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5 Tips to Prevent a Flooded Basement

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00

Share these tips with your home owners to make sure their basement stays dry over the season. 

Who Pays What in Closing Costs: By State

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

Find out which states are paying the highest and lowest in closing costs on home purchases. 

Owners Still Overestimating Their Home's Price

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

Home owners and appraisers have differing opinions when it comes to home values. 

Zika Fears Factored Into Miami Home Assessments?

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

Fears over the mosquito-borne virus may now even affect property value assessments in some areas. 

Loan Apps Get 7% Bump on Lower Rates

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

Total mortgage applications reversed course in the latest week, as volume picked up thanks to a dip in mortgage rates. 

Gray Becomes the ‘It’ Paint Color in Interiors

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00

More homes are going gray. Here are some tips to picking the right shade. 

5 Things Renters Should Know About Owning

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

For renters who aspire to home ownership, transitioning from an apartment to a house requires a shift in their thinking that they may not be...

Beat Procrastination Today, Not Tomorrow

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

Every job and every role brings the tasks that seem tougher or less pleasant than the reasons you took that job to begin with. Learn how to push...

Brace Your Buyers for Bidding Wars Here

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

In some markets, buyers are paying up to 8 percent above the list price to get the home they want. 

Condo Builders Put on Brakes Fearing Lawsuits

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

Condos have been one of the slowest segments of the market to make a recovery. Here’s why some developers say they’re acting...

Renovation Tips to Attract Millennial Buyers

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

Generation Y makes up the largest pool of potential buyers. Here are some ways that current owners can renovate to make sure their home appeals to...

Basements Less Common in New Builds

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

The climate and soil type have a lot to do with which regions are likely to have homes with basements. 

10 Cities That Are Adding the Most Apartments

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

The highest number of new apartment units in a decade is expected to enter the market this year. Find out which cities are seeing the most added...

News Corp Posts Profit on Real Estate Growth

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00

The media giant and owner of® netted a profit in the latest quarter, aided by its growth in real estate and the payout from Zillow...

The Supersized Closet Is Hitting the Market

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

These are far from your standard master bedroom suite closet. In some cases, the closet is getting as big as the apartment or condo unit too.

Consumers Love Looking for Homes Online

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

A new survey by Google shows that Americans spend an average of 55 minutes per visit to real estate apps on their phones. And even once they find...

Good Schools Give 77% Boost to Home Values

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

Home owners living near a top-rated school are finding it can offer a big increase to their home’s value at resale. 

One vs. Two-Story Homes: Which Dominates?

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

Most people prefer a single-story home, finds one study. But home shoppers may have a more difficult time finding a one-story home in some regions...

Builders Want to Bring Back Small Town Living

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

“Picture Andy Griffith’s Mayberry with high-speed Internet,” The Wall Street Journal reports about the new style of town...

Glowing Jobs Report May Lift Luxury Housing

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00

A bigger than expected employment gain in July could pave the way for a rebound in the luxury housing market.