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Low Mortgage Rates Could Slow Selling Activity

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates were at all-time lows last year, and those home owners who were able to lock in low rates may be less willing to sell in the future...

Spring Sees Dive in Housing Affordability

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

The average family found homes to be a little less affordable in April, as home prices continued to rise while incomes and mortgage rates remained...

You Don't Need That Much of a Down Payment

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Many consumers are overestimating  the down payment they need in order to purchase a home, believing that they need 11 percent to 15 percent...

How to Avoid Trouble With 'Coming Soon' Ads

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

“Failing to disclose the pros and cons of a limited marketing plan, such as ‘coming soon’ advertising, can violate state real...

Regulators Sound the Alarm on Pocket Listings

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Colorado regulators issued an opinion last week that urged real estate professionals to avoid selling property in off-the-market deals because...

Reality TV Skewing Home Remodeling Picture?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Reality television shows that feature instant home makeovers are popular, but some remodelers say that such shows paint an unrealistic picture of...

'Boomerang' Buyers Get Second Chance

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

A government program launched last summer by the Federal Housing Administration is helping people who lost their homes due to foreclosure or short...

Foreclosures Jump in Northeast, West

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

Though foreclosures are down nationwide, there are pockets of heightened foreclosure activity in certain regions.

Home Owners Still Holding Out for Equity

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

While the home equity picture is looking brighter, many owners remain underwater.

Builders Feeling Better This Month

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of Home Builders says confidence is up, but it's still one point shy of the threshold for what is considered good...

Housing Bubble Fears Brew Overseas

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

The International Monetary Fund says that several global housing markets are overheating.

Mortgage Rates Rise for Second Straight Week

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates inched up this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 4.20 percent.

Luxury Comes at Different Costs

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

In Los Angeles, the luxury market may start at $4 million, while in Houston, luxury’s price tag may come at a much lower rate, starting at $...

Will Boomers Leave Their Single-Family Nests?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

The baby boomers’ housing choices could have significant implications for the housing market. As this large generation reaches retirement...

VA Loans Gain Popularity as FHA Costs Rise

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

The Veterans Affairs loan program – which has long been saddled with low participation rates – is garnering more attention. 

Owners of Larger Homes More Likely to Expand

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

Home owners who already own larger homes are more likely to add additional space through remodeling and expansion projects, according to a recent...

Don't Call It a Price Reduction

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

Many real estate agents dread having to talk to clients about a price reduction, but if they approach the conversation strategically, they can...

Shift From Suburbs to Cities a Costly Move

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

More Americans say they want to live near city centers, but in some cases, it costs three times as much to live in the urban core than the suburbs...

Amazon and Google as Mortgage Brokers?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

A new study shows that about 40 percent of young adults would be willing to do their banking, including getting a mortgage, with non-bank...

Signs of a Condo Comeback Across the Country

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

New condo towers are popping up in metros across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, as developers are betting on the return of the "...

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