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A GPS That Maps the ‘Emotionally Pleasant’ Route?

Are happy trails in store for you and your clients? Mapping services and GPS devices usually are set to find the shortest routes, or the routes without tolls or construction. But now...

Shift From Suburbs to Cities a Costly Move

More Americans say they want to live near city centers for the shorter commutes and nearby entertainment, marking a shift away from suburban demand, which has driven home construction...

Signs of a Condo Comeback Across the Country

New condo towers are popping up in metros across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, as developers are betting on the return of the “riskiest type of residential real...

When a Home Poses an Environmental Risk

Real estate professionals often must evaluate environmental risks associated with property deals. Identifying, assessing, and minimizing such risks has become more complicated in light...

REALTORS® See Growing Incomes for Third Year in a Row

With a rise in sales and home prices, REALTORS® are seeing a boost to their incomes. The median gross income of a REALTOR® rose 9.6 percent in 2013, averaging $47,700 in 2013...

Foreclosures Drop 37% From a Year Ago

In March, about 720,000 homes were in some stage of foreclosure, a 37 percent year-over-year decrease, according to CoreLogic’s March 2014 National Foreclosure Report. “The...

Report: A Third of Home Owners in Foreclosure Have Equity

More home owners in the foreclosure process are finding that their home may no longer be underwater, according to a new report by RealtyTrac. “Because of rising home prices, many of...

Property Taxes at a 20-Year High

Property taxes continue to increase, as the amount collected by state and local governments in 2013 reached the highest level in about two decades, according to U.S. Census Bureau...

A Bump in the Road for Apartments?

The national vacancy rate for multifamily properties at the end of 2013 was at 4.1 percent, a drop of 50 basis points compared to 2012, Reis Inc. reports. “While that represents one...

3-D Printer Builds a House in a Day

A printer that can build a house? A University of Southern California professor has built a colossal 3-D printer that is capable of building a house in 24 hours. Known as Contour...