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Spring May Not Be Pretty for First-Time Buyers

February 22, 2018 - 1:00am

A shortage of homes and surging prices could hit rookie home buyers particularly hard.

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IRS: HELOCs Still Deductible for Renovations

February 22, 2018 - 1:00am

Taxpayers can continue to deduct the interest they pay on home equity loans and credit lines when the funds are used for home improvements, the...

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Environmental Hazards Don’t Quell Price Hikes

February 22, 2018 - 1:00am

Home values in ZIP codes with high risks of pollution, brownfields, and other dangers are appreciating at a faster pace, a new report shows.

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HUD Gives $35M to Aid Low-Income Families

February 22, 2018 - 1:00am

The agency says the money will be used to hire or retain service coordinators to help poor residents find jobs, educational opportunities, and...

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Townhouse Starts Indicate Sturdy Market

February 22, 2018 - 1:00am

Construction in this housing segment jumped 21 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Buyers Use Escalation Clauses to Win Bidding Wars

February 21, 2018 - 1:00am

But escalation clauses aren’t always a winning strategy for either buyers or sellers, housing experts warn. 

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2018 Home Sales Off to Sluggish Start

February 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Blame it on the housing shortage: Existing-home sales posted their largest declines on an annual basis in more than three years. Read more from...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Hiding Arizona Agent’s Body

February 21, 2018 - 1:00am

A handyman pleaded guilty to concealing the body of Sidney Cranston Jr., who disappeared two years ago after showing a property in a remote area...

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Higher Rates Offset Loan Demand

February 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Home buyers and homeowners may be getting spooked by higher mortgage rates, as loan applications plummet. 

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How Will Wakanda Come to Real Cities?

February 21, 2018 - 1:00am

The new super-hero movie is so popular that architects and urban planners are looking for ways to bring its look into real-life counterparts.

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Can Yelp Pinpoint the Next Big Neighborhood?

February 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Yelp reviews may be a key to help find neighborhoods on the edge of gentrification, where higher home prices may be on the horizon.

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Higher Rates Could Raise Housing Costs 15%

February 20, 2018 - 1:00am

If forecasted mortgage rate hikes pan out, home buyers may be paying much more expensive monthly payments. 

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Home Maintenance Can Cost Up to $2K a Year

February 20, 2018 - 1:00am

Find out the most common services homeowners use and how much they cost monthly.

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Stop Flu From Spreading to Your Listings

February 20, 2018 - 1:00am

These four tips will help your sellers keep the virus at bay during periods of high foot traffic from open houses and showings.

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How Buyers Misjudge the Mortgage Process

February 20, 2018 - 1:00am

Many consumers find it “stressful” or “complicated” to obtain a mortgage, according to recent surveys. Here are some of...

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Could Glut of Luxury Rentals Cause ‘Crisis’?

February 20, 2018 - 1:00am

Builders have focused for too long on serving the high-end market, while a shortage of affordable rental housing is worsening, economists warn.

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New-Home Market Picks Up the Pace

February 20, 2018 - 1:00am

The increase in single-family housing construction may help tame home price growth, while the uptick in multifamily units could help slow rent...

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Consumers Worldwide Favor Homeownership

February 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Despite steady gains in rental markets across the globe, the majority of residents in 29 of 30 countries recently analyzed are homeowners.

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Brokerage’s Pig Stunt Annoys Seattle Residents

February 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Marketing campaigns can sometimes prompt backlash, as one startup real estate company learned this week.

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House Passes Bill to Curb ‘Drive-by’ Accessibility Lawsuits

February 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Legislation would likely lead to greater accountability by building owners with regard to potential violations of the...

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