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Loan Demand Remains Volatile

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

Though mortgage rates remained low, applications to purchase a home plunged this week. 

Investors Show Slight Favor to Flipping

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

Property flipping continues to inch out a hold-to-rent strategy among investors who bid on properties at auctions, a new survey shows. 

Obama Lauds HUD's New Fair Housing Rule

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

President Obama says the Fair Housing Act and the latest final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will help...

More Than Half of Homes Sold at a Discount

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

Prices may be on the rise, but about 63 percent of homes sold at a discount compared to the list price in May.

Luxury Brokers Go to Extremes With Marketing

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

Find out how luxury brokers are creating elaborate marketing concepts to sell multi-million dollar listings.

10 Most, Least Expensive Energy States

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

About 7.3 percent of the average owner’s total income goes toward energy costs. Learn where home owners face the steepest and lowest energy...

Report: Another Big Dip in Foreclosure Rates

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

The number of foreclosures nationwide dropped to 41,000 in May, now a nearly 65 percent drop from the peak in 2010. 

What's Chipping Away at Housing Affordability

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

All regions of the U.S. saw a drop in housing affordability last month. Find out what's behind the drops. 

The 10 Most Stable Housing Markets

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

In these markets, home prices have risen consistently over the past 25 years, with few downturns. 

Buying Trumps Renting in 66% of Markets

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

Making monthly house payments on a three-bedroom property is more affordable than paying fair market rent on a three-bedroom property in 188 of...

These Markets Are Still in a Foreclosure Crisis

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

The foreclosure picture has drastically improved over the past year, but a handful of states and metros continue to see an elevated share of...

Rising Equity Prompts Fewer HELOC Defaults

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

Delinquency rates on home-equity loans have dropped to the lowest levels since 2008.

Scented Messages Coming to Your Smartphone?

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 00:00

The power of smell: Coming soon to a digital device near you!

10 States Reach New Price Peaks

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

Limited inventories of for-sale homes continue to push home prices higher across the country, and for 10 states, the limited listings even...

Relief in Mortgage Rates Likely to Stick Around

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

Amid overseas turmoil, mortgage rates likely will hover around 4 percent for awhile, Freddie Mac predicts. 

Home Remodeling Surge Coming: Here's Why

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

As the number of households belonging to older adults rises dramatically, mixed with the aging housing stock, home remodeling is likely to see a...

Landfills Don't Always Drop Home Values

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

A study discredits the assumption that a landfill would negatively impact the value of nearby homes, as long as the trash facility is a small one...

Seattle's Bold Move: Nix Single-Family Zoning?

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

In Seattle, the mayor's housing task force is reportedly in talks to make a sweeping change: Remove the city's single-family zoning, which...

Agent Asks for Suit Dismissal in 'Snake House'

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00

A real estate professional is asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit that alleges an agent knowingly sold an Annapolis home that was infested with...

4 Ways to Settle Buyer Disagreements

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:00

Here's how you can creatively help your buyers to reach a housing compromise.