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Housing Trends to Watch in 2017

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® forecasters weigh in on their top predictions for the new year. Here’s what you can expect from mortgage rates, property...

November’s Hot List: The Top 20 Markets

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00

These markets are seeing homes sell the fastest and buyer demand the highest. 

What’s Coming for Housing in 2017?

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® forecasters weigh in on their top housing predictions for the new year. Here’s what you can expect with mortgage rates,...

Cyber Monday’s Top Investment Bargains

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00

Everyone is scouring the Internet looking for a deal today. Could one of these markets offer your investor shoppers the best housing deal?

What’s Coming for the 2017 Housing Market?

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® forecasters weigh in on their top housing predictions for the new year. Here’s what you can expect with mortgage rates,...

New-Home Sales Slow: Temporary Blip?

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00

Builders say they’re adding inventory and are confident that ongoing job and economic growth will spur more growth in the new-home sector....

What Buyers Can Snag for $300k

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00

On a $300,000 budget, here’s the square footage your home shoppers can expect to get in your market and others. View this interactive...

These Plants Can Improve a Home’s Air Quality

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00

You may want to consider adding these houseplants to your office or home. They boast air-purifying qualities. 

Federal Overtime Rule Blocked, With Impact on Real Estate

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 00:00

A U.S. District Court's injunction against the new overtime rules will affect salaried employees of brokerages and state and local...

Conforming Mortgage Limits Rise for 2017

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 00:00

The federal government is increasing the limit for conforming mortgages from $417,000 to $424,100 in most regions of the U.S. starting Jan. 1,...

More New-Home Buyers Consider Custom

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Custom-home building is hitting a post-recession high as more new-home buyers look to have more say in how their home is built. 

What You Have to Be Thankful for in Housing

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Things are looking up in real estate. Here’s why you should be feeling better about the market’s outlook. 

Where Are Homes Selling the Fastest?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Forty-three percent of homes sold in October were on the market for less than a month.

Put Rising Rates Into Perspective for Buyers

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

“My advice to clients right now is to be extremely defensive,” says one loan officer about the recent jump in mortgage rates. 

Follow the Equity Trail

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

More “equity-rich” homeowners are surfacing in the U.S. Five states around the country are leading the trend, according to new...

Dual Agency Role Expanded in Calif. High Court Ruling

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

A closely watched case could have implications for the industry when it comes to expanding the meaning of who may be involved in dual agency when...

Americans Show Less Willingness to Move

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Moves across the country plunged to an all-time low this year.

What? You’re Not Investing in Real Estate?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Only about 30 percent of REALTORS® own investment property, which is one reason why NAR will be making it a priority in the coming year...

Home Sizes Shrink Yet Again

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Your first-time home buyers may soon have more opportunities in the new-home market.

‘Blue State’ Buyers Drawn to ‘Red State’ Rentals

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 00:00

Party lines are being crossed in real estate buying. Recent reports show that blue state investors are taking advantage of low real estate prices...

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