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The drop triggered a 37 percent increase from the week before on home refinancings (Credit: Getty Images)

High and low: Home refinancing spikes as mortgage rates drop below 4%

Mortgage rates have fallen again, and homeowners are jumping aboard the refinancing train. For home loans of $484,000 or...

High and low: Home refinancing spikes as mortgage rates drop below 4%
A house with a real estate agent (Credit: iStock)

New lawsuits raise question of who should pay homebuyer’s agent

The long knives are out again for one of American real estate’s oldest and most controversial traditions: requiring home...

New lawsuits raise question of who should pay homebuyer’s agent
NAR CEO Bob Goldberg (left) and Crexi CEO Michael DeGiorgio

NAR inks partnership with Crexi

A year-and-a-half after the National Association of Realtors’ commercial tech partner, Xceligent, shut down, NAR is partnering with another real estate platform. And it’s not the CoStar Group. NAR, the largest trade association in...

NAR inks partnership with Crexi
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Housing affordability drops, as market recovery takes hold

While rising home prices are a boon to the greater economy, they are also starting to squeeze the record...

Housing affordability drops, as market recovery takes hold
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Renewal of mortgage debt forgiveness legislation seen as crucial to housing recovery

Unless Congress comes together by January 1 to renew a 2007 tax exemption on mortgage debt forgiven by a...

Renewal of mortgage debt forgiveness legislation seen as crucial to housing recovery
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Low appraisals holding back housing recovery, Realtors group says

As banks continue to lend conservatively, financial institutions’ emphasis on home appraisals prior to granting a mortgage has become a...

Low appraisals holding back housing recovery, Realtors group says
NAR figures need further revision: analysts

NAR figures need further revision: analysts

Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors announced it would revise its existing home sales data for the last four years. But some critics, notably independent housing economist Thomas Lawler, said those revisions...

NAR figures need further revision: analysts
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Home sales up 34 percent from recession-low

Existing home sales increased 4 percent in November, according to a report released today by the National Association of Realtors, which also revised four years worth of data the organization previously announced was errant....

Home sales up 34 percent from recession-low
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NAR has published bad existing home sales data for years, association admits

Real estate and financial professionals that closely track the National Association of Realtor’s monthly existing-home sales data are in...

NAR has published bad existing home sales data for years, association admits
U.S. pending home sales rise sharply

U.S. pending home sales rise sharply

Pending home sales rose strongly nationwide in October, increasing by 9.2 percent year-over-year, according to the October pending home sales report from the National Association of Realtors, released today. The Pending Home Sales Index,...

U.S. pending home sales rise sharply
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