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Police put murdered Texas real estate agent on cold case list

Months after real estate agent Tom Niblo got shot and killed in his home in Abilene, Texas, police have now listed the case as cold, according to an article by Erica Garner for Big Country. During a press conference Tuesday morning, the Abilene Police Department released its list of unsolved homicides, a list which included Niblo. Just last week, police ...

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Millennials far more likely to regret their real estate choices

The housing market improved significantly since the recession including rising home prices and a drop in foreclosures, however many Americans are still scarred from their last real estate choices. About 44% of Americans say they regret their current home choice, or the process they went through to get it, according to the newest report from Trulia. This is down from ...

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Neighborhood social network Nextdoor launches real estate listing service

Anyone who’s been on Nextdoor, the neighborhood social network, is probably used to seeing the occasional real estate listing pop up in their feed between complaints about “some idiot” who’s always driving too fast and offers for “gently used” furniture. But Nextdoor appears to be rolling out a new feature that will make those occasional real estate listings appear far ...

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Top zip codes for housing investments

Homeowners aren’t the only ones fighting over the limited housing inventory as many investors are entering the housing market to take advantage of rapidly rising home prices. A new report from ATTOM Data Solutions shows the median sales price in the first quarter hit $ 410,684. However, the Neighborhood Housing Index, which measures more than 1,000 U.S. zip codes with ...

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NAHB: Homebuilder concerns about lumber shortage rising

Homebuilders are quickly feeling the impact of the looming rise in Canadian lumber tariffs, as more homebuilders are concerned about the availability of building materials. According to the May 2017 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, the availability of building materials, especially framing lumber, significantly jumped on the list of homebuild… Real Estate

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Amazon quietly reveals possible expansion into real estate

[Update July 12: The website was taken offline as of 1:35 p.m. CST. There is no clear indication for why.] As shoppers scoured Amazon’s website on Tuesday for its annual Prime day deals, the online shopping giant quietly disclosed a new service coming soon to its users, which would embark into the world of real estate and turn it into a ...

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CoreLogic: Loan performance shows improvement in April

Mortgage delinquencies dropped in April and the economy continued to show improvement, according to the latest Loan Performance Insights Report from CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. Nationally, mortgages in some stage of delinquencies, those that are 30 days or more past due including those in foreclosure, dropped to 4.8% of total mortgages in April. This is ...

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When should you use a reverse mortgage to pay for home modifications?

Whether it’s adding an accessory apartment for a live-in caretaker, widening doorways, or redesigning a bathroom or kitchen, there are many types of home modifications that can help homeowners age 62 and older live more safely and comfortably in their own homes, now and for the future. A remodeler that specializes in accessible design can shed light on the types ...

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