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The Ownership Generation Is Aging

Seniors are still the age group with the greatest homeownership rate, far exceeding the national rate for all age groups even into their eighties. ...


Your Place: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning a Threat during Bad Winters

(MCT)—Cabin fever is taking hold across a huge chunk of the country these days. ...


Realtor.com® Users Faceoff with San Jose Sharks for Chance to Win Big

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., has launched “The realtor.com® FACEOFF,” an online promotion with the San Jose Sharks. The sweepstakes, which is running now through March 13, lets users vote on favorite home features based on choices previously made by San Jose ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Anticipates Strong 2014 in High-End Real Estate

Sentiment from top Luxury Portfolio International® affiliates in the U.S. and Canada indicates a strong close to 2013 and a rising tide in the affluent segment of the housing market for 2014. ...


Short Sales on Their Way Out?

Short sales and foreclosures played a starring role during the Great Recession. According to National Association of REALTORS® statistics, in the summer of 2009, distressed sales made up just under 50 percent of all transactions as reported by REALTORS®. Fast forward to ...


House Prices End the Year Higher

Data from Standard and Poor’s indicates that house prices rose in December 2013. According to the release, the seasonally adjusted S&P/Case-Shiller HPI – 20 City Composite rose by 0.8 percent in December 2013. This is the 23rd consecutive month-over-month increase ...


January House Sales Shine Bright

Home sales rose in January, clocking in at the fastest pace since July 2008, offering hope that despite arctic winter temperatures, the market is still on the right track. ...


NAR Names New General Counsel

After a comprehensive national search, the National Association of REALTORS® selected Katie Raynolds Johnson as the association’s newest Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She assumes her new responsibilities effective this week. ...


Luxury Home Values Increase in Fourth Quarter

Luxury home values increased in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to a year ago, according to a recent home index released by a private bank and wealth management company. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Fights Breast Cancer

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently supported the 26.2 with Donna, the national marathon to finish breast cancer. ...


Recovery Stretches to Ninth Consecutive Month; 89 Markets Reaching Full Recovery

A recently released market index shows significant improvement in the top 100 markets this month. Results show that 60 of the top 200 midsize markets have fully recovered their loss in home prices due to the housing bubble burst. These advancements bring ...


Why Are New Homes Getting So Big? Look at Who’s Buying Them

Preliminary data provided to NAHB by the Census Bureau on the characteristics of homes started in 2013 show the trend toward larger homes continued unabated last year, as did the share of new homes with 4+ bedrooms, 3+ full baths, 2-stories, or ...


Realogy Honored among 2014 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the second consecutive year by NJBIZ, the company has announced. The survey and ...


Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Decline to Lowest Level in Six Years

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.39 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013, the lowest level since the first quarter of 2008. The ...


Housing Affordability Holds Steady in Fourth Quarter

Slightly lower median home prices along with a small uptick in mortgage rates contributed to housing affordability holding steady in the fourth quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 64.7 percent of new and ...