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Pending Home Sales Dip in June
) — After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained near May's level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the . Modest gains in......

Pending Home Sales Dip In June, Down From May's Nine-Year High
near May’s nine-year high, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings (as opposed to closed sales), fell 1.8% in June to......

Good News For Widow Who Lost Her Home Over $6.30 Tax Bill
new home development under construction in Nashville, Tenn. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for May on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Battisti’s home was......

The Best Small Cities For Business And Careers 2015
growing population that cover healthcare, financial services, retail and more. A booming housing market has also contributed. New construction helped fuel 2,601 home sales in 2014, according......

Refinance Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
) - Mortgage applications increased 0.8 percent from one week earlier , according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

What's the best way to save home for heirs?
the home after my husband and I have died? Search for low mortgage rates at Bankrate.com The loan is at a fixed rate of 5.06 percent. The outstanding loan balance is $223,511.90, and the......

JPMorgan ChaseVoice: Meet The Employees Who Power The Bank Of The Future
Deposit product services are provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender...

Rising Home Prices and Falling Mortgage Debt
of Research at NAR. He directs research activity...

Better Days Ahead for First-Time Buyers
at which home prices are rising. For potential first-time home buyers, the housing market will soon be more inviting, writes Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®'s chief economist, in recent commentary......

47% of Homes Are Selling in Less Than a Month
the most time on the market with a median of 129 days, foreclosures sold in 39 days, and non-distressed homes were on the market for 33 days. NAR reports that 47 percent of homes sold in less......

Millennials Favor Walkable Communities
Realtors® don’t only sell homes, they sell neighborhoods and communities,” said NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark. “Realtors® aid in improving......

Home Prices Rise 4.4% In May, S&P/Case-Shiller Says
Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments The growth in home sales prices stayed just about flat in May compared to April, furthering a two-year slowdown, data released Tuesday......

Home price increases stay steady
first-time home purchases. "Without a boost in first timers, there is less housing market activity, fewer existing homes being put on the market, and more worry about inventory." Overall, 10......

How To Avoid Common Home Buying Mistakes
coming around the corner for our nation’s economy or for the housing market. That is why it’s of the utmost importance that we examine our personal financial plans when making any major purchases......

Repeal of IRC Section 1031 Would Cause Decrease in Real Estate Values
[…] it is not tax-free.” [1] Like-kind exchanges (LKE) feature prominently in NAR members’ real estate transactions, as well as their clients. As most REALTORS are small business owners, and......

Citigroup's Mexican Operations Under Wider Scrutiny For Possible Money Laundering
Banamex USA, Citigroup further disclosed, also has received a subpoena from the FDIC related to its BSA and AML compliance program. Both Citigroup and Banamex USA have also received inquiries......

How to save families from losing everything (Opinion)
poverty line, an unexpected event can plunge them into economic hardship. Evictions, foreclosures, child custody hearings, domestic violence -- all these life-changing situations can require......

Contracts: Closings and Terminations
home inspection).  REALTORS® can find a lot of information on the NAR website related to contract problems and solutions.  As professionals, REALTORS® can provide the information to the potential......

New-Home Sales Dip to 7-Month Low
would be ups and downs on the road back to a normal housing market," says Robert Denk, senior economist at the National Association of Home Builders. "As the economy and job growth strengthens......

The 8 Biggest Concerns for REALTORS®
REALTORS® are "strongly confident" about the housing market's outlook over the next six months, although confidence has eased since the beginning of this spring, according to the latest REALTORS®......

Economy Watch: Is Home Ownership in a Slump?
as household formation has begun to rise again, but both existing and new home sales have only eked out modest gains. But it’s also important for other kinds of commercial landlords, especially......

USAA​Voice: 6 Ways Couples Can Avoid Fighting About Money
Association and   its insurance, banking, investment and other companies . Banks Member FDIC. Investments provided by USAA Investment Management Company and USAA Financial Advisors Inc., both......

RE/MAX Sales Top $1 Billion in June
IL-based RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. “Home values have increased, and mortgage rates have remained low, allowing both parties to take advantage of the current market conditions......

Is SD's Housing Market Overly Frothy?
s unlikely that we’ll see that domino into another wave of foreclosures like last time around because the buyers of the past few years have much more skin in the game with their purchases. To......

MF Property Slated for Conversion
a luxury environment.” According to recent reports by The Arizona Republic , the housing market continues to improve and demand from homebuyers, particularly for relatively affordable houses......