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4 Significant Ways First-Time Buyers have Changed

4 Significant Ways First-Time Buyers have Changed


The housing market has changed substantially in the last 40 years, and first-time homebuyers…

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Builder Confidence at Highest Level Since Nov. 2005

Builder Confidence at Highest Level Since Nov. 2005


Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in August rose one…

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Judge Allows Primary Trade Secrets Complaint Against Zillow

Judge Allows Primary Trade Secrets Complaint Against Zillow


In October, we reported on a budding legal battle between Zillow and Top Agent…

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Reading the Tea Leaves: What the Economy Can Tell Us About the Future of Building

Reading the Tea Leaves: What the Economy Can Tell Us About the Future of Building


Homebuilding is in a state of flux across the nation. With growing barriers in…

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Is the McMansion Returning to Glory?

Is the McMansion Returning to Glory?


Square footage is growing faster now than it did during the housing boom, but…

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Why Houston Renters are Not Buying Homes

Why Houston Renters are Not Buying Homes


Rising rents, new research shows, are not an incentive to buy a house Renters…

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As Housing Market Improves, Average Down Payments Rise

As Housing Market Improves, Average Down Payments Rise


Recent study shows national increase in average down payments In 2015’s second quarter, the…

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Major Google Air Quality Partnership May Soon Influence Home Pricing Decisions

Major Google Air Quality Partnership May Soon Influence Home Pricing Decisions


Technology has drastically improved the efficacy of searching for the right home. Prior to…

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CoreLogic: Houston Home Prices Rise 7.4 Percent

CoreLogic: Houston Home Prices Rise 7.4 Percent


Houston joins nationwide trend of rising home prices Home prices, including distressed sales, increased…

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TILA-RESPA: New Bills Aim to Address Concerns

TILA-RESPA: New Bills Aim to Address Concerns


The House Financial Services Committee passed two bills to help ease TRID worries On…

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