Americans are upgrading property at the fastest pace since early 2004, partially thanks to buyers personalizing new homes.
Six federal agencies issued rules that protect buyers with higher-interest loans, including a mandate that appraisers physically
To sell a home or get top dollar, sellers must look at their property through the eyes of a potential buyer. Consider these five
Would a Realtor marketing to first-time buyers get more leads targeting retirees? Find out: Fla. Profile of Home Buyers and Sell
NAR released a statement praising the QM released last week, saying it won't disrupt the market. However, a few things will chan
The QM (qualified mortgage) rule, which had the potential to disqualify more buyers seeking a mortgage, was released today - it'
NAR/Google study: When shopping, buyers tend to use search engines first, maps second and mobile apps toward the end.
There's no sure thing, but home prices are up, buyers searching, mortgage rates staying low and pending sales rising.
Many buyers still expect a great deal on a foreclosure, so agents must prep them for a competition of multiple bids.
South Florida home prices increased in January, pushed higher by investors and other buyers trying to outbid each other for a sh
For the second consecutive year, Broward County buyers closed on fewer homes in some stage of foreclosure.
South Florida's once-moribund housing market has rallied, with bidding wars pitting investors against first-time buyers in a cha
A shortage of available homes could make the traditional spring selling season a dud for many South Florida buyers.
First-time homebuyers are seen as the key to the housing recovery, but they face competition from investors and other obstacles
Why don't renters become buyers? 22.2% consider renting cheaper; 15.7% see it as more flexible; 11.2% lost a home to foreclosure
An EB5 visa requires a $500K investment that creates jobs. Commercial developers see cheap capital - international buyers see a
Is it housing discrimination? Smartphone app allows would-be renters or buyers to check the law on a smartphone and file a forma
Survey: Buyers in the South, including Fla., predictably prefer A/C. Compared to other areas, many also want a home less than fi
But regular buyers losing out to investment firms
More than 56,000 homes in Palm Beach and Broward counties make up a
An FHA 203k mortgage allows buyers to finance and fix a home under a single loan. Downpayments of at least 3.5% are required, bu
An owner's current home will probably rise in value, but so will the price of a dream home. It makes sense to move now and tap i
The perfect real estate storm? A survey finds strong demand soon from buyers 18 to 34, while an urban planner expects high inven
Vacation home sales rose 10.1% in 2012. And while investor home purchases fell 2.1% compared to 2011, they remain high compared
TD Bank survey: Mortgage process causes stress, and many buyers don't look back on the experience fondly. But many consider Real
Builders have started telling buyers that new homes are better because they cost less to operate than existing homes, though the
It wasn't so long ago that homebuyers had all the power.
Jacksonville-area buyers could avoid a mortgage altogether. "Smart Home" is 2,400-square feet and comes with a 2013 GMC Denali.
NAR study finds that repeat, mid-income and older buyers favor open houses. Learn more about April 20-21 event, get collateral m
New mortgage guidelines that take effect next year likely will benefit consumers even while keeping lending standards restrictiv
South Florida’s housing market is on a tear, and that’s reducing many first-time buyers to tears.
The welcome mats are out for Broward County homebuyers this weekend.
Put your best faandccedil;ade forward, says NAR president. Sellers should prep their home for visitors as buyers are creating ch
When GL Homes opened its eighth Valencia community last weekend, the Sunrise-based builder figured it might get 30 or 35 buyers.
Realtor.com says it's the first real estate search app that permits buyers to target only home listings that fall within specifi
Advice for buyers: A little planning can ease headaches. Potential buyers should first check their credit score and determine ho
Move Inc., parent to NAR-owned Realtor.com, acquired Doorsteps, a program that helps buyers commit to homeownership and prepare
The sale involves FHA loans on the brink of foreclosure. Investor-buyers can't foreclose for six months and are encouraged to he
Survey: One in four thinks a preapproval commits them to that lender, and 34% think lenders must, by law, charge the same fee fo
The bad news: The number of potential homebuyers rose even more, keeping inventory tight in many areas, according to data compil
Some buyers are solving housing woes with prose.
Sales of South Florida homes in some stage of foreclosure declined in the first quarter as buyers struggled to find properties i
While 42% of home searchers made an offer in past six months, only 11% had an offer accepted, according to Harris Interactive su
The SIMA 2013 Madrid International Real Estate Exhibition last week drew more than 20,000 people; potential buyers asked about l
What do buyers want today? A massive database that goes back to 1973 shows trends by nation, state and city - a reflection of ch
Properties going under contract within two weeks – and even 24 hours
Prospective homebuyers used to go slow, con
Leisurely looking for a mortgage is a luxury South Florida homebuyers can't afford anymore.
