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Defaulting HELOCs: A Growing Concern

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

A growing number of home owners who tapped into their home equity during the housing bubble are now facing financial troubles. 

Lower Rates Boost Loan Demand

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

After two weeks of drops, mortgage applications made a much-needed climb. 

Excuse Me: Don't Be Rude Online

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00

In front of a screen, it's easy to forget that the online world has its own rules to help prevent offending people. Check out these guidelines...

How to Handle 5 Difficult Personality Types

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Ever run across a know-it-all, someone who's impossible to please, or the ruthless person who talks behind your back? Here’s how to...

Potential Borrowers May Be 'Self-Sidelining'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

More consumer education is needed on what it takes to qualify for a mortgage because some would-be borrowers are needlessly sitting out, an...

Maine’s New Ad: We’ll Pay You to Move

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

The state of Maine wants to get more residents, and it’s willing to pay you if you’ll take a vacation there and then decide to make...

Where Properties Are Selling the Fastest

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Properties are selling faster, but there is still a lot of variation by state. View a map to see the average selling times in your state. 

Americans Are Feeling Wealthier, More Upbeat

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Consumers are more upbeat about income growth perceptions, which could provide a further boost to the housing market this summer,...

Buyers Gloomy Over Presidential Election

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

More than a quarter of home shoppers say they believe the outcome of the presidential election could make the housing market worse, according to a...

Loan Rolls Student Loan Debt in With Mortgage

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

A lender is touting a new type of loan that will roll student loan debt into a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. 

Landlords' Worst Nightmare: Filthy Tenants

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

A landlord fights back with a new site that outs some of the worst tenants. 

Move, Zillow Reach Settlement on Eve of Trial

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Zillow will pay $130 million to settle allegations against the company and two of its executives.

Another Reason for Tight Inventories

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage status may be a strong predictor of home owners’ willingness to sell.

Rent vs. Buy? This Index Says Definitely ‘Buy’

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

A nationwide buy versus rent index is moving deeper into the “buy” territory, indicating that housing markets across the country are...

New Homes: They’re Getting Supersized

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

The size of the typical American household may be shrinking, but new Census data shows the average size of new homes continues to grow.

Federal Gov't Names Final 9 Promise Zones

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

The Obama administration announced the final nine Promise Zone communities. These areas will receive aid from the government to help ignite...

Hef’s Neighbor Buys Playboy Mansion

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00

Here’s why you should consider marketing your listings to neighbors: The infamous Playboy Mansion was just sold to its next door neighbor....

10 Top Cities for Dog Lovers

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

You may want to consider a dog-friendly real estate niche if you live in one these cities. 

New Tool Pinpoint Best Spots for Solar

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

Is that house a good candidate for solar panels? Google is offering a new online tool where you can just plug in an address to find out. 

Is Summer Truly Housing’s Hottest Season?

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00

This summer may outperform the spring season as the busiest time for real estate sales. 

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