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Housing Is Missing 700K in Sales

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

First-time buyers are the key to making up for the loss in sales, says the chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders.

Home Equity Rebound Slows its Pace

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

More home owners are eeking out equity again on their properties. But with slowing home appreciation, millions of home owners may still be at risk...

Claim Your .REALTOR Domain on Thursday

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

Tomorrow, National Association of REALTORS® members will be able to stake their claims to .REALTOR domains to establish their real estate...

September Marked 2014 High in Home Sales

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

With every region but the Midwest reporting gains, existing-home sales muscled up to their peak pace so far this year.

Home Buyers Aren’t Budging for Low Rates

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest level in nearly 18 months. Why aren’t home buyers rushing to take advantage?

College Grads May Be Key to Cities’ Growth

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

Millennials have the power to spur job growth in city centers, and metros may want to do more to attract today’s youth, new research says....

More Owners Delay Remodeling Projects, Again

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

A big rebound in spending on remodeling and home improvement last year hasn't kept its momentum through this year.

Ex-con in N.Y. Arrested for Deed Fraud

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

A spike in the water bill for an empty house in Queens, N.Y., tipped off the elderly owner who alleged that scammers had moved in and forged a new...

QRM Rule Opens More Doors for Consumers

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

The final qualified residential mortgage rule, which was released Tuesday, follows NAR's longtime advice to not include an onerous down...

10 Best ZIP Codes in 2014

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

The ZIP code of the country's best place to call home is 20004, according to real estate company Movoto.com.

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.

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