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Homeownership Remains the American Dream

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 00:00

Owning a home stays at the top of the list for achieving the American Dream, according to a recent survey.

How Driverless Cars Will Reshape Housing

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 00:00

Self-driving cars are expected to have a big impact on real estate—here’s how.

The REALTORS® Among Harvey’s Heroes

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

Meet the real estate professionals who have sprung into action—and, in some cases, risked their own lives—to help rescue flood victims...

HUD to Make Reverse Mortgages Tougher

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

The Department of Housing and Urban Development says it’s planning to raise premiums and tighten loan limits for seniors who use reverse...

5 Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

Your clients may be able to shave up to 30 percent off their energy bills this fall by following these suggestions in preparation for colder...

Mortgage Rates Hit New Yearly Lows

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped four basis points this week, reaching a new year-to-date low for the second consecutive week.

Realty ONE Leads in Per-Person Productivity

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

The Irvine, Calif.-based brokerage made serious headway on the 2017 REAL Trends 500 report. Find out how it and other companies performed.

Agents Use Eateries to Make Buyers Hungry

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

Real estate pros are finding that nearby restaurants can be strong motivators for your clients.

Are These Open House Questions Rude?

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

From bringing in coffee to using the toilet, here are the hidden questions buyers have about open house etiquette.

Report: Short Supplies Pummel Home Sales

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

Only one region saw an uptick in contract signings last month as inventory woes continued to shake the housing market in most of the country.

Harvey Victims Granted Loan Forbearance

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

Homeowners impacted by the devastating Texas floods will get some mortgage relief. 

Buyers’ Choice: Down Payment Or Wedding?

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

Some singles are rethinking the fancy wedding they’ve saved for and bank on a home over a spouse instead.

5 Hot Outdoor Trends to Watch for Fall

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

High-tech fire pits and interiorscapes are all the rage for staging your property’s outdoor space.

More Buyers Likely to Consider ARMs Again

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

In mid-2005, ARMs represented 45 percent of the market share. Could they command that much of the market again?

Flooded Homes Can Be Fixed But…

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00

Homes and businesses flooded by Hurricane Harvey may not be completely doomed. However, it’s important to know that it’s not really...

Wells Fargo Sued Over Rate Lock-in Fees

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00

A class action lawsuit accuses the banking giant of charging thousands of customers extra fees to extend their interest rate lock-ins after...

Are Supply Woes Causing Loan Demand Drop?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00

The number of mortgage applications for home purchases continues to underwhelm, despite the lowest rates in nine months. 

20 Biggest College Town Rent Hikes

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00

Proximity to highly regarded colleges comes at a price. Find out where those living near campus are paying the highest rents compared with their...

NAR Joins Push for Alternative Credit Scoring

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00

A group of housing and mortgage trade associations is urging the Federal Housing Finance Agency to expand its use of alternative credit scoring...

Meet the 2017 Good Neighbor Finalists

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00

These 10 REALTORS® are involved in extraordinary efforts to improve their communities. Get ready to read some inspiring stories and vote for...