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Where FHFA Loan Limits Will Rise in 2015

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

Forty-six counties will see conforming loan limits increase next year, showing that these areas have seen home values rise by some of the largest...

4 Predictions for the Commercial Market

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

Expect a bright year ahead in 2015 for the U.S. commercial real estate market: The National Association of REALTORS® projects rent increases...

Housing Starts for Townhomes Show Revival

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

Townhouse construction was on the rise year-over-year in the third quarter, boosting a sector that has been sluggish the last few years.

Typical Investor Profile Starting to Shift

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

Big investors are gradually stepping away from many housing markets, as distressed homes start to dry up. But another type of investor is stepping...

Open Your Doors for Other Agents' Safety

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

If an agent's office is too far from the showing they've scheduled with a prospective client, where's a safe place to meet? One broker...

Million-Dollar Homes Are Easier Sells

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

High-end homes are getting easier to sell, with the luxury market posting some of the largest increases in home sales compared to every other...

A Plan to Move Your Data to the Cloud

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:00

Are you considering moving your data from hard drives and paper files to a service that will store information in a place that is accessible...

New App Attempts to Match Roommates

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

A new mobile app is trying to link housemates together, stealing some cues from how dating websites make connections. They also offer leads for...

Check How Mobile-Friendly Your Website Is

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

Google will soon be labeling websites “mobile-friendly” in search results. Here’s how to see if your site fits the new label....

Turnaround Likely for First-Timers in 2015

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

First-time buyers have fallen to their lowest level in nearly three decades, but the coming year could mark the beginning of their gradual return...

Apartment Boom Riding Two-Decade High

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

Construction of multifamily housing units is at its strongest pace since 1989. Could the sector be overheating? 

Fannie Predicts Cheap Rates to Remain

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

Fannie Mae economists have revised their 2015 forecasts, projecting fixed-rate mortgages will stay near historical lows for much longer than...

New App Attempts Match Perfect Roommates

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

A new mobile app is trying to link housemates together, stealing some cues from how dating websites make connections. They also offer leads for...

Spread the Word: Mortgage Rates Below 4%

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

“If you are planning to buy a home in the next year, it’s better to do it sooner rather than later,” says Freddie Mac’s...

5 Latest Stats to Gauge Heat of the Market

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Existing-home sales were on the rise in October, now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 12 months. Get a breakdown of the...

Renters Burdened More Than Owners

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

For home owners, the weight of housing costs fell for the third consecutive year. But not for renters.

A More Efficient Home This Thanksgiving

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Be thankful for lower electricity bills this season with these simple energy-saving tips.

Luxury Sales Outshine Rest of the Market

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Sales of existing homes priced at $750,000 and higher are surging ahead of all other segments. 

CFPB Steps in to Fight Wrongful Foreclosures

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says its new proposal aims to improve mortgage servicers' treatment of home owners who are facing...

FHFA to Set Guidelines on Mortgage Fees

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency says it will propose a new framework early next year for how mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will...

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