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Computer Vision Syndrome: It’s a Thing

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00

After you read this article you may want to look away from your computer screen for a few seconds. Here's why.

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets for May 2016

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00® releases its monthly hot-market list. See which housing markets are the most in demand in the nation. 

Banks Rush to Offer 3% Down Payment Loans

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

As banks veer away from FHA loans, they are coming up with their own offerings of low down payment mortgages. 

Mortgage Rates Push Upward

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

This week, the fixed-rate mortgage climbed from 2016 lows, fueling speculations that a larger summer rate-hike could be in the midst. 

Pop-Up Staging Furniture Gets Modern Twist

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

An easier way to stage a property? Lightweight, flat-pack faux furniture are starting to look more like the real thing.

The 25 Top Selling Subdivisions in the U.S.

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

By neighborhood level, find out the subdivisions that posted the greatest closings nationwide. 

Rent Out of Reach for Many Americans

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00

A new study shows that more Americans are struggling to afford a modest rental in the U.S.

Single Men vs. Women: Who Fares Best in Housing?

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:00

A new study uncovers that home ownership is less profitable for single women compared to single men.

Facebook Is Motivating Home Buying Decisions

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:00

A new study suggests why you may want to beef up your testimonials on Facebook. 

Remodeling Spending in 2016 By State

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:00

Find out what the home renovation picture looks like in your state.

How to Have a Budget-Friendly Move

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:00

Moving costs can really add up. Here are some tips on how your clients on a budget can move without breaking the bank.

New York's Zero-Interest Loans Help Fight Foreclosures

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:00

The state is ramping up efforts in its battle against knocking out foreclosures once and for all.

Pending Sales Soar to Highest Level in Decade

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:00

Activity gains in the South and West helped propel contract signings last month to some of the highest levels since 2006. Read more from NAR...

Millennials Choose Parents’ Homes Over Romance

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:00

For the first time in more than 130 years, more young adults are living with their parents than are choosing to live with their significant others...

Volunteering Works Names 2016 Recipients

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:00

Learn more about this year’s honorees and how the program helps fledgling charitable projects expand. 

The First Bendable Smartphone Almost Here

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:00

A smartphone by a Chinese startup will be able to bend all the way around your wrist, but there's a catch. 

The Buyers Are Coming

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:00

The latest increase in mortgage applications is being driven primarily by home shoppers, despite an increase in mortgage rates.  

New-Home Sales Surge to Post-Recession High

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:00

NAHB reports that builders remain optimistic about the housing market, and that positive sales numbers show growing demand will keep the...

U-Haul Names Top Destination Cities

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:00

Memorial Day kicks off prime moving season, with about 45 percent of all moves occurring from now through Labor Day. Find out where everyone is...

NAR Pushes Back Against Patent Troll

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:00

Action puts companies on notice that organized real estate is prepared to fight back against overly broad patent claims.