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8 Cities With Most High-Income Earners

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00

California tech hubs continue to rank at the top among high-income areas of the country, but other states are also seeing wages rise.

You're Going to Be Serving More Immigrants

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00

From 2010 to 2020, immigrants could account for more than one-third of the growth in home owners, according to the Research Institute for Housing...

NAR: Home-Price Slowdown Shows 'Healthier' Market

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00

Out of 173 metropolitan areas surveyed, 71 percent showed increases in the median price of existing single-family homes, down from 74 percent in...

Property Management No Longer a Local Business?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00

Real Estate giant NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., has opened a national residential property management division and acquired a...

Rental Affordability Crisis Spreads to Middle America

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00

Cities in the central part of the U.S. are now feeling the affects of skyrocketing rents, and the problem is expected to only get worse in every...

8 Cities With Highest Income Earners

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00

California tech hubs continue to rank at the top among high-income areas of the country, but other states are also seeing wages rise.

FHA Commissioner Says She'll Step Down

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00

Carol Galante will depart from her role leading FHA by the end of the year, leaving the agency at a time when it continues to struggle with how to...

FICO Scoring Changes May Help More Qualify for Mortgages

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

The nation’s most popular credit-scoring system announced it is tweaking some of its criteria. Certain consumers could see their credit...

2 Men Charged in Deadly Agent Carjacking

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

The violent carjacking of a real estate agent in Philadelphia led to the death of a mother and three children last month.

The Priciest Home in the World

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

A listing in Hong Kong could be the most expensive home sold on a price-per-square-foot basis.

Drivers Dislike Voice-Recognition Systems in Cars

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

The technology that allows drivers to vocally give requests is becoming more common in new cars, but researchers say there’s a lot to be...

How U.S. Housing Compares Worldwide

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

How happy are Americans with their housing, compared to the rest of the world? The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development attempts...

REO Inventories Shrinking for Fannie, Freddie

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been working through the REO inventory load they hold on their books, a move that...

2014 Expected to Have Strong Finish

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

Despite hitting a soft spot in the first quarter, home sales are expected to make a strong showing in the second half of 2014, says NAR’s...

Buyers, Sellers Are Growing More Cautious About Housing

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

"The continued cautious sentiment expressed across the range of consumer indicators this month gives weight to our view that the first phase...

More Markets Slowly Inch Toward ‘Normal’

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

About 16 percent of 350 metro areas tracked nationwide have returned or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, shows...

Fears Fading Over Looming Home Equity Resets

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

Millions of customers with home equity lines of credit are expected to see their payments rise in the coming years, but lenders don’t...

Fixed-Rate Mortgages Tick Up Slightly This Week

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

Borrowing costs inched up moderately on fixed-rate mortgages, but still remain lower than last year’s averages

Study: Rental Payment History Can Help Boosts Credit Scores

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

The addition of rental payment data to credit files may help more potential renters become home owners

Wells Fargo Relaxes Standards for Jumbo Loans

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00

The nation's largest mortgage lender is reportedly easing some of its standards on high-priced home loans. 

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