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Homebuilders call new labor law ruling crippling

This post was originally published on this site The revised standard is designed “to better effectuate the purposes of the [Joint Employment] Act in the current economic landscape,” according to an NLRB release, explaining the board’s decision, which fell along party lines with three Democrats affirming and two Republicans opposing. While the board declined a […]

Housing’s 20 Strongest Performers in August

This post was originally published on this siteWhich housing markets were sizzling this summer? Twenty stand out in terms of fast-selling properties and capturing online traffic. Realtor.com®’s research team analyzed listing views on its site for markets across the country, using the data as an indicator of buyer demand. They also tracked median days on the […]

Mobile Etiquette Rules Aren’t Always Followed

This post was originally published on this siteWhen is it OK and not OK to use your cellphone in public? A new Pew Research Center survey of more than 3,000 adults sought to identify what people feel is proper mobile etiquette. Overconnectivity: When Too Much Tech Hurts Your Relationships With 92 percent of U.S. adults […]

Advantage Shifting Slightly to Home Buyers

This post was originally published on this siteHome buyers may be gaining more leverage in the housing market. As the last few weeks of summer wind down, a realtor.com® analysis of housing data for the first three weeks of August reflects a market that is tipping slightly toward buyers’ favor. While sellers still have the advantage, it’s […]

Want in on the Luxury Market? Learn to Speak ‘Opportunity Gateways’

This post was originally published on this siteUltra-high net worth individuals are increasingly basing their buying decisions upon the opportunities they can gain from owning a luxury residential property, according to a newly released study by Wealth-X and Sotheby’s International Realty titled, “UHNW Luxury Real Estate Report: Homes as Opportunity Gateways.” NAR’s International Report: Foreign […]

Thermostat Readings By Region

This post was originally published on this siteResidents in colder climates tend to set their thermostats lower at night in the winter than residents elsewhere in the country, according to a new analysis by Nest, a company that makes programmable thermostats of more than 1,000 Nest thermostats. In the Northeast and Northwest, nighttime winter thermostat […]

Study: Racial Disparity Persists in Mortgages

This post was originally published on this siteThe rates black and white borrowers are able to get on mortgages differ greatly, according to a newly published study that appears in the July 2015 issue of The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and California State University, Fullerton, found that black […]

Zillow Countersues Move Inc., NAR

This post was originally published on this siteAfter receiving permission from a Seattle judge, Zillow has countersued Move Inc. and the National Association of REALTORS® for defamation. The countersuit stems from an anonymous whistleblower letter Move and NAR received in April, which was later revealed to be authored by former Zillow Vice President Chris Crocker. The […]

$101M HUD Grant Targets Home Health Risks

This post was originally published on this siteThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding more than $101 million for the removal of lead paint and other home hazards in 32 cities, counties, and state governments.  The grants target health risks posed to families in more than 6,000 low-income homes that have significant […]

10 Markets Hit New Home-Price Peaks in July

This post was originally published on this siteTen out of 161 metros recently analyzed by RealtyTrac zoomed to new home-price peaks last month. What’s more, 20 percent of the 161 metro areas reached new home-price peaks either last year or this year. The following 10 markets hit new home-price peaks in July, according to RealtyTrac: […]