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Existing-Home Sales Plunge 6.4%, Mortgage Rates Blamed

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019

But a turnaround in home sales is likely for the spring season. Read more from NAR's latest housing report.<div> </div>

Brokerage Offers 'Lock & Shop' to Calm Buyers' Rate Nerves

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019

This real estate company is hoping to help ease home shoppers' anxiety over rising interest rates while they house hunt.

A Solution to the Homebuilding Labor Shortage? A Robot

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019

An Australia-based engineering firm has created a robot that is capable of building a standard brick home in one to three days. See it in action.

7 Fastest-Growing Retirement Havens

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019

A surge in retirees is coming, but where will they choose to live?

Utah Agent's Homicide Highlights Property Management Risks

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019

David Stokoe, a real estate professional in the Salt Lake City area, was shot and killed Thursday while reportedly evicting tenants from a building he owned.

Microsoft Gives $500M for Affordable Housing in Seattle

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

Microsoft is looking to address the shortage of affordable housing in the Seattle area, where the software giant is based.

Natural Disasters Hit Real Estate Hard in 2018

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

Natural disasters struck with a vengeance in 2018, marking the third straight year with an above-average number of catastrophes.

Will Lower Mortgage Rates Escalate Sales Gains?

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

After six consecutive weeks of declines in the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, upcoming data may show whether it has prompted more buyers to make a move.

When a Pair of Cats Are Your Renters

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

Two cats in Silicon Valley are the pampered renters and sole occupants of a $1,500-per-month studio.

NAR Asks Trump Administration to Reopen Rural Loan Program

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019

Rural Housing Loan Program applications have been stalled since the government shutdown started.