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Owners, Appraisers Essentially Agree on Value

May 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Homeowners are less likely to get a rude awakening when going through the mortgage process, according to the latest Quicken Loans Home Price...

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Homes Are Fetching More Than Asking Price

May 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Thirty-seven percent of properties that closed in March sold at or above their list price.

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Should Sellers Pay for Their Own Inspection?

May 8, 2018 - 12:00am

Your client may want to consider ordering a home maintenance inspection before listing his or her property. It could help to be proactive about...

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Young Buyers Are Skipping the Starter Home

May 8, 2018 - 12:00am

Millennials who have delayed homeownership are trying to make up for lost time by going straight for a larger, pricier property that they intend...

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Calif. Takes Up Solar Mandate for New Homes

May 8, 2018 - 12:00am

The California Energy Commission will vote Wednesday on proposed construction standards requiring that most new homes built in the state have...

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How Much Longer Is It to Find a Home?

May 8, 2018 - 12:00am

Prospective buyers actively searching for a property say it’s becoming a longer journey to find one they’re willing to buy.

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Fannie: Housing Confidence Hits Record High

May 8, 2018 - 12:00am

Americans continue to say it’s a good time to sell amid rising home prices and favorable economic conditions.

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After Brief Slowdown, Rents Inch Back Up

May 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Just as signs pointed to a cooling rental market, landlords are seeing resurging demand, warranting higher prices.

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Why You Should List in the Middle of the Week

May 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Redfin researchers discover why putting a home on the market on Wednesdays and Thursdays offers more advantages than listing on a Sunday, the...

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7 Secondary Markets That Are Breaking Out

May 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Where are the next urban powerhouses? Realtor.com® researchers have pinpointed the likely contenders. 

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Volcanic Eruptions Threaten More Homes in Hawaii

May 7, 2018 - 12:00am

About 1,700 homeowners on Hawaii’s Big Island already have been forced to evacuate as lava flow from the Kilauea volcano inched closer to...

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FHA Borrowers Get Help Funding Solar Panels

May 7, 2018 - 12:00am

A growing number of lenders are helping home buyers pay the upfront costs of solar panels, including one that allows mortgage applicants to wrap...

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Where Underwater Homes Remain Problematic

May 7, 2018 - 12:00am

View a heat map to see the percentage of seriously underwater properties in your market. 

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Firms Change Tactics When Moving Workers

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

Smaller companies are opting for lump sum packages when relocating employees long distances, and corporations of all sizes are allocating roughly...

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How to Prevent a Low Appraisal

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

Many buyers are offering more than the asking price on properties undergoing bidding wars, but when the appraisal reveals the true market value of...

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‘White-Boxing’ Turns Luxury Homes Into Raw Space

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

Homeowners in high-end markets are stripping out their property’s finishes and amenities, offering buyers a blank canvas to visualize their...

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After April Hikes, Mortgage Rates Slide in May

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

In the first week of the month, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped three basis points to average 4.55 percent.

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Freddie Incentivizes Landlords to Keep Units Affordable

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

The mortgage financing giant has announced it will offer low-cost loans to multifamily property owners who keep their buildings affordable to...

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Twitter Urges Users to Change Passwords Now

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

The company is warning its 336 million users of a glitch in the system that stores their passwords.

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The Shortcomings of Preapprovals

May 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Many real estate professionals request that buyers obtain a mortgage preapproval letter from their lender before going out on home showings....

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