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J.D Power Ranks Top Home Improvement Retailers

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

To find which home improvement retailer ranks highest with customers, J.D. Power evaluated five factors of customer satisfaction, including...

RU Grads Set New Standard for Industry

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

Now that the first class of graduates from REALTOR® University's ...

Survey: 70% Say Housing Crisis Isn't Over

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

With seven in 10 Americans still worried that the worst is yet to come, the housing crisis has "left an indelible mark on the attitudes and...

Lot Shortages to Inflate New-Home Prices

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

Nearly 60 percent of builders report that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas is "low" or "very low," which...

How to Make Mortgage Approval Easier

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

With new mortgage rules and regulations in place, buyers may face more obstacles when applying for a mortgage. Here are six tips from banks about...

Lending Stalling the Housing Recovery?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

"The mortgage market is not enabling demand to form at normalized levels,” says Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar, one of the nation's...

10 Best Counties for House Flips

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

Find out which markets offered some of the highest returns on home flipping in the first quarter of this year.

Almost Half of States Near Home Appreciation Peaks

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

Twenty-three states as well as the District of Columbia are at or within 10 percent of their home price appreciation peak. 

New-Home Shoppers Are in Upgrade Mode

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

The new-home market in the last year has largely been driven by the upper tier, resulting in record-setting rises to the number of bedrooms,...

‘Affordability Issues Are Real, Major Hurdle’

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

Fifty-two percent of Americans say they’ve had to make at least one major sacrifice in order to cover their rent or mortgage over the last...

Report Raises Concerns Over Homelessness After Foster Care

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

About 25,000 young people age out of foster care each year, with a large number then facing homelessness. 

Mortgage Applications Fall 3.1% in Latest Week

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

Loan demand was on the decline last week, despite mortgage rates continuing to drive down borrowing costs.

Anyone? 'Ferris Bueller' Home Finally Sells

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

It took five years to find a buyer for the iconic home featured in a classic 1986 feature movie.

Mass. Sues FHFA Over Foreclosure Buybacks

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:00

The state of Massachusetts alleges that Federal Housing Finance Agency policies violate a state law allowing nonprofit organizations to buy...

More Home Owners Tap Equity Loans

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:00

In the first quarter of this year, home equity lines of credit — once called a major culprit of the housing crisis — soared to its...

Buyers Making Homes Out of Warehouses

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:00

An emerging trend is seeing more home buyers turning warehouses and other commercial buildings into unique residences that offer both historic...

Home Owners Doing Record Number of Cash Deals

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:00

About 29 percent of non-investment buyers used cash to fund their housing transactions in the first quarter of this year, and baby boomers make up...

Uptick in Lower-End Housing Could Get More Millennials Off Sidelines

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:00

Some of the hottest markets for first-time buyers are those that have had an increase in new homes sold for less than $200,000, according to...

WTC Rents Slashed to Snag More Tenants

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:00

Developers of One World Trade Center, the tallest building at New York's newly redeveloped World Trade Center site, are cutting office rents...

Housing Market Reaching Equilibrium

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00

Analysts surveyed by Reuters say they expect prices to slow in the coming months due to tight lending standards, slow wage growth, and a lack of...

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