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Sharing Economy Makes Inroads on Moving Industry

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

A startup called NextMover helps truck owners and pickup drivers earn extra cash by helping with small-scale, local moves.

Return of Equity Brings Back Cash-Out Refis

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

Cash-out refinancings are making a comeback, but housing experts say that this time, home owners are using them more responsibly. 

Top 10 Most Popular Remodeling Jobs

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

According to builders, kitchens are no longer the most popular project. 

Americans Ready to Spend on Real Estate Again

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

PulteGroup’s latest Home Index Survey indicates that the country has a growing sense of optimism that the housing market is improving, and...

Why First-Time Buyers Are on Their Way Back

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

First-time home buyers have been a sluggish segment of the housing market in recent years, but a Barclays analyst gives three reasons why he is...

Markets Poised for Biggest Price Gains

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

According to a new report, home prices are expected to rise around 9 percent in the next 12 months in these five housing markets—which is...

More Options for Low Down-Payment Loans

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

With rising premiums for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration, more first-timers looking elsewhere for financing.

Illinois Has Highest Number of Affordable Markets

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

A new study using data from the Census and the National Association of REALTORS® finds the Midwest is best for affordability.

Mortgage Rates Drop Slightly This Week

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates have been seesawing in recent weeks. Freddie Mac reports that overall, they inched downward this week following last week’s...

Home Buyers' Biggest Regrets About the Purchase

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:00

In a new survey, Chase Bank found out what some of the most common things are that recent home buyers would change about their real estate...

Now Renters Getting Priced Out, Too?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:00

One out of three Americans live in a housing market where rent for a three-bedroom home takes more than 30 percent of their monthly median income...

Foreclosures Drop 37% From a Year Ago

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:00

In March, about 720,000 homes were in some stage of foreclosure, showing that "the inventory of homes in foreclosure and serious delinquency...

House Flippers Get More Bang for Their Buck

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:00

Though fewer investors are doing house flips, those who do are seeing higher returns on their investments.

Texas Oil Boom Brings Rush of New Residents

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:00

Find out which other states and metro areas are seeing some of the biggest surges in people moving there.

Most Popular Features of Green Remodels

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:00

Over the next five years, the number of remodelers who tackle more than 60 percent of their projects with “green” products is expected...

Fastest-Growing Brokerages by Volume, Sides

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 00:00

The largest brokerages ramped up their business last year, with the nation’s top 20 brokerages by sales volume all reporting double-digit...

Mortgage Closings to Get Easier in 2015?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working to improve the closing process, with several changes to go into effect by August 2015. ...

Loan Demand Slips to Lowest Level in More Than a Decade

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications fell to the lowest level since December 2000, as higher rates, new regulation, and tight inventory continue to plague the...

Zell: Marriage Delays Behind Falling Home Ownership Rates

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 00:00

“The deferral of marriage has such a staggering impact on real estate, and I just don’t think people focus on it,” says Sam Zell...

LendingTree: Down Payments Drop to 15% in First Quarter

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 00:00

North Dakota, Nebraska, and West Virginia borrowers are making some of the lowest average down payments on homes in the country, while New Jersey...

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