Household Wealth Tops Pre-Recession Levels
6/11/2013: A robust stock market and stronger housing indicators are helping more Americans regain the household wealth that they lost during the Great Recession.
Key Drivers Shaping the Housing Market
6/11/2013: Generation Y's housing preferences, low interest rates, and the weather are all among some of the key drivers shaping the housing market this year, according to a recent survey
Some Owners Buy With Eye to Accessorize
6/11/2013: Multiple dwellings on a single lot are becoming more popular with owners and municipalities alike.
Home Prices Soar to Largest Gain in 7 Years
6/11/2013: The pace of the housing market recovery has accelerated, according to CoreLogic's latest home price index.
Downsizing Trend Reverses: Americans Want Big Homes Again
6/11/2013: After years of shrinking, the median new-home size reached a record high in 2012.
Home Warranties: A Great Solution for Some
6/4/2013: Although home warranties can reassure nervous buyers, in some cases buyers will come out ahead putting their money into interest-bearing savings accounts dedicated to home maintenance.
Key West Association Wins Federal Copyright Case
6/4/2013: A federal district court in Florida has awarded the Key West Association of REALTORS® Inc. a $2.7 million judgment in its copyright infringement action, sending a strong message on behalf of copyright owners.
Limited Inventory Prompts Door Knocking
6/4/2013: The limited supply of homes for sale is causing some real estate professionals to hit the streets and go door-to-door to ask home owners if they'd be willing to sell.
Make an Offer That Sellers Can't Refuse
6/4/2013: Here are six ways that home buyers are making more irresistible offers in competitive markets.
Latest Real Estate Scam Has Agents on Alert
5/8/2013: Scammers are hijacking the identity of real estate agents to dupe would-be clients in a sophisticated listing scam.
Some Sellers Choosing Preferred Lenders
5/8/2013: In some situations, sellers are lining up lenders for buyers to make sure there are no problems or delays in securing financing.
4 Ways to Boost Exposure on LinkedIn
5/8/2013: Learn how real estate professionals can leverage their LinkedIn profiles to create unique and polished online branding.
Obama Picks Watt for FHFA Post
5/8/2013: President Obama is due today to announce his nomination of U.S. Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Home Ownership Rate Drops to Lowest Point in 18 Years
5/8/2013: Housing analysts blame the drop on tight credit conditions, constrained inventories of for-sale homes, and the rising number of single-family rental homes.
Smartphone Security Risk Remains High
5/8/2013: Nearly 40 percent of smart phone users don't take basic security measures such as installing a password on their phone, accordingly to a large-scale Consumer Reports study.
6 Ways to 'Green' a Home
4/30/2013: More home owners and buyers are ranking energy-efficient home features high in surveys. Here are some ways to make homes more greeen.
Banks Increasingly Turning to Deeds-in-Lieu of Foreclosure
4/30/2013: As banks seek options to help delinquent home owners, some lenders are eyeing deeds in lieu of foreclosure as the answer.
Builders Say Headwinds Remain for Recovery
4/30/2013: Single-family and multi-family housing starts are predicted to post double-digit gains this year over last year, but plenty of obstacles still stand in the way.
REALTORS® Urge Preserving Homeownership Tax Policies
4/30/2013: Congress should focus on doing no harm to housing and America's 75 million homeowners by maintaining current tax laws for homeownership and real estate investment, NAR says.
House Flipping Staging a Comeback?
4/30/2013: More Americans are once again on the hunt to snag a home at bargain prices, fix it up, and then try to resell it for a quick profit, new data shows.
Brokers Explore Short Sale Lease Back Programs
4/30/2013: Programs are springing up that allow some home owners who sell their home in a short sale transaction to remain in the home as renters.