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Mortgage Rates Dip Back Below 4%

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed mortgage rates fell again this week, offering temporary relief to home buyers and refinancers as rates recede once again from their...

Lenders Show Favoritism to Risky Clients?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage servicers are spending a disproportionate amount of time and resources on the riskiest of customers, according to a new J.D. Power study...

Rising Rental Costs Strike More Households

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Rental costs are climbing faster than wages across many parts of the country – a problem that has only worsened in the past year.

Bright Housing Future? 8 Cities for Job Growth

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

The economy is strengthening, but some pockets of the country are expected to see explosive employment growth in the coming months. Will their...

Why Hispanic Home Ownership Is Falling

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals blames dated lending standards as the main cause behind the falling Hispanic home...

What's Causing the Record Home Prices?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

The housing market was on a tear in June, as home sales hit their highest pace in eight years and the national median sales price marched to a...

Pending Home Sales Cool Off Slightly

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales reversed course and dropped in June, a slight ease to what has been a red-hot...

The 10 Healthiest Housing Markets in 2015

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

Boston emerges on top of a new list ranking the healthiest real estate markets. Find out which other cities topped the list. 

Retirees Choosing to 'Upsize' Homes

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

Americans traditionally have chosen to downsize and live more modestly in retirement, but that may no longer be the case.

Less Equity? 'Underwater' Properties Tick Up

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

"Slowing home price appreciation in 2015 has resulted in the share of seriously underwater properties plateauing at about 13 percent of all...

Man Disguised as Woman Attacks Agent

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

Atlanta area police have arrested a man who allegedly wore a woman's dress and wig and attacked a female real estate professional during a...

More Young Adults Living at Home

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

A new study shows that despite improvements in the job market, millennials are staying put with their families.

Don’t Be Alarmed: Home Ownership Dips Again

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

The latest numbers show the U.S. home ownership rate continued to fall in the second quarter, but find out why economists are confident a change...

A Town’s Walkability Becomes More Key

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

A new survey shows why you may want to highlight the walkability of a neighborhood and area, particularly when you're working with first-...

Investors Bank on Rent-to-Own Comeback

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

Rent-to-own programs are starting to grow in popularity once again as a way for consumers with less-than-perfect credit who can’t qualify...

Loan Demand Barely Budges as Rates Drop

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage activity rose only slightly last week despite a small drop in interest rates, but applications remain well above year-ago levels. ...

ERA's Picks for ‘Hidden Gem’ Vacation Markets

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

ERA Real Estate offers up these five less-known markets for prospective buyers looking for an affordable vacation home. 

The $50,000 Man Cave in the Clouds

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

A treehouse is a common addition for homes with kids... but one man decided he wanted one for himself, and when he was done, he had himself a...

47% of Homes Are Selling in Less Than a Month

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

In some markets, home are selling faster than ever.

Millennial Buyers Reach Tipping Point in 2018?

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

Millennial home ownership levels may still be low for now, but that is expected to change in three more years, a new survey shows.

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