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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 “...

Mortgage Debt on the Rise: A Good Sign?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00

More signs show the economy and housing markets are pivoting toward normalcy, according to a new report released by Freddie Mac. 

Slight Drop in Rates Pushes Loan Demand Up

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00

Applications for home purchases are now 18 percent higher than they were a year ago, another sign of the growing strength in the housing market,...

Downsizing Boomers to Fuel Apartment Market

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00

Millennials may be a big driver of multifamily housing now, but baby boomers looking to downsize are expected to drive growth over the next few...

Can the Housing Market Survive Higher Rates?

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage rates have been hovering around 50-year lows for the past five years, but as rates rise, will home buyers vanish? 

12 Metros with Fastest-Growing Economies

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

As the energy boom fades, a new leader is emerging in economic growth, fueled by baby boomers.  

Report: 'We're in a Housing Affordability Crisis'

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

Housing affordability has become a national crisis, particularly among renters, according to a new report. 

Foreclosures on the Rise: A Temporary Spike?

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

More properties entered the foreclosure process in May, as foreclosure filings rose 16 percent from a year ago, reaching a 19-month high. Find out...

Owners Find Way Around Dog Discrimination

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

Insurance companies can charge home owners with certain dog breeds extra on their premiums, based on whether they deem the owners' dogs as a...

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