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Will There Be Stiff Competition for Property In Hell?

When the guy who owns most of Hell retires, who steps in to take his place? That’s the question facing the tourist destination Hell, Mich., where business owner John Colone has...

Application Period Opens for 2015 Good Neighbor Awards

Beginning today, REALTOR® Magazine is seeking nominations for the 2015 Good Neighbor Awards. The awards—now entering their 17th year—recognize members of the The National...

Banks Pay Military for Foreclosure Errors

Several bank giants will pay $123.4 million to members of the military for violating a federal law that is to protect service members from foreclosures when they’re on active duty,...

Get Ready for the Return of 7.3M Ex-Owners

The first wave of home owners who had lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are re-emerging, having made it past that seven-year window often...

Buyers Turn to Credit Unions for Mortgages

Credit unions are increasingly pressing into a category traditionally reserved for banks: mortgages. More home buyers are turning to credit unions for mortgages, according to a new...

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...

Info You Should Have Ready for Clients

To impress home buyers, real estate agents should become masters of local market data. That means knowing everything about neighborhood sales: how long a particular home has been on...

Turnaround Likely for First-Timers in 2015

First-time buyers have nearly vanished from many housing markets in recent years, falling to their lowest level in nearly three decades. “Rising rents and repaying student loan debt...

Making the Case for Energy-Efficient Homes

What does energy efficiency mean? You might say, “solar panels.” Your neighbor might say, “low utility bills.” You’re both right. “[Energy efficiency] means something...

5 Markets to Watch for Investors in 2015

Typical investor magnets like San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and Seattle are getting new competition from some rapidly growing markets. The coastal cities are no longer the top...