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Houston Named Top Relocation City

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

For the fifth year in a row, "Space City" was the top U.S. destination for movers, according to U-Haul. Find out the other cities that...

Stories Behind 5 Unfortunately-Named Towns

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:00

Next time someone tells you to go to Hell, make sure they're not talking about a cute little town in Michigan.

Study: Sprawl Damages Economic Mobility

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

A new report finds that living in sprawling metropolitan areas has major repercussions on people’s ability to move up the economic ladder....

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course This Week

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

Following two weeks of increases, average fixed-rate mortgages inched down this week, providing buyers some relief heading into the spring home-...

10 Metros With Highest Home Owner Incomes

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

Home owners in the San Jose, Calif., metro area have the highest median income in the nation, nearly $50,000 higher than the national average.

Average Days to Complete Foreclosure: 572

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

The time it takes for banks to complete a foreclosure on a property has ticked up 20 percent in the first quarter compared to year-ago levels,...

Mortgage Availability Hits 3-Year High

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

While it hasn't been this easy to get a mortgage years, experts say that underwriting is nowhere near as loose as it was in 2005 and 2006.

Sunnier Days Ahead in Housing, Freddie Says

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00

The housing market is stronger today than at any point since the Great Recession and has made progress in several key areas after hitting bottom...

'Heartbleed' Bug Prompts Call to Change Internet Passwords

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

A massive security flaw exposed on, potentially, two-thirds of all websites could put at risk your private information, such as credit card...

FHA Program Puts Ex-Home Owners on Track to Buy Again Sooner

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

The FHA’s Back to Work Program is allowing home owners who lost their homes to a short sale or foreclosure to purchase a home, in some cases...

Foreclosures Rise as Banks Take More Action

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

Banks are now devoting more resources to dealing with the lingering inventory of nearly half a million already foreclosed homes that still need to...

Man With Foot Fetish Targets Ariz. Agents

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

About a dozen real estate professionals say a man has recently contacted them with more questions about their feet than the homes they have listed...

Condo Market on the Mend?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

The condo market, which has been mostly stagnant in recent years, is showing signs of revival nationwide, with the condo share of total home sales...

Where Rich Americans Have Their Eye on Real Estate

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

With more high-net-worth individuals in the United States viewing foreign property as wise investments, Alexa Luxe Living determined the 20...

Recovery Spreads Beyond Energy States

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

More western housing markets are returning to normal or exceeding their previous normal housing indicators. 

NAR, Trade Groups Urge FAA to Clarify Drone Use

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® has joined 32 other organizations in asking the Federal Aviation Administration to quickly issue a rule...

ZipRealty Ranks Most Affordable Housing Markets for 2014

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

“In the most affordable areas of the nation, homes are available for just over twice the annual average household income,” says...

Mortgage Applications for Purchases on the Upswing

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases are back on the rise in time for the spring selling season. 

PETA Drops Vegan Eatery Plans for Jeffrey Dahmer Home

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00

The national animal rights organizations has announced that it will drop plans to turn serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s former childhood home...

NAR, Realtor.com® Team Up to Launch Mega-Campaign

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® and realtor.com® are combining their individualized marketing campaigns to prepare a coordinated...

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