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Americans’ Expectations Align to Encourage Home Buying

More consumers may be looking to purchase homes with a shift in several key housing market indicators, according to Fannie Mae’s March 2012 consumer attitudinal National Housing Survey. More Americans now expect both home rental and home purchase prices to increase over the next year. Nearly half of consumers expect ...


Industry Insight: Today’s Homebuyer

Today’s homebuyer wants more than the typical sales pitch. They expect that their agent be present, focused and highly in tune with their needs. ...


Homeownership Makes Tax Time Less Taxing

With the April 17 tax deadline coming up, many individuals and families still have time to take advantage of the valuable tax benefits homeownership affords. Many are turning to the National Association of REALTORS’® consumer website, HouseLogic.com. ...


Consumers Can Learn Credit Awareness with Experian Credit Advisors, Inc.

As many people celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and Spring Break vacations, the freecreditscore.com™ band took to the sun and surf to star in the newest freecreditscore.com television commercial, "Credit Wipeout." The new 30-second spot, draws attention to the situations that can impact a person's credit status while encouraging ...


Big Hitters: 2012 Major League Baseball Homes for Sale

The biggest names in baseball have now departed Florida or Arizona and headed north for the start of the regular season. The rigors of a 162-game season can be tough for anyone, but a bad real estate market can be a big strike out for athletes who are more likely ...


New-Home Design Trends Amp up Creativity but Cut Costs

The hottest design trends in new homes this year incorporate creative use of materials, layouts and features that provide maximum utility and beauty while being cost-conscious at the same time, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In ...


A House That Time Forgot

(MCT)—Crossing the threshold into the grand entry hall of the Mediterranean-style house in Beverly Hills is like stepping into a time capsule. ...


Foreclosure Proceedings Can Make or Break Local Market Recovery

The housing market seems to be on the upswing, and some experts say that by 2014, the market will be back on track. Last week NAR noted that investment properties are on the rise, and the National Institute ...


Survey Finds Women and Men Make Home-Buying Decisions with Head and Heart

Square-footage and price are important elements to consider when selecting a home but according to a new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate of 1,000 men and women, they both also rely on how they feel and how their lifestyle ...


Real Estate Will Rock in 2014

Housing starts will nearly double and home prices will begin to rise in 2013, with prices increasing significantly in 2014. ...


New Prudential Real Estate Poll: Americans Increasingly Optimistic about Homeownership

Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company located in Connecticut, released a new national survey showing that Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey, a full 60 percent of Americans have favorable views ...


NAR: Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2011

Sales of investment and vacation homes jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Spring Looks Bright: Pending Home Sales Solidly Higher Than Last Year

Pending home sales were down slightly in February but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on ...


Market Tracker: February Existing-Home Sales Up Strongly from a Year Ago

February existing-home sales declined from an upwardly revised January pace but are well above a year ago, while the median price posted a slight gain, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales were up in the Midwest and South, ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Launches Reality Broadcast Series: ‘Home, First Home’

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently unveiled its new online and television reality series, “Home, First Home”(SM). The series, which features real stories from first-time homebuyers across the country, as well as advice from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate affiliated sales associates, can be found online at ...


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