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Mortgage Rates Plunge to 3-Year Lows

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

This week the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage posted another low for 2016, as borrowing costs continue to fall. 

If All Else Fails, Wear a Panda Suit

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

This real estate pro believes she found the answer to ignite interest in an otherwise dead listing. Would you be willing to go to this extreme?...

Survey: Stable, Affordable Homes More Unattainable

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

Fewer Americans believe the housing crisis that began eight years ago is over, with the vast majority saying housing affordability is a problem...

And the Ugliest Color in the World Is …

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

Here’s the one color your home owners may want to avoid.

Online Fraud Has Property Managers Worried

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

Landlords are concerned that the uptick in online rental applications is opening the doors to greater risks from identity theft and fraud. ...

Realogy Creates Tech Arm to Spur Innovation

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 00:00

The real estate giant hopes its new company, ZapLabs, will be a “supercharged engine for technology and innovation” in its real estate...

Average Time to Close: 45 Days

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

The average time to close on a purchase loan inched up slightly last month.

Buyers Gaining Upper Hand in Luxury Market

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

The inventory of high-end homes is rising, which means buyers may be able to score more bargains.


Avoid Buyer Remorse From Commuting Woes

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

When helping your clients weigh the pros and cons of a home, make sure to include information about commuting time.

Latest Trend in Senior Housing: Roommates

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

As housing prices climb, seniors looking to save are on the lookout for a roomie.

Mortgage Applications Drop Despite Low Rates

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates sank to the lowest point since the start of 2015 but that still wasn’t enough incentive to get home buyers moving last week....

Steady Rent Payments Invisible to Lenders

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:00

However, several bills are in the works that would expand an existing pilot which factors in non-traditional criteria like...

Move Inc. Sets Sights on Mobile Growth

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:00

Innovations in user experience are paying off in greater market share for the operator of realtor.com®.

Few Lenders Plan to Loosen Standards

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:00

Around 90 percent of senior executives at lending institutions say they won't make it easier to qualify for a mortgage over the next few...

10 Cities Residents Never Want to Leave

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:00

In the age of the “staycation,” buyers may be looking for a places that are so awesome to live in that they never need to take off for...

These 5 States Boast Bulk of Foreclosures

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:00

Foreclosures have fallen drastically over the past year, but they remain problematic in these states. 


Western Home Values Higher Than Owners Realize

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 00:00

A new report shows that homes in the region’s metro areas are appraising higher than owners’ estimates. 

How Much Will Buyers Pay for Walkable Space?

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 00:00

It's long been suggested that denser urban environments are in demand, but a new study suggests some real numbers to...

What Living in a Tiny Home is Really Like

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 00:00

There's a lot of hype about tiny homes, but what's it really like to live in one? One New York Times reporter gives a first-hand account...

Builders Need Construction Help

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00

Prices of raw materials have plummeted in the past year but builders are still seeing construction costs soar due to a shortage of workers, a new...