South Florida home prices soared in May, again posting strong gains amid steady demand from cash buyers and slim pickings of pro
Relative lack of foreign buyers keeping builders away, CondoVultures says
The housing market is brutal on homebuyers in
More than any other age group, Millennials are more confident that their recent home purchase was a good financial investment, a
Rising flood insurance costs will impact some Fla. homebuyers. NAR recently posted legal advice for Realtors who are affected an
The five-bedroom house on Northwest 63rd Way in Parkland was listed for sale last week on Zillow.
State has 39% fewer "A" schools this year and 167% more "D" schools under stricter testing standards. Buyers shopping for good s
That may be good, however. Rising interest rates deterred a few buyers, and an increase in sellers could be the start of a comfo
Survey: More current homeowners are ready to move up. Millennials (adults ages 18-34) have the strongest desire and see it as a
President wants to wind down gov't-owned Fannie and Freddie with more private money funding mortgages - but only if buyers still
A workshop this weekend will give first-time homebuyers the latest information on how to find a place, qualify for a mortgage an
South Florida home prices rose in July as buyers continue to battle frustration in a decidedly seller's market.
South Florida's high-end homebuyers didn't take the summer off.
More new listings hitting the market as prices increase
Lilian Cruz, a house hunter since January, has been growing wea
On FEMA's flood insurance website, FloodSmart.gov, homebuyers can plug in an address to find a home's flood risk level and estim
Investors made up 23% of homebuyers in Feb., but only about 20% in June - the lowest level since Sept. 2012. About 48% say they'
Buyers closing soon or, if you're a landlord, renters moving in? Florida Power and Light rolled out new and generally easier rul
First-time homebuyers can learn about the housing market during a course Saturday (Oct.
South Florida homes are still largely affordable, though more properties are slipping out of reach of the region's middle class,
Realtor.com: While most buyers say they would consider a supposedly haunted house, far fewer would do so if they actually saw si
Mindset is changing as prices rise, competition heats up
Ryan Williams had been house hunting, off and on, for two yea
Sellers still have the advantage, but the gap is closing
Palm Beach County 's housing market still tilts toward seller
Fla. Sen. Nelson announced a bipartisan deal to delay flood insurance rate hikes. It's a ray of hope for buyers and sellers, but
NAR: Tech has advanced at breakneck speed: 10 years ago, smartphones didn't even exist. Still, only 41% of buyers consider tech
RealtyTrac: Many buyers fear older homes because they might need expensive repairs, but they can save an average 9% over the cos
Buyers may face less competition during the holiday season
South Florida's 2013 home buying bonanza is slowing down as
NAR's 2013 Home Buyers and Sellers Survey: Tight mortgage-lending standards blocking some from homeownership, notably singles an
Builders are busy again now that the housing market is rebounding.
New ability-to-repay rules start in Jan. While tighter lending may hurt marginal buyers and cut down on some mortgage amounts, i
Many buyers know homeownership comes with a tax advantage, but they get lost in the details. Here's a primer.
The slice of Orlando-area commercial real estate that drew the most foreign investment during the third quarter was condominium
Annual audit finds a more stable FHA. While agency added some rules and changed fees for buyers seeking a mortgage, audit finds
South Florida home prices rose in November, though sales slowed as buyers regained more control over the recovering market.
Starting tomorrow, lenders must offer more info about their loan decision. Buyers will get more time to correct a faulty apprais
Higher home prices and interest rates caused many buyers to pause, but an unusually severe winter also impacted Dec.'s number of
Nonprime loans that appeal to high-risk buyers are making a comeback, but lenders retain some stricter rules - like a 30 percent
Retailers' recent data breaches could hurt home sales if buyers find themselves with damaged credit and lower scores. Also: How
Buyers who submit an initial offer by March 31 and close by May 31 can get up to 3.5% back for closing costs or to pay points th
At least that's what Realtors tell potential buyers in listings based on the number of times "love" appears. In HomeFinder surve
Secretary says Fla. will continue improving its "standards and regulations," and issued a release reminding buyers and sellers t
Just 10 days before Christmas 2009, Ganel Appolon found an envelope taped to his front door.
Buyers of older pre-FIRM properties will receive a premium rate reduction under the new law; and Florida Realtors released a flo
Chase asked 807 buyers to reflect on a recent purchase. In hindsight, 56% wish they'd known more about the financial aspects of
Help isn't limited to poverty-level incomes, and in most cases, buyers simply don't know where to look. A good start: The Florid
Survey: 46% of potential buyers think they won't qualify for a mortgage, so they don't try; and 43% incorrectly believe it's har
Expect more international buyers who consider the U.S. economically stable and safe for investors, along with bargain real estat
National Hispanic association report: With 47% of U.S. homeownership growth between 2000 and 2013 Hispanic – "This is a story
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