4 Ways Buyers Can Annoy The Hell Out Of Sellers


Both parties have to come together in a transaction, and real estate professionals sometimes find themselves wedged in the middle of buyer and seller disagreements. Some sellers may accuse the home buyers of being too pushy with their demands.

Top 10 Hottest International Real Estate Spots

Tour de Odeon

With more high-net-worth individuals in the United States viewing foreign property as wise investments, Alexa Luxe Living recently determined the 20 hottest real estate destinations across the globe.

Mortgage Credit Availability Reaches 3-Year High


Access to mortgage credit is at its highest level in at least three years, and credit standards are expected to loosen even more this year, according to a newly-released index by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Foreclosures Increase As Banks Get Busy


Foreclosure activity rose last month by 4 percent, but it remains at the lowest level since 2007, RealtyTrac reports in its latest U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

PETA Aborts Plan To Buy Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home


A national animal rights organization has announced that it will drop plans to turn serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s former childhood home in the Cleveland area into a vegan restaurant, citing zoning issues, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Fannie Mae: Consumer Confidence Up Ahead of Spring Buying Season


Consumer attitudes are reflecting greater optimism in the housing market heading into real estate’s traditionally strong spring selling season, according to Fannie Mae’s March 2014 National Housing Survey.

Luxury Home Builders Take A Gamble As Inventories Decline


Some developers are taking a gamble by building multimillion-dollar speculative homes — those that don’t have a buyer lined up — in posh areas across the country, Forbes.com reports.

Storm-Proof Trees Could Save Communities Millions

And then I hiked through the Autumn Trees to find the Glacier

Following a winter filled with snow and ice storms, more city officials in the Midwest and Northeast are taking a closer look at the stability of their trees and whether some tough choices need to be made to possibly cut damage costs of future storms.

Nest Labs’ Smart Smoke Detector Goes Up In Smoke


Nest Labs, the creator of the Learning Thermostat, has issued an advisory informing users of the Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm that there’s a crucial flaw in the device’s flagship feature.

Shadow Inventories Disappearing Fast


For the past three years, the shadow inventory has declined year-over-year and posted double-digit declines for the past 16 consecutive months as the housing market continues to heal.