its forecast for the...

Tight Inventories to Press Buyers Through '20?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 00:00

With a national housing shortage of about 8.3 million units, inventory is likely to be tight for several more years. NAR’s chief economist...

Owners, Appraisers See Opinions Inch Closer

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 00:00

While homeowners are still optimistic about the value of their homes, a new survey shows that they are more realistic about their expectations of...

In 1 Week, 2 Real Estate Agents Fatally Shot

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 00:00

Real estate safety remains a concern after two agents were murdered in separate incidents this week. Both deaths remain under investigation....

Older Adults Are Facing Troubles With Housing

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 00:00

With the country facing an increasingly older population — more than one in five people in the U.S. will be aged 65 or older by 2035...

Rising Mortgage Rates Dent Home Loans Again

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 00:00

An uptick in rates is causing homeowners and potential buyers to face a new normal. 

Most Expensive U.S. ZIP Codes in 2016

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 00:00

Residents have bragging rights if they call these areas home. 

'Rate Lock' May Deflate Buyer Demand in 2017

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 00:00

Now that mortgage rates are rising, homeowners who bought when the rates were lower may be hesitant to trade up to a larger home.

Broker Summit to Offer Growth Tactics, Tech Innovations

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 00:00

Hear from some of the nation's most successful entrepreneurs about success in brand-building and forward-thinking technologies at the REALTOR...

Luxury Real Estate: What Slowdown?

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 00:00

While some analysts predicted a drop in sales of high-end homes, data shows they've actually risen over the last year in most U.S. regions.

6 Tips to Speed Up Closings

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 00:00

With the average time to close on a property at 50 days, here's how you can help your buyers complete a home purchase faster.

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