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Lower Rates Give Loan Demand Slight Boost

After several weeks of drops in interest rates, mortgage applications finally got a modest lift as refinancers and home buyers took advantage of the dip — albeit still at an anemic...

Commercial Sectors Surge on Improved Economy

After several false starts, the economy is finally gaining ground, and stronger growth is boosting the outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the...

3 Tricks for Finding the Perfect Asking Price

Determining the perfect asking price involves psychological reasons as much as practical reasons, The Wall Street Journal reports. “When you set a list price, you’re sending a...

Study: Immigrants Fared Crisis Better Than U.S. Natives

The longer immigrants are in the U.S., the stronger their financial footing becomes and the more likely they are to buy homes, according to a new Fannie Mae report. Immigrants have...

 This Year’s 10 Good Neighbor Awards Finalists

REALTORS® help to build communities, often supporting causes to build and improve neighborhoods and volunteering their time to better the lives and homes of the members of these...

BofA Reaches Record Settlement Over Bad Loans

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement stemming from its sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis. This marks the largest settlement...

8 Markets With Largest Gains in List Prices

Median list prices continued to move up in the majority of markets in July, according to realtor.com®’s latest National Housing Trend Report. The median list price is where half of...

Spring Was Healthiest Market in 3 Years

July housing data shows that price appreciation and inventory increases during the peak home-buying season helped the market to post the largest spring gains in three years,...

Singles: Why We’re Buying Now

Seventy-five percent of single home owners ages 25 to 50 say home ownership is important to them, according to a new Century 21 survey. These are the top three reasons single home...

10 Markets Where Homebuilding Is Booming

Housing starts jumped 15.7 percent in July to its highest level since November, the Commerce Department reported this week. But where is new-home construction rising the most? Many...