's oversight company sold to News Corp

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will acquire Move Inc. ? the company that manages NAR-owned ? and "shape the future of real estate," says NAR.

Consumer confidence declines in Sept.

The Consumer Confidence Index declined today after rising for four months. Researchers say the primary reason is lower optimism about the job market.

U.S. says Flagstar Bank failed to help homeowners

Fed consumer bureau says Flagstar will pay $37.5M, alleging the bank took too long to process foreclosure relief, and delayed modifications and final payments.

Median age of a Fla. homebuyer: 55 years old

NAR: The median age of a first-time Fla. homebuyer (34 years) hasn't change much over 10 years, but repeat buyers (60 years) grew 20 years older over the decade.

Realtors remain confident in market's future

Fla. is one of three states where Realtors expect a home price increase of 5%-6%, though overall U.S. confidence about the market remained mostly flat in Aug.

NAR: Pending home sales fall slightly in Aug.

While pending sales slowed modestly, Aug. contract signings were at their second-highest level over the past 12 months, says NAR.

Housing markets need an uptick in jobs, income

The economic rebound hasn't significantly boosted incomes yet, and housing sales will pick up once it does, according to Freddie Mac's latest outlook.

Renters need insurance ? but few have it

63% of renters don't insure their home, making them vulnerable to damage from hurricanes, fire, lightning, theft, explosion and other disasters.