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Housing's Big Thorn: Student Loan Debt?

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

Three-fourths of the drop in household formation can be directly correlated to student debt, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

Home Heating Bills to Get Pricier This Year

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

More than 90 percent of homes will likely face higher heating expenses during this year’s cold season, the Energy Department says. 

5 States with High Foreclosures

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

Foreclosures are falling nationwide, but they still remain problematic in these states. 

StreetEasy to Shut Down 3 of Its Listing Sites

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

The company’s real estate listing Web sites for Washington, Philadelphia, and south Florida will go dark on Oct. 11.

Loan Demand on the Rise Again

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage applications reversed course, edging up due to a recent spike in refinance demand. 

Upgraders Eye Construction Loans

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

Jumbo construction loans are bankrolling construction of new homes and major luxury renovations.

Experts Shoot Down Housing Bubble Warnings

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

Several housing experts say they disagree with economist Robert Shiller’s recent comments that the housing market is starting to look "...

Foreclosure Inventory Down 33%, CoreLogic Says

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

“A surge in completed foreclosures and a rise in the foreclosure inventory is unlikely given continued house-price improvements and...

New Sign of Housing Recovery's Hold?

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

A new index reveals how many housing markets across the country have returned to or exceeded their pre-recession levels.

Freddie Mac's Plan to Stall Impact of Shutdown

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

With the government shutdown now in its second week, Freddie Mac has issued intermediate guidelines to lending institutions for approving home...

Survey: Gov’t Shutdown Deflating Housing Optimism

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

Though Americans were upbeat about the direction of the housing recovery in recent months, their attitudes are taking a turn for the worse because...

Realtor.com® Scores Goal as NHL Team Sponsor

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:00

NAR's official listing Web site, which is operated by Move, Inc., announced that it has inked a deal to become the exclusive sponsor of the...

Is Facebook Building a 'Company Town'?

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:00

Facebook got a little pushback after it announced plans to build a $120 million, 394-unit housing community within walking distance of its offices...

NAHB Says Housing Will Strengthen in 2014

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:00

“The cards are in play for a decent and fairly strong recovery in 2014 and particularly in 2015,” according to economists at a recent...

2 Competing Brokerages Land in Legal Battle

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:00

Iowa’s largest real estate agency filed a lawsuit accusing a competitor of trying to damage its reputation.

Best Cities for Apartments With Luxe Kitchens

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:00

As the holidays draw near, renters may be looking for a place that will make hosting a little easier. A new study points the way.

Strip Mall Market Slow to Recover

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:00

Empty strip malls continue to plague U.S. shopping centers, as the sector struggles with oversupply from last decade’s housing boom,...

Home Maintenance Checklist for the First Year

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:00

Once buyers move in to their new home, they should be prepared to conduct routine testing and repairs to ensure they preserve that new-home appeal...

How’s Your Twitter Etiquette?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 00:00

Looking to attract more Twitter followers? Here’s why your follow button might be getting passed up.

Gov’t Shutdown Pushes Mortgage Rates Down

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is at its lowest average in nearly four months, but the government shutdown is having some impact on federal...

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