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'Pocket listings' could be limiting local inventory

. . . "The sentiment out there is that we still have a shortage of inventory, and I think that is due to the prevalence of pocket listings in some markets."

Realtor group lists 3 challenges for home market

The percentage of first-time buyers continues to be low by historical standards.

More agents leveraging second-language skills

Agents report that even though international clients are fluent in English, they're more comfortable speaking in their native tongue.

5 mistakes first-time buyers make

Buying a home is "really like finding a job - it's going to take a lot of time to prepare."

Move over Mom: Multigenerational homes hit record

Pew defined multigenerational households as having at least two adult generations, such as a parent and an adult child age 25 or older.

Penciling cost of a new home? How about a pet suite?

"Devotion to pets is second to none," said Jeffrey Lake, Standard Pacific executive.

Fed chair hints rates may rise sooner than expected

The Fed's benchmark short-term rate has stayed near zero since December 2008, which has helped to keep interest rates near historical lows.

Timeshare pitch: 'Keep an open mind'

I can smell a timeshare pitch from a 5-iron away. Many of the hardball sales jobs are what have given the industry a black eye.

State ranks No. 2 in 'least expensive' energy survey

With summer having the highest energy consumption of the year and Americans relocating to start a new job, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on their tendency to be the most and least energy-efficient.

Biting the bullet: 'Must haves' in a new home

Forty-four percent surveyed say they're willing to give up a location near public transportation in exchange for certain amenities.