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RE/MAX Co-Founder Steps in as New CEO

Dave Liniger, co-founder and chairman of RE/MAX’s board, will become the new CEO of RE/MAX Holdings Inc. Margaret Kelly, the current CEO, will retire from her position after spending...

Qualifying for Mortgage Isn’t Impossible

Many potential home buyers are so leery about qualifying for a mortgage that they say they’re not going to even try. Nearly 60 percent of potential home buyers say they want to...

3% Down Payments May Be Game Changer

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced Monday that first-time home buyers can now qualify for loans with down payments as low as 3 percent. That will expand credit for...

Real Estate’s Most Loyal Age Group

Americans age 65 and over are holding onto home ownership instead of downsizing into rentals or moving to senior centers, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Indeed, the largest jump in...

House OK’s Short Sale Tax Break, On to Senate

The U.S. House passed a bill last week that would extend key tax breaks to financially distressed home owners who went through a short sale. The bill now goes before the Senate for...

10 Markets to Grow the Most Next Year

The U.S. housing market is expected to make strides overall in 2015, but 10 metros in particular are “ready for significant acceleration across housing metrics” next year,...

2015: Year of the First-Time Home Buyer

First-time home buyers are expected to re-emerge in the new year after mostly staying out of the market in the aftermath of the housing crisis. That’s one of...

Ferguson Case Takes Toll on Housing Market

The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., stemming from the recent protests and riots over the acquittal of a police officer who shot an unarmed teenager, has dampened the real estate market in the...

Job Market Gains Likely to Lead to More Sales

With the uptick in employment, you can expect more home sales and increased commercial leasing activity next year, according to a recent post on the National Association of REALTORS®...

Owning Still Trumps Renting in Overall Wealth

The recent housing crisis has prompted questions over whether home ownership is still a viable way toward greater wealth in this country. Confidence in home ownership was shaken, and...