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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...

Outdoor Amenities Topping Buyers’ Lists

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00

Home shoppers are putting more weight on a home’s exterior space and its entertainment potential.

Tips for Filing an Insurance Claim

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00

Homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey will need these tips to start mending their homes after the floods recede. 

5 Things to Never Tell a Contractor

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00

Contractors may be the go-to person during a home renovation, but make sure your homeowner clients avoid these phrases in...

Where Salaries Go the Farthest

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00

Salaries can stretch further on housing and other costs if you live in one of these cities.

More Owners Are Using Their Equity Again

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00

Home prices continue to rise and more homeowners are tapping into their home equity, making home-equity lines of credit and cash-out mortgage...

REALTORS® Promise to Send Help to Texas

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00

The REALTOR® Relief Foundation is asking NAR members to donate funds to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. Here’s how to make a...

Simple Home Fixes to Attract Buyers

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00

Here are three tips to pass on to clients looking to make quick, effective updates before listing their home.

Harvey Sparks Flood Insurance Disaster

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00

The majority of the thousands of Texas homes submerged in floodwaters after Hurricane Harvey slammed the coastline over the weekend do not have...

3 Remodeling Mistakes That Hurt Resale Values

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00

“Projects that take a home significantly beyond community norms are often not worth the cost when the owner sells the home,” says...

Suspicious Buyer Puts Mass. Agents on Edge

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00

Two local associations have issued safety alerts to members after reports of a man displaying odd behavior during open houses and showings.

Each Generation’s Favorite Renovation Projects

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00

The average homeowner is spending more money on a greater number of home improvement projects. But who’s doing what?

Fannie Loosens ARM Down Payment Rules

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00

Borrowers may now have an easier time qualifying for an adjustable-rate mortgage.

Coldwell Banker Eyes 2nd National Pet Adoption Event

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00

During its annual event last year, the real estate franchising giant and its partner,, helped 20,000 dogs find homes in one weekend...

Report: 30% of Luxury Deals Are ‘Suspicious’

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:00

Buyers in nearly a third of high-end real estate transactions have been linked to money laundering or other financial crimes, according to...