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Why is housing inventory so low?
There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the consistently low housing inventory levels throughout the nation....
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Real estate group unveils plan to boost Hispanic wealth
In the wake of a housing downturn that pummeled Hispanic wealth, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Profes...
Mar 31, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Opportunities for real estate investors seen even in markets with weak indicators
Publishers of a new book by former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros say it offers an "innovative and nuanced" analysis o...
Mar 30, 2015 by Inman
2015 is the year consumers will stay put and renovate, survey says
Fewer Americans plan to move this year compared to last year, but a larger share will conduct home improvement projects...
Mar 27, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Nela Richardson: Inventory is the X-factor for real estate in 2015
Nela Richardson, chief economist at real estate brokerage Redfin, pinpointed inventory as the key factor in whether real...
Mar 25, 2015 by Paul Hagey
Millennial homebuyers expected to rely more on parents for help
More first-time buyers are likely to turn to mom and pop for financial assistance when buying a home in the years a...
Mar 24, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Listings scarce in many markets as spring buying season kicks off
On the eve of the spring buying season, the number of homes listed for sale on realtor.com was down 11 percent in Februa...
Mar 20, 2015 by Inman
Report dissects global home price growth
Global home price growth continued in 2014, but momentum across the world's 41 housing markets that have published hou...
Mar 20, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Foreclosures seen as heading back to or below historic norms
Foreclosure activity fell in February to its lowest level since July 2006, and is expected to return to or even dip belo...
Mar 19, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
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Earlier this month, David Charron, president and CEO of MRIS, spoke to a group of 40 brokers in Warrenton, Virginia. “...
Mar 18, 2015 by Inman
NAR says homebuilders should get busy
Rising rents are making it harder for entry-level buyers to save up for a down payment, even as price increases in many ...
Mar 16, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Getting a mortgage is easier than people think
For years, economists and consumers alike lamented strict mortgage lending standards that were blamed for hampering th...
Mar 13, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Re/Max says big payout to investors won't crimp growth
Real estate franchise giant Re/Max says its strong balance sheet and cash flow will allow the company to continue to rei...
Mar 12, 2015 by Matt Carter
Report documents real estate crowdfunding's explosive growth
Real estate crowdfunding -- the practice of pooling investors' money online to purchase properties -- leaped forward in ...
Mar 10, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Most consumers think it's easy to get a mortgage
Consumers are more confident that they can qualify for a mortgage and are more optimistic about the economy than they h...
Mar 9, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
White residents eager to rebrand gentrifying neighborhoods
White residents of areas undergoing gentrification are more likely than minorities to define their neighborhood as a sma...
Mar 9, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Say goodbye to freakishly low mortgage rates
Brace thyself. Mortgage rates are above 4 percent for the first time since December, taken up by an overnight rout in th...
Mar 6, 2015 by Lou Barnes
Artificially low interest rates hurt job growth, housing sales
Companies get a better return on investment buying back shares than hiring employees or investing in capital equipment....
Mar 2, 2015 by Louis Cammarosano
When Fed raises short-term rates, pray long-term rates don't follow
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s testimony, inherently a forecast, overwhelmed all other forces on markets th...
Feb 27, 2015 by Lou Barnes
Greek Band-Aid intercepts interest rate drop
Long-term Treasurys are sliding down in yield again, holding low-fee mortgages in the high-threes. This improvement h...
Feb 20, 2015 by Lou Barnes

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