The "phantom" agent - one who surfaces at the last moment and collects commissions for work done perhaps by another - has been the focus of many commission discussions.
The survey, based on responses from more than 1,000 consumers, also found that homebuying can cause tension among couples.
Accountants say that the original rules for home offices simply became too complex for the nearly 3.4 million taxpayers who claimed deductions for business use of a home.
As of March 31, nearly 70 percent of the homes on the market were considered "stale"- homes that have sat on the market unsold for more than a month.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, an owner can derive tax-free income from renting a property, provided the owner rents it out for 15 days or fewer.
Recently, a longtime acquaintance and agent reduced the price of a waterfront second home by $500,000.
The new prerequisite is a first for reverse mortgages, which had carried no financial qualification requirement since the loans were first offered in 1989.
Researchers found that higher-income and younger-aged borrowers were the most likely to gather multiple quotes when shopping for a mortgage.
Economists predict that existing home prices will rise through 2017-rising rising 5 percent this year, another 4 percent in 2016, and by 4 percent in 2017.
Your dream home could be in a flight path or on an ambulance or fire truck route.
June is being viewed as the likely month for the Federal Reserve to start raising rates.
Disgruntled buyers are dropping out of the market to wait out this cycle only to be replaced by a new wave.
What repairs should buyers especially be alarmed about that could possibly send them back to the negotiation table?
Vacation sales in 2014 nearly doubled the combined total of the previous two years.