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6 Easy Ways To Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 01.30.2017 | Business

First time home owners know that buying a home is one of the most important investments that you can make. And while signing the papers on your first ...

One Of President Trump’s First Acts Will Cost Homeowners Millions Of Dollars

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― With what may have been his first presidential order, Donald Trump made it more expensive for working- and middle-class Americans to bu...

Meet Millennials' Needs in Real Estate Design Decisions

Mary Cook | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Mary Cook

It's no secret that the greatest measure of success in the real estate industry is high occupancy rates. Yet architects, builders and developers who i...

Who Belongs in Your 'In-House' Circle?

Kelly Hager | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Kelly Hager

Who you spend your time with matters. It's likely you have been hearing a variant of that phrase since childhood. Your circle of influence will ultimately determine how successful you will be.

4 Ways Selling a House Compares to a Valentine's Day Break Up and the Dos and Don't of Moving On

Lee Davenport | Posted 02.02.2017 | HuffPost Home
Lee Davenport

Have you ever sold a home that felt like a bad break up from a romantic relationship? Or, are you selling a home now but unsure why your emotions are in flux? Then you are not alone!

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays

MoneyTips | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business

Few people like to uproot their family and go through the stresses of home buying and moving during the holidays, but for those who do not mind, the holiday season may provide home buying bargains.

Real Estate Has Become Unaffordable

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Natalie Pace

The places that are affordable are the cities with the highest unemployment rates. And the cities where you can find a job, you might have to live in your car. Clearly something has got to give. For answers, I turned to Dr. Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors.

Real Estate Industry Shakeup

Melissa Terzis | Posted 06.19.2016 | DC
Melissa Terzis

Buying or selling a house? Get a real estate agent! At least, that's what 88% of buyers and sellers did in 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR.)

How to Protect Your Belongings During an Open House

Trulia | Posted 05.11.2016 | HuffPost Home

Would you ever put up a sign in your front yard declaring, "We won't be home from 1 to 3 p.m., so come on in and hang out at our house -- and while you're here, make sure to look in our closets!" Well, that is exactly what happens at an open house.

Did Subprime Mortgages Just Get Started Again?

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

As it stands, QM loans are guaranteed by the government. Without this guarantee, banks will have a difficult time selling those loans, which the banks make a huge profit.

Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Best Deals for Real Estate

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

There are still a million foreclosures and bank-owned properties, with 8.1 million people who are currently underwater on their homes.

The Global Economy and the U.S. Real Estate Market

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Since America is not immune to the impact of global economic and political trends, it may not be the case that the current rosy growth projections will ultimately be realized.

Good Neighbors Around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

It's Not Real Estate -- It's the Economy Stupid

Dean Graziosi | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

When it comes to housing news, it's a new movie title: "The Good, the Bad, and the Mediocre." We can continue to analyze the housing market and home prices till the cows come home, but it really isn't just about homes and whether the American Dream is still intact.

Paul Blumenthal

Establishment Republicans Swamp Conservatives In Idaho GOP Primary Campaign | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of D.C.-based corporate lobbying groups have banded together to protect Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) from a tea party primary chal...

The Biggest Mistake You're Making When Looking For A Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

There are many places to start your search for a home. While we favor browsing through beautiful real estate photos -- if you haven't noticed -- there...

The Median Home Price Is $188,900. Here's What That Actually Buys You.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Home

$188,900. That's the median price of an existing home sold in the U.S. in January. (February data will be released by the National Association of Real...

Top 10 Home Improvement Projects | Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

If you're thinking of selling your home in 2014 or just want to ramp up your home value, it's important to educate yourself on which improvement projects will bring you the most return on your investment.

5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare For the Spring Market | Posted 03.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn't wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell.

7 Housing Trends for 2013 | Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Home

As 2013 comes to a close and real estate experts predict where the housing market is headed in 2014, a look back reveals several trends.

Hillary Clinton Bans The Press. Again.

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Press looking to cover Hillary Clinton’s two appearances in San Francisco this week are out of luck -- the potential 2016 presidential nominee has b...

What Is the True Cost of Selling a Home?

Donald Van Dyne | Posted 12.04.2013 | HuffPost Home
Donald Van Dyne

Looking back over time, what do the numbers tell us about home appreciation and what is the economic forecast going forward? More importantly, what is the true cost of selling and buying a home and how can buyers and sellers balance saving money and level of service?

Will the Government Shutdown Kill the Real Estate Recovery?

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Natalie Pace

With more people being furloughed, and with sequestration cuts, will the fuel of the strongest driver of the recovery this year be extinguished?

Richmond, California Defies Wall Street to Help Homeowners

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Peter Dreier

About 300 residents packed the six hour long meeting -- held at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium instead of the City Council chambers -- to discuss the city's plan to help families whose home values have plummeted through no fault of their own.

To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In almost every part of the country, entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases, whole cities -- are underwater. They are not victims of natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. They are drowning in debt, victims of Wall Street's reckless and predatory lending practices.