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Banks Betting Big on Apartment Projects

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

Lenders are making more commitments to financing multifamily projects, shrugging off any fears in the industry that an oversupply is brewing in...

Markets Still Plagued by Inventory Crunch

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

Some cities have posted drops of 25 percent or more in listings year-over-year, and home buyers there continue to struggle to find housing options...

4 Metros Singled Out as 'Overheated'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

In its list of top 50 markets nationwide, CoreLogic points to the cities that are at risk of being overvalued due to skyrocketing home-price...

FHFA's Dramatic Easing of Mortgage Standards

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced plans to drastically expand access to mortgages for first-time home buyers and those who have faced...

Housing Starts Solidly Above Million Mark

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00

The breaking of ground on new homes and apartments surpassed the one-million mark for the third time this year.

Fannie, Freddie to Loosen Up on Lending

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00

The mortgage giants are reportedly near a deal that will loosen lending standards and make mortgages more affordable for those with less-than-...

1 in 3 Homes Is a Rental

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00

The latest American Housing Survey finds 65 percent of all units were occupied by owners in 2011, while 35 percent were occupied by renters.

Fast-Moving Markets' Demographic Secret?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00

A new analysis shows that the 12 major metro areas where homes are still selling quickly have large populations of Baby Boomers and engineers.

The Commercial Market's Hot Sector

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00

Developers are scouring the nation looking for new sites for warehouses to meet the latest surge in demand.

Just One Insurance Claim Can Prove Costly

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00

In some states, all it takes is just one claim to a home owner’s property insurance to see premiums soar by hundreds of dollars.

Useful Tips for Clients with Nosy Friends

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:00

New home buyers who find themselves bombarded with questions about the price of their home might find these tips handy.

Builders Are Losing Confidence

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

After four consecutive months of gains, builder confidence in the new-home single-family market is showing signs of slipping.

Foreclosure Niche Is a Vanishing Business

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

As the number of foreclosed home sales rapidly falls, real estate professionals who specialize in foreclosure sales may need to find a new...

Accused Killer Calls Agent’s Death 'Accident'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

The accused killer of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter claims his innocence and insists her death was an accident.

Treatment Centers Can Impact Home Prices

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Substance abuse treatment centers located within residential neighborhoods can take a toll on the price of neighboring homes, according to a study...

Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4% Threshold

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Spread the word to your buyers: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hasn’t been this low for more than a year. 

Detroit Moves to 'Foreclose on Everything'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Wayne County is taking on an unprecedented effort to take possession of every property that is three or more years behind in taxes.

Developer Builds Mansion on Wrong Lot

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Builders spent six months building a custom 5,300-square-foot house with ocean views in Hammock Dunes, Fla. But when the couple who had it built...

HUD's $38M Fight for Fair Housing

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is on a mission to end housing discrimination and arm local communities with tools to better...

Video: What Consumers Want From You

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

A Denver real estate team decided to get it from the horse's mouth: They asked consumers directly about what they want from their agents. They...

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