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Redesign Ideas to Grow Old With

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:00

A home can be comfortable and functional throughout the many stages of life. Here are some redesign ideas on how to adapt a home for these life...

CFPB Proposes Extension of Mortgage Rules

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a two-month delay in implementing new mortgage disclosure rules.

Here Come 1.5M Boomerang Buyers

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

About 1.5 million home owners impacted by the mortgage crisis could be on their way to re-entering the housing market within the next three years...

Foreign Buyers Spend More on U.S. Real Estate

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

Fewer international buyers are flocking to the U.S. to purchase real estate, but those who are, spend more on their home purchases, according to a...

Lenders Feel More Upbeat About Housing

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage lenders are growing increasingly optimistic that demand for mortgages for home purchases will remain strong over the next three months,...

Calif. Ordered to Repay $331M Housing Fund

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

A court has ruled that the state of California must return the $331 million earmarked to help troubled home owners that lawmakers used instead to...

Developing Affordable Housing for Millennials

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

Find out how cities are attempting to create affordable and accessible housing options for millennials.

CFPB Backs Delay for New Closing Rules

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a two-month delay in implementing new mortgage disclosure rules.

Report: 90% of Properties Now Have Equity

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

More home owners are emerging from the negative equity trap, which bodes well for a stronger housing recovery. 

A Big Pick Up in Homebuilding Is Coming

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

Permits for future home construction climbed to a near eight-year high in May, which sets the stage for greater inventories from homebuilders in...

Loan Demand Turns Volatile as Rates Rise

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

As rates rise, borrowers looking for lower cost products may increasingly turn to adjustable rate mortgages.

Buyers Overestimate Mortgage Requirements

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

Many consumers have misperceptions about the credit score, down payment, and income requirements needed to qualify for a mortgage, a new survey...

Coalition Launches Affordable Housing Plan

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition plans to purchase, renovate, and sell homes in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods as part of a...

Florida Man Takes an Odd Shine to Property

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

A resident in the Tampa Bay area turns his property into an outdoor "art installation"... by covering it with aluminum foil.

10 States With High, Low Down Payments

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

As lenders show some signs of loosening up on credit, home buyers are bringing less money to closing.

Commercial Agents See Higher Incomes, Sales

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Commercial real estate professionals are reporting an uptick in annual gross income as well as the number of sales transactions and their sales...

The Top Markets for REOs Right Now

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Find out where REOs are selling in the shortest amounts of time and closest to their market value. 

Lending Giant Takes on the Government

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Quicken Loans executives argue that the government's recent actions against banks result in fewer lenders making loans to low-income borrowers...

Builders Upbeat From 'Committed Buyers'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Homebuilders growing optimism about the housing recovery is coming from more serious and committed buyers entering the housing market, according...

Building Giant: Standard Pacific, Ryland Merge

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

Two major homebuilders will merge to form one single company in a $5.2 billion deal that will put them in control of 74,000 home sites. 

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