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Credit Counseling to Lower FHA Borrowers’ Payments

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00

Federal Housing Administration borrowers may be able to lower their mortgage insurance premiums if they agree to undergo housing counseling,...

Top 10 Best Cities for Kids

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00

The majority of parents of school-aged children make their home-buying decisions with their kids in mind. Find out if your town made Livability....

Townhouse Market Softens With Fewer First-Time Buyers

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:00

Despite sluggish demand lately, economists are optimistic about the future of the townhouse sector, given a large number of buyers who say they...

Sellers Have Nowhere to Go After the Sale

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00

With low inventories and quickly rising home prices, many sellers are becoming less confident that they will be able to find another home at an...

Survey: Most Parents Make Home-Buying Decisions Around Their Kids

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00

Sixty-seven percent of Millennial parents and 64 percent of Gen X parents say they are most concerned about the immediate impact of a move on the...

Housing Picture Remains 'Worrisome,' Fannie Mae Says

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00

"We believe this year will likely be a bump in the long-term road back toward normal levels, which we continue to expect sometime in late...

The Main Culprit Behind Housing's Slowdown?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00

Changes in mortgage rates can account for much of the sluggishness in existing home sales over the past year, according to a new report by a...

More Home Owners Remodel to Raise Home’s Value

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00

Home owners are remodeling their homes to increase the value, but they also are showing more desire to stay and enjoy their remodels before they...

How to Take a Good Head Shot

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:00

Ron and Alexandra Seigel, managing partners of Napa Consultants, International in California, encourage agents to smile with their eyes to...

REALTORS® See Growing Incomes for Third Year in a Row

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00

With a rise in sales and home prices, REALTORS® are seeing a boost to their incomes.

Mortgage Giant Tweaks 5 Projections for Housing in 2014

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00

“While we still see an improving trajectory for the housing market, we're pushing it out a few months from our earlier forecast,”...

Housing Affordability Slips, But Not Everywhere

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00

In some parts of the country, home shoppers are able to qualify for a mortgage with salaries of $21,000 or less. But in some high-end markets, you...

CitiGroup Wants to Increase Its Mortgage Business

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00

“We think today we are below our natural market share,” says the CEO of Citi Mortgage about the bank’s falling market share in...

Mortgage Applications Rise 0.9% in Latest Week

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00

For the third consecutive week, mortgage applications rose as interest rates dropped, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. ...

When the Chicken Doesn't Dare Cross the Road

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

A blog has identified eight street crossings in the United States that require lengthy detours to avoid lethal consequences.

Experts: Home-Price Appreciation to Slow Down Through 2016

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

After a sharp double-digit percentage increase in home values last year, a rollback in appreciation would put them more on par with historical...

Student Loans Causing Housing Shift, CFPB Says

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

For the first time in at least a decade, households with student-loan debt are less likely to have a mortgage than those without student-loan debt...

Toughest Markets for Renters to Become Home Owners

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

Tougher mortgage underwriting standards and tight inventories are pushing first-time home buyers out of the market, and these cities have it the...

Commercial Market Posts Gains Across the Board

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

The commercial real estate market continues to rebound, showing steady gains in pricing and transaction activity in all major property types...

Developer Sues Zuckerberg Over Real Estate Dispute

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 00:00

A Northern California real estate developer is accusing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of failing to introduce him to other potential home...

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