Tag Archives: real estate

Web Domain Choices Grow as Digital Real Estate Expands

The Internet is stretching beyond a mostly dot-com world. New generic top-level Web domain names — everything from .guru, .ventures, .clothing, and more — began rolling out Jan....

The Most Powerful Person in Real Estate Is…

When it comes to influencers in residential real estate, no one was more powerful in 2013 than Realogy CEO Richard A. Smith, according to a new ranking of the 200 most powerful people...

Real Estate Agent Ranked ‘Happiest’ Job

Having a job as a real estate agent “will bring a smile to your face,” according to CareerBliss.com. The site recently ranked the happiest jobs of 2013. “Real estate agents...

Fed to Keep Rates Low, But for How Much Longer?

The Federal Reserve’s policy-making committee announced it will continue to hold down short-term interest rates, which in turn will help keep mortgage rates low. But there is...

Are Renters Driving the Home Construction Rebound?

Renters are playing a large role in the home construction industry — a much bigger role than they traditionally play, Fortune reports. Construction of multifamily homes is making up...

Freddie Has High Expectations for Spring Market

Get ready for the healthiest spring home-buying season since 2007, according to Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for March. The mortgage giant is forecasting...

Buyer Demand Soars, But Where Are the Houses?

Buyer demand is rapidly rising, but the housing market is realizing they may not have the inventory to meet it. “The housing turnaround seems to have caught almost everyone in the...

Study: ‘Green’ Home Owners Less Likely to Default

Home owners of energy-efficient homes are one-third less likely to default on their mortgage, according to a new study released by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

Refi Programs Give Underwater Owners a Lift

States that were the hardest hit by foreclosures and have the highest number of underwater home owners are now leading the nation in refinancing as more borrowers look to decrease...

Builders Ramp Up Hiring From Rising Demand

Growing confidence among home builders about the housing recovery is prompting more of them to go on a hiring frenzy to meet increasing buyer demand. Government data shows that 48,000...