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‘Normalized’ Economy to Prop Up Housing?

A pick-up in the economy is expected to help propel the housing market forward, with an increase in household formation and a stronger recovery, according to Freddie Mac’s...

8 Best Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent

The West seems to offer some of the best opportunities for real estate agents, according to a new analysis by SmartAsset, a financial management resource. The company sought to...

13 States Soar to New Home-Price Highs

More than a dozen states saw home prices accelerate in June to record-level highs, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, which dates back to January 1976. Year-over-year...

Did Expanded Jobless Benefits Lead to Lower Foreclosure Rates?

A new study suggests that about 1.4 million foreclosures between 2008 and 2012 were prevented because the expansion of unemployment insurance benefits cut the likelihood of mortgage...

Don’t Ever Say This to a Client

Real estate agents should never tell clients that they only check their messages, emails, and phones during business hours. Rather, they should inform clients of the best times to...

Home Owners Say if They Had to They’d Cut Housing Costs By …

If faced with an unexpected financial burden, the majority of home owners say they’d reduce their housing costs by downsizing, according to a survey conducted by Trulia of more than...

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...

Builders to Widen Stock of Green Homes by 2018

An upswing in green building is expected over the next four years as more widespread adoption takes hold, according to survey respondents in McGraw Hill’s latest SmartMarket Report....

Lot Shortages to Inflate New-Home Prices

Nearly 60 percent of builders report that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas is “low” or “very low,” marking the largest percentage since the...

How to Make Mortgage Approval Easier

With new mortgage rules and regulations in place, buyers may face more obstacles when applying for a mortgage. “Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase anyone will make, and...