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35 Percent of U.S. Markets at New All-Time Home Price Peak

Among 94 major metro areas analyzed for the report, 33 markets (35 percent) have now reached new all-time home price peaks in 2015, according to RealtyTrac's recently released October 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report. ...


Mortgage Applications Teeter 0.2 Percent

Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 27, 2015. This week's results included an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday. ...


Lack of Affordable Options Will Drive First-Time Buyers Out to the Suburbs in 2016

Deteriorating housing affordability will drive 2016 housing trends, according to a recent Zillow forecast. A lack of affordable homes near city centers will push new and first-time homebuyers to suburbs that feel like walkable, amenity-rich mini-cities. Rising rents will force more young renters to wait longer before buying a home. ...


Home Prices Soar in Western Markets

Among the nation’s top 300 markets, a total of 170 or 57 percent have now achieved full price recovery, according to Homes.com®'s September 2015 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion ...


Realogy Expands Internal Focus on Diversity & Inclusion with Two Executive Appointments

Realogy Holdings Corp. has announced that two executives have expanded their leadership roles to strengthen the company’s internal focus on diversity and inclusion. In addition to her role as senior vice president of human resources for two of Realogy’s business units, Tanya Reu-Narvaez will also oversee Realogy’s enterprise-wide diversity framework, ...


Pending Home Sales Nudge forward in October

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but shifted marginally higher after two straight months of declines, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Gains in the Northeast and West were offset by declines in the Midwest and South. ...


Modest Home Price Gains to Stoke the Winter Fire

As the year draws to a close, housing continues to recalibrate and the Midwest maintains its impressive trend, according to Clear Capital's December 2015 HDI Market Report. November’s data shows Detroit up 135 percent from the trough, ...


New Home Sales Rise in October

Sales of new single-family houses in October 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 495,000, according to estimates released jointly recently by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau. This is 10.7 percent (±17.7%)* above ...


Big Boom: Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, with yet another increase in September, according to recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


HUD Rallies for Equality with New Gender Identity Rule

A new rule was announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) titled “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs Rule (Gender Identity Rule).” The proposed Gender Identity Rule was created after ...


2016: The Return of a Feel-Good Real Estate Market?

If you believe that – and if you are willing to put the recipe to the test – 2016 may just turn out to be your best year yet in real estate. ...


Apartments.com and Move, Inc., Enter into a Strategic Content Relationship

Group, Inc., owner of Apartments.com, recently announced an agreement to exclusively power the apartment community listings on the websites owned and operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc.—realtor.com®, Move.com, and Doorsteps.com—with advertiser content from Apartments.com and ApartmentFinder.com. ...


New Study Suggests Strong Outlook for Green Homes

During the prolonged housing downturn, green homes provided support to the ailing residential market and now promise to be an important element of the recovering market as well, according to a new study conducted by Dodge ...


Top Four Marketing Tactics to Implement for 2016

We’ve reached that time again—the end of another year. As we close this chapter and open the next, now is the perfect time to make resolutions and plan for the year ahead. For those in the real estate game, one key area of ...


Panel: Understanding Millennials and Thinking toward the Future Are Keys to Success in Real Estate

While moderating a panel about technology, green living, and more, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun quoted one of the greats, Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where ...


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