Saturday
September 20, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 09/16/2014
    "The rise in mortgage rates was modest this month, so purchases at this time are still favorable" when compared to the rise in rents, according to NAR's latest housing affordability report.
  • 09/16/2014
    "The older, aging population presents a number of challenges, as does the younger population with its greater diversity," says a former HUD secretary.
  • 09/16/2014
    Nationwide, rents have risen by 6 percent over the last decade, while incomes have fallen 13 percent. More than half of all renters now are devoting 30 percent or more of their income to paying rent.
  • 09/16/2014
    Bigger garages, the "super kitchen," and more strategically placed home offices? Learn which home-design trends will likely catch on in the new-home market.
  • 09/15/2014
    A real estate software company recently bid for the attention of real estate brokers and agents by delivering 1,200 cookies to open houses across 31 cities.
  • 09/15/2014
    Realtor.com®'s Jonathan Smoke breaks down the good and the bad of the housing recovery, and says new directions are necessary to address the remaining trouble spots.
  • 09/15/2014
    The nation’s largest mortgage lender says many customers believe it’s much more difficult to get a mortgage than it really is. 
  • 09/15/2014
    Real estate agencies are using virtual staging to paint the picture of a home’s potential, hoping that doing so will attract more buyers to the home. 
  • 09/15/2014
    A new survey reveals what's most important to Americans when it comes to smart home technology, and what's holding them back from purchasing such systems.
  • 09/15/2014
    Everyone wants to live in a smart place. But the magic mix that makes a place smart is composed of a lot of different dynamics coming together all at once.