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Spread the Word: Mortgage Rates Below 4%

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

“If you are planning to buy a home in the next year, it’s better to do it sooner rather than later,” says Freddie Mac’s...

5 Latest Stats to Gauge Heat of the Market

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Existing-home sales were on the rise in October, now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 12 months. Get a breakdown of the...

Renters Burdened More Than Owners

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

For home owners, the weight of housing costs fell for the third consecutive year. But not for renters.

A More Efficient Home This Thanksgiving

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Be thankful for lower electricity bills this season with these simple energy-saving tips.

Luxury Sales Outshine Rest of the Market

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Sales of existing homes priced at $750,000 and higher are surging ahead of all other segments. 

CFPB Steps in to Fight Wrongful Foreclosures

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says its new proposal aims to improve mortgage servicers' treatment of home owners who are facing...

FHFA to Set Guidelines on Mortgage Fees

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency says it will propose a new framework early next year for how mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will...

Single-Family Building at Highest Level in Year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The latest housing numbers offer more justification for why builders' confidence is on the rise.

CFPB Warns Against Social Security Discrimination

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau told lenders to avoid placing illegal burdens on mortgage borrowers who receive Social Security...

The Majority of You Are Doing Deals

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The common line in the real estate industry is that 20 percent of agents do 80 percent of the business. That doesn't mean the rest are doing...

Smaller Homes Mean More First-Time Buyers

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The size of the typical home is shrinking, which may be a sign that a wider array of buyers, including first-timers, are returning to the market...

Buyers: Tech Makes Us Smarter House Hunters

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

Online and technology tools have improved the home-buying process and made people more confident in their purchase decisions, the majority of home...

Study: The Best Schools at Best Home Price

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

Many home buyers keep an eye out for great schools where they buy. Are there any desirable schools in affordable housing markets?

Commercial Drone Use Still Taboo

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

The National Transportation Safety Board ruled this week that the FAA does have authority to pursue enforcement actions against drone operators...

Now Mom, Dad Are Moving in …

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

Just as the boomerang generation finally moves out of their parents’ home, their aging parents are ready to move in with them. Architects...

Mortgage Applications Take Surprising Turn

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

Applications for home purchases, viewed as a leading gauge of future home sales, last week surged to their highest level since July. 

Builders’ Confidence on the Rise This Month

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

After a sluggish start to 2014, homebuilders are growing more optimistic for a rebound that sticks this time. 

When Luxury Niches Meet, Nirvana's in Reach

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

A new listing in Colorado will attract buyers who have an affinity for skiing... or wine... or mining.

FHA Turns Profit, NAR Urges Loan Changes

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Now that the Federal Housing Administration is back in the black, it should lower the costs of its loans so more home buyers can use them, the...

Most Affordable Big Cities

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Of the 25 largest metro areas in the U.S., which one offers the best shot at the average home owner being able to pay for a mortgage?

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