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Mortgage Rates Hold Steady This Week

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 00:00

“However, if the Fed's cautious tone persists, mortgage rates may register the impact in subsequent weeks,” says Freddie Mac...

Buyers Need to Be Ready for Some Competition

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

Would-be buyers who may have gotten outbid last year or couldn’t find a home are back this spring, and they may be even more determined. But...

6 Home Features That Cater to Millennials’ Sense of Self

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

Here are five new home innovations (and one old one that’s coming back into style) that this age group will flip for.  

Teardowns Are Making Room for New Homes

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

In areas where developed land is at a premium, builders are eyeing teardowns as spots for new-home construction. 

How Young Millennials Are Using Snapchat

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

A new survey shows that while messaging is still the prime reason why millennials use Snapchat, they're increasingly engaging with content...

Fannie Debuts Loan Option for 'Green' Retrofits

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

The mortgage giant announced a new program aimed at helping home owners and buyers more easily finance energy efficient upgrades to a home....

How to Repair Pet Damage to a Home

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

Here are some tips on how to remove those unsightly messes left by a home owner’s beloved household pet.

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets This Spring

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

These housing markets are the hottest in the country right now. 

Tear-Downs Are Making Room for New Homes

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

In areas where developed land is at a premium, builders are eyeing tear-downs as spots for new-home construction. 

Study: College Debt Delays Home Ownership

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00

Student loan debt can adversely affect the ability and willingness of people to purchase a home in the years after they leave college, according...

3 Communication Traits You Need to Have

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

Great leaders tend to possess these communication traits. Now, the big question: Do you? 

Why More Americans Are Heading South

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

With a variety of factors increasing the Sun Belt's appeal, demographers are predicting that the area's recent growth will only accelerate...

Foreclosure Firms Look to Rebrand Themselves

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

As foreclosures dry up, “there's a risk of extinction for companies that are either slow to realize the change in the market or simply...

Memory Loss From Aging Raises Housing Concerns

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

A new study raises concerns about home owners’ cognitive decline as they age and how that could pose challenges to borrowers and lenders....

Homes With Solar Panels Sold at Premium

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

With interest for clean energy continuously increasing, find out how much having solar panels may add to the sales cost. 

Fireplaces Spark Interest in Buyers

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:00

The evolution of fireplaces as they moved from functional to pleasurable is one sure way to zoom in on a home's design.

Banks Want More Owners to Tap Into Equity

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 00:00

Lenders are once again urging home owners to tap into their home equity. But this time around, they’re being more cautious with who can take...

How Much Space Buyers Really Crave

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 00:00

What’s the ideal home size for home buyers across each generation? Find out. 

10 Cities with the Biggest Foreclosure Discounts

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 00:00

Investors still wanting to take advantage of skyrocketing rents on single-family homes may want to look here for their next investment property....

Own an Entire Nevada Desert Town for $8M

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 00:00

It’s not often that buyers get the chance to snag an entire town, including its retail, casino, and mobile home park. 

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