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Treatment Centers Can Impact Home Prices

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Substance abuse treatment centers located within residential neighborhoods can take a toll on the price of neighboring homes, according to a study...

Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4% Threshold

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Spread the word to your buyers: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hasn’t been this low for more than a year. 

Detroit Moves to 'Foreclose on Everything'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Wayne County is taking on an unprecedented effort to take possession of every property that is three or more years behind in taxes.

Developer Builds Mansion on Wrong Lot

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Builders spent six months building a custom 5,300-square-foot house with ocean views in Hammock Dunes, Fla. But when the couple who had it built...

HUD's $38M Fight for Fair Housing

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is on a mission to end housing discrimination and arm local communities with tools to better...

Video: What Consumers Want From You

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

A Denver real estate team decided to get it from the horse's mouth: They asked consumers directly about what they want from their agents. They...

Foreclosures Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Foreclosure activity in the third quarter plunged 16 percent from a year ago, but some markets aren't completely over the hump yet.

HOA Foreclosures Leave Banks Empty-Handed

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

A recent court decision in Nevada has put mortgage lenders and housing associations at odds over the sale of foreclosures in a case that could...

Video: Consumers Tell You What They Want

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

A Denver real estate team decided to get it from the horse's mouth: They asked consumers directly about what they want from their agents. They...

Slideshow: Scariest (or Funniest?) Home Decor

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

If you're brave enough, click through this slideshow to see some of the most ghoulish home decorations out there, but be prepared to get...

Despite Price Gains, Affordability Still In Play

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

The latest median home price on a single-family home is at $220,600, up from about $160,000 just a few years ago. But the big jump hasn’t...

Where to Find the Biggest, Priciest New Homes

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

Home features, building materials and design, and even price and financing can vary dramatically by region, a new study says. What areas get the...

Small Lenders Bend for Risky Borrowers

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

Borrowers with smaller blemishes on their credit history are starting to have more productive conversations about loans at smaller lenders.

Lower Rates Revive Refinancing Boom

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

With most rates at their lowest level in more than a year, refinancing applications surged by 11 percent last week.

Retiree Havens Where Social Security Goes Far

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:00

Social Security is the largest source of retirement income for many retirees. But only a few cities have basic living costs low enough to live on...

New LED Lighting Could Shine Up Listings

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

Right now, you can buy lightbulbs smart enough to turn on automatically when you enter a listed home. But could new types of LEDs make even those...

Ex-Owners Bamboozled Years After Foreclosure

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

Thousands of Americans who lost their homes to foreclosure years ago are being chased down by debt collectors, who say the former home owners...

Hoarding Is a Selling Agent's Nemesis

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

Hoarding can often be brought to a crisis point when a home owner has to move. 

Why Every Agent Needs a Tablet

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

Tablets make it easy for agents to show property details during an open house and handle various other tasks. Find out everything you can do.

Landscaping Boosts Home Values Up to 12%

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00

A $150,000 home with no landscaping could fetch an additional $8,300 to $19,000 by adding a landscape with color and large plants, according to...

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