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Buyers Find More Housing Options This Spring

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

"Having more homes on the market may mean more affordable prices for first-time and move-up buyers. Lack of inventory in 2013 led to intense...

Number of 'Equity-Rich' Home Owners Is Growing

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

These equity-rich home owners may be a key to lifting the housing market recovery too, according to one housing analyst. 

Mortgage Rates Fall Back to 6-Week Lows

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

For the second consecutive week, fixed-mortgage rates eased, offering home buyers a slight bump in affordability, Freddie Mac reports.

Celebrate Fair Housing Month at Your Office

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

April is Fair Housing Month, a time to remember the landmark protections offered by the enactment of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968....

Young Residents Flock to City: Suburbia at Risk?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

Some suburban towns are growing concerned at the huge exodus of young people who have headed to the city and vowed to forsake the suburban life...

New Feature: Facebook Pings Your Nearby Friends

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:00

Facebook will be rolling out a new feature that notifies you when friends in your network are near you.

Renters Flock to States With Legal Pot

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

More renters are flocking to Colorado and Washington state — both of which made it legal to smoke pot starting Jan. 1 — according to...

Facebook Requires Separate App for Messages

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

Facebook is requiring its users to download a separate Messenger app in order to continue sending and receiving messages on the social-networking...

Mortgage Applications End 5-Week Decline

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

Loan demand for refinancings and home purchases increased last week as interest rates took a dip, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.

Report: A Third of Home Owners in Foreclosure Have Equity

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

More home owners caught in the foreclosure process are finding that their homes may no longer be underwater because of rising home prices,...

New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

The strongest recovery in the new-home sector is occurring in the Northeast and Midwest, where builders had been hampered by severe winter weather...

Shiller: Housing Seeing More Momentum Than Stocks

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

Economist Robert Shiller, a Yale University professor, told CNBC on Tuesday that even though the housing market is showing some signs of slowing,...

Lot Shortages Make Building Costs Higher

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Homebuilders who did not buy up land during the housing downturn are facing much higher costs today — and that may get passed on to home...

A New, Fun Way for Buyers to Sort Listings

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Doorsteps.com announces a new mobile real estate app that helps home shoppers learn about their preferences by giving photos a "thumbs up...

Builder Confidence Subdued This Spring

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Builder confidence in the new single-family home market has been in a holding pattern for the past three months, but builders remain optimistic...

Brokerage Awards Agents, Brokers Bigger Stake in Company

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Brokerage eXp Realty International Corp. is using stock options to give its agents and brokers a greater financial stake in the company, as well...

Manage the Controversy Around Dual Agency

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

Some property professionals question how they could get the best deal for both the buyer and the seller simultaneously, while others say the...

Wells Fargo Expands E-Signature Options

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender will be accepting DocuSign e-signatures on documents generated and signed prior to closing, including...

Mortgage Delinquencies Creep Up Again

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

Reports are surfacing again of more home owners falling behind on their mortgage payments, a reversal from the dropping numbers seen over the last...

Detroit Auctions Vacant Homes for $1K Apiece

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00

The city is asking the winning bidders on 15 vacant foreclosures to rehabilitate the homes within 30 days of possession and have them occupied...

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