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Homebuilder Outlines 5 Themes for Housing

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

Lennar Corp.'s CEO noted five major factors that will drive the housing market in the coming months. 

 

Study Questions Home Efficiency Upgrades

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

A new study makes a controversial finding: Home efficiency upgrades don't equate to much energy savings over the long run. Energy experts are...

45% of Homes Sold in Less Than a Month

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

Homes are spending less time on the market. Find out where properties are selling within 30 days.

 

3 Mistakes First-Time Buyers Make

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

First-time home buyers are emerging as a bigger force in the housing market. Here are three common mistakes they need to avoid. 

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Gay Marriage Ruling: 'Housing Game Changer'

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:00

"As with other momentous social landmarks, this progress will trigger key milestones along the path to home ownership," says the CEO of...

The Waiting Game for Millennials May Be Over

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

Millennials are gaining market share in the second half of the year as more decide to take the plunge into home ownership, a new analysis by...

More Renters May Be Stuck

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

As rental costs continue to soar, many renters still struggle to save for a home.

FHA's Price Cuts Lead to Pricier Home Buys

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

A newly released study suggests that borrowers have used recent premium cuts by the Federal Housing Administration to buy pricier homes. 

Are Builders Ignoring the Entry-Level Market?

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

Some builders remain skeptical on whether there is enough demand yet to warrant more entry-level building. 

Mortgage Rates Barely Budge This Week

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00

"Buyers appear anxious to purchase homes before the expected increase in interest rates later this year," says Freddie Mac's chief...

5 DIY Projects That Save Money

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

These home improvement projects are easy enough for home owners to do themselves — and get an impressive return on investment.

Supreme Court Upholds Concept of ‘Disparate Impact’ in Fair Housing Claims

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court announced today that housing practices that have discriminatory effects may constitute violations of federal...

CFPB Proposes Mortgage Rule Delay

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing a delay to new mortgage disclosure rules, pushing back the start date to Sat., Oct. 3.

Report: Housing Outlook Remains Healthy

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Chicago were singled out as the major housing markets with the healthiest outlooks in the nation, according to a new...

Ariz. Agent Still Missing Days After Showing

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

An Arizona real estate professional remains missing one week after reportedly going to show an unknown property to an unidentified client near...

Low-Income Neighborhoods Lag in Recovery

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

The housing recovery has lifted home prices in much of the country, but some neighborhoods – particularly ones in low-income areas –...

Calif. Moves to Zero Net Energy Homes by 2020

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:00

New building standards aim to cut energy use in new homes by 28 percent as the state steps closer toward its goal of zero net energy homes within...

Airbnb, Realtor.com® Team Up

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00

The listing portal’s partnership will allow potential buyers to try out a neighborhood before the purchase process begins.

New-Home Sales Climb to 7-Year High

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00

Builders are seeing motivated buyers and the release of pent-up housing demand.

Google Releases 'Undo Send' Option

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00

Gmail is now allowing users to take back sent e-mails, assisting those who accidentally forget to attach a file or press the “...

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