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NAR Applauds Confirmation of Castro as HUD Secretary

Home Ownership Matters - 4 hours 25 min ago

Julian Castro, a three-term mayor of San Antonio, was confirmed Wednesday as the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development by the U.S. Senate in a roll-call vote. NAR supported the appointment and, in a statement to the media, commended the U.S. Senate for confirming Castro.

Mayor Castro’s vision for strong communities and affordable housing is the right fit for HUD, which has helped make the dream of homeownership a reality for millions of Americans. NAR is encouraged by his record of achievement in revitalizing the city center in San Antonio and his... Read More

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Realtors® Applaud Confirmation of Castro as HUD Secretary

Home Ownership Matters - 4 hours 25 min ago

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2014) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown:

“The National Association of Realtors® commends the U.S. Senate today for approving the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“Mayor Castro’s vision for strong communities and affordable housing is the right fit for HUD, which has helped make the dream of homeownership a reality for millions of Americans. We are encouraged by his... Read More

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2014 Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners

This Old House - 20 hours 35 min ago
For yet another year, you put your imagination and skill to work shaping pumpkins into impressive creations. Here are the 29 finalists and 2014's grand prize winner
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Farmhouse Kitchen Revival

This Old House - 20 hours 35 min ago
Two DIY owners devise a recipe that's one part modern function and two parts colonial charm
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7 Agents You Hate to Work With

Daily Real Estate News - 22 hours 40 min ago

Real estate agents were polled on social media about their pet peeves when it comes to working with other agents. These were their top 10 gripes,...

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What Makes Buyers So Predictable

Daily Real Estate News - 22 hours 40 min ago

Are you conscientious or neurotic? A new study suggests that an individual's personality is a determining factor in the real estate choices he...

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Where the Owner Doesn't Live in the Home

Daily Real Estate News - 22 hours 40 min ago

A growing number of new homes are being purchased by "absentee buyers" — entities or investors who don’t actually live on...

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Fed Stimulus Over: What About Interest Rates?

Daily Real Estate News - 22 hours 40 min ago

The Federal Reserve has ended its bond-purchasing program, known as "quantitative easing." Will interest rates shoot up?

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Detroit's Mystery 'Blight Savior' Revealed

Daily Real Estate News - 22 hours 40 min ago

"This is more than just an acquisition of parcels. It's an opportunity to redevelop the city I was born in and plan to die in."

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'Zombies' Terrorizing Housing Market Less

Daily Real Estate News - 22 hours 40 min ago

The number of zombie foreclosures — homes in the foreclosure process that are vacant — is falling precipitously around the country,...

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Don’t Blame Millennials for Ownership Drop

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00

The home ownership rate dropped to a 20-year low in the third quarter, and a new analysis points the finger at an unexpected group.

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Mortgage Fraud Up – Where Is It Highest?

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00

Mortgage fraud rose 3.2 percent year over year nationwide. But in some areas of Florida, mortgage fraud has doubled.

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Foreclosures Still Offer 'Substantial' Discounts

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00

In some markets, discounts on foreclosures or short sales are as high as 72 percent. Where are investors finding the largest bargains?

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Buyers in No Rush to Snag Low Rates

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00

Mortgage rates continue to hover at yearly lows, but they still aren't attracting buyers in the numbers observers have hoped for.

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Top 10 Reasons Renters Keep Renting

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00

Can you overcome renters’ most common objections and convince them of the benefits of owning? 

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Unkept Yard Lands Tenn. Woman in Jail

Daily Real Estate News - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00

A judge sent a home owner in East Tennessee to jail after city officials decided her yard wasn't properly maintained.

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How to Perform a Home Energy Audit

This Old House - Tue, 2014-10-28 02:05
Spot the leaks, gaps, and cold spots around your home with some simple pieces of equipment
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Networking Site Sues Zillow, Alleges Fraud

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-10-28 00:00

Top Agent Network, a real estate business networking site, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Zillow stole its trade secrets and made a copycat...

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Mortgage Giant Says 'Sorry' to Home Owners

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-10-28 00:00

Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, has apologized to home owners after the company was accused of backdating...

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Sellers Settle Into 'Waiting Game'

Daily Real Estate News - Tue, 2014-10-28 00:00

With home-price growth slowing, more sellers are getting the message that the market is no longer tilting in their favor. Now they're planning...

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