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Home Buyers and Sellers Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Tight Credit

Although the housing market has shown a healthy recovery over the past two years, unnecessarily restrictive mortgage lending standards are preventing some financially qualified buyers from reaching their dreams, especially singles and first-time buyers, according to an annual study released today. ...


REALTORS® to Regulators: Aligning QRM with QM Assures Safe, Sound Mortgage Lending

Revised rules proposed by federal regulators will help ensure rigorous and effective underwriting while also providing creditworthy homebuyers with access to safe mortgage financing, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Real Estate Agents Re-Think Strategies to Remain Competitive

Real estate agents have a challenging career that requires them to be knowledgeable in various areas of the market, have a sense of what buyers and sellers are looking for and be available to clients during off-hours and on weekends. In an ...


Are Dated Appraisals Holding Back the Recovery?

Some of the most beaten down real estate markets are finally experiencing that long-awaited bounce back from the crash. Cash offers are yielding more sales. Pent-up demand is driving prices higher. But something’s missing. ...


Real Estate Q3 Outlook Survey: Men and Women View Homeownership through Different Lenses

Prudential Real Estate recently released results of its third quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating men and women don’t necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to homeownership and the responsibilities related to home-buying and selling. ...


Detroit, Santa Barbara and Reno Lead Turnaround

Detroit, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Reno, Nev. markets are currently leading the nation in recovery according to realtor.com®’s third quarter ranking of America’s top turnaround markets. ...


One Voice, One Message: How an Integrated Marketing Strategy Is Giving realtor.com® New Legs

Personal. Engaging. Informative. Accurate. ...


Homes.com Teams up with Barbara Corcoran

Homes.com® has teamed up with celebrity real estate personality Barbara Corcoran to share invaluable information and insights with consumers across the country. Addressing “5 Questions to Ask Before You Purchase a Home,” Corcoran and Homes.com collaborate to share expert tips, insights and ...


Visual Storytelling in a Snap! Win Big with Instagram

There’s a certain thrill people get when offered a chance to win a prize. Whether it’s the excitement of scratching off a lottery ticket, the anticipation of waiting for that last Bingo number to be called or the hope that your raffle ...


The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, Part II

What You Need to Know about Mobile SEO…and Why It’s Not the Opportunity to Focus On ...


Trulia to Present 2013 ‘Tech Titan’ Award at RISMedia’s Power Broker Event

In recognition of an exceptional drive and commitment to stay ahead of the curve on important technologies impacting the real estate business, RISMedia and Trulia will present a member of the brokerage community with the Real Estate “Tech Titan” award on ...


Rates on New Home Loans Still Rising

In September, interest rates on conventional mortgages used to purchase newly built homes increased for the fourth month in a row, according to data released today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ...


REALTORS® Advocate Housing Finance System Overhaul That Protects Taxpayers and Access to Credit

As lawmakers debate how best to reform the secondary mortgage finance market, they must ensure that any new system retains access to safe, secure and affordable sources of mortgage capital for creditworthy consumers in all market conditions or risk a major disruption ...


Realtor.com®’s Quarterly Turnaround Towns Report: New Additions Indicate a Changing Marketplace

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., has unveiled its Turnaround Towns Report for the third quarter of 2013, revealing that the Detroit, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Reno, Nev. markets are currently leading the nation in recovery. ...


Terrie Suit Named to Head State Realtors®’ Association

(MCT)—Terrie Suit, Virginia’s first secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, will become chief executive officer of the Virginia Association of Realtors, a 29,000-member trade organization based in Henrico County. ...


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