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Hispanic Home Ownership Rate Stalls

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

"The Hispanic population is now widely recognized as the key driver for growth in the overall housing sector," according to a new report...

What’s Holding Potential Sellers Back?

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

Existing-home sales are up nearly 5 percent from last year, but sales would be much higher if it wasn't for the negative equity overhang,...

Remodeling Craze: More Owners Plot Projects

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

Find out what's topping owners' to-do list as they look to spruce up their properties. 

Foreclosed Owners Find Way to 'Free' Home?

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

A legal quirk in some states is allowing some defaulting home owners to escape foreclosure and never make another mortgage payment again. Lenders...

HUD Announces New FHA Chief

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

HUD senior adviser Edward Golding will take the helm of the Federal Housing Administration, and lead the agency as it continues to strive to open...

Trick Yourself Into Meeting Deadlines

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00

If you find yourself procrastinating, a few simple tweaks to your routine may help keep you on track.

Home Prices Surge Above Wage Growth

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Home price appreciation outpaced wage growth in 76 percent of the U.S. markets during the past two years, a new report finds.

Mortgage Rates Drop Even Lower This Week

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is still well below 4 percent and 15-year rates inched below 3 percent this week, which may give buyers extra...

Millennial Buyers May Need Parents’ Help

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

More millennials are leaving their parents' homes to form their own households, but they may need their parents' help to do it.


Micro Apartments: The Next Big Thing?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Tiny studio apartments may be the next trend for the multifamily sector, as developers rush to start new projects of apartments averaging 380...

Investors Turn to Crowdfunding for Flips

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

As home prices rise, investors looking to cash in are back to flipping properties, but they’re using online crowdfunding sites to fund their...

Tipping Point for Millennial Home Buyers?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

If forecasts hold true, you’re likely going to see more clients in their 20s and early 30s shift into home-shopping mode this spring....

Help Buyers Deal With Kitchen Compromises

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Not everyone can have a palatial cooking space. If your buyers are facing the prospect of a downsized kitchen, bring these design tips to the...

Get the Timing Right for Your Open House

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Find out the most popular day and time to open up the doors of your listing, and learn how to avoid the potential "church effect"...

New-Home Prices May Have Finally Peaked

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Home builders may have exhausted buyers' tolerance for big price premium on new construction, but they may also be finally shifting their...

Why Home Owners Need to Get Moving

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Do potential sellers in your market need convincing? CNNMoney highlights several reasons why they should consider selling their home this spring....

Freddie: Frozen Housing Markets Thawing

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Many markets showed signs of weakening this winter, but Freddie Mac economists say they're now seeing a rebound. 

Housing Affordability Hits 2 Extremes

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

"Over the last 10 years, we have seen marketplace gyrations ranging from bubble to burst to recovery to stabilization, and we are now seeing...

New-Home Sales at Highest Pace Since 2008

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

The new-home market is getting a boost from existing home owners who are trading up to new construction and taking advantage of low mortgage rates...

What Buyers, Sellers Want From Their Agent

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00

Consumers sound off on the top qualities they want in their real estate agent.