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New Mortgage Rules Take Effect Friday

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

REALTORS® and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be closely monitoring the rules' impact on borrowers. 

The No. 1 Destination for Movers Last Year...

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

After five years of topping the list for inbound moves, Washington, D.C., fell behind a West Coast state.

Future Paved for Driverless Cars?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, several auto makers are touting features that allow you to take your hands off the wheel. 

Consumers More Optimistic About Home Values

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

Americans consider the housing recovery to be on "firm footing," and more consumers are upbeat about price gains as well as buying and...

The Biggest Inventory Swings in 2013

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

Depending upon where they are looking in the country, buyers could have a lot more or a lot less to choose from than they did one year ago.

Price Tags Rise as Homes Get Costlier to Build

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

Single-family home construction costs are at the highest levels since 1998, and that's bad news for buyers looking for a bargain.

U.S. a Safe Bet for Foreign Homebuyers

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

American cities claimed four of the top five spots in the world for foreign property investors, but this year’s number one spot belonged to...

New FHFA Chief to Loosen Credit Standards?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

Mel Watt was sworn in Monday as the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and many in the mortgage industry believe that Watts’...

13 Places for Deep Foreclosure Discounts

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

If buyers want to snag a deal on a foreclosure, they should look in these cities. 

Willing to Work for Bitcoins? This Brokerage Is!

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

Last month, two listings made news when the sellers said they were willing to accept bitcoins. Now, a real estate firm is publicly announcing it...

More Women Use Social Media Than Men

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

A new survey finds a greater female presence on every major social media network except for LinkedIn. 

What Are Your Gripes About Closings?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking for feedback on the most stressful, confusing, and problematic areas for consumers when it...

Banks Aim to Clear Foreclosure Backlogs

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

Banks are trying to capitalize on rising home prices by selling seized homes more quickly. 

More Homebuyers Willing to Compromise

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

Faced with tight inventories of homes for sale, more buyers are realizing they may have to bend a little in order to get the home they want.

10 Best Cities for an Active Retirement

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

Forbes ranks the top cities for those who plan to stay active in their golden years. 

Agent Hires Homeless Man to Market Business

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

“I’ve been sponsored by RE/MAX,” a homeless man in Denver says about his involvement in a real estate broker’s unusual...

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher Entering 2014

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage started the year more than a full percentage point above its average last year at this time.

Investors’ Bulk Buying Days Slipping Away?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

Home prices rose faster than rents in 2013, and investors are seeing their once winning strategy of buying up foreclosed homes in bulk is no...

Study: Borrowers' Mortgage Shopping Habits Differ Greatly

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

High income earners shop for mortgages distinctly different than lower income earners, finds a new Fannie May study.

The Year of the Skyscraper

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00

A rise in the number of skyscraper projects is expected to change urban skylines in the coming year. 

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