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Uptick in REO, Short Sales to Re-Emerge?

20 hours 6 min ago

The fallout from a fragile economy may send REOs and short sales back on the rise in the coming months, according to a new report released by...

HUD, FHA Urge Home Inspections

20 hours 6 min ago

Starting Sept. 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is including a mandate that instructs lenders to inform borrowers when...

Over 10-Year View, Home Sales Are Strong

20 hours 6 min ago

The National Association of REALTORS® finds that July 2015 existing-home sales are markedly higher than the 10-year July average.

RHS Making No-Down, 1% Loans Available

20 hours 6 min ago

Find out why now is a good time for rural buyers to take advantage of this little-known loan program from the U.S. Rural Housing Service.

More Consumers Have Higher Credit Scores

20 hours 6 min ago

A good credit score can pay off because the rates borrowers get between the highest and lowest acceptable FICO scores can vary by more than 2.4...

Bidding Wars Erupt in San Francisco

20 hours 6 min ago

"It's easy to sell. The key is getting the extra $100,000," says one local real estate agent.

Want in on the Luxury Market? Learn to Speak 'Opportunity Gateways'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

Ultra-high net worth individuals are increasingly viewing home purchases as a way to gain citizenship and asset diversification. 

Advantage Shifting Slightly to Home Buyers

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

Buyers who may have been frustrated by their inability to find a home this spring and summer may be happy to find more balance coming to the...

Mobile Etiquette Rules Aren't Always Followed

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

A "do as I say, not as I do" culture appears to reign when it comes to technology and good manners. 

Housing's 20 Strongest Performers in August

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

Find out which markets were sizzling this summer. 

Study: Racial Disparity Persists in Mortgages

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

Researchers find a big difference in the mortgage rates that black and white borrowers are paying, even when traditional variables such as income...

Thermostat Readings By Region

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

A new study examining average indoor temperatures across the country provides clues to how the definition of a comfortable home varies in...

Zillow Countersues Move Inc., NAR

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00

Zillow says it was defamed by Move and NAR when they publicized a whistleblower letter purporting that the real estate portal was stealing realtor...

10 Markets Hit New Home-Price Peaks in July

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00

Would you have expected these cities to reach new highs?

$101M HUD Grant Targets Home Health Risks

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding the money to 32 cities, counties, and state governments for the removal of lead...

Signs Indicate No Drop-Off for Home Sales

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00

NAR's latest contract data shows that the surge in home sales this year is likely to continue through summer's end.

Stock Shock Shakes Mortgage Rates

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00

Turbulence in the stock market may prompt the U.S. Federal Reserve to rethink raising short-term interest rates. 

Freddie: ‘Housing Market Strongest in Years’

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:00

Forty percent of the largest housing markets are now considered to be in the “stable” range, according to Freddie Mac’s latest...

Texas Dominates Healthiest Markets List

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:00

A new list ranks 300 U.S. municipalities to determine the nation’s top performing housing markets. Find out where your region stacks up....

Foreclosures, Cash Sales Continue to Recede

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:00

The housing market continues to perform strongly, despite the steady decline in foreclosures and cash sales, according to the latest housing...

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