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Townhome Construction is Booming

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00

The townhome market continued to make gains in the third quarter as home buyers showed greater desire for urban villages and walkable...

More Retirees Face Growing Mortgage Debt

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00

A rising number of older homeowners are carrying larger amounts of mortgage debt into retirement. 

Get Ready to Sell More New Homes

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:00

New-housing starts zoomed 26 percent in October, soaring to a nine-year high, the Commerce Department reports this week. 

 

Real Estate in 2017: What To Expect

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:00

Make sure you're aware of these three themes that should have a big impact in real estate in the upcoming year.

30-Year Mortgage Rates Are Nearing 4%

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:00

“If rates stick at these levels, expect a final burst of home sales and refinances as ‘fence sitters’ try to beat further...

Real Estate Pros Divulge Top Design Features

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:00

BUILDER recently asked real estate professionals to share their thoughts with home builders about the top design trends their clients are...

Where Investors Can Find the Best Deals Now

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:00

The winter off-peak period can be the best time of the year to acquire single-family rentals, a new analysis shows. Find out where. 

World’s Tallest Modular Home Debuts in NY

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:00

More large cities are embracing modular to address the “affordable housing issue,” says the executive director of the Modular Building...

Top 10 Metros for Working Women

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:00

The Midwest offers the best opportunities for women who work, according to a new study by SmartAsset.

How to Tell If a Home Has Lead Paint

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:00

You can't always rely on disclosures or assume that a home built after 1978 won't have lead paint. Here's what to do.

Facebook: Our Ad Metrics Are Wrong

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:00

If you buy Facebook ads, the performance measurements you see for your ad campaigns may not be as accurate as you think.

Is This the Luckiest List Price?

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:00

The realtor.com® research team has found an unusual trend among listings on its site: a penchant for the number eight. Find out why.

NAR Invests in New AI Safety Tool

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:00

Second Century Ventures, NAR's venture capital arm, is lending financial support for an identity authentication startup that leverages...

3 Issues That Could Expand Fair Housing Law

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00

Societal shifts and emerging technology pose new challenges that the landmark housing discrimination law must address in the years to come.

Mortgage Rates Soar Post-Election

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00

A sharp spike in interest rates last week led to a significant dip in loan applications. Applications are still higher than a year ago, but...

Think of Office Space Like a City

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00

As the way workers use space changes, corporations are responding the new requirements for their offices. 

Millennials Flee Coasts in Favor of Central U.S.

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00

Young Americans are following higher wages and greater housing affordability when choosing where to settle. 

Labor Shortages Prompt Builders to Try Prefab

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00

Some of the nation’s largest homebuilders are turning to factory-made housing in response to an ongoing shortage of construction workers across...

Does the Marble Test Really Work?

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00

A recent viral video using a marble to test how level a home's floors are might convince your buyers they should try this while house-hunting...

3 Trump Buildings in NYC to Be Renamed

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:00

Following tenant complaints, three buildings in Manhattan will no longer carry the name of the president-elect. 

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