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Title Defects Can Haunt Transactions

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

Title defects have become a major cause for concern within the real estate market in recent years.

Loan Demand Surges in Latest Week

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for both home purchases and refinancing were on the rise last week, posting an uptick after several weeks of decreases in...

Minnesotan to 3-D Print New Home in His Garage

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

A contractor says he's developed a 3-D printer that could create homes even in small spaces, saving time and labor costs...

Most States Face Long-Term Affordability Crisis

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:00

Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia are at risk of long-term home affordability problems and housing shortages if lackluster levels of...

Buyers, Sellers Show Reluctance to Act Now

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

"Consumers' lukewarm income expectations and reticence about the economy seem to be holding back housing demand," says Doug Duncan,...

56 Metros Reach 'Normal' Housing Levels

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

More than one-third of the nation's housing markets are operating at a level of at least 90 percent of their previous norms, according to a...

CFPB Cracks Down on RESPA Enforcement

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reportedly is taking an aggressive stance in pursuing mortgage, title, and real estate companies who are...

Wall Street Execs Eye Real Estate Jobs

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

More Wall Street executives reportedly are leveraging their banking, investment, and trust law expertise to try their hand at a career selling...

7 Budget-Friendly Retiree Havens

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

AARP compiles a list of the best places where you can retire comfortably and affordably, when factoring in housing and tax costs.

The One Expense Buyers Underestimate

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

Sixty-five percent of home owners say that the addition of private mortgage insurance left them paying more per month on their home than they...

FHFA Seeks Comments on G-Fee Hikes

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

In January, FHFA director Mel Watt put a halt to a proposed 10-basis point hike in G-fees amid concerns that higher fees could be passed down to...

3 Legal Tips for Twitter Users

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

Twitter’s new small business guide may include helpful tips on netting new followers, but it left out three important legal considerations...

More Americans Stayed Put Last Year

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

Fewer Americans are on the move, with new Census data showing that only 11.7 percent of Americans moved between 2012 and 2013.

5 Equity-Rich States

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

More home owners are regaining equity across the nation, particularly in these states. 

10 Most LGBT-Friendly Cities

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

In honor of Pride Month, Nerdwallet released a list of the top communities recognized for tolerance and acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

The Kitchen is No Longer ‘Heart of the Home’?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 00:00

Can you guess what part of the home is currently favored among home owners, according to a recent survey?

The Rise of Equity: Are the Gains Enough?

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

Rising home prices led more than 300,000 home owners to gain equity in the first quarter. But not all home owners are out of the woods quite yet,...

The Real Reason People Moved Last Year

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

The Census Bureau asked millions of people who moved last year what their main reason was for relocating. Find out what they had to say. 

Mortgage Rates Climb Slightly From Recent Lows

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages moved up slightly after recent weeks of hitting new lows for the year.

Economic Woes Continue to Plague Housing

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

Americans are earning about $4,700 a year less than they would have been if the economy had not undergone the Great Recession, according to NAR...