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FHFA Targets Low-Income Borrowers

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has released new goals for housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that aim to widen access to...

More Millennials Are Stuck in a Rental Trap

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

Millennials are renting for longer periods of time than other generations, and forced to pay skyrocketing rents that make it more challenging to...

2 Common Mortgage Deal Delays

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

In some housing markets, a delay to securing financing could mean missing out on a home.

Developers Eye Office Buildings as Residences

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

A new trend is emerging in downtowns: Once empty, obsolete office buildings are increasingly being converted into apartments.

The Top Home Decor Resources Online

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

We've scoured the web and found the best architecture and design resources for your buyers and sellers.

Money Magazine: 10 Best Small Places to Live In

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Discover what small towns topped the magazine’s annual list this year, based on the best locations for employment, home ownership, schools,...

New-Home Starts Surge to 2007 Highs

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

As builders feel more confident about the housing market, they are stepping up their production of single-family homes and helping to relieve...

New-Home Sizes Are Starting to Shrink

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

New homes are showing signs of getting smaller in second-quarter statistics, and some analysts say it’s a sign builders are shifting toward...

Money Magazine: 10 Best Small Cities to Live In

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Discover what small towns topped the magazine’s annual list this year, based on the best locations for employment, home ownership, schools,...

All-Cash Sales Make Up Fewer Transactions

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Home buyers needing financing are facing less competition from buyers paying all cash, but a few cash-strong pockets remain around the country.

Refinancers Drive Upswing in Loan Demand

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Refinancers led a push in snagging lower rates, pushing overall mortgage activity up last week as interest rates showed signs of easing. 

This Busy City Will Never Have a Home for Sale

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

Don't even try to sell a home in this Michigan location: The "houses" are just facades and there aren't even any drivers in the...

Builders Feel Like It's the Housing Boom Days

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

Builders are feeling as confident about the new-home market and home sales as they did during 2005.

TRID Guide Aims to Ensure On-Time Closings

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's says its new toolkit is designed for real estate professionals to help ensure smooth, on-time...

Building New Brings Longer Waits

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

The average completion time of a single-family home is about seven months, but that average can fluctuate greatly depending on where you live....

Borrowers Make Fewer Late Payments

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

"This is the lowest mortgage delinquency level we've seen in several years," according to a newly released report from TransUnion....

View the Top Home Features By State

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

From wet bars in Kansas to hot tubs in Oregon, find out the distinctive housing features of each state.

What To Expect From an Aging Population

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

Around one-quarter of the U.S. population will be age 50 or older by 2030. Here's what you need to know to meet the needs of this important...

How High Will Mortgage Rates Actually Climb?

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:00

The lowest mortgage rates on record have been great draw for buyers during the last few years, but the Federal Reserve has already given plenty of...

56% of Agents Call Open Houses 'Pointless'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:00

Open houses are a polarizing topic in the real estate industry when it comes to judging how effective they actually are.

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