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BREAKING NEWS: HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it suspended the reduction of Mortgage Insurance Premiums, effective immediately. HUD sent…

Highest-Yielding Investment Housing Markets

HomeUnion Names the Highest-Yielding Investment Housing Markets

Cleveland offers real estate investors the highest yields, while Orange County has the lowest yields

UAE

Dubai, Abu Dhabi Primed for Progress in 2017

UAE Market Report 2017 Having bravely negotiated a rather tough 2016, the real estate sectors of the two main…

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Buyers Willing to Trade Square Footage for Amenities, Survey Results Show

The average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016 – a sign that the home building industry…

Houlihan Lawrence Announces Agreement to Join HomeServices of America, Inc.

Houlihan Lawrence Announces Agreement to Join HomeServices of America, Inc. HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway…

U.S. Foreclosure Activity Drops to 10-Year Low in 2016

U.S. Foreclosure Activity Drops to 10-Year Low in 2016

Average time to Foreclose Jumps to New Record High in Q4 2016 Biggest Backlogs of Legacy Foreclosures…

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Tips for Leaving Feedback on Listings

Are You Doing All You Can Do? My goal in real estate was to leverage my time so that I was…

MRIS and TREND Announce Consolidation as Bright MLS

Consolidation Brings 85,000 Real Estate Professionals Under One MLS Bright MLS, a brand new multiple listing…

5 Things You Should Never Say as a REALTOR®

We’ve all spoken too soon without thinking. I can remember as a young child asking a fairly large woman…

A Down Payment Costs Home Buyers an Average of 2/3 of Annual Income

Saving for a down payment is the most pressing concern of one in five homebuyers; here’s where…

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