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3 Hot Web Design Trends for 2014

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Does your website need an update? Here are the three trends leading Web design this year.

Mortgage Delinquencies in U.S. Fall Below 4%

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage delinquencies nationwide have plummeted to their lowest level in more than five years, as more home owners are coming out of the red on...

New Home Owners Targeted in Deed Scams

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Scammers are trying to get new home owners and to pay $83 for unnecessary property records — including deeds that are cheaper and readily...

Rising Prices Chip Away at Housing Affordability

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

“Home prices have been rising faster than incomes, while mortgage interest rates are above the record lows of a year ago,” says...

Study: Tech Industry Not to Blame for High Home Prices

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Home prices are 82 percent higher in “tech hub” locations than in other large metros. But the tech industry isn’t the factor...

5 Must-Haves of Millennial Buyers

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Millennials are the second-biggest segment of home buyers, and their wishlists for a home are different than those of previous generations....

Despite Dropping Rates, Loan Demand Softens

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases and refinancings fell in the latest week, the MBA reports. 

Lawsuit Tries to Expose Anonymous Online Reviewers

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Customers are taking to online channels to talk about businesses. But what if an anonymous poster writes a defamatory review? Courts are weighing...

Old Grain Towers Offer City Housing Expansion

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Developers looking for new spaces in congested cities are finding solutions in creative reuse of long-abandoned spaces.

Indiana to Do Away with 'Salesperson' Label

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Indiana real estate salespeople will be required to upgrade their licenses to the broker level by July 1.

One of L.A.'s Priciest Plots is in a Cemetery

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Location is everything, and for $10,300 per square foot, you could be buried just a few yards away from Marilyn Monroe.

Helping Unmarried Home Buyers Navigate the Purchase

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

More couples these days are purchasing homes together before they marry. Here are common challenges they will face when buying a home.

Sellers Getting Ahead of Spring Rush

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

While spring is typically the busiest time of the year for real estate, some home owners are making an early bet and putting their homes up for...

Reports of Mortgage-Servicing Errors on Rise

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Nearly half of complaints recently filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau were about mortgages, loan modifications, and foreclosure...

Survey: Most Americans Say Getting a Mortgage is Easier

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Fifty-two percent of U.S. consumers say they expect to qualify for a mortgage now, according to Fannie Mae's latest National Housing Survey....

Getting Your Content in Facebook's Paper

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:00

Facebook is promising a newly-focused user experience with its new reader app. Will it be a boon for businesses too?

Fannie: Where Are All the Refis?

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:00

The mortgage giant asks why more home owners haven't taken advantage of lower interest rates by refinancing.

CFPB Debuts New Online Mortgage Tool

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making it easier to view information the government collects on home mortgages and access to credit,...

Market Still Healing From Great Recession

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:00

Existing-home sales and prices are up, but government officials caution the economy is still fragile in the latest Housing Scorecard from the...

Men, Women Lust Over Homes Differently

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:00

A new survey shows that 69 percent of consumers have developed a "home crush." But sometimes the object of their affection is out of...

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