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Tight Supplies Put Home Prices on the Move

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Unless homebuilders significantly boost construction, housing supply shortages could develop and lead to further price acceleration this spring,...

FHA Defends Decision to Lower Fees to Buyers

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

The loan-insurer was put on the defensive Wednesday by lawmakers who questioned the agency’s recent decision to lower the insurance fees...

Many Borrowers Don’t Know Their Rate

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage payments often make up a person’s largest monthly expense – yet more than a third of borrowers have no clue what interest...

Seniors May Face Increasing Foreclosure Risk

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00

Debt levels among Americans age 55 and older continues to rise, which could put millions of baby boomers’ homes at risk, according to a new...

Income Increases Boosting Housing Optimism

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

Consumers are more positive about their personal finances at the start of this year, which is having a spillover effect on their attitudes toward...

MLS to Brokerage: Stop Leaking Brokers’ Rates

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

The Denver metro area’s multiple-listing service, REcolorado, has ordered a brokerage to shut down a database that is divulging buyer-broker...

Foreclosures on a Free Fall, 66% Below Peak

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

The steady decline in completed foreclosures is a good sign of healing in the housing market, but pockets of high foreclosure inventories across...

Banks Pay Military for Foreclosure Errors

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

"Service members should never have to worry about losing their home to an illegal foreclosure while they are serving our country," a...

As Mortgage Rates Inch Up, Applications Fall

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

Loan demand softened in the latest week as the 30-year mortgage rate rose to its highest level since early January. 

Iowa Students Build $500 House

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

It's not a typo: To demonstrate sustainable principles, students who hoped for a homebuilding budget of $3,350 brought it in for $489.

REALTORS® See Uptick in Housing Markets

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

An improving job market, low mortgage rates, and recent moves by the government to loosen up mortgage credit is fueling greater optimism among...

HUD: ‘2015 Is Year of Housing Opportunity’

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

The easing of credit is opening the door to more home buyers this year, says HUD Secretary Julian Castro.

FHA Considers Loosening Up on Lender Penalties

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

Many lenders have curtailed the number of FHA loans they’re originating due to fears of huge penalties on loans that go bust. But FHA may be...

New York Hotel to Break Sales Record

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

It’s proving to already be a good year for the hospitality industry. New York’s Baccarat Hotel isn’t officially open for...

No One Wants This $10 House

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

A sales price of just $10 still couldn’t save this Chicago house from being razed. 

7 Common Lawn Myths vs. Reality

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

These tips will help your clients get their lawns in prime shape this Spring.

The Best Seasons to Sell a Home

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00

A new study compares the seasonal sales performance of 7 million homes listed between 2010 through 2014. Find out which season gives your clients...

1 in 4 Foreclosures Are ‘Zombies’

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00

Even in the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis, the housing industry is still haunted by “zombie” properties lingering in the...

FHFA Hints at Aid for Underwater Owners

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00

The director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency says he’s investigating allowing debt cuts for a group of borrowers who owe more than...

REOs Are Fetching Higher Prices

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00

The rise in home prices is helping lenders of REO properties to gross a higher recovery of unpaid balances at sale.

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