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Realtor.com® Back to School Survey Finds School Boundaries Play Major Role in Home Buying Decisions

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., recently announced the results of its Back to School survey that ran on realtor.com® from July 18-22 and analyzed how much impact school boundaries have on buyers looking to purchase a home within two ...


Renters Say Homeownership Is a Top Priority

Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future, according to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Credit Union vs. Bank? Which Should You Choose?

For more than 100 years, credit unions have been helping people achieve their dreams. Whether it’s to help them buy a home, buy a car or send their child to college, credit unions return what they earn to their members in ...


Hot property: Tom Hanks Casts Off Pacific Palisades Property

(MCT)—Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million. ...


Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent; FNC Index Marks Overall Increase 0.5 Percent in May

Homeowners in the U.S. paid a median price of $110,000 for their homes, according to a 2011 American Housing Survey profile released recently. This is an increase of 2.3 percent from the $107,500 reported in the 2009 survey. The median purchase ...


Delinquencies Drop as Bad Boom Loans Fade Away

Fewer new problem loans, declining levels of negative equity and shrinking inventories of bad loans from the boom era have helped to reduce mortgage delinquencies by the largest year-to-date decline since 2002. ...


Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent to $110,000

Homeowners in the U.S. paid a median price of $110,000 for their homes, according to a 2011 American Housing Survey profile released recently. This is an increase of 2.3 percent from the $107,500 reported in the 2009 survey. The median purchase price of homes constructed in the past four years ...


NAR Survey of Generational Trends Shows Younger Buyers More Optimistic

Millennials are more confident than any other age group that their recent home purchase was a good financial investment, according to a new study released this week. The inaugural 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends evaluated ...


Experts: Say So Long To Mortgage Rates In The 3′s For Now

(MCT)—The era of the 30-year home mortgage rate in the 3's suddenly appears to be over. ...


US Foreclosure Inventory Down 29 Percent Nationally from a Year Ago

CoreLogic recently released its May National Foreclosure Report with a supplement featuring quarterly shadow inventory data as of April 2013. ...


Forget the Wedding. Unmarried Couples Leap into Homeownership

With the market making a comeback, and more millennials leading the way in the house hunt, we are seeing a shift in personal values making an impact on the future of housing. ...


Realtor.com® Users ‘Find It First’ to Win Airstream

Realtor.com® a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., recently announced “Find it First Hits the Road with Airstream,” a mobile treasure hunt with iconic lifestyle brand Airstream, Inc., makers of premium luxury aluminum trailers. The new summer promotion encourages players to search for a virtual Airstream as ...


Ask the Expert: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Today's expert Q & A is with David R. Leopold, owner of Pillar To Post Home Inspection located in Fairfield County, Conn. ...


Hot Property: Drew Barrymore Lists Her Wedding Site

(MCT)—Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant William Kopelman, have listed the Montecito estate where they were wed at $7.5 million. ...


April Home Prices Surge Nearly 7 Percent

Home prices are on the rise; the most recent FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S home prices made a climb of nearly 7 percent from March to April, the largest price acceleration since June 2012. ...


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