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$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...

Rental Satisfaction Drives Buying Decisions

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:00

“We are finding the old perception that renting is something people do until they buy is not always true,” finds a new study. 

Where Americans Are Moving To

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® reveals the most common urban migration paths. 

Tiny Houses Create Expanding Niche

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:00

As home prices climb and McMansions shrink, some buyers are keeping their eyes on minimalist housing that puts the emphasis on efficient design....

A 10-Year Housing Surge on the Horizon?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

The market is poised for one of its largest expansions in history with 15.9 million new households forming in the next decade, according to a new...

6 Ways to Become a YouTube Star

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

Video may be the key to future success in online marketing, but it's not about fancy software or graphic wizardry. Get more eyeballs on your...

Iowa Agent Receives Gang-Related Threat

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

A Des Moines real estate agent says she received a threatening call from a man who told her that she was to become the recipient of a gang...

7 Most, Least Affordable College Towns

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

College towns are often viewed as stable real estate investments, but the equation varies from location to location. Find out where your buck goes...

New-Home Sales Climb in July

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

Builders are reporting higher sales and buyer traffic, which is also giving them greater confidence to start adding more inventory. 

Loan Demand Holds Steady, For Now

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00

According to one financial analysis, this is just “the calm before the storm.” 

Is the Market Losing Some Momentum?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

"REALTOR® respondents expressed concern that the steep pace of price appreciation is eroding affordability," according to a new...

Poor Credit? Expect Higher Insurance Bills

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

Owners who have a fair – or median – credit score were found to pay 32 percent more for home insurance than someone with stellar...

'Black Monday' Rattles Housing Market

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

Chinese home buyers, in particular, may be more cautious in entering the U.S. housing market following Monday's massive stock market sell-off...

WalletHub: 13 Best Places to Retire

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

The publication uses 24 metrics to sift out the most retirement-friendly hotspots. 

Fannie: The Economy Underperforms

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

Income growth needs to strengthen, particularly among younger households, in order to drive significant housing growth, according to a new report...

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