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Foreclosures on a Free Fall, 66% Below Peak

Foreclosures are making up a much smaller share of many markets’ housing inventories and slowly falling back in line with historical norms. Completed foreclosures totaled about...

Over a Decade, How Does the Market Fare?

While home sales this year are lower than they have been over a 10-year average, prices and inventory are both beating the average, according to National Association of REALTORS®...

Lower Rates Drive a Refinancing Rush

As mortgage rates continue to fall, many home owners are scoring monthly savings by refinancing their mortgages, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest mortgage...

A Second Chance at First Impressions

As a real estate professional, you make your living working with people — and making that crucial good first impression is always the most important step. If you’ve had...

Home Buyers Took a Break During the Holidays

Mortgage applications dropped sharply during the holidays, plunging 9.1 percent for the week ending Jan. 2 compared to two weeks earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers...

A Plan to Move Your Data to the Cloud

Are you considering moving your data from hard drives and paper files to a service that will store information in a place that is accessible online? David Spark, CEO and president of...

Moving Boomers Want a Bigger, Pricier Place

Over the next five years, analysts estimate that baby boomers will purchase about $1.9 trillion in homes. But the key question is: Will they be able to afford to move? Real Estate for...

Housing Hit by a ‘Hangover’

Last year, many real estate markets saw double-digit price appreciation – some by as much as 20 percent – which prompted warnings of another “bubble” forming in the sector....

Do You Live in a Smart Town?

Which suburb is the smartest of them all? Apparently, it’s Santa Monica, Calif. In fact, California boasts half of the smartest suburbs in the top 10, according to a new analysis...

Freddie: Housing Market Stuck in a Rut

The housing market is struggling to maintain momentum as housing prices moderate and mortgage applications fall, Freddie Mac reports in its latest Multi-Indicator Market Index. In...