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Many Borrowers Facing Higher Mortgage Costs Next Year

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

Borrowers will likely see an increase in mortgage costs next spring, particularly those who don’t have a sizable down payment or have less-...

New-Home Construction Hits Fastest Pace in 5 Years

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00

Construction of single-family homes and apartments in November rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million, a 23 percent increase...

Going Green Can Pay Off Big for Commercial

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report this month that details the benefits that green infrastructure can contribute to...

Going Green Can Pay Off Big for Commercial

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report this month that details the benefits that green infrastructure can contribute to...

Home Owners Stand to Recapture More Equity in 2014

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

A rebound in consumer confidence and economic growth in the new year should allow more home owners to escape the “negative equity trap,...

MBA: Loan Demand Drops to Lowest Level in Years

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage applications have dropped for six out of the past seven weeks, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted...

Home Builders End the Year More Upbeat

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

Home builders are increasingly optimistic about the single-family home market, particularly over current sales conditions, sales expectations, and...

Another Seller Lists Home in Virtual Currency

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

Could the use of the online currency bitcoins become a growing trend in real estate transactions? 

Billionaire's Real Estate Buying Spree Catches On in Detroit

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

The "Dan Gilbert effect" is spreading across downtown Detroit, The Wall Street Journal reports. 

Farmville Comes to Subdivisions

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00

A Fort Collins, Colo., suburb is being designed around a working farm that includes chicken coops and livestock pens, and other home developers...

Blackstone Becomes Lender to Smaller Investors

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 00:00

The company, a giant investor in the single-family rental market, has introduced a lending program to help smaller investors jump in.

No Takers at Auction of Michael Jordan's Mansion

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 00:00

Michael Jordan’s Chicago-area home failed to sell at auction this week after bidders on the 56,000-square-foot mansion didn't meet the...

FHFA Turns to Public for Advice on Loan Limits

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is inviting the public to comment on a new proposal aimed at reducing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s...

Multigenerational Households a Lasting Trend?

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 00:00

The recession sparked a wave in multigenerational households, but as the economy has improved, researchers are taking note that many of the...

Move Inc. Pulls Realtor.com® Listings from AOL

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 00:00

The San Jose, Calif.-based company that operates realtor.com® has announced that it is ending its agreement to surface realtor.com®...

Economists: Growth in Home Prices Will Slow by Half in 2014

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 00:00

Economists are predicting housing prices to continue to rise next year — but only at about half the rate that they did in 2013.

Where Energy Bills are Highest

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 00:00

The average monthly electric bill was $107.28 last year, but in some states homeowners are paying nearly twice that number.

The Most Overvalued Housing in the World

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 00:00

Could Canada be heading for a housing bubble? A new study ranks our neighbors to the north as having the most overvalued real estate in the world...

FHA Closing Gap on Capital Shortfall

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 00:00

A year ago, the Federal Housing Administration was projected to face a $16.3 billion shortfall. But a new independent audit now shows that...

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