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Fed Votes to Leave Interest Rates Alone

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates will likely stick around for longer. 

Background Checks on Renters Raise Questions

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued new guidance that warns property managers and landlords to tread carefully when...

Buyers Say They Need More Lending Info

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

You may want to consider teaming with a mortgage lender and sponsoring a financing seminar. Home buyers say more lending...

Open Houses Showcase High-Priced Artwork

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

Some real estate and staging professionals are using high-priced, original artwork to turn their luxury listings into art galleries, offering...

Freddie: Climate Change of Concern to Housing

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

Freddie Mac researchers are pushing the industry to more carefully consider the impact climate change could have to home...

Uptick in Rates Prompts Loan Apps to Drop

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates rose for the second consecutive week, prompting a recent decrease in the number of applicants for a home purchase and refinancing....

Rising Sales Contracts Make for Strong Spring

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

“This spring’s surprisingly low mortgage rates are easing some of the affordability pressures potential buyers are experiencing and...

Can Social Media Find the Next Hot 'Hood?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Researchers say that scanning Twitter posts and Foursquare check-ins can tip off where the next happening neighborhoods might be.

Can Social Media Find the Next Hot 'Hood?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Researchers say that scanning Twitter posts and Foursquare check-ins can tip off where the next happening neighborhoods might be.

Sanctions for Zillow in Move Lawsuit?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

A judge is considering whether Zillow is liable for evidence destruction in its legal battle with Move Inc. over alleged stolen trade secrets.

5 Reasons Why That Listing May Linger

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Here are five things to consider on why some homes sell and others sit.

New-Home Sales Drop, Mostly in West

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Sales of new homes took an unexpected turn in March, but most of the decline was rooted in the West, while other regions mostly saw sales climb....

3 Housing Trends Emerging This Spring

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

These trends are currently impacting housing markets across the country.

Housing Costs May Prompt Population Shift

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Some high-cost areas of the country that traditionally see the largest population gains are seeing a smaller number of new residents lately. Are...

No Need to be a Workhorse to Thrive Here

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

These cities allow residents to easily “live large and lazy.” 

4 Housing Predictions for the Rest of 2016

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Here’s what to expect with mortgage rates, home prices, and loan demand in the coming months. 

Higher Home Prices Pressing Buyers

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are low and unemployment is at its lowest point in eight years. But some home buyers are still struggling. 

100 Million With Criminal Record: Impact on Real Estate

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Almost a third of Americans have a criminal record. Find out more about new guidelines that can help providers develop housing policies that...

Poll Shows Growing Distrust Among Neighbors

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Do you trust the people living next door? A new survey shows that a growing number of people don't trust theirs.

Florida Is Creating First Solar-Powered Town

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

This town wants to earn the title as the world’s first town that is completely powered by the sun. 

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