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Uneven Economic Recovery Has Real Estate Implications

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00

Low GDP growth and stagnant wealth among the middle class will cause real estate markets to remain relatively unchanged between 2016 and 2017.

Parents May Need a New Mortgage Perspective

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00

Many parents recently surveyed say their mortgage payments are having a major impact on their ability to save. But they may be looking at that...

Luxury Sellers Aren’t Going to Like This

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00

More high-end home sellers across the country are being forced to offer discounts as the luxury real estate market shows signs of softening.

Owners Are Spending More on Remodeling

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00

Rising home prices are encouraging homeowners to reinvest in their homes.

Transit Hubs: Are They the New Mall?

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00

Developers are wanting to give commuters more reasons to stick around by offering dining, retail, and even residential options.

MLS Says It's First to Offer Chinese Translation

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00

As buyers from China increasingly purchase property in the U.S., an MLS platform sets out to remove any potential language barriers from the real...

Buyers Are Being Drawn to New Homes

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 00:00

"As the supply of existing homes remains tight, more consumers will turn to new construction,” asserts the chief economist of the...

Take Appreciation Lessons From Warren Buffett

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 00:00

How’s this for appreciation? Buffett first purchased his getaway home in Laguna Beach for $150,000 in 1971. Today, it is on the market for $...

Homeowners Living Farther From Their Work

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 00:00

Commute times are growing to record levels, as housing and jobs are pushed farther apart. 

Where Owners Are Most Likely to Stay Put

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 00:00

Americans are less mobile than they used to be. Find out in which cities you may have the toughest time convincing owners to move. 

Contract Signings Would Be Higher If…

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 00:00

NAR’s chief economist says Americans’ interest in buying a home is at the highest level since the Great Recession. So why are pending...

A Retiree Niche May Be Profitable Here

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

Find out the cities where the retiree homeownership rate is rising the fastest. 

FHA Strong Enough for MIP Cut, Analysis Suggests

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

Delinquency hike in December likely a seasonable phenomenon, not a trend, mortgage consultant says.

What Threatens Your Closings the Most

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

Twenty-nine percent of practitioners say they faced a recent delay to settlement. Find out what the most common slip-ups are. 

Help Boomers Start Navigating Retirement

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

Is your real estate company poised to help the influx of baby boomers looking to downsize their home to live a more financially comfortable...

NAR: 2017 Will Be Strong Year for Commercial

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

“Steady hiring and low local unemployment levels are finally supporting higher wages and increased spending, which in turn bodes well for...

What Happened to Black Homeownership?

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

Homeownership among African-Americans has fallen to the lowest level in decades, a new report shows.  

Mortgage Rates Are Mostly in Holding Pattern

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

Mortgage rates continue to defy expectations, staying mostly flat for the fourth consecutive week. 

5 Commercial Tech Companies to Know

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00

The shifts in the commercial industry have led to a golden age of commercial real estate technology. Here are five companies making a big impact...

10 Commercial Tech Companies to Know

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:00

The shifts in the commercial industry have led to a golden age of commercial real estate technology. Here are five companies making a big impact...

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