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Can Home Staging Really Win Over Buyers?

Home staging can influence buyers’ perceptions of a home and even motivate them to pay more, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2015 Profile of Home Staging, a...

Millennials to Drive Down Home Sizes

The younger generation will make their mark on the look of homes in the coming years as homes likely will get smaller, separate laundry rooms will become essential, and home technology...

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...

Stronger Economy Drives New Home Buyers

The strengthening of the economy and the labor sector is prompting more young professionals to gradually return to the real estate market. Since the housing turnaround started in 2012,...

Median Home Price Remains 4.9% Below Peak

Since the housing crisis national median home prices have been on the rebound, but still haven’t caught up to the peak reached in the third quarter of 2005. At that point, national...

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...

Study: The Best Schools at Best Home Price

Great schools are often a top criteria guiding many home buyers’ house hunt. But can they find a top-ranked school and still live in an affordable housing market? Yes, according to a...

Where the Owner Doesn’t Live in the Home

A growing number of new homes are being purchased by “absentee buyers,” which are most often real estate investment trusts, corporations, or individual investors who...

Home Equity Rebound Slows its Pace

More home owners are eeking out equity again on their properties, but with slowing home appreciation, millions of home owners may still be at risk of foreclosure. Equity-rich...

Home Owners are Tapping Into Equity, Again

Home equity lines of credit surged nearly 20 percent compared to a year ago and are now at the highest level since the 12 months ending in June 2009, according to RealtyTrac’s Home...