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Zillow: Underwater Homeowners Continue Drop-Off

Eleven percent of homeowners are underwater, or owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, according to Zillow®’s third quarter Negative Equity Report—a figure that continues to [...]

Ugly Sweaters Infiltrate the Holidays

(TNS)—Keisha Jones, 32, of Mitchellville, Md., dons a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” Christmas T-shirt decorated with pizza slices, a nod to her favorite childhood cartoon and her shirt of [...]

Minority, Renter Households at Center of Low Homeownership Rate

The homeownership rate spiraled to its lowest point in 50 years earlier this year, and while it picked up in the third quarter, it remains off its recent peak. [...]

An Innovation Combining the Best of Both Worlds

Innovation is a funny thing. Sometimes it introduces an idea that’s never existed before. More often, though, it’s a creative extension of elements already in use. The genius is [...]

Lennox Scott: 2017 ‘Incredible’ for Real Estate

In the following commentary, Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, offers his 2017 housing forecast for the Puget Sound market. What an exciting time [...]

Gaining Leads, Referrals, and another Hour in the Day

In the following interview, Lee Goldstein, president of InTrust Realty in Raleigh, N.C., discusses conditions in his local market, as well as online lead generation and marketing, including social [...]

Home Inspections a Valuable Component in Competitive Market

For more than 20 years, Mike Hanneman and HomeTeam Inspection Service of Anchorage have brought a winning formula to home inspections in the Anchorage, Alaska area, relying on a [...]

The 2017 Color of the Year Is Fresh…and Prehistoric

Prepare to see a lot more green in 2017—and not the kind you get from a scratch-off. Pantone recently revealed next year’s Color of the Year, a “zesty” yellow-green [...]

Capitol Hill Update: NAR’s 2016 Political Advocacy Efforts

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) works diligently on a legislative and regulatory agenda that encourages a sound and robust U.S. real estate market and protects the business interests [...]

Builders Put Stock in Trump as Confidence Inflates to 2005 High

Home builders’ confidence in the housing market inflated to its highest reading in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) since July 2005, indicating [...]